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Google’s epic response to El Capitan

Google’s epic response to El Capitan

Apple releases an OS update called El Capitan, Google responds by scaling said mountain, documenting the experience. This is the difference between Google and Apple. While Apple may be able to sell millions of phones and release operating systems that the public loses their minds over, they don't have people climbing mountains, recording the experience for distribution for free online. It's just not the same sort of experience. It's just not the same sort of environment - not up a sheer rock face, anyway.

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Kenwood begins shipping multimedia receivers with CarPlay, Android Auto support

Kenwood begins shipping multimedia receivers with CarPlay, Android Auto support

Kenwood has announced that its first multimedia car receivers with support for Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are now shipping to retailers. The company says that these two models are considered their new flagships, as aside from the smartphone infotainment integration, they offer a number of premium features. The receivers were first unveiled at CES this year, but now we have the prices to go along with them: the Excelon DDX9902S will sell for $950, and the DDX9702S for $900.

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Google develops health wearable for medical, research tracking

Google develops health wearable for medical, research tracking

The unmonitored period between doctor visits can make it difficult for medical professionals to adequately treat patients with chronic issues, and to fill that void are various medical gadgets designed to monitor some aspect of one's daily life or health metrics. Google has decided to enter that market with a new health wearable, one that will be targeted at doctors and those performing clinical trials rather than the average consumer. The wearable was developed by Google X.

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Google Music “free” Review: turning Apple Music’s tide

Google Music “free” Review: turning Apple Music’s tide

Google ads advertisement-supported "free" streaming radio stations to their Google Music service. This push creates more of a Pandora sort of model to their already in-service subscription-based model than it does an Apple battler, but the timing is right on. Just as Apple summons more press with a response to Taylor Swift's request for cash, Google aims to cut in with a release of a whole new way to interject with a service that doesn't cost users anything - any cash, that is to say.

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Android Lollipop 5.1 update comes to Moto X 2

Android Lollipop 5.1 update comes to Moto X 2

Updates to the newest version of fully-released Android version 5.1 Lollipop have come to the Moto X. This is the second-edition Moto X, the one that comes with a wooden back if you do so choose. This update comes soon after the first Moto X - believe it or not - started receiving the update, continuing Motorola's surprisingly good track record for keeping their devices from the past several years up to date with the newest software from Google. Next up is Android M, otherwise suspected to be called M&M or Marshmallow.

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Gmail in the browser now officially supports ‘Undo Send’ feature

Gmail in the browser now officially supports ‘Undo Send’ feature

It's a feature that has long been thought should be a staple in email, and for some Gmail users, it has been: Undo send. It's the ability to stop an outgoing email within a few seconds of pressing the "send" button, whether it be because of a typo, a forgotten attachment, or a recipient entered. Google has now made Undo Send a permanent feature in Gmail, with it available as an option in settings. However, it is currently limited to web-based Gmail, which means going through the browser.

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Google is looking for testers to JUMP into its VR camera rig

Google is looking for testers to JUMP into its VR camera rig

Let the puns commence. Virtual Reality is really only as good as the content that's available for that particular experience. With is new found VR push, with the likes of YouTube 360 and Cardboard, Google has very little choice but to help creators stitch up their video masterpieces, hence the introduction of JUMP. Now it is on the hunt for for those creative minds who are willing to make the leap into VR and take its camera rig for a spin. But considering the hardware that's involved, getting in isn't going to be easy.

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Third-Gen Moto G: 3 reasons why you don’t need to upgrade

Third-Gen Moto G: 3 reasons why you don’t need to upgrade

As Motorola's third-generation Moto G begins to show itself in leaked photographs, we take another look at the original. Why upgrade to a newer model when the original is still running strong? We'll tell you why - there's no real good reason to upgrade at all. Motorola made a device that's so compelling all the way back in December of 2013 that people are still using it. They had a rather strong piece of hardware on their hands, then they updated its software - multiple times. What's left to do?

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Hello Kitty, B&O, Kevin Tong grace Android Wear faces

Hello Kitty, B&O, Kevin Tong grace Android Wear faces

Smartwatches are no longer just geeky extensions of your smartphone wrapped around your wrist. They have also become fashion statements, some with changeable watch straps but most with customizable watch faces. Last December, Google unveiled its first special collection of watch faces for Android Wear, ranging from the artistic, like Un Petit Mode, to the whimsical, like Plants vs. Zombies. Now the Android maker is announcing its new batch of 17 watch faces that you can get, all for free, to make your Android Wear smartwatch match your mood, your style, or even your interests.

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Android M released for Sony Xperia devices in ODP

Android M released for Sony Xperia devices in ODP

Google's Android M developer preview released for Sony Xperia devices participating in their Open Device Program. This means that users aiming to take part in developing for Sony devices are able to load Android M. More specifically, it means that if you've got a Sony Xperia device that's signed up with Sony's Open Device program, you're in luck. If a device is listed as part of Sony's Open Device program, a set of instructions available through Sony will allow that device's owner to load Android M Developer Preview as early as this morning.

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