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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.
Mobile

Goodbye static backgrounds: Our favorite free live wallpapers for Android

Tired of traditional Android wallpapers that serve as nothing more than bland backdrops? Well, these live wallpapers will add a little finesse to your Android device without draining your phone's battery.
Mobile

No, you don't need to provide Body Sensor info to send an email from Gmail

A bizarre bug in some Android users' Gmail apps demanded that they give the application access to "Body Sensors" in order to send an email. And now, Gmail is issuing a fix, because it's as creepy as it is weird.
Mobile

Some Pixel and Nexus owners can begin using Android Instant Apps now

Last month, Google announced a limited test for Android Instant Apps, a platform that allows users to run software without installing it to their device. Now, the feature has reportedly reached some Nexus and Pixel phones.
Computing

Google fooled by fake Amazon site that showed up as an ad in search results

Google has been fooled into presenting web search users with phony links to the Amazon storefront, after its strict advertising safeguards were somehow dodged by the perpetrators of the scam.
Mobile

Fight temptation: Protect Android phones against unwanted in-app purchases

It's all too easy for little ones to rack up a giant bill using in-app purchases, so it pays -- no pun intended -- to make sure your account is properly protected. Here's how to do so on your Android device,