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These are the coolest things you can do with Google Home

The Google Assistant can do everything from tell you about the day's weather forecast to streaming video and turning off the lights.

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How to see Wi-Fi passwords on an Android phone

What do you do when all you see is a sea of asterisks? (Hint: Rooting required.)

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'Google Cast' is being phased out in favor of Chromecast for connected TVs and speakers

The change is a bit of an about face for Google, which is opting to bank on its successful Chromecast name for all supported hardware.

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Pixel update is bringing a lift-to-wake and double-tap screen feature

The software upgrade gives you two new methods to quickly view notifications or check the time on your home screen.

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How your Android phone can help you conquer Black Friday

The power of Google and several smart Android apps can help you keep your sanity and save some money during the high holy days of shopping.

on greenbot.com

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Google is rolling out the final build of the Android 7.1 Developer Preview

It's the last release before the final version rolls out to Nexus devices and the wider Android ecosystem.

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Google Maps will now tell you how busy a place is in real time

Other data-driven tricks include projections about how long people stay at a place and more detailed hours from certain venues.

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Report: Google's Pixel is off to a roaring start on Verizon

Analysis suggests that Pixel activations at Verizon are going very well despite the competition of a new iPhone, thanks in large part to an aggressive advertising campaign.

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Report: Android Pay may use gamification to encourage you to tap and pay

Code references in the latest update reveal that prizes may soon await those who want to use their phone regularly at the checkout counter.

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Android instant apps and tap to pay with Android Wear may be on the horizon

The latest build of Google Play Services has some golden nuggets that will make Android more tangibly useful.

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Pull off an amazing Thanksgiving feast with these 12 Android apps

From finding recipes to shopping, cooking, and planning d├ęcor, we've got you covered.

on greenbot.com

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Google Play Movies is rolling out 4K rental and purchasing options

This will allow those with 4K televisions and a Chromecast Ultra to take full advantage of their capabilities, though the titles are going to cost you extra.

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Four new Chromebooks get access to Google Play Store in the developer channel

The Dell Chromebook 13, HP Chromebook 13, Samsung Chromebook 3, and ASUS C301SA are the latest lucky recipients.

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Five to Try: Google's PhotoScan archives your prints, and Titan Brawl miniaturizes the MOBA

Fresh Android apps and games to get you through Thanksgiving week.

on greenbot.com

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Twitter beta adds Snapchat-style QR codes to make following faster

You can grab your own code or scan another directly from the Twitter app for Android and iOS.