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Leaked screenshots reveal massive Material Design overhaul for Play Store

But will the focus on big, beautiful images come at the expense of user experience?

on greenbot.com

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Google flips on Android mirroring for Chromecast

Select phones and tablets can now beam their screens to the television.

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Google Glass creator wants something smaller, faster and less awkward

Babak Parviz lays out Google's goals for an improved version of the device.

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Google adds 13 more languages to Gmail

The languages change Gmail's display, not individual messages

on pcworld.com

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With Songza buy, Google recognizes music needs a human touch

Google's decision to add Songza to its musical bag of tricks shows that the Internet giant recognizes the importance of curation.

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Google makes way for wearables with Play Services update

New APIs make it easier it to communicate with apps running on Android-based wearables.

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Google's Smarty Pins turns Maps into a game that tests your trivia and geography skills

Think you know your way around the world? Find out if you've got smarty pins with Google's new game.

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Google buys Songza to beef up its music service

Google needs to make its music offering more valuable, and Songza's song recommendation technology is a great way to do that.

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Farewell, Orkut: Google shuts down its first social network

Orkut was popular in Brazil, but never gained traction in the U.S.

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How Android TV will make Chromecast better

"Cast to Native" will let users beam a video through Chromecast, then control playback with a traditional remote.