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Google broadens its malware sleuthing to sniff out deceptive downloads

More types of malicious software will be identified by Google's safe browsing service

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How to switch Chrome channels to test new features before they're cool

Chrome's newest features aren't available to the typical installation. But there's a way you can get them early, before the public knows about them.

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Report: Google Now may get business-friendly in partnership with HP

Google's virtual assistant may don corporate attire, as the companies discuss an enterprise role.

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Google packs Classroom off to school

The company has started to roll out the Apps for Education component, designed to help teachers with various tasks.

'Project Tango' chip maker Movidius touts faster second-gen visual processor

If you thought Project Tango's image-processing chops were pretty cool, the successor chip, called Myriad 2, is 5 to 25 times faster, making it adept at creating 3D objects and other complex visual stunts. The company starts shipping samples this week.

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Google Rickrolls Android enthusiasts in YouTube app update

Hey, is that code related to the long-rumored YouTube subscription service? NOPE.

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Google Search starts penalizing websites that don't use encryption

The move is intended to promote better security practices across the Web

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Google acquires Emu texting and virtual assistant app

The app adds scheduling and location functionality to text messaging

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Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over autocomplete feature, court rules

Albert Yeung has been demanding Google remove suggested search terms connecting his name to Hong Kong's triads

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How Google handles child pornography in Gmail, search

Google says that it will match images of child pornography against a digital database of illegal images that the company itself compiles. Microsoft, for its part, already does this.