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  • Google is revealing 'the new Google Earth' next week

    Remember Google Earth? Once the coolest and most convenient way to explore the planet on a computer, the app has been largely cannibalized as Maps became ever more powerful. But Google hasn't forgotten about it, and just sent out invites to the press for an event where it will ...

  • Google brings in-browser VR to Cardboard

    Google announced today that open virtual reality gallery WebVR would be available to Cardboard users. Now all you need is an Android phone and a Cardboard headset to use WebVR games. WebVR is a VR standard that works within browsers. According to the site, "The goal is to make ...

  • Burger King just hijacked your Google Home speaker

    Brace yourselves, everyone. Advertisers figured out how to manipulate your voice-activated assistants. Burger King just showed us in 15 seconds how voice-activated speakers can be used for ill. In a new ad, an actor dressed like a Burger King employee holds up a Whopper and explains ...

  • Google Home can now help you find the cheapest time to fly

    Planning your next vacation just got a lot easier if you own a Google Home device. Starting today, you can ask home to find and track flight prices, hands-free. If you say "OK Google, how much are flights to Miami" Google will give you a quote for two weeks from now, and then ask ...

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