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Android Messages Is Getting Some of the Best Features From Google’s Abandoned Chat App

A couple months ago, Google announced that it would be suspending development of yet another messaging app to focus on Android Messages and to help carriers adopt Chat, a new messaging protocol based on RCS that should make texting a whole lot better. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally essential tricks to improve your results, you’re missing out. We like to think of ourselves as Google ninjas at Lifehacker, but even we need a reminder of these crucial…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s How Internet Ads Follow You Around

Internet ads are so invasive that we can’t blame you for thinking that Facebook is listening to you talk. It’s probably not, but it is helping ad networks track you across the internet and across your apps. Tech public policy expert Chris Yiu recently tweeted 14 different ways that ads follow you around the internet,…Read […]

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How to Get Rainbow-Themed Google Sheets to Celebrate Pride 

We love it when a company sneaks an Easter egg into an otherwise mundane program, especially when the little taps-the-nose trick does something wild and fanciful. And while Google’s latest hidden feature in Sheets isn’t quite as complicated as, say, playing Flight Simulator in Excel or firing up the Game of Life in…Read more… Continue […]

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Clean Up URLs Before You Share Them with the ‘Tracking Token Stripper’ Extension

How many times have you gone to share an interesting story (or comic) with a friend—a pretty standard process—only to find that the short URL you thought you were copying and pasting is actually one giant, messy paragraph of text. You can thank all the services and sites that append a ton of extra junk […]

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Someone Stole A Trailer From Google’s Waymo And Police Can’t Find It

If you consider the massive amount of data Google has gathered on the world around you, it might be surprising—maybe reassuring?—to learn the company can’t track down something as simple as a trailer. But that’s indeed the case: Since January, Michigan police have been trying to locate a car hauler stolen from Waymo,…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Use PayPal via Google Pay on YouTube, Gmail, and Google Play

You can already use your PayPal account to make purchases through Google Pay. Now, Google and PayPal are extending their partnership to allow you to use your PayPal account to pay for things across the Google ecosystem, including Gmail, YouTube, and the Google Store. Better yet, if you link your PayPal account to…Read more… Continue […]

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The Pentagon’s Controversial Drone AI-Imaging Project Extends Beyond Google

Google has pressed forward with its effort to provide artificial intelligence solutions to the Department of Defense, despite an internal employee petition against the company’s involvement in a pilot program that analyzes drone footage using AI and the resignations of around a dozen employees who objected to the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Is YouTube Music Already Doomed?

Google isn’t giving up on its quest to get you to pay it for music. That’s the main takeaway from Thursday’s announcement of YouTube Music, a re-imagining of how music-listening works on YouTube. The new streaming service will come in two flavors: a free tier called YouTube Music and a $10-per-month tier dubbed…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Customize Google’s Updated ‘News’ App 

iOS/Android: Google News is pretty much a household phrase nowadays, and the company just release a big update to its Android and iOS apps that adds in a lot of machine learning. Presumably, this will help you get more relevant and interesting news to read within the app. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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