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Google makes way for wearables with Play Services update

New APIs make it easier it to communicate with apps running on Android-based wearables.

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Google's Smarty Pins turns Maps into a game that tests your trivia and geography skills

Think you know your way around the world? Find out if you've got smarty pins with Google's new game.

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Google buys Songza to beef up its music service

Google needs to make its music offering more valuable, and Songza's song recommendation technology is a great way to do that.

on greenbot.com

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Google launches 'cookie choices' site to let Europeans know how they're being tracked

With code, publishers can incorporate data notifications into their sites. But who's doing what? Google aims to let you know.

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Supreme Court declines to hear Google's request in Street View lawsuit

The Supreme Court allows a class-action lawsuit against Google for Wi-Fi snooping to move forward.

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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.

on techhive.com

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.