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Google Stars spilled: collections for your internet things

Google Stars spilled: collections for your internet things

This week the system known as Google Stars - also known as Google Collections - has been revealed in enough detail that we’re able to move forward with some thoughts. Though not entirely public, Google has let loose a few details in code on what Google Stars might be, and how it might be integrated with several services in play already. Google addict Florian Kiersch has done the lion’s share of investigation into this system - we’ve had a chat with him this afternoon about his findings.

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Chrome OS “Easy Unlock” feature surfaces

Chrome OS “Easy Unlock” feature surfaces

Chromebooks are simple devices, and if a yet-unfinished feature that has surfaced ever comes to fruition, they could get even simpler. "Easy Unlock" is a feature that unlocks a user's Chromebook automatically when his or her smartphone is nearby.

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Chrome Remote Desktop for Android hands-on

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android hands-on

While we’re not attempting to suggest that the Android version of Chrome Remote Desktop is perfect right off the bat, it is pretty excellent that we’re already able to launch Titanfall. This app is very similar to what we’ve seen with the Chrome version of the app, allowing you to connect your computers with an internet window. Here we’re allowed to control our computers from anywhere with a mobile device as well.

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Google I/0 2014 registration starts today, chosen at random

Google I/0 2014 registration starts today, chosen at random

Starting at 4PM PDT today - that’s California time - you’ll find Google’s registration for their developer conference opening their doors. This registration is unique in that previous years had hopeful attendees signing up as fast as their buttons would click, while this year all is random. The times are set, but the choosing of who goes is said to be done with a selection up to the fates.

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Google icon update incoming: cleaner, flatter

Google icon update incoming: cleaner, flatter

This week there’s word that Android - if not the web as well - will be getting a full makeover by Google in the icon department. Evidence suggests that the icons being added to the world of Android and the web will be flatter, a bit more well organized, and sized relative to one another.

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Chrome Beta for Android update includes undo tab close

Chrome Beta for Android update includes undo tab close

Google has rolled out the latest Chrome Beta update for Android, and with it comes some new features, perhaps most notable among them being an option to undo a tab close. As with previous updates, there are a couple bugs in tow, but those who are willing to deal with them can update now.

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Chrome OS adds onscreen keyboard: tablet, convertible possibilities tapped

Chrome OS adds onscreen keyboard: tablet, convertible possibilities tapped

Keyboards on the screen of your computer are only really helpful when you have no physical keyboard in front of you. Instead of hunting and pecking on a display, it’s (almost) always faster to type on a physical keyboard - and it wouldn’t make sense to type on a screen when your keyboard is closer. So why has Google added an onscreen keyboard for Chrome OS?

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Heartbleed test extension keeps hacker bug at bay

Heartbleed test extension keeps hacker bug at bay

Supposing you’re aware of the Heartbleed bug - which has been patched in many locations around the web already - you know that it’s a massive deal in the internet security universe. It’s left massive portions of the web open for hacking for two whole years, and it’s only being patched by most of the web this week. As luck would have it, there’s something you can do on your end this week as well to keep safe as an average web user.

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Google I/O 2014 registration in April with random selection

Google I/O 2014 registration in April with random selection

Supposing you’ve been frustrated in the past with Google I/O and the registration process which always leaves developers wanting without a quick trigger-finger, today may make you happy. Google has just made clear their intent to implement an April 7-9th (OR April 8th-10th, there seems to be some confusion at the moment between presentations) registration period. Inside that period you may register on the Google I/O registration site once, and applicants will be randomly selected after the 9th.

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Google brings Now to Chrome desktop version for Windows, Mac

Google brings Now to Chrome desktop version for Windows, Mac

Google is rolling out Now to the desktop version of Chrome. Via Twitter, the Chrome team announced that over the next several weeks, they will be introducing Google Now to your Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS. Long in the works, it seems the time for true cross-platform contextual awareness is upon us.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3 hands-on and first-impressions

Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3 hands-on and first-impressions

With the newest generation of Chromebooks they’ve got prepped for the public, Samsung brings on their Galaxy styling to the web-based OS’s hardware. With the Samsung Chromebook 2 13.3" model, we’re seeing a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 LED display that’s surprisingly bright - and sharp, of course. This machine will be offered in gray and will be appearing in the public in April of 2014.

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Chrome scores hands-free voice search

Chrome scores hands-free voice search

If you've become fond of the convenience that comes with going hands-free (and you're a Chrome browser user), Google's latest announcement is right up your alley: hands-free voice search in Chrome. It is a simple yet notable update that has the potential to make users' daily activities far more efficient.

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