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Google Stories February 22

How to apply for the Google I/O 2018 lottery

With Google I/O 2018 fast approaching, it’s now time to apply for a ticket if you want to attend the developer conference. Thankfully, the application process is straightforward, but it does require you to place a $1,150 (or $375 for academic) hold on your credit or debit card. Here’s how to apply…

Google Stories February 21

For some time now, Google has been adding quick responses to its apps such as Gmail and Allo. But a new app out of Google’s Area 120 called Reply brings smart quick responses to all of your favorite messaging apps.

In your opinion, are quick responses like those created by Reply a useful tool or just a tactic for lazy messaging?

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Google Stories February 20

Today, Google officially started to roll out Google Pay, the replacement for Android Pay. This app works as a digital wallet, allowing users to make purchases using NFC on their phone. While more and more retailers now accept this form of payment, adoption just isn’t that high in the US.

Are you someone who uses a digital wallet on their Android device to make transactions?

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

How to find stores that accept Google Pay

The idea of using our phones as a digital wallet is fantastic, but it can be hard to find retailers that accept it. Thankfully, Google has added a card to the redesigned Google Pay app that helps you find nearby stores that let you use your phone at checkout.

Reply, Area 120’s smart quick response application, is available to download

Earlier this month, Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator, sent out an email asking for beta testers for a new app called ‘Reply.’ Now, just a week later, the smart quick response app’s APK has leaked online for all to enjoy…

Google Home Max’s silicone pad is also leaving marks on wood, in at least one case [Update]

Last week, customers who purchased Apple’s HomePod were rightfully upset to find out that the speaker’s silicone feet left white marks on wood surfaces. Now, it looks like there’s at least one case of the Home Max’s silicone pad leaving a similar mark…

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