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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,
Mobile

Google is undergoing yet another antitrust investigation

Google is being investigated for anti-competitive practices once again -- this time by South Korean regulators for a deal the firm made with Samsung in 2011. That deal stopped Samsung from making its own Android-based operating system.
Mobile

Yet another chatbot may be on its way to Google’s Allo

Google Allo, the messaging app that doesn't seem to have taken off the way the company hoped, is about to get its third chatbot -- and this one's geared toward group conversations.
Mobile

Help an endangered pangolin find his soulmate in Google's Valentine's Day Doodle

Ahead of Valentine's Day, Google has an adorable Doodle game that also doubles as an awareness campaign to save the vulnerable and sometimes critically endangered pangolin. In the game, you have to help a pangolin meet his long-distance…
Mobile

Google Maps now lets users create and share lists of favorite places

Read about a restaurant you want to check out? You can now add it to a list straight from Google Maps. A new update improves on the ability to save places by letting users create lists to organize them.
Mobile

Augment your reality with the best Project Tango apps and games

Project Tango, Google's augmented reality platform for smartphones and tablets, is in its infancy. But there are already a number of great games and apps for the burgeoning hardware.
Home

Google might be working on a security system that knows when you’re not home

Patents filed by Google reveal possible plans for a security system that is completely automatic. It can arm and disarm itself using input from sensors scattered all around your house.
Wearables

Google and LG's Watch Style and Watch Sport are now available for purchase

Android Wear 2.0 is officially here, and while the update is due to roll out to current smartwatches in the "coming weeks," you can experience it as soon as February 10 with LG's all-new Watch Style and Watch Sport models.
Mobile

Google rolls out Instant Tethering, making it easier to tether from Android devices

Google is set to make it a whole lot easier to tether Android devices -- the company is currently rolling out "Instant Tethering" to Google Play Services, which will allow users to quickly and easily tether devices connected to a Google…