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Google Fit is a health and fitness tracking service

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Earlier this week, Google announced Google Fit for Android, which is a fitness and health tracking platform. Google Fit is an open platform that is now available for developers. The platform SDK will be available in the next few weeks. It uses sensors on mobile devices and wearables like Google’s smartwatch collection. 
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“OK Google” voice commands are now available inside apps and lock screen

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“Ok Google” is the expression that triggers voice commands on Android devices and Google Glass. The expression was previously limited to the home screen of Android 4.4 KitKat on the Moto X, but now the voice-activated command will soon be enabled on any screen, including the lockscreen on smartphones and tablets.

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Google Inc (GOOG): Larry Page says 100,000 lives per year lost because of data-mining fears

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO Larry Page said that fears of data-mining of healthcare could be costing as many as 100,000 lives per year. Larry Page was recently interviewed by The New York Times where he addressed fears that people have in the collection of personal information. 

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Google Inc (GOOG): Audi commits to Android Auto vehicles for 2015

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced the Android Auto platform at Google I/O. Audi has committed itself to Android Auto in future vehicles. Audi issued a press release mentioning that the first Android Auto enabled Audis will be available starting early 2015. Android Auto will be integrated into its existing MMI in-car system. 

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Google Cardboard was an interesting demonstration at I/O

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At the Google I/O conference, Google revealed a piece of cardboard as part of a strange construction kit. It is called Google Cardboard.

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Google is now granting “right to be forgotten” requests in Europe

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Google is now removing specific personal information from search results when an individual has made a request for the removal of “outdated” or “irrelevant” information about them. Google is doing this to comply with a ruling from the European Court Of Justice (ECJ) last month.
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Google CEO Larry Page explains privacy concerns that people have

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Google has acquired several companies that indicates it wants to move beyond desktops and smartphones like a smart thermostat company, a satellite imaging company, and a drone company. At the Google I/O developer conference this week, Google announced integrations with cars, watches, and TVs. Some people believe that Google is crossing the line by collecting vast amounts of data from all of these technologies.
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How Google is doubling Android’s app performance

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Google’s new Android Runtime (ART) technology is doubling the app performance over Dalvik, which is what is used today. The next “L” version of Android uses a new software foundation that doubles software performance said Google at the I/O conference.

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