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Amazon adds new Alexa features to Fire TV

Alexa on Fire TV has gradually improved since it first debuted last September; Tuesday's update adds television controls and app-launching capabilities.

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Google teases Daydream, an ambitious VR plan with dedicated hardware and Android integration

Move over, GearVR. Google's Daydream initiative wants to bring dedicated VR hardware and software to every Android phone.

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Google's new tools make it easier to integrate apps with its spreadsheets and slides

Google is updating the developer tools for its Docs productivity suite in an effort to make it easier for companies to integrate with its presentation, spreadsheet and word processing software.

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Hands-on: Android Auto puts Google's in-dash experience on your phone (and, yes, it works)

Forget about buying a new car or tearing out your car's dashboard. Google has a plan to bring Android Auto's distraction-free driving features directly to your phone.

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Here's your first Android N changelog

Google offered a point-by-point list of all the new features coming to the next version of Android.

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Google is taking another shot at messaging with its new Allo app

Google announced Wednesday that it's taking another swing at the messaging space with a new app called Allo.

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Faced with a bunch of obstacles, this robot got creative and surprised its makers

Dealing with obstacles is an inevitable part of life, and it looks like robots may be surprisingly adept at applying creativity to the challenge.

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Google launches Duo, a video-calling app that's simpler than Hangouts

Duo is Google's new encrypted video-chatting app, which will be available on Android and iOS devices.

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Google announces Google Home, bringing 'OK Google' to your kitchen

Google launches Google Home, an Amazon Echo competitor and a showcase for its new Google Assistant conversational-language search.

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Meet Google Assistant, Siri and Google Now's conversational lovechild

Forget about chatbots, Google's baking its digital assistant right into your life.

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Nokia-branded Android phones will return to the market

Several former Microsoft execs launched a new company that will use Nokia branding for new smartphones and tablets.

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How to watch the Google I/O keynote live

Virtual reality, Android N, and more announcements await from today's developer conference.

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5 things Apple's Tim Cook needs to do on his trip to India

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is on his first visit to India, a market where the company's revenue has grown but its market share is still very small because of price-sensitive consumers. Here are 5 things Cook will be aiming for in India, which it sees as a potentially high growth market.

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Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses

Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.

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Quip takes another swing at Excel with enhanced spreadsheet features

Quip, a Silicon Valley startup that's taking on the giants of the productivity software market, announced a major update to its spreadsheet capabilities Wednesday that's aimed at bringing its service more in line with Microsoft Excel.