Here’s a complete step by step tutorial on how to root Nexus 6 running Android 5.0 Lollipop using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root package.

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What came close to the awesomeness that Rocket Raccoon was with his British Cockney accent and wits in Guardians of the Galaxy was the chart busting soundtrack of the movie, with one song in particular – “Hooked on a Feeling” – totaling over 16 million counts of streaming. As part of a run up to the holiday festivities, Google is offering the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack album entitled ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 1′ for free on Google Play (U.S. only), and the offer is supposedly just for a day.

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If you happen to be an OS X user, and happen to love Google’s Chrome Web browser, then the latest Chrome 39 release will definitely be of interest to you.

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Thanksgiving is almost here, but while many will be indulging in copious amounts of food and drinks next week, tech fans will be looking to score some deals on what is known as Black Friday. Sure, it’s not just retailers of consumer electronics that come through with some delicious offers, but with the follow-up of Cyber Monday, next week is sure to bring massive savings on everything from iPhone apps to PlayStations. Whether you’ve decided to treat yourself or wish to get your holiday gifts in early, there are plenty of offers to go around, and below, we’ll point you in the right direction.

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Here’s a complete tutorial on how to download and install Android 5.0 Lollipop final version on Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10. More details can be found right here.

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The unveiling of Google Glass had split public opinion right down the middle when it was first introduced as a research project back just over two years ago. The intelligent, but relatively futuristic eyewear, which looks as though it has been ripped directly off the set of a Hollywood spy thriller, has been one of the primary focal points of Google’s Project X team for quite some time, but could that dedication to an actual consumer launch be waning? According to a new Reuters report, a number of developers and early Glass adopters are beginning to lose that initial excitement and interest in the product.

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Android’s latest mobile software, dubbed Lollipop, is, if you’ll excuse the terrible pun, the word on everybody’s lips right now, but despite the numerous features having been refined and deemed ready for prime time, the typically cumbersome roll-out has since ensued. If you’re an Android user, it’s very likely that you’ll be waiting a while before you can indulge in this new version 5.0, but if you happen to be in ownership of a Nexus, then you won’t be left hanging for quite as long. Indeed, along with the earlier release of factory images for a spate of Nexus smartphones and tablets, the system image for the Nexus 4 is now in the wild, and if you’re still in possession of this antiquated handset, then you can now… wait for it… get flashing!

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Google may not be making a song and dance about it, but the search giant has quietly pushed its Project Tango Tablet Development Kit to the Play Store.

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YouTube Music Key is a new and paid subscription service from YouTube, which will be offering ad-free music streaming. The largest online streaming service on the planet is aiming to capitalize on its enjoyed status through this service while aiming to let everyone else try and catch up.

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Official Android 5.0 Lollipop final factory images for Nexus 5, 7 and 10 are now available to download. You can find the direct links right here.

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Google is known for doing some rather strange things, even if they eventually turn out to be brilliant. Take Google’s Fiber broadband rollout to select markets as a prime example of something that had us shrugging our shoulders before realizing that it made so much sense we can’t work out why it didn’t do it before.

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Forbes has just unveiled its annual list of the world’s most valuable companies, and perched at the summit of this particular round-up is Apple. The iPhone maker has had an incredible year, shifting record numbers of the just-released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the first couple of months on sale, and with an estimated valuation of almost $125 billion, Forbes believes Apple’s brand is worth double that of Microsoft and almost 2.5 times that of search giant Google.

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Only yesterday, we learned that Google Maps for iOS and Android would be the subject of a significant update, featuring, among other improvements, the all-new Material Design that the Big G is rolling out with Android 5.0 Lollipop. At the time of the announcement, Google stated that the new Maps would begin to trickle out within days, and as promptly as ever, the iOS portion of the update is now ready for download over at the App Store. So, if you want to enjoy a truly enhanced navigation experience, check out the details and download link after the break.

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Let the ‘gates’ of shame open! Nexus 9 is apparently not as premium-ly built as we have been led to believe. Press the rear shell in the middle and you can easily indent the plastic back.

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As we continue to be distracted by the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at the top end of the smartphone market, it’s worth remembering that Google’s been busy rolling out some new hardware of its own. Along with the Moto-manufactured Nexus 6 smartphone, the Big G also took the wraps off the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet and its very own Apple TV-incarnate in the Nexus Player last month. Now, both slate and set-top are available to purchase right from the Play Store, although there are one or two limitations to this arrangement.

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Apple likes to build things that just work, requiring as little intervention as possible on the part of the user, and AirDrop, the company’s local file-transfer service, typifies this notion. Google, Apple’s main rival in the mobile industry, is apparently working on a similar feature of its own, with a number of blogs having been tipped off that a service named “Copresence” is currently in the works.

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Things are definitely changing at Google, after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company’s former head of Android Andy Rubin is leaving the company.

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The movie industry has long been concerned about the issue regarding moviegoers recording a movie using a smartphone, camera or other device. Google Glass, unlike most other camera-equipped gadgets, could be used to record a movie quite unsuspectingly, and as such, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) – the body that represents the major studios – has made a move to completely ban Glass and similar forms of wearable tech in cinemas.

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Project Ara may seem like a pipe dream to many, but since, development has notched up some pace. And now, a video has surfaced showing the device booting up into Android, adding more fuel to the project, ensuring that it’s still alive and kicking.

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When we saw Apple roll out HealthKit with iOS 8, it was only inevitable that Google will soon counter with an answer. Google Fit for Android has been released and serves somewhat the same purpose as Apple’s HealthKit. Google Fit is the app that centralizes all your health goals and workout stats monitoring.

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