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Computing

How to right-click the right way on a Chromebook

Chromebooks are more capable than they once were, but that doesn't mean they're any easier to navigate. Here, we detail how to right-click on a Chromebook using the built-in keyboard and touchpad.
Mobile

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is effectively dead, as Google ends support

Google has effectively ended support for Android 2.3 Gingerbread by releasing libraries that no longer support it. Apps will continue to work on Gingerbread devices, but may not receive updates.
Mobile

What did you think of the Pixel’s design? Google wants to know

The product lead for Google's smartphone took to the company's Pixel User Community on Thursday to ask customers what they liked about the design of its first handset, and what they thought could be done better.
Web

Envelope internet: Google's Project Loon balloons can now hover in place

Google's latest navigational update for its balloon-powered Project Loon internet access points means that those same balloons can now effectively hover over certain regions, providing consistent -- rather than fleeting --…
Mobile

Don't feel down, Brits! Google's 'really blue' limited edition Pixel is coming

Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are genuinely fantastic, and have proven very popular since the launch. If you're on the hunt for one, here's everything you need to know about the features, and the price.
Computing

Google patent describes tileable displays to turn your living room into a movie theater

Google continues to explore the world of massive, wall-mounted screens according to a patent filing published today. The patent aims to improve on an earlier 2013 patent by eliminating bezels between tiled displays.
Mobile

Google, Telenor to bring RCS messaging to more than 200 million subscribers

Google announced that it would partner with Telenor to roll out Rich Communication Services support for the carrier's more than 200 million subscribers. Rich Client Messaging will begin rolling out in the coming weeks.
Virtual Reality

Check out the White House and Air Force One in VR via Google Arts & Culture

Thanks to a new partnership between Google Arts & Culture and no fewer than 30 cultural institutions, the internet giant is bringing you a huge update to the American Democracy collection.
Web

Google transparency report shows removal requests for more than a million websites

Ascording to Google's most recent transparency report, the company has been asked to take down more than a million different sites. In fact, individual URL removal requests now number in the billions.
Mobile

Google’s virus-scanning Verify Apps feature for Android now reveals its secrets

Verify Apps, the Android tool that checks new and installed software against a list of known malware, is now a little more transparent about what it's scanning. The update's appearing for some Android device users.
Wearables

Got an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch? You can finally use it to hail an Uber ride

Attention Android Wear smartwatch owners -- you can finally hail an Uber from your wrist. Support for the Wear app was announced at I/O 2015, but it has taken the ride-booking company a whopping 21 months to deliver.
Mobile

Common Google Pixel problems and the solutions to deal with them

Google's latest smartphone -- the Pixel -- may be running new hardware, but it still has its fair share of problems. Thankfully, we've rounded up some of the more common issues, along with a few solutions for addressing them.