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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to help modernize cities across the U.S.

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, an incubator of urban technologies, is extending its metro modernization effort to 16 cities later this year. They join Columbus, Ohio, where the startup began deploying infrastructure earlier in 2016.

Don't call the faithful Nexus 6 old, says rose-tinted YouTube video

Sad there may never be another Nexus phone? Probably not as much as this Nexus 6 owner, who made a YouTube video showing the device really can't be called old, and how its specification still holds up today.

From Android 1.0 to Android 7.0, here’s how the top mobile OS has evolved over the years

It's hard to believe, but Android has been around for almost a decade now. From Android 1.0 to Android Nougat, here's the history of Android and the changes that came with each new software iteration.

Pixel vs. Nexus 5X: Which smaller Google phone is best for you?

Google's two smaller handsets vary in price as well as performance. Look at the battery -- Google says the Pixel will get 13 hours of internet use on LTE, but the Nexus 5X gets 8. We break down how last year's Nexus 5X compares with the…

Google introduces its newest label in time for the election — Fact Check

With the election just a few weeks away, the internet giant Google is doing what it can to ensure that the public is well and truthfully informed by way of its new "Fact Check" label.

Google search results on mobile will soon look different from those on a desktop

Google will soon create a separate mobile index, "one that will be the main or 'primary' index that the search engine uses to respond to queries." A Google analyst said the new mobile index would arrive within "months."

Google News will start marking topics with fact checking tag

Possibly quite useful when attempting to debunk claims made by political candidates, a new markup code on Google News will call out topics that have been thoroughly researched by fact checking organizations.

Google may release its smartwatches alongside Android Wear 2.0 in Q1 2017

Google is reportedly making two Android Wear smartwatches, and both devices will be integrated with Google Assistant -- the search giant's AI bot. The larger of the two devices will have LTE, GPS, and a heart-rate monitor.
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Facebook now lets you use Google Cast or AirPlay to stream video on your TV

Want to enjoy Facebook videos on your TV instead of smartphone? Facebook has enabled a new feature on its mobile app that allows you to do so. Simply click the button, hit the TV icon, and select which device you want to stream to.

Check out 25 of the best Android Wear apps for your smartwatch

Looking for some ways to spruce up that new Android smartwatch of yours? Here are our favorite apps to download and use with any Android smartwatch, including those for taking notes, browsing the web, and making mobile payments.

‘How and where do I vote?’ Google is making it easier to find out

It has helped you find all the information you need to make an informed decision this November, and now it's helping you put that decision to action. Google now tells you where to vote and who's on the ballot.

Google gets another extension to respond to EU antitrust allegations

The European Commission formally leveraged charges against Google over what it says are anticompetitive practices with its Shopping service. Google has gotten another extension to file its response.