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Google releases Google Cast SDK, more Chromecast apps on the way

That $35 streaming stick is about to get a lot more value, now that a public SDK allows developers to add Chromecast support to their apps and websites.

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Microsoft, Google, Facebook show rise in surveillance requests

The latest round of reports come after an agreement between the government and tech companies about what information can be released

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Chrome beta users get an assist from Google Now

The virtual assistant already available to Android and iOS users is making its way to the desktop via the beta version of Google's browser.

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Google keeps Motorola's wild advanced technology team, melds it with Android

Lenovo's getting Motorola's phones, but Google's keeping the REALLY crazy stuff.

With Motorola sale to Lenovo, Google is unloading a headache

Buying a handset maker caused tension with partners and never delivered profits, analysts say

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These are the filthy words Google voice search doesn't want to hear

The words that don't get censored is the real shock.

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Android 4.4 OS inbound for HTC One, may follow for Galaxy S4

While there's no word on exact release timing, HTC says certification should be complete this week.

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How to find out if someone has been snooping in your Gmail

A hidden feature in Gmail can tell you if someone's been rummaging through your love letters. Here's where to find it.

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Obama administration forges deal with tech companies over data requests

The agreement with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others lets them give more information on the government's data requests

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