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Google satellite exec reportedly leaves company

Greg Wyler, a key executive in the company's efforts to deploy Wi-Fi beaming satellites, has made an "abrupt" departure, according to news reports.

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Beware! 8 sinister consequences of Google and Amazon drones

If Google, Amazon, and Facebook usher in a new era of urban delivery drones, will we lose more than we gain? Crave's Eric Mack sees danger ahead for everything from Spam to Slurpees.

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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)

Revamped Google for Work puts new spin on courting businesses

Ten years after the search giant started eyeing business customers, it's doing some rebranding to catch the eye of people bringing their devices to work.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 25: David Singleton, Director of Engineering of Android at Google, stands in front of a Samsung Gear Live watch during the Google I/O Developers Conference at Moscone Center on June 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The seventh annual Google I/O Developers conference is expected to draw thousands through June 26. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Google's Android Wear team: We'll update early and often

The tech titan has "several" updates to the Android Wear OS coming by year's end, with the first due this week. Here's a hint of what to expect.

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David Singleton, director of Android engineering, says "thousands" of apps have been updated to support Android Wear.

Google says Android Wear about to get even smarter (Q&A)

The search giant hasn't said much about its OS for wearable devices since a demo in June. CNET sat down with two of the project's head engineers to find out what's new.

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Google tests drone delivery, iPhone 6 may have NFC

Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and expect the iPhone 6 to include mobile payments with NFC.

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Make your Chromebook more PC-like

Do you wish your Chromebook could feel a little more like a regular PC? Here are some simple tips on how to get a PC feel on your Chromebook.

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With Mac Chrome beta, Google emphasizes speed, simplicity

Google released its 64-bit Chrome Windows first, but it's moving Mac users to the new version faster. The promise: a memory, security, and performance boost.

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How to enable developer mode on a Chromebook

For some, Chromebooks are made to be tinkered with, and developer mode is where one goes to do just that.

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Tech Retrospect: Apple event preview and smartwatch overload

Everything (well, almost) you need to know about Apple's September 9 event, plus more smartwatches than you have wrists. All that and more in this week's rundown of tech news.

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Team Part-Time Scientists take their Google Lunar XPrize rover for a spin

To win the Google Lunar XPrize, you not only need to land a rover on the moon by the end of 2015, you'll also need to send high-definition footage back to Earth to document the journey. We join Team Part-Time Scientists in Germany for an early systems test.

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Google Lunar XPrize: Part-Time Scientists visit the moon in Germany

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Team Part-Time Scientists recently explored a simulated lunar surface in Bremen, Germany.

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