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How to DJ Your New Year's Eve Party Using a Chromecast and Google Play Music

Be the expert mixmaster all with a few taps of your phone and Google's streaming dongle.

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Google Adds Song Lyrics to Search Results But it Feels Like a Cheap Cash Grab

Google's instant answer results for song lyrics are partial and push you towards the Google Play Store.

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Lollipops, Cardboard, and Barges: Google's 14 Biggest Hits and Misses of 2014

A tech company as big as Google is bound to do some amazing things every year, but it's also not immune to failure. Let's look back at where the search giant went right and wrong in 2014.

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'OK Google' Could Be Coming Soon to a Chromebook Near You

Goolge experiments with bringing spoken commands and questions to Chromebooks, and Dev Channel users can take it for a spin.

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Google May Launch a Native Android Auto, Making Your Car a Big Mobile Device

According to a report, Google is planning to launch a native version of Android for car infotainment units that will offer the same Internet connectivity as a smartphone.

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Google Offers $20 Play Store Credit with Chromecast

Hoping to sweeten the deal to make the Chromecast your dongle of choice this holiday season, Google is adding yet another freebie to its $35 streaming stick.

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Google Offers 5 Tips on How to Maximize Your Digital Workforce

A new whitepaper from Google spotlights a set of tips and tricks organizations can use to boost employee productivity and streamline collaboration, among other things.

Google Wallet for Digital Goods API is Folding

Google's payment solution for in-browser purchases will be retired on March 2, 2015

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Tips and Tricks to Improve Google Sheets

Among the several add-ons available for Google Sheets, we found these helpful.

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CVS Disables NFC Terminals, Stops Accepting Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Reports indicate that the company is working with other retailers on a separate mobile payment system due next year.

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Why Google Wants to Replace Gmail

Gmail represents a dying class of products that, like Google Reader, puts control in the hands of users, not signal-harvesting algorithms.

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One Missed Email and Google Inbox Will Be in Trouble

People may feel overwhelmed by the deluge of email arriving in their inboxes, but will they trust Google to show them the most important messages?

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Camels, Sleds, and Fishing Boats: 7 Wacky Google Street View Vehicles

For Google, mapping the world's darkest corners means relying on some very odd Street View vehicles.

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Google Launches Telemedicine Beta for Video Chats with Docs

A new feature Google is testing helps direct those searching for medical advice not only to information but also allows them to connect online for a physician consult.

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Google's Open Source Blueprint Lets Connected Devices Commune Without Specialized Apps

Google open-source initiative shoots for IoT standards

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Google Takes Drive to School With Unlimited Cloud Storage for Educators, Students Alike

Unlimited storage is a generous gesture that just might rope kids and campuses into the Google ecosystem, too.

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Why Google Just Abandoned the 'Enterprise' Brand

The rebrand reflects a sea change change in how companies buy IT products.

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6 Powerful Google Apps Features You're Probably Not Using

Don't overlook these little-known features of Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

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