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Think round! Google gives developers tips on designing apps for smartwatches

Getting developers onboard will be key for the future success of Android Wear, an analyst says.

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Chromecast gets WatchESPN, MLS, Google+ Photos and Crunchyroll

Google's $35 media streamer fills in a few more gaps in its catalog.

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How Google's acquisition of Divide will help Android grow as a platform

Not only will the app help the platform play nice with companies, but it'll help Android evolve into a more mature mobile operating system.

on greenbot.com

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Report: Google to announce Android TV platform at Google I/O

Focused on interface and gaming, Google wants to win the living room not with a device, but a platform

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Comic: Lucky, the littlest Google self-driving car

Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: The adventures of Lucky, the littlest Google self-driving car.

on macworld.com

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Google launches a tool for testing your ISP's YouTube performance

Does your Internet service provider suck? Google's Video Quality Report tool can tell you—and even recommend a better ISP in your area.

Self-driving cars, medical wristbands, home automation, and oversharing

It's like Johnny Cab without the guy! Google's ride is here, and it's a cute little car. Plus we talk about Samsung's Simband, what an Apple entry into the home-automation market might mean, and Facebook's latest attempt to cut back on the oversharing. With guests Jason Cross and Leah Yamshon.

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Home Sweet Google: What if the ads-everywhere model didn't suck?

Google wants to redefine mobile as "any device we can show you an ad on," and that might not be such a terrible thing.

Tech giants team up to take on US Government gag orders

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.

Nope, ads aren't coming to thermostats, says Nest

Ads might be headed to all kinds of Google-owned products, but not Nest thermostats.