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Google's future plans include hardware, software and a lot of Assistant

May 9, 2019
Google is laying out its plans for software updates for the next 12 months, and revealed a new Android phone and a new in-home voice assistant.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O 2019 keynote session at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on May 7, 2019.
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Remote offices find creative workarounds as more Americans stay home

May 6, 2019
Some companies are completely doing away with the physical office. But that doesn't mean skipping the water cooler chit-chat.
A home office. The number of non-self-employed Americans working from home has more than doubled since 2005.
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China celebrates centennial of science turning point

May 3, 2019
One hundred years ago this week, protests set China on a path to scientific modernity.
Shanghai in 2014.
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Who protects you from making a bad purchase... on your smart speaker?

Apr 29, 2019
Today's voice assistants and smart devices can act like salespeople who knock on your door.
Updated "Echo Dots" are pictured at Amazon Headquarters, following a launch event, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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Is video conferencing worth all the trouble?

Apr 16, 2019
Some companies have lost $1 million in productivity just getting the technology to work.
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Your smart speaker is always listening

Apr 12, 2019
And someone on the other side of it may be listening, too.
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Why Big Tech wants to get inside your car

Apr 10, 2019
A look at the data and dollars hiding behind the dashboard.
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China's Googleless internet remains vibrant

Apr 8, 2019
Many U.S. tech firms are blocked, but there are homegrown equivalents inside the "Great Firewall."
The Google logo is reflected in windows of the company's China head office as the Chinese national flag flies in Beijing in 2010.
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In basketball, the right tech can improve your shot

"This merging of artificial intelligence and basketball is a really powerful thing," said Dr. Rachel Marty Pyke, data scientist.
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