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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30:  A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google buys Gecko Design for X projects

The product-design firm will be put to work on some of Google's most "cutting edge" projects.

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Three ways to make a Chromebook feel more like a PC

Don't want to feel like you're stuck inside a browser when using a Chromebook? Give these tips a try.

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Google's self-driving cars will need steering wheels, at least for now

Rules issued by the California DMV say the search giant's software-powered car prototypes still need physical controls during testing.

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Tech Retrospect: Samsung adds Nook while HTC adds Windows

Two new devices launched this week that, to be honest, aren't that new at all. Plus, Son of Flappy Bird and more info on Windows 9 in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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How the iPhone, Android, and Facebook changed everything in CNET UK podcast 400

We celebrate 400 episodes with a look at the iPhone, Android, Facebook and the technology that's changed your life in the last eight years.

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Google's Android search app adds multi-language voice feature

After a delay in rolling out the feature, the Internet giant makes it possible for people to switch languages on the fly when making voice searches.

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Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

From the PlayStation TV to OLED TVs to the iPhone 6, here are the most anticipated gadgets of the last four months of 2014.

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How to access 1Password on a Chromebook

Accessing 1Password takes a bit of work to set up on a Chromebook, but it's worth it.

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Google Chrome is now surfable in Cuba

The web giant makes its Internet browser available for download in one of the world's most closed-off countries.

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How to add, manage user accounts on a Chromebook

Just like any other computer, a Chromebook allows you to add multiple users, some with limited privileges.

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So why isn't there more app store competition?

If you want to download an app on your phone, you'll most likely head to a marketplace owned by Apple or Google. It'll be tough for any wireless carrier to establish an alternative.

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Patent pictures hint at unobtrusive Google Glass design

The high-tech specs may someday look more like ordinary glasses, if this set of pictures shows a new design direction.

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