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Google’s behind the curve on photos and today they’re playing catchup, but breaking photos free of the Google+ cesspool of stagnation. Here’s Google Photos, Mountain View’s big shot at making your enormous photo collection usable.Read more...

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There’s nothing more frustrating than cueing up a set of Google Maps directions to your destination only to lose service and have them evaporate while you’re in transit. Now Google Maps, websites, and even YouTube will work with no internet connection on your Android phone.Read more...

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Google just announced that a hyper-efficient operating system for the internet of things : Brillo. Developed with the engineers from Nest, the new Android-based OS is designed to be very streamlined, so that any connected object can communicate with another. The common standard that makes it all possible is called Weave.Read more...

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Inbox, aka Google’s attempt at fixing the cesspool that is email, is no longer invite only. You can download it right now at the Apple or Google Play store. To mark the occasion, Google’s also pumped out some new features, including the super duper important “undo send.” Read more...

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We suspected that Google would announce about a new payments system at I/O, and we were right. Read more...

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The future of Android is here. Android M (I’m still hoping for Muffin) is the software that will power Android smartphones beginning in the fall of 2015. Aesthetically, everything looks similar, but there’s lots buried under that Material Design exterior. Let’s take a look.Read more...

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After just a few months of “exclusivity” with Apple, HBO Now will be available to Android devices through Google Play. Woohoo more GoT everywhere.Read more...

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People have always wondered about sex, and as literacy became more widespread over the course of the seventeenth century in England, books appeared to feed that curiosity.Read more...

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Google is kicking off I/O as we speak, and you can follow our liveblog here . There probably won’t be any wild surprises—but then again, this is Google, and we could get a little sweet, sweet moonshot action if we’re lucky.Read more...

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There is gold out there on asteroids. Silver and platinum and titanium, too. And if we’re seriously going to mine asteroids, it might be easier to tow them closer to Earth. But that could be serious trouble for satellites, according to new calculations by astrophysicists. Read more...

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Amazon isn’t the only tech giant expanding its same-day delivery services: Apple just debuted same-day delivery for select products through its Apple Store app in San Francisco. Read more...

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Today is the first day of Google I/O, the company’s annual conference where they announce what’s coming in the next year. We’re here at the keynote, and we’ll be liveblogging it for you, starting now. Keep hitting refresh to get the latest updates! (The newest updates will be at the top)Read more...

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Google I/O is the annual event all you Droid lovers and Chromies and Moonshooters have been waiting for. Today we’re going to hear what Google has in store for the next year — from Android M to Cardboard and more. Tune in live right here, at 12:00 PM eastern time. We’ll be liveblogging from the event , too!Read more...

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Smart lighting systems like Philips Hue are futuristic and awesome and, typically, expensive. But IKEA wants to offer this type of technology to the masses. The Swedish flatpack furniture empire is developing an entire smart home system, and it looks futuristic and awesome and, you guessed it, cheap.Read more...

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Amazon Prime subscribers will now get free same-day shipping on “over a million” items in 14 metropolitan areas. It’s practically Seamless for stuff.Read more...

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Some bonehead at an Defense Department lab accidentally shipped live anthrax spores to government and commercial recipients through a commercial shipping service. What a goof!Read more...

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Developers just illustrated that the Apple Watch’s six-pin accessory port is not only capable of charging the wristable—it actually charges it faster than the inductive charger. Read more...

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Google released a new 360-degree immersive video on its Spotlight Stories app yesterday—the first that features real human actors instead of animation. It’s an action-packed short directed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin. I downloaded the 1GB 360 video and took it for a literal spin (I was sitting in a swivel chair). It’s so realistic it’s almost problematic.Read more...

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Gawker Mom Who Let Her Teen Marry a 50-Year-Old Man Says Sex Tape Is Last Straw | io9 An Octopus Helps A Man Find His Engagement Ring In This Darling CG Short | Jalopnik Idiot On Audi RS6 Test Drive Immediately Crashes It Into Tram | Lifehacker 10 Valuable Lessons for First-Time Home Buyers |Read more...

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Lenovo just announced a bunch of stuff at its first ever tech conference in Beijing (which you can read more about here and here ), and as is true of most of these big events, Lenovo showed off tons of stuff dotting the spectrum from real products to moonshot ideas. This crazy-lookin’ smartwatch is one of the latter.Read more...

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Shazam is expanding to the visual world. Now you can use your phone’s camera to scan the Shazam logo on printed media. Shazam will then load up some other “content.” Who asked for this?Read more...

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Joe Oxenbury was born without a left hand. “It was a glitch,” says his father, Chris. “That’s what the doctors told us. His hand just didn’t grow when he was in the womb.”Read more...

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Yesterday, the International Space S1tation’s Permanent Multipurpose Module known as Leonardo was detached from the spacecraft. But don’t worry: it was part of a planned move, in order to make it easier for more visiting spacecraft to dock with the orbiting laboratory.Read more...

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Here’s another military photo which totally looks like a painting . This picture of an Osprey helicopter landing on a dusty airfield in Turkey may have been retouched in Photoshop, but it still looks beautiful.Read more...

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Apple now offers same-day delivery to get (some) Apple Store products to you in super-quick time. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area. And are willing to pay.Read more...

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