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Android Lollipop update hitting budget phones before yours

Android Lollipop update hitting budget phones before yours

Google has announced that over-the-air (OTA) updates to Android 5.0 Lollipop will commence soon for Android One users. This means people living in India - for example - using Android One smartphones will soon see the newest operating system update for their devices. Remember that time I said Google should never have promised Android updates? That's all still very true today. Android One users were promised on-time updates and Google seems to be doing an OK job - here in the United States, not so much.

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Reddit, Google’s Blogger come of age, will limit adult content

Reddit, Google’s Blogger come of age, will limit adult content

Both Google and Reddit are starting to get a bit more serious about the content that finds its way to their respective platforms. Reddit is typically thought of as a repository for just about anything you can dump onto the Internet, but those days are changing, at least when it comes to unauthorized adult content. Google is also making changes, and will no longer allow many kinds of mature media content on Blogger, which includes pics and videos. It doesn’t sound as though the written word will be affected.

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Google’s new Chrome warning stops malware before you download

Google’s new Chrome warning stops malware before you download

As long as the internet has existed - and indeed before - there've been viruses. Malware - malicious software - has been a plague on the digital universe since inception, and Google hopes to help to put and end to it. With a new red flag set in place this month, Google Chrome will warn you when you're about to visit a website that has malware downloads. This is not the first such system Google has put in place, but it is the most advanced.

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Lunar XPrize teams collaborate to put rovers on the moon

Lunar XPrize teams collaborate to put rovers on the moon

Google has been hosting the Lunar XPrize for a number of years putting up a significant amount of money as an award for any company that is able to land a rover on the surface of the moon. The prize a successful team will get for landing on the surface of the moon is $30 million. Two competing teams announced this week that they would team up in their effort to win.

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Sony Xperia E4g revealed in black and white

Sony Xperia E4g revealed in black and white

This week Sony has revealed their newest Xperia smartphone - and it's not a Z4. This device will be aimed at markets where low-price smartphones are taking over. Preparing to take this market with a smartphone that both looks and acts the part of a high-end smartphone, Sony is releasing the Sony Xperia E4g this April. There will be a single-SIM version and a dual-SIM version available this Spring in several regions throughout the world - except in the United States, of course.

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Nexus 6 hits Amazon, Moto E may come to Verizon

Nexus 6 hits Amazon, Moto E may come to Verizon

In the market for a new Android handset? Would you like it to be a Motorola device? If you answered yes to both of those questions, we might have some good news for you! According to a new leak, Verizon is about to get an LTE version of Motorola’s mid-range handset, the Moto E. On the other end of the spectrum, Amazon is now selling the Nexus 6, Google’s flagship device made by Motorola, and rolled out in limited quantities.

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Chromebook Pixel refresh confirmed as coming ‘soon’

Chromebook Pixel refresh confirmed as coming ‘soon’

Ahead of launch, a lot of excitement could be found around the Chromebook Pixel. The device was meant to give Chrome OS a flagship it could hang its hat on, providing a hardware benchmark for the platform. It accomplished much of that, though the limited spec sheet had most wondering where that $1,300 or so got you. Limited battery life also dogged the device, but man was it pretty. That was two years ago, and recent remarks suggest we’re about to get a refresh for Google’s Chrome OS flagship.

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Gmail autocomplete bug a danger to quick tappers

Gmail autocomplete bug a danger to quick tappers

Supposing you're one of the millions of Gmail users that uses autocomplete to a fault, you might want to check your outbox this week. As of the last few days - some are saying longer - a bit of a bug appears to be showing up. This oddity has Gmail suggesting emails you might have only used once over an email you've used thousands of times. As of this afternoon, no official word has been released on the so-called bug - or alphabetical re-arranger of names.

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Samsung Galaxy S6: every detail we know

Samsung Galaxy S6: every detail we know

In just a few days, Samsung will reveal their next smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S6. We know that. We can also readily guess at the idea that there'll be two models - the other model will have a curved display, not unlike the Galaxy Note Edge. The rest of the details we're able to gather come from images of the device(s) and clues left by Samsung. The rumors we'll be leaving to the rumor posts today. Or back last week, that is to say.

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Google Inbox invites light up for Google Apps and Work

Google Inbox invites light up for Google Apps and Work

Users working with a non-Gmail email address inside of Gmail may want to check their inbox for an Inbox by Gmail invite this morning. Google has release a number of invites to users across the United States this morning and throughout the weekend, pushing Inbox for Gmail to Google Apps and Work users in waves. Users with business accounts in Gmail will now be able to make use of this next-generation email system - provided they've been invited to do so - just like non-business users of the past several weeks.

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