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Google reveals Windows flaw mere days before Patch Tuesday fix, irking Microsoft

Google published a bug it found in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could patch it. But Microsoft is crying foul, saying a fix is in the works and Google knew it.

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Google chases Microsoft with beefed-up Translate speech tools

After Microsoft's real-time Skype Translator captured the world's attention, Google's working to improve its own Translate tools.

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Google's next business: Selling U.S. car insurance?

Google may also be acquiring CoverHound, an insurance comparison shopping site, according to a Forrester analyst

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Google reveals Cast for Audio, a Chromecast-like way to beam music to sound gear

First Chromecast took over your TV, and Google Cast for Audio hopes to do the same for speakers and other audio gear.

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Make way for Chromebooks! Four reasons they're ready to rock in 2015

Chromebooks were a punch line...until sales skyrocketed last year. Now Microsoft's fighting back with $200 laptops. Chris Hoffman explains how Chromebooks turned the tide.

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Android’s next update will reportedly fix Lollipop’s memory leak

Android Lollipop has had a bumpy rollout, but Google's slowly smoothing things out.

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2014 in review: The year in Android

2014 was a heck of a year for the Android operating system. From the release of Lollipop to executive shakeups, we recount some of the year's biggest stories.

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How to set up your new Chromebook the right way

Follow these tricks for getting yourself up and running with the right apps, settings, and offline tools.

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Google wrangles with Mississippi attorney general after Sony leaks

Google accuses Mississippi official of working with the movie industry to attack it.

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Google adds song lyrics to search results but it feels like a cheap cash grab

Google's instant answer results for song lyrics are partial and push you towards the Google Play Store.