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6 underrated Google projects you may have missed

Google had a busy keynote, with the announcement of Google Home, Google Assistant, Android N, two chat apps, a VR platform, and more. But here's a look at some cooler projects that were left out.
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You could be about to see lots and lots of ads on Google Maps

Ads. That's what Google's all about. So don't be surprised if you start seeing lots of "promoted pins" on Google Maps soon. The web giant is about to start testing the feature, which'll see many of those familiar red pins replaced by…
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Google has officially discontinued the Nexus Player, its set-top box

The Android TV platform may be going strong, but the Nexus Player isn't -- in fact, as of Tuesday, the device has been discontinued. It's unknown exactly why the device has been discontinued.
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Alphabet exec Eric Schmidt uses an iPhone, but thinks the Galaxy S7 is better

Given his deep involvement with Google, it's somewhat of a surprise to hear that Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt actually uses an iPhone -- and he's proud of it. Still, the former Google CEO says Samsung's Galaxy S7 is the superior…
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Google Duo is on the Play Store, but you can only pre-register for now

Google may already have Hangouts, but the company introduced a new video calling app called Duo at Google I/O 2016. This app will let you see live video of the person who is calling before you answer. It's up on the Play Store for…
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Google's Allo messaging app is on the Play Store, available for pre-registration

Google debuted a new app at its I/O 2016 keynote: Allo, a streamlined messaging app with machine learning smarts. It ties into Google's Knowledge Graph and Assistant for streamlining all sorts of tasks.
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Google spokesperson says company is cooperating fully with Paris authorities

Google's Paris headquarters have been raided by French authorities, in connection with an ongoing tax evasion investigation. France is seeking nearly $1.76 billion in back taxes from the search giant.
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Say goodbye to passwords on Android: Trust API could launch by the end of the year

Is there such a thing as a password-free world that's truly secure? You bet there is. Android developers will soon be able to use Google's Trust API to ensure you will never have to type a password again.
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Google’s newly launched Magenta Project aims to create art with artificial intelligence

Inspired by the competitive success of AlphaGo and the cultural appeal of DeepDream, Google plans to expand its AI further into the humanities with the creation of the Magenta project.
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More than 600 Android-running phone models were launched this past year

Taking the banner of branding empowerment, Google took the stage on Google I/O and presented very pretty numbers. Be it phone models, app usage, or ridiculous numbers of selfies, the firm had a lot to brag about.
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Google has a new, free app to help you do science with your smartphone

Hoping to bring out the curiosity in each of us, Google has unveiled Science Journal, an app that measures and records data in real time, and then turns all that input into consumer-friendly graphs and charts.
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Google sneaks in upgrade of Safe Browsing API, says it’s been guarding some users for months

Google has launched new APIs for its Safe Browsing service, which provides lists of known suspicious, malicious sites. The search giant says the feature provides an easy, lightweight way for developers to protect their users.