Uber, the taxi company built for the Digital Age, has seen tremendous growth in the past few years, and despite a fair amount of opposition – no less from disgruntled preexisting taxi firms – continues to expand its reach and range of services. But while everything seems to be plodding along relatively smoothly just now, a new report suggests that the dark, shadowy and imposing figure of Google may be lurking in the background, and despite the Big G having pumped major investment into Uber over the past 18 months or so, could now be looking to build a directly-competing service.

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Google Now has been around for quite a while now and it has been quietly gaining some impressive abilities over the last couple of years. Having Google Now look at your emails and then surface important information like flight data or shipping notices from Amazon will never get old, and now according to a Google blog post, things are about to get a whole lot more interesting.

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It has finally happened; YouTube has officially dropped Flash support in favor of HTML5 for its Web player as the default tech. A long time coming indeed, we take a closer look at the details right after the break.

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If you’ve been looking for some good new music to listen to then Blake Shelton’s latest album “Bringing Back The Sunshine” is now available absolutely free to download. Head on over the jump for further information on this sweet deal.

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Google’s first Android TV device, the Nexus Player, is now available to buy at retail from somewhere other than Google’s own online store. In fact, if you’re willing to trek down to a local Best Buy, you can even walk away with one right there and then.

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The wireless carrier game is, particularly in the United States, considered an unfair one as far as many consumers are concerned, with network operators very reluctant to offer more flexible, tailored packages. But according to a new report, Google has signed a deal with Sprint and T-Mobile that will permit the search giant to operate as a carrier, and, one hopes, offer better rates to the consumer.

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The HTC One M8 Google Play Edition has been removed from the Play Store, leaving no non-Nexus handsets for the more discerning Android user to buy.

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Chrome browser for iOS has just received an update, bringing in a completely redesigned UI with Material Design elements along with some other new features. Read on after the jump to check out what the update brings for iPhone and iPad users.

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Here’s how you can find IMEI of your lost Android smartphone the easy way using the Web. More details and complete step-by-step details can be found right here.

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With Google now having killed its Glass wearable off following a less than successful year it seems that everyone is suddenly spouting that it was doomed from the start. Whether they’re just kicking Glass while it’s down or did truly possess the ability to see into the future is anybody’s guess, but one person inside Apple did apparently know that the writing was on the wall for what was a very ambitious project.

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The Google Glass Explorer Program will end from next week, although this does not spell the end of the face computer’s development. In fact, it seems that the Big G is simply reshuffling the team and division in charge of the product in a move that should streamline Glass’s route to market.

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It’s been yet another busy day apps-wise for Google, and having rolled out a new Classroom app for iOS and Android users, the company has also taken the wraps off a major update to its Translate app. Notably, there’s a great new feature that can automatically translates words as they’re detected using a mobile device’s camera.

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The education market serves as an attractive prospect to enterprising companies like Apple and Google, and the latter has just rolled out a new ‘Classroom’ app for iOS and Android. The mobile app does require a Google Apps for Education account, but provided you can meet this prerequisite, details and download links can be found below.

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Remote desktop apps are not uncommon, particularly given the increasing display sizes of smartphones and tablets, and last year, Google introduced Chrome Remote Desktop for Android. The app, as you might imagine, enables Android users to connect to their PC or Mac remotely, and so far, has garnered rave reviews from users. Given the successful release for Android, the Big G has now opted to deliver the experience to those on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and we’ve got all of the details, as well as the download link of Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS under one roof.

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Google’s Android gets plenty of unwanted recognition for attracting malware, but given that it’s used by more than one billion of the world’s population while being famously open source, it’s an inevitability that comes with the territory. The search company behind the ubiquitous mobile software faces a constant battle to ensure that security holes are fixed, bugs are squished and malicious attacks are thwarted, we’re led to believe, yet according to a new report, the Big G has stopped pushing WebView updates that may leave some 900 million users susceptible to attack.

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Three former Google employees have just released a tablet which borrows design elements from Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets and that’s not where the similarities end. We take a closer look at the tablet, right after the jump.

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Three months since its release, Android 5.0 Lollipop is running on almost less than 0.1% of devices which received the update, says Google itself. For those who have been following Android closely since it was first released, this news shouldn’t be too surprising. More on this right after the jump.

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Google’s answer to Apple’s AirPlay was the Chromecast, but that feature was only applicable to all things video and a dedicated audio casting service was missing. Google Cast, from the search engine giant fills that gap up as it prepares to once again take on AirPlay in its full might. More on this can be found right after the break.

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Christmas is always a good time to shift goods online, whether that be as part of something like Black Friday madness or just the good old fashioned gift shopping. Christmas day itself is also a big shopping event with people getting gift cards or, our personal favorites, generic gift tokens in the form of cold hard cash.

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Another music album has gone free on Google Play, and this time it’s the soundtrack to Frozen – the hit animated movie from Disney that became the highest-grossing film ever till date, and had every kid who saw it humming that infectious “Let It Go” musical score. The rest of the tracks were nothing short of spectacular either.

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