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Google+ slowly turning into Facebook already with Games Stream

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Soon, you'll be playing games on Google's social network just like on Facebook. They haven't quite declared how this is going to work and whether you'll be able to filter out the gaming noise from your social signal, but you can bet that it's coming. Wording on the Google Plus Help pages, which has been removed, referenced games and potentially a separate stream for finding games.

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Google+ to squash Facebook?

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Google+ is the company’s attempt at a social networking website, and with the sneak peak given on their website, I think they have the potential to dominate the social networking scene and crush Facebook. Here are some of the highlights.

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Google Nexus Prime possibly a 1.5GHz Ice Cream Sandwich smothered in Super AMOLED HD sweetness

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Don't these Google devices make you hungry? First, we had the Google Nexus One by HTC running delectable Gingerbread. Then, we had the Google Nexus S by Samsung. And now, we are already on the cusp of the next Google flagship phone, the Google Nexus Prime. No, there's no relation to Optimus... possibly because Google sounds like it's sticking with Samsung rather than switching to LG or back to HTC.

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Are you lovin Google’s What do you love?

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What do you love? is a single search page from Google that utilizes Google’s online tools to deliver information about the stuff you love. The new website was quietly rolled out several days ago, but engineering issues kept it from being officially launched.

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Deep Shot visually bridges your task between smartphone and desktop

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There you are, five pages deep in search results on your desktop and its time to hit the road. You've surely been in some type of situation where you have looked up something on your computer and you wanted to take that information with you on your cell phone, immediately. Instead of typing out and doing the search again on your smartphone, or emailing yourself the url, or using some unified cloud service like delicious, you may soon be able to use your camera with something crafted out of an MIT lab called Deep Shot.

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Google Chromebooks Unveiled: Orders June 15

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Samsung and Acer are set to release the first Chromebook laptops on June 15. The Samsung Chromebook is priced at $429 for the Wi-Fi only version, and $499 for 3G. The Acer Chromebook Wi-Fi is priced at $349 and closely resembles the CR-48 prototype. Both will sell initially to the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain.

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REVIEW: Google Nexus S Smartphone (850/1900 Version)

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The original Google Nexus One was a statement phone. It was meant to be the Google Phone, getting first dibs on any Android updates and providing users with a pure "vanilla" experience. No carrier branding, no custom skins. The Nexus S is the second generation of that idea and now it's available for a few more people. That's because they've got the tri-band HSPA (850/1900/2100) version in the wild.

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Chrome OS Tweaks Point To Google Tablets

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Wait. I thought Android 3.0 Honeycomb was the de facto tablet operating system to come out of Google. Even though we've already seen the CR-48 netbook, it looks like Google is still interested in pursuing a tablet-friendly version of its cloud-based Chrome OS.

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GMail Gets Spatial Tracking Motion Gestures

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Google has enhanced GMail with a new April 1 offering. The high-tech GMail Motion system was designed so you can control Gmail with your body. Using your computers camera and spatial tracking technology, you are able to now look like a complete dork while responding to email.

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Google Effectively Kills QR Codes for Good

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You've seen them everywhere. Those weird 2D barcodes have made their way onto business cards, bus shelter advertisements, product packaging and into the newspaper. And now, the age of the QR code just might be coming to an end even before it ever really made any real mainstream impact. You can thank Google for that.

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