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Android was 'probably the best decision Google ever made' says its former leader

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Android
Google

"Android was probably the best decision that Google ever made — you know, years ago," Barra told Chang. "And, of course, the fruit of that will be around for many decades."

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Google to Help Bring Linux Containers (and Cash) to OpenStack

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GNU
Linux
Server
Google

Google Releases Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast

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The $15 Ethernet adapter is designed to bolster streaming via Chromecast for those with poor WiFi connectivity.

Google appears to have quietly released a $15 Ethernet adapter for Chromecast users with spotty WiFi connectivity.

It's unclear when the company released the device, but media reports about its availability appear to have resulted in the product being sold out on Google Store.

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Google open-sources its software for making trippy images with deep learning

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OSS

The deepdream project is now available on GitHub. The project relies on the open-source Caffe deep learning framework. Deep learning involves training artificial neural networks on a large pile of data — for example, pictures of geese — and then throwing them a new piece of data, like a picture of an ostrich, to receive an educated guess about it.

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

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OSS

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

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Is Google the New Microsoft?

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Yeah, Google. The company that’s popularized two Linux distributions — or at least, two operating systems using the Linux kernel. The company that’s given consumers free use of Docs and Drive, and which owns and operates the servers where tens of millions of people store their photos and music — and for free unless they like music too much and need extra storage. Google, which through its browser gave Linux users the gift of Netflix — something of a trojan gift, to be sure, but a valuable gift just the same.

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Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor, Cloud Source Repositories

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Development
Google

Google hasn’t announced it yet, but the company earlier this year started offering free beta access to Cloud Source Repositories, a new service for storing and editing code on the ever-expanding Google Cloud Platform.

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Not OK, Google: Chromium voice extension pulled after spying concerns

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Security

Google has removed an extension from Chromium, the open source sibling to the Chrome browser, after accusations that the extension was installed surreptitiously and subsequently eavesdropped on Chromium users.

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A Chromebook replaced the MacBook Pro on my desk

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GNU
Linux
Google
Mac

The Acer Chromebook 13 so impressed me when I reviewed it months ago that I bought one. After using it for months it has replaced the 13-inch MacBook Pro as my daily work system in the office.

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Also: Google was downloading audio listeners onto computers without consent, say Chromium users

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