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Google reads your mind with predictive mobile updates

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Google is one step closer to reading your mind. They revealed several new features for mobile yesterday that will make searching easier, faster and more predictive to the point it feels like they’re probing your brain.

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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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Google Stops Android 2.3 Gingerbread from Hitting Galaxy S

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If you happen to be reading this post from Europe and you just so happen to be a happy owner of a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone through Vodafone, I've got some bad news for you. Google doesn't want you to taste Gingerbread yet.

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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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Sprint To Compete Against Isis: NFC In 2011, Google Bank?

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NFC capable devices are ramping up and soon you will be able to wave your mobile at a teller to complete a purchase of goods. Sprint, the third largest wireless carrier in the US, has told Bloomberg they plan to beat AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon to the NFC game by launching as early as this year.

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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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Google Tests World’s First Wireless Recharger For EVs

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Plugless Power by Evatran claims to be the world’s first wireless EV charging system. A wireless charging station was installed at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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Samsung Nexus S 4G Offers Pure Google Experience to Sprint

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The official Google phone is now rocking some 4G connectivity... depending on your exact definition of what it means to have 4G. The Google Nexus S has been available since December of last year, but the American version only played friendly with T-Mobile's bands. That's changed, since Sprint has picked up its own version in the form of the Samsung Nexus S 4G.

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In-App Payments Coming To Android In May

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Google, although trailing behind Apple's App Store, has managed to do quite well in such a short time. Recent reports indicate they will begin to offer in-app purchases for Android sometime in May.

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Google Social Search Update Integrates Your Friends’ Shares

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As the Internet continues to expand and we get inundated with an increasingly overwhelming amount of information, we turn more and more to our social spheres for guidance. And that's where some of the updates to Google Social Search are supposed to come into play.

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Google Accounts Get Security Upgrade

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Google will be adding an extra layer of security -- Google Authenticator -- to their accounts in order to combat the growing threat of hackers and raise confidence in services such as Docs and Gmail.

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How to enable GSM data on CR-48 Chrome notebook

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The Gobi 3G chip housed inside the CR-48 Chrome notebook is perfectly capable of providing you with GSM-friendly 3G data. You just have to jump through a few small hoops to get it to work.

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$20,000 and a CR-48 laptop for first to hack Chrome

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Google is offering $20,000 and a CR-48 Chrome OS laptop to anyone who can hack their Chrome browser.

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