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YouTube now lets you queue videos on the Web to send to Chromecast

Following its recent facelift, YouTube today began rolling out a new queuing feature for sharing videos to Chromecast from your computer. Google expects the updates to arrive for all users by early next week. With the new changes, you’ll be able to use a single tab to cast a video and then continue browsing to line up more to watch. You’ll also be able to cast playlists. YouTube has also confirmed updates we noticed earlier in the day that unify the design of the Add to Playlist and Share buttons on the desktop with the mobile apps. The company has…

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YouTube has given its site a minor facelift

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YouTube has received an ever so minor redesign. When I kicked back with a few videos this morning (is there a better way to start the day?) I noticed the information pane underneath the video had been tweaked slightly. If memory serves, the Add To, Share and More buttons weren’t tucked quite so far towards the left-hand side of the page. YouTube is being a little more economical with space, but on a large monitor it can also look a little stretched. Other elements also appear to have been cleared up, such as the related videos section on the right. Everything…

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Google Challenges Amazon For Drone Supremacy

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 5.29.16 PM Need a tube of toothpaste, but don’t want to wait? Google wants to drone that to you, the Mountain View-based technology giant announced today. Google follows Amazon in announcing that it is building consumer delivery-facing drone technology. Amazon previously disclosed that it is working to build drones that can deliver small parcels to shoppers. The two companies have differing… Read More

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Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta

png_base64672b18a0aa3bcb4b Google is launching a new feature in the Chrome beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux today that will make it easier — and safer — to let others use your computer. Read More

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Chrome 38 beta arrives with new user switching for profiles, Guest mode, and 64-bit by default for Mac

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Just two days after releasing the stable version of Chrome 37, Google has announced the release of Chrome 38 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux. New features include a new user switching interface for profiles, a Guest mode, and 64-bit by default for OS X users. First up, the latest Chrome beta lets you switch profiles directly from the window’s title bar. If you’re not signed in, you’ll see a “You” in the upper-right corner of your Chrome window, and then clicking it will give you a “Sign in to Chrome.” If you’re already signed into Chrome or choose to…

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Google has been working on a drone delivery system called Project Wing

The skies of the future are about to get a bit more crowded as Google takes the wraps off its secret drone delivery system, Project Wing. The Atlantic reports that Google has been working on the delivery system for two years inside the company’s moonshot lab, Google X. Tests of the secret program have taken place in Australia due to the country’s more lax policies regarding remotely piloted aircraft. The drone itself is a hybrid of a plane that flies vertically and a helicopter because it can hover horizontally. The video above shows the drone in action. When delivering packages, the payload is…

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Google Stops Showing Authorship In Search Results

 Google today announced that it has stopped showing the names of authors in its search results. The company first started showing authorship on its search results pages a few years ago. At first, this was a pretty complicated process (I remember a…

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Google stops showing authorship in search results, will still include Google+ posts from friends and pages

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Google today stopped showing authorship in search results, meaning articles will no longer include a link to the Google+ profile of their author. The company says that it found the information isn’t as useful to its users as it hoped, and in some cases even distracts from the overall search results. The official Authorship in web-search support page merely states “Authorship markup is no longer supported in web search.” Those interested in adding markup to their websites are pointed to rich snippets and structured data. In June, Google removed authors’ Google+ profile pictures from search results. At the time, Google’s…

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