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Skeptics question Android on Chromebooks

Android apps will run unaltered, but developers may also choose to optimize their wares to, for example, offer multiple window sizes.

Fair or fowl? We rank all 16 Angry Birds games

Sixteen?! Rovio's franchise goes under the microscope as it hits the big screen.

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Here's a glimpse at what the first outdoor Google I/O was like

Sunburns, loud music, and giant art installations: This year's Google I/O felt like a mixture of a developer's conference and a music festival.

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Behind the scenes at Google I/O 2016

Wonder what it's like when Google hosts its annual developer's conference outside? Let us show you.

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Google's modular smartphone project sacrificed its original vision to move forward

Google's Project Ara modular smartphone is coming to developers at the end of this year, but it's lost a key part of its vision along the way -- total customizability.

Why Android on Chrome could have big impact on business

Businesses that have overlooked Chromebooks due to software limitations now have a new reason to reconsider their decisions. Chrome OS devices will soon be able to run Android apps.

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when it's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Rapid review: Uno Noteband wearable

Uno Noteband features a novel new speed-reading technology that's designed to help you quickly parse through smartphone notifications. This short video review reveals whether it belongs on the 'cool' or the 'not so much' list.

Google I/O 2016: Every Android app – really – is coming to Chrome

Google’s bringing its entire Android mobile app library to Chromebooks – the company announced today at its annual I/O developer conference, thanks to an innovative system of containerization.

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7 Android features from Google I/O that Apple should borrow

Why Cupertino should take a hint from Google's latest updates to Android N and Android Wear, and snag a few features for iOS and watchOS.

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Google goes after the enterprise, but at I/O, proof is MIA

Some users and industry analysts attending Google I/O this week said they didn't see evidence of a business focus at the developer conference.

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Google's Android N strengthens security core

File-based encryption, Mediaserver hardening, and automatic updates will come to Google's mobile platform this summer

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Here's a look inside Google I/O's playground for developers

Google held its massive I/O conference this week at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Here's a look at what developers found inside.

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Google is bringing Android apps to Chromebooks

Google announced Thursday morning that its Play Store will be coming to Chrome OS, the lightweight operating system that powers Chromebook laptops.

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Google's Daydream VR initiative: What it is, what it isn't

Google's going big into VR this year with Daydream, but it's not a single device. It's a spec, it's a controller, it's a standard.

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Google I/O 2016: Google’s biggest announcements

From the latest version of Android to fascinating new AI developments, we’ve compiled a list of Google’s most important announcements from Google I/O 2016.

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Google: Hangouts won't go away despite the launch of new messaging apps

Allo and Duo are the future of Google's messaging efforts, but Hangouts has other value that earns it a stay of execution.

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Why Windows Insiders are seeing Android notifications on their PCs

Cortana's deep link between Android and Windows 10 PCs is starting to show up among testers in the wild. Windows 10 Mobile is still unpopular, so Microsoft's trying to keep a hand in by offering services and apps to Android and iOS.

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