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Google's Pixel XL priced like Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

10/06/2016, 10:10 am

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs the same as Apple's iPhone 7 Plus but is half as fast, lacks Optical Image Stabilization, a telephoto lens, weather resistance, support for wide color gamut and stereo speakers.

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Apple, Google, Disney unlikely to place bids in Twitter sale, report says

10/05/2016, 10:10 pm

As the rumor mill spins churns over speculation about who will take over ubiquitous microblogging network Twitter, a pair of reports on Wednesday put two of tech's biggest players, Apple and Google, and entertainment giant Disney out of the running.

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Apple's iPhone 7 handily outperforms new Google Pixel in early benchmarks

10/05/2016, 09:10 am

The Google Pixel phone officially revealed on Tuesday wasn't a well-kept a secret prior to release, and as a result there are a large number of benchmarks available. They show the phone's raw performance lags far behind that of the iPhone 7, and is even defeated in single-core performance by the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE.

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Google reveals Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi, Daydream View VR; details Google Home

10/04/2016, 02:10 pm

Besides just the Google Pixel smartphone family, the smartphone giant today also released the 4K Chromecast Ultra, the Daydream View VR headset, the Google Home voice-activated personal assistant, and Google WiFi networking hardware.

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Google debuts Pixel 'Phone by Google,' with heavy emphasis on photography

10/04/2016, 12:10 pm

As expected, Google has unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones continuing Google's emphasis on its services as an alternative to storage limits on competing devices.

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Google poaches ex-Apple senior director, Amazon Kindle head for hardware focus shift

10/04/2016, 08:10 am

Design executive David Foster, once a senior director at Apple, and most recently responsible for Amazon's Echo, Kindle, and Kindle Fire development has moved to Google, and will head up the search engine giant's smartphone push that is expected to start on Tuesday.

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Google Pixel revealed by resellers, shows remarkable similarity to iPhone design

10/03/2016, 04:10 pm

While Google would have likely preferred the details remain secret until Tuesday's announcement, assorted retailers have leaked specifics about Google's new phone line -- the "Google Pixel."

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AI initiative counts Google, Microsoft, IBM among its ranks, Apple declines invite

09/29/2016, 11:09 am

Six companies including Microsoft and Google have launched a cross-disciplinary partnership to steer the future of artificial intelligence development, but as of yet, Apple has not signed on.

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Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

09/28/2016, 02:09 pm

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

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Twitter takeover being considered by Google, Salesforce, other tech firms - report

09/23/2016, 12:09 pm

Several major tech corporations -- Google and Salesforce among them -- have allegedly expressed in buying Twitter, as much for the data the social network generates as its actual media revenue.

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Google launches Allo 'smart' messaging app with Google Assistant AI

09/21/2016, 01:09 am

As promised, Google late Tuesday launched Allo, a so-called "smart" messaging app that sets itself apart from the crowd by integrating artificial intelligence assistant akin to Apple's Siri.

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Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

08/30/2016, 05:08 pm

Google is reportedly taking its first real steps into ridesharing via its Waze navigation app, entering into competition with Uber and Lyft, and potentially setting up a tougher market if and when Apple launches its self-driving car.

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Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board as firms prep driverless cars

08/29/2016, 07:08 pm

Alphabet executive David Drummond, leads a number of Google investment arms including GV, recently stepped down from Uber's board as the two companies work to bring their respective self-driving car projects to market.

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Google removing support for Chrome Apps in Mac browser by 2018

08/22/2016, 11:08 am

Google is continuing a migration away from Chrome apps, and has revealed a plan to cut packaged and hosted apps from its standalone Web browser in the next two years.

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FaceTime video chat competitor Google Duo released for iOS, Android

08/16/2016, 10:08 am

Google on Tuesday released its new chat client Duo, promising high quality video between iOS and Android users with the free download now available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play.

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Google updates iOS versions of Docs, Sheets & Slides with iPad multitasking

08/10/2016, 04:08 pm

Google on Wednesday released important updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides clients for iOS, finally giving iPad owners access to true multitasking with its productivity suite.

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Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

08/10/2016, 02:08 pm

Judges cannot invoke "common sense" when considering the validity of a patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Wednesday, impacting a case pitting Arendi S.A.R.L. against Apple and Google.

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Chrome 53 will begin phase-out of Adobe Flash, Google says

08/09/2016, 03:08 pm

A promised wind-down of Flash support in Chrome will start with Chrome 53, releasing next month, Google announced on Tuesday.

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New Google Photos ad riffs on struggles of 16GB iPhone users

08/08/2016, 12:08 pm

A new advertisement for Google Photos presents a solution for storage woes on low-capacity iPhones. But the pitch could have less relevancy if rumors prove true and Apple gives up on 16-gigabyte base configurations with the 'iPhone 7.'

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Google Play Store gets Family Library feature with limited iOS support

07/27/2016, 03:07 pm

Google on Wednesday launched Family Library, a feature for the Google Play Store closely mirroring Apple's own Family Sharing for iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store -- including some iOS support.

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