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Google Views now lets you comment on and +1 your favorite 360-degree Photo Spheres

Google Views gives anyone the chance to share their own panoramic, 360-degree Photo Spheres with the world. The platform has now been updated with comments and +1s, the latter of which is a ‘like’ equivalent for Google+, so people can easily show their appreciation. Some of the Photo Spheres uploaded by the community are breathtaking and as Evan Rapoport, Google product manager for Photo Spheres explains, many photographers have already amassed millions of views for their images. If you just want to say “wow” or maybe ask the photographer how they captured their latest Photo Sphere, now there’s an easy way to…

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Google Maps is now available in Hindi on Android and the Web

Google Maps on Android and the Web is now available in Hindi, allowing even more people around the world to use the renowned mapping and navigation service in their preferred language. To enable Hindi, you need to dive into your Google account settings and change the default language option. Alternatively, you can browse to the Google India home page and select Hindi from the language shortcuts listed at the bottom of the page. On Android (version 4.3 and higher), it’s just a matter of switching to Hindi in the ‘Language and Input’ section of your device’s settings. Hindi is one…

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Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

8140128977_66ba057c82_z A New York meeting providing information to companies interested in offering free Wi-Fi access counted Google among its attendees, according to a new Bloomberg report. Others at the event included IBM, Samsung and Cisco, but Google’s ambitions regarding blanketing the U.S. with free or affordable Internet connectivity could be a good reason so suspect it’ll submit a compelling… Read More

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Google begins allowing you to create Google Now reminders right from its search engine

One of my favorite parts of Google is getting instant responses from search results — it massively simplifies currency conversion, for one thing. So it’s interesting to see that the company now lets you create Google Now reminders right from its search box, as the Google Operating System blog explains. The feature works if you prefix searches with ‘add reminder ‘ or ‘create reminder ‘ — and it also lets you set specific dates, times and more. Right now it looks like the feature is either locked regionally or being rolled out to selected users because I wasn’t able to replicate these…

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Weekly Cornerplay: Skype 5.0 is dead on arrival

Skype 5.0 is here but its system of contacts is like it’s from the 90s and that’s a deal breaker, says Jeffrey Yuwono Welcome to the Weekly Cornerplay, a guest column where each week we analyse a tech product or service. With Microsoft in the news recently (18,000 in layoffs!), for this week’s entry we’re taking a look Read the full article…

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Believe the hype: Smartwatches can deliver on their potential

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It’s been a month since Google announced Android Wear at it’s annual I/O developer conference and I’ve been wearing the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live ever since it was unveiled there. It is perhaps surprising, given to me that I haven’t ditched it – instead it has become an important part of my daily routine. I’ve worn a watch every day for as long as I can remember, so it’s not a shock to have something on my wrist unlike many young people who have never worn a watch. For years, the media has predicted the decline of the watch, but it seems…

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With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

black-white-chromebook During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it — and its partners — sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the last quarter, according to Gartner’s latest numbers, so a million Chromebook sales just to the education market is a pretty good number. Read More

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YouTube for iOS now includes auto-generated playlists

Google has added its YouTube Mix feature for auto-generated playlists to its iOS app. To be clear, the feature isn’t brand new to the app, but the quiet rollout – as noticed by my colleague Nick Summers – means that it has remained relatively unannounced since launch. YouTube Mix first launched on the desktop in April 2013. Earlier this year, it also appeared in the Android app. The feature compiles an initial 50 videos for content you’re viewing, and can call up another 50 if you need more to watch.       As the amount of videos on YouTube has…

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