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Google Drive gets a makeover

Google Drive has become one of the first Google services to get the company’s “Material Design” makeover. As we learned a few weeks ago at Google’s IO conference, all of Google’s products and services are getting a revamp in time for the next version of Android – “Android L” – in which everything from web apps to phone apps to …

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James O'MalleyGoogle Drive gets a makeover
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The mystery of the disappearing Tube roundels on Google Maps

(Pic by Naparazzi) If you’ve tried to get anywhere unfamiliar in London lately then you’ve probably noticed something strange. On Google Maps, the Tube’s famous ‘Roundel’ logo has mysteriously been replaced by a more European style “M” logo. Whilst this might make things more consistent with similar metro systems around the world, it’s certainly a bit weird for a Londoner …

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James O'MalleyThe mystery of the disappearing Tube roundels on Google Maps
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How the rich and famous disappear from Google Street View

It seems that UK celebrities are taking the newfound “right to be forgotten” literally. Gizmodo reports (http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/07/celebs-and-the-generally-wealthy-blur-their-homes-in-google-street-view/) that mansions owned by former prime minister Tony Blair and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney have started to appear blurred on Google’s Street View, where people’s faces and car licence plates are usually covered up. Also looking a bit out of focus are …

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Stuart O'ConnorHow the rich and famous disappear from Google Street View

Chrome to add support for VR / Oculus Rift

A developer for Google's Chrome browser has revealed that the company is working on adding VR headset support to its browser – following the lead taken by Mozilla's Firefox last month. Google developer Brandon Jones has posted a detailed technical…

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James O'MalleyChrome to add support for VR / Oculus Rift

Now you can use "OK Google" voice commands from any app

Google has announced an upgrade to its Android voice search. Following the latest update to the Google Search app, regardless of what app you're in you'll be able to say "OK Google" followed by what you want wherever you are…

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James O'MalleyNow you can use "OK Google" voice commands from any app

Google launch "Smarty Pins" map trivia game

Google has launched a new web game based on Google Maps. Called "Smarty Pins", the player is tasked with answering geography-based trivia questions. Its pretty neat: All you have to do is drag the map pin to the place the…

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James O'MalleyGoogle launch "Smarty Pins" map trivia game

5 Takeaways from GoogleIO

We're still reeling from last night's Google IO keynote event, in which the company unveiled several new products and tried to bore us to death with live, on-stage Java debugging. You can read about all the new gear here, but…

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James O'Malley5 Takeaways from GoogleIO