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Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union.

Why you can't always trust your handy map app

For centuries, people have relied on maps to figure out where they are and where they're going. But today's digital maps—seemingly more precise than ever —aren't always as dependable as they appear.

Renault-Nissan to use Android system in its dashboards

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world's top-selling automakers, has decided to go with Google's Android operating system to run its dashboard information and entertainment features.

Google's search tool to help job-seeking veterans

A new Google search tool will allow service members transitioning to civilian life to include their military occupational specialty code to find jobs that match their skills.

Big Data exploration in the era of Gaia

Two astronomers from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) have developed a software library that can effortlessly generate visualisations based on hundreds of millions of data points. Maarten Breddels and Jovan Veljanoski ...

At a glance: How new Google features tap digital smarts

Google showcased its plans for the next several months as it kicked off its annual developers' conference Tuesday. Many of the new features center on the use of artificial intelligence to help save time.

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