Google Search now lists whether you can borrow ebooks from your local library

The public library continues to be a wonderful resource, with many adapting to this day and age with various digital resources. As such, many offer ebooks in addition to their traditional counterparts. Google is now helping surface these online versions by showing ebooks that are available to borrow from your library.

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Google Station expands beyond rail stations to bring citywide WiFi to Pune, India

Google Station has brought WiFi internet connectivity to a plethora of rail stations over the last few years, but now the Mountain View company has secured a deal to bring fast public WiFi to other public places in India. Soon, the city of Pune will be the first city to receive “citywide” WiFi thanks to a new consortium formed between Google, Larsen & Toubro, RailTel, and IBM…

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LG Display reportedly partnering with Google on foldable OLED for future smartphones

Following a report in October claiming Samsung and LG were both attempting to win orders for OLED displays to be used in future smartphones, a new report today says LG Display has partnered with Google and others for a foldable OLED panel of sorts.

According to the report from etnews, LG Display is partnering with Apple, Google, and Microsoft on what it describes as ‘out-foldable’ OLED displays.
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Hands-on with the best skins for the Google Pixel XL [Gallery]

Google’s Pixel XL is a wonderful phone, and it’s been my daily driver for the past few months. The hardware on this phone is excellent, but whether it’s for added protection or a better look, most of us will add a case to the phone. There is an alternative, however, a skin.

There are several fantastic skin makers on the market today, but which makes the best skin for the Pixel XL? Over the past few weeks, that’s what I’ve been aiming to figure out. I’ve recently tested four different skins from dBrand, Colorware, Toast, and SlickWraps, all for the Pixel XL. Each skin was tested for a minimum of one week. So, let’s take a look.

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Google, San Jose begin negotiations on very large campus that would reshape downtown

The first step in an ambitious plan by Google to turn downtown San Jose into a “mixed-use, transit-oriented office space” was approved last night. For the company, the campus portion could fit up to 20,000 Googlers, while the surrounding area would be drastically reshaped.

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Google Play services tells dreams to be their own boss in bizarre Play Store ad listing

Okay, so bear with me on this one. We’ve seen some strange stuff on Google’s various services through the years, but today Ron Amadeo of ArsTechnica may have stumbled upon one of the most bizarre. There’s an ad for Google Play Services in Google Play, with a really weird “inspirational” quote…

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First major upgrade to Google Street View cars in eight years promises higher-res images

Google revealed today that the Street View cameras that sit atop the roofs of vehicles that roam and catalogue the world have received a quality bump. While this results in higher resolution images, it also means better data for its image recognition systems.

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Google offers developers 25% off Pixel C tablet to build split screen apps – 32GB: $375, 64GB: $449

Update 3/14: The discount is now available to those in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Update: As of Wednesday afternoon, Google has started emailing the redemption codes. They must be redeemed by July 15th. The 25% discount also applies to the 32GB model.

To coincide with the release of the Android N Developer Preview, Google is offering developers a hefty 25% discount on the 64GB Pixel C. This 0 price cut brings the device down to a much more reasonable 0.

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PSA: Google is now sending out invites (and denials) to I/O 2016 lottery entrants

We told you last week that registration for Google’s 2016 I/O developer conference opened up to the public, and now it appears those that entered the drawing are receiving acceptance and denial emails. The lucky lottery entrants that have been accepted this time around, though, are apparently getting an error preventing them from registering…

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