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Google rolls out voice controls for the Nest Learning Thermostat

Thanks to new, deeper integrations with the popular smart thermostat, you'll be able to control it using "OK, Google" voice commands.

By December 15, 2014

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Get the new Google Maps with voice commands, cyclist elevation info

​Want to skip waiting for Google to push the latest Maps update to your device? Here's how you can get the update right now (and why you'd want to).

By July 18, 2014

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Jury: Apple should duke it out with Google over patents

If Apple thinks Google's Android infringes its mobile tech, the two should go head-to-head, jury members in the Apple v. Samsung trial say.

By May 5, 2014

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Google agreed to pony up for Samsung's defense against Apple

Emails between Samsung and Google show that the search giant planned to help shoulder some of Samsung's burden of defending itself against Apple's patent infringement claims, court testimony revealed.

By April 22, 2014

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Google closes $3.2 billion purchase of Nest

The acquisition brings with it the Learning Thermostat and the Protect smoke and CO detector as Google looks to make its mark in the smart home.

By February 12, 2014

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Tech Retrospect: Google gets Nest and Obama curbs the NSA -- slightly

Miss a few stories this week? We'll get you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

By January 17, 2014

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What if Google was just a regular guy?

A hilarious, not-so-safe-for-work video imagines what an awful job it would be to handle all those search queries in person.

By January 14, 2014

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How Google and Nest could get the smart home all wrong

Now that Google has a key to our home, it's poised to take smart appliances to new heights. But -- well, good luck maneuvering the messy and disjointed Internet of things.

By January 14, 2014

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Despite Google patent efforts, VP8 no shoo-in for Web video

Nokia refuses to license patents it says are needed to use Google's video technology, sullying Google's earlier patent deal. But WebRTC could still spread VP8 widely, lowering Web video costs for startups and schools.

By March 28, 2013

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Google Now can run on twice as many iOS devices as Android

Google Now is available on 2.5 times as many Apple devices as Android devices after coming to iOS earlier this week.

By May 2, 2013