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Fuchsia could eventually replace Android, but it's years away from doing so

Details have emerged about a new operating system Google's developers are working on dubbed Fuchsia OS. Here's everything we know about Google's mysterious new operating system so far.
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How to improve your Android privacy

If you have an Android device and you’re concerned about your privacy, then we have a few tips for you. Learn about the settings you can change to improve your Android privacy and safeguard your personal data.
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Google’s $5.1 billion antitrust fine could mean the end of free Android

The European Commission has fined Google a record breaking $5.1 billion. The EU is accusing the company of severe antitrust infractions related to the search engine giant's handling of the Android ecosystem.
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Only Google should be mad about having to change Android

Google has been hit with a massive fine in a landmark antitrust case in Europe, and has been told to change the way it manages its Android operating system, or face a heavier financial hit.
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Nest will merge into Google’s home and living room team as CEO steps down

Nests' CEO has stepped down as Marwan Fawaz is reportedly no longer at the helm of the Google-owned smart appliance maker. Nest will now join Google's home and living room products team.
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To celebrate World Emoji Day, Google’s blobmoji are back as sticker packs

Google replaced blobmoji as the standard emoji in Android last year with Android 8.0 Oreo. Now, however, it's finally bringing it back -- sort of. Users can download blobmoji as sticker packs in Google's Gboard.
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EU antitrust czar will brief Google CEO ahead of massive fine

Sources close to the European Commission claim Google will likely face a multibillion-dollar fine for anticompetitive practices relating to Android's dominance in the smartphone market.
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Visual snapshots on Google Assistant provides your day at a glance

Google's artificially intelligent bot, Google Assistant, is available on smart home speakers, smart home devices, iOS and Android phones, and it can do a whole lot of work on your behalf. Here are all of its features.
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Google Assistant’s new Visual Snapshot tab prepares you for the day

Ever wish you could get an instant update of your day at a glance? Google Assistant now can show you upcoming travel plans, deliveries, bills and more as a part of the new Visual Snapshot feature. It's available on Android and iOS.
Computing

Say 'see ya' to those pesky targeted ads from Google for good

Google updated its "Ad Settings," and now you can get rid of personalized ads that are targeted just for you. The process is fast and simple, leaving you with a sense of relief that Google won't know everything about you.
Computing

Google Chrome now consumes more memory due to a new Spectre fix

Version 67 of Google’s Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS now includes a new security feature called Site Isolation. It protects web surfers against Spectre-based attacks on the internet, but for a price.
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iPhone users can now access Morse code on Gboard for iOS

In a huge accessibility win, Google has announced that Gboard for iOS will be getting the option to type in Morse code. This mode will open smartphone technology up to many who find it hard to type on a regular keyboard.
Computing

Google’s Chrome desktop browser is about to receive a major facelift

If you subscribe to Google’s nightly build of Chrome “Canary,” the latest release for Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS now sports a much-needed facelift thanks to the new Material Design user interface. It’s set as the default.
Computing

Congress demands answers over Gmail fiasco, data collection on phones

Congress is now demanding answers from Apple and Google regarding data collection on iOS and Android devices. Both Tim Cook and Larry Page received letters from the Energy and Commerce Committee seeking answers.
Mobile

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which is better at helping you find your way?

Despite a bad start, Apple Maps is incredibly similar to Google Maps these days, but which is better? We explore some of the key differences between the two mapping services, including offline maps, Flyover mode, and more.
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How to use YouTube’s Incognito Mode in the Android app

The YouTube Android app is finally getting Incognito Mode -- a feature that will help you browse YouTube in private whenever you want. Here's how to activate Incognito Mode in the YouTube Android app.
Smart Home

Apple’s HomePod only makes up 4 percent of the smart speaker market

Canalys recently published new data about the burgeoning smart speaker market and revealed that Apple's HomePod, once a highly anticipated competitor to the Google Home and Amazon Echo, isn't catching on the way the Apple had hoped. 
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Google offers giant discounts on speakers and phones during its summer sale

Amazon Prime Day is fast approaching, but don't think that Amazon is the only online giant putting on a massive summer sale. Not to be outdone, Google is throwing a price-slashing party of its own.