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Google Nexus Player: A streaming and gaming box for Android TV

Today Google announced the first device to run Android TV, the $99 Nexus Player. It will be available for preorder October 17 to compete with the Rokus and Apple TVs of the world. It will offer fewer native apps at launch, however.

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Better than air guitar! Now you can conduct the music on your phone

A new app called BrainWave claims to be the first to allow you to control your Spotify and Pandora music with hand gestures. You've always wanted that, right?

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Google Play expands refund window to two hours

Thanks to a recent change in policy, Play Store customers have more time to decide whether to keep that new Android app or game.

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Google's Glass Explorer Edition on sale in Play Store

For $1,500 you, too, can be a Google Glass Explorer.

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How to fix Google Play errors

Not sure what to do after getting a non-descript error message in Google Play? Check out these errors and their solutions to get everything working again.

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T-Mo adds 6 services to Music Freedom, but not Google Play Music yet

The wireless carrier asks customers to vote for their top music service to stream without data worries. Google Play Music wins, but T-Mobile offers six others instead first.

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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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A new Sneak Peek of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Reports point to an early August release for Samsung's next flagship phone, Google's Workshop wants you to customize your Nexus 5, and are the Google mystery barges no more?

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Use Unclouded to analyze storage in Dropbox and Google Drive

Christian Göllner, an XDA member and Android developer, has released an app that helps you find out what's taking up all of your space in Dropbox and Google Drive.

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A birthday gift from Chromecast: $30 of unlimited music

A promotion for the first anniversary of Google's streaming stick includes three months of All Access streaming music and cuts the $35 dongle's price to virtually $5.

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Handicapping Google's 'horse in every race' strategy

Search giant is investing in everything from broadband access to grocery deliveries. But it still hasn't found a way to turn them into moneymakers. Will that change soon?

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Apple tips off FTC over Google in-app purchases, report says

After Apple pays $32.5 million to customers over purchases made by kids using parents' passwords, Google may be next to face the FTC's scrutiny.

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