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Your iPhone just became a better remote control for the internet of things. Google has released Chrome 44 for iOS, which lets you see Physical Web devices (think smart parking meters and vending machines) in iOS' Today view -- you don't need to run specialized apps or open the browser just to see...

July 23rd 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Google's already rolled out 360-degree videos on YouTube, like Bjork's latest musical venture, and now the company has announced that it's doing the same with advertisements. The new feature debuted on Wednesday for both Chrome and the mobile YouTube app on Android and iOS. It works exactly the sa...

July 22nd 2015 at 9:11pm 0 Comments
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Revenge porn is disgusting, destructive and getting to be tragically common, so much so that titans of the web have been cooking up ways to deal with it. Microsoft is the latest to join the fray, as it just joined Google in giving victims a way to shut down illicit stuff they don't want seen. Star...

July 22nd 2015 at 5:20pm 0 Comments
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There comes a time in every person's life when they realize that they can't get people behave properly. As much as we all might want to stop people from recording vertical videos, the Periscopes and Snapchats of this world have made these clips so prevalent that, sadly, they're just not going to g...

July 22nd 2015 at 8:10am 0 Comments
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Google's Location History feature keeps track of the places your mobile device has been (if you opt-in and turn it on) and now you can look back through that data with "Your Timeline." Rolling out on the desktop and Android versions of Google Maps, its gives you an easy-to-navigate look at your co...

July 22nd 2015 at 12:55am 0 Comments
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Facing a backlash from angry Google+ users (what, both of them?), Anil Sabharwal, the head of Google Photos, released a statement on Tuesday clarifying Monday's earlier announcement about the fate of Google+ Photos. According to Sabharwal, Google will still effectively "shut down" Google+ Photos i...

July 21st 2015 at 11:31pm 0 Comments
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Google already added tools that help Drive play nice with Office files, and now it's offering easy access from inside Microsoft's apps. With a new plug-in, you can open files for Word, Excel and PowerPoint from Drive. When the time comes, you'll be able to save them in Google's cloud-based reposit...

July 21st 2015 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
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Google's bringing a paid-for subscription service to YouTube next year, but don't expect the company to sign a deal with a TV studio for some exclusive content. Instead, the site is going to see if its wide stable of home-grown talent will provide enough of a draw for you to fork over several buck...

July 21st 2015 at 12:24pm 0 Comments
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Just like Taylor Swift in Bad Blood, Samsung has also found a powerful group of backers in its fight against Apple in court. According to a document unearthed by Inside Sources, Google, Facebook, eBay, Dell, HP and other big tech corporations have submitted a "friend of the court" brief on July 1s...

July 21st 2015 at 3:03am 0 Comments
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Google announced today that its legacy Google+ Photos app will soon go the way of Picasa (that is, obscurity) in favor of the company's newer Google Photos app which launched in May. According to a post on Google+, Google+ Photos will begin shutting down -- first on Android, then on the web and iO...

July 20th 2015 at 5:54pm 0 Comments
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Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are constantly working to make the best possible search engine, and that's great news for you. The more they challenge each other with new features, the better your experience on the web will be. Today is Bing's turn to make an announcement, revealing a set of features...

July 17th 2015 at 11:17pm 0 Comments
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This morning, Homejoy, an on-demand cleaning service startup in San Francisco, announced that it would be shutting down on July 31st. CEO Adora Cheung told Re/Code that the decision came about in large part due to four ongoing lawsuits brought against the company by workers who wanted to be reclas...

July 17th 2015 at 5:44pm 0 Comments