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A person prepares to search the internet using the Google search engine, on May 14, 2014, in Lille.  In a surprise ruling on May 13, the EU's top court said individuals have the right to ask US Internet giant Google to delete personal data produced by its ubiquitous search engine.  AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Which countries made most 'right to be forgotten' requests? Google reveals all

Google outlines its process for hiding contentious search results, revealing which countries have made the most requests.

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For several months, Google has been building a secret project atop a barge in San Francisco Bay. The ultimate purpose of the structure has been challenging to fathom. What is clear is that there's intense interest in the project, in part because of its hush-hush nature.
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<b>Update November 6 at 12:40 p.m. PT:</b> In a newly issued statement, <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57611141-93/google-oh-you-mean-those-barges/">Google has finally acknowledged</a> its connection to the project, as well as the speculation that had been building up: "Google Barge ... A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above. Although it's still early days and things may change, we're exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology."

Google reportedly getting out of barge business in Maine

Google may be selling its would-be floating showroom in Maine to an international barge company. But the Google Barge in California still sits idle.

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Smart glasses for the blind and mosquito tracker compete for Google backing

Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10:   An E3 attendee tries out the Virtuix Oculus Rift and Omni Treadmill at E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo June 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The annual video game conference and show runs June 10-12.  (Photo by Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images)

Sky backs Oculus Rift in CNET UK podcast 399

Self-driving cars are coming to UK roads, and Sky is throwing money at virtual reality -- but would you watch telly in a helmet?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10:   An E3 attendee tries out the Virtuix Oculus Rift and Omni Treadmill at E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo June 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The annual video game conference and show runs June 10-12.  (Photo by Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images)

Sky backs Oculus Rift in CNET UK podcast 399

Self-driving cars are coming to UK roads, and Sky is throwing money at virtual reality -- but would you watch telly in a helmet?

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EU antitrust regulators to scrutinize Google's Android, report says

Regulators may examine whether or not Google uses Android's dominance to unfairly spread the use of its own services over those of competitors.

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Google adds Hangouts feature from Google+ to its business apps

The search giant is giving Google Apps customers access to its videoconferencing feature, no Google+ account needed.

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Google seeks public opinion on 'right to be forgotten'

The search giant wants people to chime in on a European ruling requiring it to remove search result links in response to individual requests. Will it help the debate?

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HTC schedules NYC event for August 19

The device maker provides few details on the event, but it may announce the anticipated Nexus 8 tablet or its own smartwatch.

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Apple TV adds CNBC, Fox Now

Apple's set-top box continues to add more channels as it works to gain customers against Roku and others.

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Chromecast at Year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy (Q&A)

For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its back story, year one, and the path ahead.

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REDMOND, WASHINGTON - JULY 17: A building on the Microsoft Headquarters campus is pictured July 17, 2014 in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced, July 17, that Microsoft will cut 18,000 jobs, the largest layoff in the company's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Microsoft under investigation in China

The company is among a number of tech giants facing rocky relations with the Chinese government.

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