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Motorola is now a Lenovo company, still committed to making cool Android hardware

Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola from Google is now complete, and the two companies are looking ahead at a bright future. The good news is, Motorola doesn't intend to change much, and promises more of the cool devices we've come to expect over the past few…

Mobile

Google Wallet gets recurring bank transfers, low balance alerts

Useful for anyone that's a frequent Google Wallet user, two new features for the payment application are specifically designed to help you keep the Google Wallet account completely funded.

Mobile

Credit cards at the ready — Google’s all-new Nexus 6 goes up for pre-order

It's time to get your credit card out, because Google's all-new Nexus 6 smartphone has gone up for pre-order through the Google Play online store. The massive phone will appeal to many due to it coming with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop: Lucky LG G3 owners will get their Lollipop before the end of 2014

The latest version of Google's Android mobile OS, 5.0 Lollipop, could be coming to your smartphone very soon. Here's the latest news on which phones will be getting it, and when it's scheduled to arrive.

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The Google+ feature you’ve never used is actually one of its most innovative

Google has changed the world by sorting the world’s information, and with Project Boswell (Google+ Stories) it now hopes to become your own personal historian.

Mobile

Nest acquires Revolv, adds a slew of new products to its smart home ecosystem

With plans to expand its Works With Nest developer program even more, Nest has recently acquired the smart home startup Revolv -- and also announced a slew of new additions to its ecosystem

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Why can’t we be friends? Google wants to bring Android Wear to iOS

Google would consider adding iOS support for Android Wear devices, but says there are a lot of obstacles in the way. Would Apple ever agree to support it, or should Google target Windows Phone instead?

Wearables

AI research: Google teams up with leading experts at Oxford University

Google is hooking up with leading researchers at Oxford University to further explore the areas of natural language understanding and image recognition in an effort to push ahead with its artificial intelligence (AI) projects.

Cool Tech

Android Wear update features offline music playback, bluetooth pairing, and GPS support

The newest version of Android Wear brings GPS support and welcome enhancements to music playback. The update is rolling out to users in stages.

Wearables

Google Inbox is an Advil for your pounding email headache

Google is testing out a new kind of email with the invite-only Inbox app for iOS and Android. The app makes organizing your email a breeze, but has a few quirks.

Mobile

Security upgrade! Google will now let you log in with a special USB key

Google on Tuesday announced support for Security Key for its Web services. The Mountain View company promises that the system, which uses a special USB stick, will provide stronger online protection for "particularly security-sensitive" individuals.

Computing

Google leads major investment in Magic Leap, creator of ‘jaw-dropping’ AR tech

Google is leading a $542 million funding round in Miami-based startup Magic Leap. The secretive firm is thought to be developing highly advanced AR headgear that offers a "jaw-dropping" 3D experience, according to one investor who's tried it out.

Cool Tech

Need to switch from iPhone to Android? Google posted a guide that will help you

With the impending releases of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google saw fit to publish a guide on how to make the switch from iOS to Android. While it's not all that in-depth, it's meant to give new users a running start.

Mobile

Thanks to Songza, Google Play Music now tells you what you want to hear

Google Play Music harnesses the power of Songza to give you context-based listening suggestions. The redesigned app is available on Android, iOS, and the Web.

Music

Google gives Gmail for Android a makeover, adds support for any email account

The as-yet unreleased Gmail 5.0 introduces material design and support for third-party email accounts like Outlook and Yahoo.

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