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Google Now launcher comes to more Android handsets

Google Now launcher comes to more Android handsets

The Google Now Launcher, a ‘Now’ fan’s dream come true, has seen a slight upgrade today. While nothing seems to have been altered in the UI or way the launcher acts, the list of supported devices has expanded. It seems you may soon be able to supplant the stock launcher on several Android handsets — maybe even the one you’re currently using.

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Google barge in Portland heads to the scrap yard

Google barge in Portland heads to the scrap yard

It seems that one of Google's mystery barges will forever remain that. A mystery. According to the Portland Press Herald, one of two Google-owned barges, the one moored on the coast of Maine has been towed to Turner's Island Cargo Terminal where, according to the owner of the terminal, it will be dismantled, scrapped, and sold off to an unknown international barging company.

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British Lords criticize EU “right to be forgotten” policy

British Lords criticize EU “right to be forgotten” policy

While some welcome the European Union's ruling popularly known as the "right to be forgotten", with some even waiting for a similar implementation in the US, there is, unsurprisingly some dissenting voices even within the Union. A committee from the UK's House of Lords has called out the EU for its new policy, claiming that the Directive on which the ruling was based, as well as the EU Court's interpretation of that directive, is outdated.

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Verizon’s first sapphire display won’t be iPhone 6

Verizon’s first sapphire display won’t be iPhone 6

This week leak with Kyocera’s name all over it has appeared with a sapphire-glass front. While we’ve reported the tips on the iPhone 6 having just such a front panel cover, the company known for going above-and-beyond in the strange phone components department appears to have done it again. Here’s the front glass panel that you won’t break.

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Motorola Nexus phone may be next, finally

Motorola Nexus phone may be next, finally

Google makes plans for devices and software well in advance of publicly announcing business ventures. It’s not out of the question to assume that any Motorola Nexus device would have been planned months in advance of their business deal with Lenovo - complete with deals in place for the transfer and contracts for when the buy was to be made. With that in mind, have a look at the evidence for a Nexus Motorola device up next.

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Should developers care about app revenue?

Should developers care about app revenue?

Why do you think a developer should create an app? Earlier this week I made a rather hardline stance on the current state of the app development universe for smart devices, suggesting that because Android-based revenue from app-buyers was lower than iOS, that developers should abandon Google’s mobile operating system. Now I’m not quite so sure.

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