The Google Nexus 6 is apparently set to hit the market in the next few weeks along with the company’s Android L software, and having caught several glimpses of the device already, we know that it’s going to look almost identical to the 2nd-gen Moto X but with a much larger display. To be precise, reports are suggesting a panel with a diameter of 5.92 inches – bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus and even Samsung’s all-new Galaxy Note 4 – and although the fact that it eclipses any Note that Samsung has ever released gives us an idea as to its sheer monstrousness, a new clip puts things into perspective by pitting a Nexus 6 mockup / render against some of the market’s other high-end handsets.

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From what we know of the upcoming Google Nexus 6, should that indeed be its name, it will include a large, 2K display, run on the all-new Android L, and instead of LG, will this time be manufactured by Motorola. Given that the Google subsidiary has taken the manufacturing reigns, it should come as no surprise that the leaks of the Nexus 6 have revealed a number of Motorola-inspired design quirks, and in a new set of renders, we get clear look of the overall aesthetic.

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Google’s Nexus 6, or “Nexus X” as it’s rumored to be called, will likely roll out later on this month alongside the greatly-revamped Android L, and after numerous leaks of the device in typically grainy photos, we have a clear shot of the handset being used out in public.

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The major names in the modern tech industry engage in battle on a variety of fronts, and while a cloud service seems a must-have in this modern Digital Age, the social networking spectrum is considerably broader than Facebook and Twitter. Before Google+, the famed search company also had Orkut, and although its following had died out in most areas aside from certain quarters of Latin America, it was still running up until early on in July this year. It was at that point that the Big G decided to kill off Orkut for good, and with the deadline for the retrieval of data also set for September 30th, Orkut is now officially no more.

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The biggest stories in technology these days tend to be about smartphones. Even with smartwatches threatening to take over as the most talked about, highly anticipated hardware releases going, the not-so-humble smartphone still manages to truly capture the imagination like few other new releases.

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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, but took the opportunity to pass on Apple’s recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the hope that rumors pertaining to the Google Nexus 6 might be true, then you could be in luck.

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The world of wearables is currently amid something of a boom, and with Google Glass having recently arrived at the Play Store, head-mounted gadgets continue to arouse interest. Several other big-name vendors in the tech game have also sought to get in on the act, and among them, Japanese outfit Sony has been working on some eyewear of its own. The SmartEyeglass, as it is named, will be heading to market in March of 2015, and today, the PlayStation maker has released the SDK.

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YouTube has just announced that it will be making some changes to how users can interact with video content in the next few weeks on Android, but only for users in India. As part of the improvement process, YouTube will afford Indian media lovers with the ability to download and save videos to view offline, meaning they can be viewed anytime without an active Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.

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Via its official Google for Work Blogspot page, Google has announced a new feature for iPhone and iPad users by the name of iOS Sync for Google Apps. As the name implies, the feature will serve as an all-in-one management tool for Apple devices, and will be baked into Google Drive and Gmail. It will essentially operate as the Apple-based alternative to the Android device management tool, and full details can be seen right after the fold.

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Despite the stringent measures being put in place by software makers far and wide, large-scale security breaches remain a black cloud over modern technology, and today, a Russian Bitcoin site has leaked a total of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. Initially, it was suspected that the leaks were of passwords specific to the Gmail account in question, although now, it seems that the credentials have been snatched from external websites of users who signed up using a Google email.

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Google’s Project Glass has been in the works for years now, and since the initial dev roll-out back in 2013, generated quite a significant amount of interest in tech circles. First it was a closed beta available to selected creatives and developers, before eventually becoming an invitation-only enterprise. This year, the Explorer Edition relaxed the invitation system, making the gadget available in the UK and US to the masses, and now, finally, the head-mounted gadget is available at the Play Store with all of those lovely accessories to boot.

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The guest accounts feature present on most desktop operating systems is key, for it allows users to share their devices and machines with friends or family whilst maintaining privacy. If you just wish to let somebody use the Web for a quick search, though, logging out of your own account and loading up the guest profile is a bit of a drawn-out process. A new Chrome beta released by Google makes it easier to share your Chrome browser with the aforementioned thanks to the introduction of guest mode, meaning that you can permit folk to surf the Web on your device without potentially revealing any of your data.

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As well as continuing work on its bread-and-butter services like Search, Maps and Android, Google is always looking to expand with intriguing, innovative advancements. Project Ara is one, Project Glass another, and with self-driving cars also in the works, the Big G has just showcased Project Wing. A drone-powered courier service, Project Wing appears to be a competitor to Amazon’s Prime Air, and the aircraft itself is lightweight, completely unmanned, and considered a cross between a helicopter and a plane.

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The importance and popularity of music is at an all-time high, thanks to companies like Apple and Google who have pioneered the use of digital infrastructure to deliver content directly to a range of devices. In an effort to promote music downloads and give back, Google is offering Prism by Katy Perry as a free-of-charge download.

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Google makes a habit of coinciding major new versions of Android with a new smartphone release, and with Android L having already been unleashed at I/O earlier on this year, we’re now waiting on the successor to the Nexus 5. Although widely presumed to be called the Nexus 6, for rather obvious reasons, it now looks as though the next-gen handset will be called the Nexus X as Google tries to avoid any copyright issues, but despite the name-change, the actual device still looks set to impress us with some beastly specs. Today, we’ve gotten wind of some new details, as well as some more leaked info pertaining to Android L, and below, you can get up to speed.

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Google has authored a whole range of great apps across a number of platforms, and today, has rolled out a brand-new one for iOS by the name of ‘Slides’. Essentially a presentation app, it’s very much a PowerPoint incarnate, and as well as the roll-out of Google Slides, the Mountain View outfit has also updated Docs and Sheets – the company’s answer to Word and Excel.

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Every year, Google comes through a new Nexus smartphone, and although LG is ordinarily tasked with building side of things, it’s reckoned that Motorola will be at the helm for this year’s edition. Given that we had the Nexus 4, then the current flagship Nexus 5, it was naturally presumed that the Big G would take the wraps off the Nexus 6 later on this year, but as per a new report, it may well be given the ‘Nexus X’ moniker.

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We’d like to think that most people who use Google’s services are fully aware that the technology giant is monitoring their every move. Literally. But it’s clear that the great unwashed masses have no idea that their Android phones are tracking their location as they go about their business and, if you have Google Now installed on an iPhone, that’s probably doing the same too.

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Google’s unique nomenclature for its Android operating system has always been something of interest to even the most staunch opponents of the platform. The Mountain View company opted for an unprecedented culture of naming Android versions after various desserts from around the globe, and so far, we’ve seen the likes of Éclair, Froyo, Jelly Bean, and KitKat, to name a few. The next iteration might be just around the corner, and it’s the time for the letter L, and Android L is what Google has been using in all its references to the next Android version as well. Today, however, new evidence points towards L standing for Lemon Meringue Pie.

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The concept of personal assistants has been around for a long, long time, and they indeed make one’s job a lot easier by sharing a hefty amount of your workload, maintaining schedules, prioritizing stuff, keeping track of projects and whatnot. With advancements in technology, a lot of that responsibility has shifted to our smartphones, further supported by the fact that not everyone can afford (or is entitled to) a personal assistant. Apple took the concept to the virtual world with its implementation of Siri, followed closely by Google Now and now, Microsoft’s Cortana for Windows Phone, with the latter being the highlight these days.

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