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  • How to use Google Wallet, step by step

    How to use Google Wallet, step by step

    LaptopMag offers a play-by-play walk through of Google Wallet.

  • What happens when Google declares a thriving company is dead?

    Horizons What happens when Google declares a thriving company is dead?

    Because of a quirk in Google's crowdsourcing strategy, some businesses have been marked "closed" when they're actually flourishing.

  • Independence Day fireworks: Laxer state laws could mean more in tax revenue

    Independence Day fireworks: Laxer state laws could mean more in tax revenue

    A growing number of states are relaxing state laws on fireworks in hopes of generating a little extra tax revenue through sales and permit fees

  • Google investigation: Is it abusing its dominance?

    Google investigation: Is it abusing its dominance?

    Google investigation will focus on search results and advertising. Federal Trade Commission's launch of Google investigation could parallel federal probe of Microsoft in the 1990s.

  • Rio's shantytowns shrink – on Google Maps, at least

    Rio's shantytowns shrink – on Google Maps, at least

    Rio de Janeiro has complained for years that Google Maps overstates the size of the city's favelas or shantytowns. It's one of many diplomatic disputes worldwide over Google's online maps.

  • iPhone: Seven reasons to stick with AT&T

    iPhone: Seven reasons to stick with AT&T

    We're fast approaching the day when the Verizon iPhone goes on sale, and many people – especially AT&T customers – are wondering if it's worth it. While every situation is unique, here are a few reasons why you might want to stick with AT&T.

  • Top 5 Google Labs projects

    Top 5 Google Labs projects

    In the 1990s, many people knew the Internet by a different name: AOL. America Online was the lens through which millions viewed the Web. At the time, there was little reason to look anywhere else. In 2011, Google has come perhaps the closest to once again luring people into a single vision of the Internet – from Google search and YouTube to Gmail and Android phones. To keep people in the Google way of life, the company constantly launches new services. In fact, Google has an official "20 percent" rule that asks every employee to spend "one day a week working on projects that aren't necessarily in our job descriptions." These extracurricular experiments live at GoogleLabs.com, a self-described "playground" where anyone can try out the almost-finished projects. Recent alumni include Google Maps, Alerts, and its SMS text message directory service. The current collection showcases 50-plus "bubbling test tubes." There's no guarantee that any will graduate to full Google status, but here are five projects that are worth donning a virtual lab coat to test for yourself.

  • Net Neutrality: Why the new rules don't guarantee internet equality

    Net Neutrality: Why the new rules don't guarantee internet equality

    Net neutrality: The FCC has the power to issue regulations that protect net neutrality, but digital advocacy groups say the rules that passed do not accomplish this.

  • Why Nicaragua and Costa Rica are in a tense standoff over a remote swamp

    Why Nicaragua and Costa Rica are in a tense standoff over a remote swamp

    Costa Rica and Nicaragua are at loggerheads over control of a remote island on the San Juan River. Google Maps and The Hague have been sucked into the dispute.

  • Android Gingerbread is in the oven, says Google

    Horizons Android Gingerbread is in the oven, says Google

    Android Gingerbread – the 2.3 iteration of Google's Android mobile OS – could hit phones as soon as the end of this month.