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Derek Walter is a freelance technology writer based in Northern California. He is the author of Learning MIT App Inventor, a hands-on guide to building your own Android apps.

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Android TV's universal search feature finally works with Netflix

Firing up the latest episode of Orange is the New Black will be just a voice search away.

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How Wayfair and Lowe’s will tap Lenovo’s Tango phone to spruce up your space

The augmented reality smartphone, coming later this fall, will let you see how purchases will look before you buy them.

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Logitech Harmony app arrives with smart controls for Android TV

Your TV can become the master control center for all your home's smart devices.

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Sprimo Air Purifier promises to put you inside a protective bubble of clean air

This slick appliance's efficacy claims are based on its design, which cleans only the air that's likely to enter your lungs.

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Google Play Movies update inches closer towards shared family library

It may not be long before you can open up your purchased TV shows and movies to a select group of friends or family members.

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Report: Android TV remote control app will transform your phone into a gamepad

This could be a boon for multiplayer gaming on Android TV, as everyone will only need a smartphone to get in on the action.

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How to watch the Super Bowl on your Android device

If you want to stream the big game to your Android phone, tablet, TV, or Chromecast, here's what you need to do.

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Google reveals new partnerships for Android TV, Google Cast platforms

New speakers and receivers from B&O Play, Harman Kardon, Onkyo, Philips, Pioneer, and Raumfeld will be ready to stream all your favorite tunes and video.

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Google Play's holiday sale slashes prices on games and apps, offers three months of music streaming for $1

The sales include 75 percent off a movie rental, half off an album purchase, and deep discounts on several popular games and apps for Android.

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Google makes Play Music Family Plan official - $15 per month for 6 members

In the U.S., this includes YouTube Red, making it a very compelling offer.

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How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a security camera

Your unused Android device can be repurposed for checking up on the baby or making sure your house is safe while you're away.

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YouTube Music mobile apps launch, with offline listening and no ads for subscribers

The app is available for all, but has particular perks for subscribers to YouTube Red, Google's $10 per month video and music package.

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Hands on with YouTube Red: Is Google's ad-free media-streaming service worth the price of admission?

You get some cool features for $10 per month, but this service isn't for everyone.

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YouTube Red is Google's $10 per month video and music streaming service

Subscribers will get ad-free YouTube access, a Google Play Music subscription, and a new slate of original movies and TV series.

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Report: Google Play Music to launch family plan providing six users for $15 per month

The new fee structure is set to go live Sept. 29, which will then let you share the service across devices for six family members.