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10 biggest announcements at Google I/O 2015

Google's 2015 I/O Keynote wasn't packed with flash, but it did offer some solid improvements on the company's platform and a few surprises. Here's the 10 highlights you have to know about.

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Yahoo faces huge class-action lawsuit over email spying

A Judge has handed down a ruling allowing a class-action lawsuit against Yahoo for spying on customers emails, to move forward. Yahoo faces both subscribers and non-members in this lawsuit.

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FCC Chairman proposes cheaper Internet for low-income households to improve upward mobility

The FCC is proposing changes to their Lifeline program that would provide broadband connections to all qualifying low-income Americans. The proposal comes from FCC chairman Tom Wheeler.

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Time to kill? Here’s 104 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now

Save yourself from hours of scrolling and searching through Netflix's massive library by checking out this list of our favorite movies you can stream right now.

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Google gives free unlimited photo storage to everyone, even iPhone users

Google has announced its anticipated standalone photo management service, Google Photos. Available for Android, iOS, and the Web, Google Photos offers unlimited photo and video storage, as well as intelligent photo management and search.

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Google Maps and YouTube will work offline for people in developing countries

Google has announced it's working hard on an offline feature for Google Maps, but rather than a simplified version, it will contain many of the major features, including turn-by-turn navigation -- all without a data connection.

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IRS hack affects 100,000 Americans, Russia may be to blame

As if there weren't already enough reasons to resent the IRS, the agency that houses more of your personal information than most has announced that a data breach has compromised the sensitive data of around 100,000 taxpayers.

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Google links iOS users directly to third-party apps from search and adds auto answer

Google has added new functionality to both its Google App and Chrome App search results. Users will begin to see integration of third-party iOS apps in Chrome results, as well as auto-answer search queries.

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Twitter kicks troll Charles Johnson to the curb for threatening an activist

On Sunday, Charles Johnson, Twitter troll extraordinaire, was banned from the site, after he advocated for the "taking out" of DeRay McKesson, a well-known civil rights and social justice activist.

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Merriam-Webster dictionary embraces “meme,” “emoji,” & other tech words

Your Scrabble game just got a lot more complicated with the addition of 1,700 new words to the Bible of the English language -- the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Included in the latest edition are words like "jeggings," "emoji," and "meme."

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Amazon makes Prime even better, offers same-day delivery for free in certain areas

Amazon has added yet another benefit for members of its $99 per year Prime service: same-day delivery is now free for Prime members in 14 metro areas across the U.S for orders of $35 or more.

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Google confirms imminent launch of ‘buy’ button, set to increase pressure on Amazon

Google has confirmed it's going to launch a 'buy' button for search ads, saying Wednesday that it's arrival is 'imminent.' The move is likely to upset sites like Amazon as Web shoppers will be able to conduct transactions direct from Google's site.

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Look out, Twitter – Google and Yahoo are also mulling Flipboard purchase

We heard earlier this week that Twitter is interested in acquiring news-reader app Flipboard. New reports suggest Web giants Google and Yahoo are also in talks with the Palo Alto startup, though details about any possible offers aren't currently known.

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Apple TV rumor roundup: CBS in discussions to join Apple’s Web TV service

Apple is finally going to update the aging Apple TV soon, and rumor has it that coming along for the ride will be the company's new online streaming service, as well. The latest rumor indicates that CBS is in negotiations to join the Web TV service.

Xiaomi launches online store on June 1 in the U.S. and later in Europe, but it’s sparsely stocked

Xiaomi is taking a tentative step into the U.S. market with the launch Monday of an online store. Shoppers can choose from a small selection of tech accessories but won't yet be able to pick up any of the smartphones.

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Facebook Messenger payments go live in NYC, so you can hit your friends up for money

Facebook has announced that its mobile payment system will go live today in New York City. Adding to the existing markets of Austin, Seattle, and Portland. The feature will compete head to head with mobile payment options such as Venmo.

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Facebook is in hot water again with the European Union for its privacy settings

Internet.org is the least of Facebook's concerns, as the social media giant faces the wrath of the European Union, which is currently investigating whether Facebook's seedy privacy settings are in violation of code.

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Apple’s solar-studded data center in Arizona catches fire

An Apple data center caught fire in Mesa, Arizona. Local firefighters were fighting flames on the roof's solar panels Tuesday morning. The data center was empty at the time, and no one was injured.

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This 14-year old was jailed after downloading bomb-making plans to his PlayStation

A youth in Austria used his PlayStation console to store bomb-making information downloaded from the Internet. The 14-year-old boy was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

Gaming

Google has made its Roboto font open source

Google has made Roboto, the default font on Android and Chrome OS, open source, making available anything and everything necessary to modify the sans-serif font to your heart's content.

Android Army

Does your grandma print out Facebook photos? She’s not alone

The first thing many people do when they take photos is share them on social media. However, some users go an extra step and print them off of social media and get them processed the old-fashioned way.

Photography

Facebook challenges Yelp and Foursquare with its very own restaurant reviews

Facebook's adding critics' reviews to select restaurant pages. Much like Yelp or FourSquare, Facebook will show you the restaurant's ratings. It's the latest editorial addition to its farm of content -- a play ultimately aimed at retaining eyeballs.

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Automated Insights’ WordSmith challenges NPR’s finest to a writing race

Tech company Automated Insights has developed a program called WordSmith that is capable of writing basic news stories at breakneck speeds. Last week, National Public Radio put this new technology to the test.

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International bans coming for Google, Facebook, and Twitter?

Social media gives everyone a voice. However, the Russian government seeks to take away that voice from its own citizens by threatening to ban Google, Facebook and Twitter from operating in the country.

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Font power: New panda-inspired font aims to raise awareness about endangered animal

As fonts go, this could be one of the cutest yet. Designed by creative agency Ogilvy & Mather in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, the typeface is aimed at raising awareness about the plight of the panda, of which only 1800 remain in the wild.

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Optional Tracking Protection feature in Firefox also speeds up web browsing

With all the recent reports of just how far certain companies go to track users web browsing habits, it makes sense that you might want to opt out of tracking whenever you can. And it seems that there is another benefit to this, at least for Firefox users:…

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Google warns that security questions aren’t that secure

According to new research from Google, security questions aren't as secure as their name would imply. The research also shows that most people say their favorite food is pizza and can't remember their library card number.

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Look out, Etsy – Amazon’s gearing up to launch a rival site

Etsy looks like it has a battle on its hands after it emerged Amazon has been contacting merchants on the Web-based crafts marketplace about the launch of a similar site, called Handmade.

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38 new emojis could be coming in 2016, including bacon, selfie, avocado, ‘call me’

Earlier this month, a Unicode Consortium subcommittee that standardizes the wonderful world of emoji recommended the addition of 38 new emojis in an update set to roll out in June 2016.

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Google executive vows to do better after racists results appear in Google Maps

Following the PR nightmare of the racist Google Maps search for "n---- house" that landed users at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Google has issued an official apology by vice president of Engineering and Product Management Jen Fitzpatrick.

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