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Google unveils prototype self-driving car, without steering wheel or brakes

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The search giant wants to make 100 initial vehicles and start a pilot program with a cute clown car.

Tech giants team up to take on US Government gag orders

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.

Nope, ads aren't coming to thermostats, says Nest

Ads might be headed to all kinds of Google-owned products, but not Nest thermostats.

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Google warns ads may come to Nest, Google Glass, and more

Right now it's a possibility, rather than a reality.. oh, who are we kidding?

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Chrome OS adds folders for better app management

Chrome OS received some new features on Tuesday including app folders, in-browser hotword detection, and the return of the minimize button.

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Reports: Google in talks to buy Twitch game-streaming service for $1 billion

The Wall Street Journal reports that the deal is not imminent, while Variety says Google has agreed to pay over $1 billion

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Apple and Google agree to drop all patent suits

The deal will see the two work toward patent reform, they said

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Google Maps adds elevation data for cyclists braving the hills

Maps on the desktop now shows elevation gains through a new graphical display

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Google readies automated tool for those wanting to disappear from search results

The online tool will have a mechanism to prevent unauthorized takedowns, said a German DPA with knowledge of the matter.

Linux group builds 64-bit Android KitKat for ARM developers

Linaro has built a 64-bit version of Android 4.4 for developers to write and test applications for ARM-based mobile devices. Is a Google-authored version coming soon?