Chance Miller

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Chance currently writes for both 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, in addition to 9to5Toys. He has previously written for several other online publications. He uses a Nexus 5, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, Hackintosh, and Macbook Air.

July 21

GOOG: 738.63

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Corning, the company behind the popular Gorilla Glass brand, today announced the next iteration of its cover glass for mobile displays, a likely candidate for future Android devices. Corning says that Gorilla Glass 5 survives drops onto rough surfaces four times better than other solutions, noting that clarity of the display and touch sensitivity are not affected.

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July 20

GOOG: 741.19

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Two years ago, Google acquired artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and since then, the companies have made great strides in artificial intelligence.  Now, as detailed by a new report from Bloomberg, Google has even went as far as to put DeepMind to use to help save energy.

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July 18

GOOG: 733.78

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Google today announced a pair of minor updates for some of its services on the Google Apps Updates blog. Specifically, the new features affect the Google Admin app on Android, as well as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

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Google’s mobile payments solution is continuing to expand to new banks and credit unions. Today, Google has updated its Android Pay website to reveal that 19 new banks and credit unions in the United States now support the service.

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July 16

GOOG: 719.85

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Since its initial launch last week, the insanely popular Pokémon Go has gradually been rolling out to more countries. Most recently, the app launched in Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Now, it has been announced that the title is available in 26 new countries across Europe.

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July 13

GOOG: 716.98

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When Android Pay launched in the UK earlier this year, it was announced at the same time that Android’s mobile payment service would be coming to Australia at some point, as well. Now, it appears that Android Pay has launched in Australia today.

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July 12

GOOG: 720.64

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Seemingly fed up with Google’s inability to map the area, Faroe Islanders have taken the initiative into their own hands. The Guardian reports that citizens of the area, which consists of 18 sub-polar islands in the Atlantic, have started attempting to create their own version of Google Street View.

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In a post on Medium, it was announced that Kifi is joining Google’s Spaces team. For those unfamiliar, Kifi is a small startup that focused on building extensions that collected and analyzed links shared on social networking services like Twitter.

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Samsung today has announced a new Unpacked event for August 2nd, like had previously been leaked. The company is expected to take the wraps off of its latest Galaxy Note 7 device during the event, which will take place in New York City at 11AM. The Galaxy Note 7 has been rumored for a while now, so not much is unknown about it at this point.

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July 7

GOOG: 695.36

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HTC has announced today that it is bringing its Desire 530 budget smartphone to the United States. We went hands-on with the device when it launched across the pond earlier this year, noting of its speckled design and solid build quality for the price.

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July 6

GOOG: 697.77

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Samsung today has issued its earnings projection for the second quarter of this year. The company announced that it is expecting an operating profit of 8.1 trillion Korean won, or $7 billion during the quarter, citing continued strong sales of the Galaxy S series of devices.

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June 30

GOOG: 692.10

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It’s no secret that Google is heavily interested in virtual reality technology and now it’s looking to bring some of that technology to Chrome. As noticed by Road To VR, the latest builds of Chrome Beta and Chrome Dev bring the beginnings of support for WebVR.

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June 28

GOOG: 680.04

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Earlier today, we went hands-on with an early preview of Daydream, Google’s upcoming VR platform for Android. Now, the company has shared a pair of new videos on Daydream’s YouTube channel highlighting two capabilities of the platform.

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Up and coming British smartphone manufacturer Wileyfox has today announced three new affordable smartphones. Today’s announcements come following the company’s first devices released last fall and are the Wileyfox Spark, Spark+, and Spark X.

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June 27

GOOG: 668.26

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Earlier this year was reported that Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wanted to build a city from the ground up to test ideas it has for improving city life, while that report was followed by a separate one that claimed the team was looking to pitch the idea to Larry Page. Now, The Guardian has obtained a handful of documents that offer more details on the company’s plans for improving life in the city – specifically when it comes to transportation.

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June 23

GOOG: 701.87

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BitTorrent today has announced that it is bringing a new app to Android that allows users to stream a variety of videos and music, mostly from independent and generally unknown artists and filmmakers. The app doesn’t let you access the insurmountable amount of illegal content available on various torrent sites, but rather on-demand streaming content that’s perfectly legal.

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YouTube today announced that it is brining the ability to live stream content to its mobile apps on iOS and Android. YouTube’s announcement comes just a few days after Twitter integrated Periscope live streaming into its own app and as Facebook is heavily pushing live streaming capabilities.

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In a post on the official Google blog this evening, Google has announced a new Pride for Everyone initiative to encourage everyone to “be who you are and love who you love.” As part of the initiative, Google has released a new 360 degree video that contains footage from Googlers in 25 countries marching in local Pride parades.

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June 22

GOOG: 697.46

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Announced in a press release today, Google Fiber has acquired fellow gigabit internet provider Webpass. For those unfamiliar, Webpass was founded in 2003 with a focus on providing gigabit internet connectivity for customers around the United States, in both commercial and residential areas, although the biggest focus was commercial.

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