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Google's Gmail, Drive, Google+ services go down

A number of Google services went down Friday for about an hour. Google later apologized, and blamed the outage on a software bug.

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Tech, telecom vendors spend millions on lobbying in DC

Comcast, Google, AT&T and Verizon are among the top spenders on lobbying the US government.

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How to use Google Calendar to keep groups organized

Google Calendar has several ways to keep your friends, family, and coworkers on the same page.

Google adds pop-up website bios to search results

A new feature dishes out details about major sites before you follow that link.

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Here's what Windows Phone's rumored digital assistant needs to win you over

Odds are, you're not using Windows Phone. If the forthcoming voice assistant is good enough, maybe you will.

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Consumer Watchdog files Google+ complaint with FTC

A planned merger of Google+ and Gmail contact lists will allow unsolicited email, the group says.

Google taps YouTube to rate ISP video quality performance

Is your streaming video chugging because your router sucks or your ISP sucks? Google wants to answer that very question.

Google faces $125 million damages claim after losing Android patent lawsuit

A jury found Google guilty of infringing but could not agree on damages, which will be determined in a second jury trial

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

Bet you don’t know everything Chrome OS can do. Here’s what it offers, from keyboard shortcuts to Chromecast capers—and a surprising amount of offline productivity.

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I talked with 5 diabetics and they want Google's smart contact lenses, STAT!

There's no question about it: Diabetics are excited about the prospect of a tiny little contact lens simplifying their lives.

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