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Farewell, Orkut: Google shuts down its first social network

Orkut was popular in Brazil, but never gained traction in the U.S.

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The Nexus line isn't being killed, says Android's engineering head

The rumors have been squashed. One Google exec says Nexus devices are here to stay, even with Android Silver handsets on the horizon.

on greenbot.com

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12 Android L features that will help or hinder your portable productivity

Google has begun rolling out the first builds of 'Android L,' the next iteration of Android. We rounded up the 12 features we loved—and disliked—that will affect your potential for productivity.

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Android TV gives Intel a new shot at the market after previous failures

The partnership with Google makes sense, analysts say, and allows Intel to enter the TV market without supplying content.

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Google paves way for 64-bit Android L devices by year end

The first 64-bit tablets and smartphones with Android L could arrive as early as October.

How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Google took tangible steps towards a password-free future at its I/O keynote, obliterating the need for secret codes in Android, Chromebooks, and Chromecast.

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Updated Google Search app lets you 'OK Google' from any screen

With the new Google Search app you'll be able to search with your voice anytime your screen is on--including from the lock screen.

on greenbot.com

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Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

European Google users may now see a warning when they search for a name

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How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

Come for the awesome new Android features, stay because...well, it's just getting way too hard to switch.

World Tech Update: Supreme Court rules on major tech cases

Google wants to be everywhere, the Supreme Court rules cell phones are private during an arrest and technology helps a quadriplegic regain use of his hands.

Google packs plenty into I/O keynote

Google's developer conference kicked off Wendesday in San Francisco with a focus on in-car technology, wearables and a new mobile OS.

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From Android L to Google Fit: All the new products and features from Google I/O

Google unleashed a torrent of fresh features and products and its annual I/O keynote. Here's a round-up of all the news and new platforms.