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Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

By on February 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — even the websites that are now worth billions of dollars.

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Google Vs. Revenge Porn

Infamous ‘revenge porn’ kingpin asks Google to remove ‘unauthorized’ pictures of him from searches

By on February 27, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

Infamous ‘revenge porn’ kingpin asks Google to remove ‘unauthorized’ pictures of him from searches

It looks like one of the Internet’s biggest scumbags is trying to exercise his “right to be forgotten.” Ars Technica reports that Craig Brittain, the former proprietor of a “revenge porn” website, has filed requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to have Google remove 23 links that contain accounts of his past actions, including a link to an FTC press release describing its settlement with him. Brittain says that the offending links contain “unauthorized use of photos of me and other related information.”
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Google North Bayshore Campus Photos

Google is proposing a crazy new futuristic campus – here are some awesome renders

By on February 27, 2015 at 2:28 PM.

Google is proposing a crazy new futuristic campus – here are some awesome renders

Apple has gotten a lot of attention for the work it’s doing with its so-called “Spaceship” campus but it turns out Google is looking to build an insane-looking futuristic campus of its own. Google on Friday revealed plans to build a massive new campus in the North Bayshore area of Mountain View, California and it posted some absolutely stunning renders of the proposed campus on its Google+ page. More →

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Google YouTube Profits

The third most popular website on the planet still can’t make a profit

By on February 26, 2015 at 5:50 PM.

The third most popular website on the planet still can’t make a profit

YouTube completely changed the way we consume media, and it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Google owned property was the third most visited website in all of 2014. Whether or not you’re looking for videos of historical political debates or clips of thrill seekers tossing themselves off of buildings, YouTube has every and any type of video one can possibly think of. More →

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Next-gen Nexus 6 Smartphone

Here’s our first big rumor about Google’s next-gen Nexus phone

By on February 26, 2015 at 5:25 PM.

Here’s our first big rumor about Google’s next-gen Nexus phone

It’s way too early for next-gen Nexus smartphone rumors, but a wild report has already emerged out of China many months before Google’s expected launch date for a new Nexus phone. The successor of the Nexus 6 — which we won’t call Nexus 7 just yet, because that would simply be a strange smartphone name considering Google has used it for tablets so far — might be made by an Android device maker from China, according to a post on Weibo posted by someone with knowledge of the matter that was recently quoted by GizmoChina. More →

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Android Apps Search

Did Google just ruin the Android app store?

By on February 26, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

Did Google just ruin the Android app store?

Apple’s iOS App Store is an interesting place. It houses more than 1.3 million apps that combine to make up the best mobile app ecosystem on the planet. It also features what may very well be the absolute worst search technology on the planet. Finding good apps using the App Store’s in-built search function is next to impossible, which is a big part of the reason we spend so much time here at BGR sharing great iPhone apps with our readers.

The Google Play app store for Android is a different story… for now, at least. More →

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Google Play Music 50,000 Song Limit

New Google Play update is every music lover’s dream come true

By on February 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

New Google Play update is every music lover’s dream come true

Google announced on the Android Official Blog this week that the music storage limit for free Google Play Music users has been bumped up from 20,000 songs to 50,000 songs. You can stream or download any of those 50k songs to your phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast. More →

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Google Chrome Malware Protection

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

By on February 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

No matter how hard you work to ensure your private data stays safe, it’s impossible to account for every potential security threat, as most recently illustrated by Lenovo’s bizarre adware catastrophe. Thankfully, there are other technology companies that consider security a priority, which is why Google’s latest Safe Browsing expansion is worth highlighting. More →

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Google Inbox Invite

Google’s email killer Inbox is finally coming to Apps accounts – how to request an invite

By on February 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Google’s email killer Inbox is finally coming to Apps accounts – how to request an invite

Google’s so-called “email killer” Inbox is a fantastic new service from the search and software giant that aims to take some of the sting out of email. The app apes some key features found in a number of similar apps such as Mailbox, mixes in a few original functions, and wraps it all up in a user interface that is positively gorgeous.

One of the key limitations for Inbox so far has been the lack of support for Google Apps accounts, so business users and people with their own domains have been unable to test Inbox. Starting soon, however, that will begin to change. More →

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Best Google Apps

11 great Google apps you’ve probably never even heard of

By on February 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

11 great Google apps you’ve probably never even heard of

To look at early versions of Android, when Google first began to truly embrace mobile, you would have never guessed that the company would eventually be responsible for some of the best and most beautiful apps on the planet. Today, however, apps like Gmail and Google Maps are the best and most widely used applications in their respective categories, and Google continues to wow us with its app quality each time new updates roll out or new apps are launched.

As much as you rely on the Google apps for computers, Android and iOS that you currently use, however, there are a slew of apps Google makes that you have probably never even heard of. More →

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Google Glass 2 Prototypes

Google Glass 2 prototypes reportedly already in the hands of developers

By on February 23, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Google Glass 2 prototypes reportedly already in the hands of developers

Despite the fact that Glass was all but a complete misfire for Google, the project isn’t going away any time soon. Earlier this month, Tony Fadell told The New York Times that “future products” in the Glass line won’t be subjected to the same public experimentation as the first-generation model.

So we probably won’t see “Google Glass 2” at every tech event in 2015, but if a report from 9to5Google is to be believed, prototypes of the new version of the device might already be in the hands of developers. More →

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Samsung Vs. Google Apple Pay

Google and Samsung are on a collision course when it comes to fighting Apple Pay

By on February 23, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Google and Samsung are on a collision course when it comes to fighting Apple Pay

The security and ease of use behind Apple Pay unquestionably makes Apple’s own mobile payment service the best in the business. Left to play catch-up, Samsung recently acquired LoopPay, a mobile payments company with technology that enables consumers to make payments via traditional credit card readers.

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