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YouTube Red to be merged with Google Play Music

YouTube Red to be merged with Google Play Music

Internet search giant Google has confirmed that it is working on a plan to merge its YouTube Red service with Google Play Music in order to create a new sleek and streamlined service.

Speaking at a recently-held panel session for the New Music Seminar conference in New York, Google Music chief Lyor Cohen said that the company needed to merge the two services to attract new subscribers.

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Waymo partners with Lyft to develop autonomous vehicles

Waymo partners with Lyft to develop autonomous vehicles

Alphabet’s driverless car division Waymo LLC has confirmed that it will work in partnership with ride-hailing startup Lyft Inc. to develop autonomous vehicles.

Without elaborating specifically on the terms of the partnership, Waymo and Lyft announced on Sunday that they would work together to develop products and technology for self-driving vehicles.

The deal is being seen as an effort of the two companies’ effort to deal a blow to rival firm Uber Technologies’ similar ambitions.

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Google Maps for Android updated to include Street View

Google Maps for Android updated to include Street View

With some recently announced versatile new features on board, Google Maps for the Android platform has gotten a slight remake.

Despite the arrival of the new features, Google Maps basically functions in the same way as users know. However, the company has smartly integrated some “Street View” features straight into the navigation view.

When a user asks it for directions, he/she can swipe up from the bottom of the app’s screen to make out all the turn-by-turn steps as before. However, now each of those steps comes accompanied by a Street View picture of that exact turn.

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Google Home finally allows multiple accounts

Google Home finally allows multiple accounts

Many Google Home users often complain that it lacks support for multiple accounts. However, that problem no longer exists as Google has already done the needful.

Following the most recent update, the Google Home now allows users to have multiple accounts with personalization as well as neural network voice recognition. In simple words, the service can now distinguish who is talking to it and respond accordingly with that account’s information.

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Google Maps’ new tool can help you avoid getting another parking ticket

Google Maps’ new tool can help you avoid getting another parking ticket

Google Maps’ latest version (v9.49 beta) comes equipped with an innovative tool that tells users where their car is parked and how much time is left on the meter, helping them avoid getting another parking ticket.

The Android Police reported that one can access the tool by tapping the blue dot on Google Maps indicating one’s current location. It takes the users to a menu with the option to mark the location of the parking spot.

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Waymo worried that Uber may steal a look at secret court documents

Waymo worried that Uber may steal a look at secret court documents

Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo has expressed concern that Uber Technologies’ internal counsel could steal a look at secret documents that it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit against the ride-hailing company.

Waymo filed the lawsuit on 23rd of February, alleging that Uber’s laser sensor technology for self-driving cars is based on data stolen by its former engineer Anthony Levandowski, who is now working for Uber.

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Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Start Getting Android Nougat Update

Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus Start Getting Android Nougat Update

Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus have started receiving Android Nougat update in India. Motorola informed that users will soon start receiving notification regarding the update on their smartphone. Users who have not received the message or might have missed it, can access it using Settings > About Phone >> System Updates.

The update can take up to 20 minutes to install. Also, the update should be downloaded only in case users are connected to Wi-Fi network as Wi-Fi connections are faster and stable compared to normal 3G or 4G connections.

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Google Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 update in Jan. 2017

Google Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 update in Jan. 2017

According to a 9to5Google report, the Google Nexus 6 handset is scheduled to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in January 2017.

The Nexus 6 handset is the only Nexus device which has not yet received the Android 7.1.1 update; with the update having been rolled out to all the other Nexus devices. Since all the Nexus models older than the two-year-old Nexus 6 have got the Android 7.1.1 update, the users of Nexus 6 have been long demanding the rollout of update to their handsets.

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Google will launch two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in 2017

Google will launch two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in 2017

The Verge has disclosed in a recent report that tech giant Google plans to launch two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017.

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Google is testing out movie and TV ratings from within Google search

Google is testing out movie and TV ratings from within Google search

In a recent confirmation to Search Engine Land, web search giant Google has revealed that it is experimenting with a new feature which unfolds the capability to add movie and TV ratings from a Google search.

According to the disclosure by Google, the movie and TV ratings feature is presently only an experiment. As such, it is not yet clear as to when the company will roll out the feature to users. Nonetheless, it is being assumed that if Google’s testing of the feature is successful, the feature will probably appear in the users’ search results within the next few months.

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