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Responding to critics, Google makes Drive, Docs suite more accessible for the blind

The improvements include smoother interaction with third-party screen readers and more keyboard navigation capabilities.

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What web? Chromebooks get their first Android apps

Google takes another stab at bringing desktop-style apps to Chromebooks.

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Google buys 'smart' spoon maker Lift Labs

Lift Labs makes a mechanical spoon for people with neurodegenerative diseases.

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Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

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How to ditch Google for more privacy and fewer ads

Tired of targeted ads? Protect your user data with these alternatives to Google, Gmail, Chrome, and Google Drive.

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Google adding GPS, offline music playback to Android Wear smartwatches

The software update will hit a range of devices in the coming months, Google said

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Google to pay $19 million to refund kids' in-app purchases

Some children were able to run up hundreds of dollars in in-app purchases, the FTC said.

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White House names Google veteran as CTO

Smith will focus on promoting technology in the government and across the U.S.

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At IFA, Microsoft counters Chromebooks, Android with dirt-cheap Windows devices

The new era of dirt-cheap Windows PCs and tablets is here after months of preparation.

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Google to build quantum computing processors

Google will work with UC Santa Barbara to push quantum computing forward