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Google+ is getting rebooted (again).
 
Dive into the new Google+
As +Eddie Kessler shared this afternoon (goo.gl/2QjBGx), we’ve spent lots of time talking to people who are passionate about Google+. We visited them in their homes, we invited them into early testing communities and we learned more about how and why they use Google+. The predominant answer? Having a great place to keep up with and talk about their interests. From Astrophotography (goo.gl/HRQmIh) to Wild Hummingbirds (goo.gl/6FscI6), people are not only discovering amazing things, but meeting others who share their passions as well.

Today we’re taking a big step toward making Google+ an even better place for your interests. To do so, we’ve drastically simplified nearly every aspect of the product. You’ll see this clearly in our new navigation centered around Collections and Communities. Collections let you immerse yourself in content about topics like surfing (goo.gl/vvv5QD) or tiny tilt-shift photography scenes (goo.gl/nWyicL) . Communities enable groups of people with the same interests to join up and geek out on anything from Game of Thrones (goo.gl/aaqtgq) to Painting (goo.gl/kmlM7m). With Collections and Communities, discovering amazing things is simple: just follow or join whatever happens to pique your interests.

But we didn’t stop with Collections and Communities; the new Google+ also makes it easier to post, search, connect, and keep up with great content in a fully redesigned home stream. And we’ve worked hard to make our new web experience load fast and work beautifully on devices of all sizes.

You can preview the new Google+ on the web today by signing in and clicking “Let’s go” when you see the prompt. (And since not every feature of Google+ has made its way into this new design, for now, you can toggle back to the classic Google+ with one click in the bottom left-hand corner.) In the coming days, we’ll roll out updated apps for Android and iOS.

While this is an exciting new beginning for us, we’re definitely not done yet. We got here by listening and learning, and will continue doing so. Please visit our Help Center (goo.gl/gWsFeh) or drop us a line in our support community (goo.gl/eMFVj) to share your thoughts, questions, and more. 
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I've been using Google's Project Fi wireless network for the last week and I liked a lot, but there are some definite compromises so far. Check out my review for more...

http://www.wsj.com/articles/project-fi-review-google-masters-wi-fi-calling-but-needs-better-phones-1436285959
Can the search giant change the wireless business like it’s changed high-speed Internet?
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Have you ever wanted a button in your house that automatically brings you mac and cheese, toilet paper, coffee, and Gatorade -- well Amazon has built that for ya...
Amazon introduced a product on Tuesday so crazy we thought that it was an early April Fools' joke. It's the Dash Button, a plastic single-function controller the size of a pack of gum. Each button bears a different brightly colored product logo. Push the button, and soon that product arrives at your door.
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“There are no restrictions—you can drive over it with a car, you can underestimate your buddy’s catching ability in the bar, throwing him the phone or something. We’ll cover you.”
If you destroy your new HTC One, you can get a replacement overnight, "hassle free," HTC America announced Wednesday.
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I've tried pretty much all the VR headsets out there and the two I used this week, Sony's Project Morpheus and HTC Vive, have wowed me the most so far. It's got a ways to go, but face computing just keeps getting better...
I strapped on two new VR headset prototypes at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week: the Vive from HTC and Valve, and Project Morpheus from Sony. Virtual reality has never before been so...real.
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This is nuts. For the last three months, hackers have been rumbling around the State Department's email network -- and the government hasn't been able to get them out despite trying that entire time.
Three months after the State Department confirmed hackers breached its unclassified email system, the government still hasn’t been able to evict them from the network, say three people familiar with the investigation.
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Nexus phones have never been better & they FINALLY have a great camera. My 5X and 6P review...
Nexus phones were once only known to tech pros and Android nerds; now there’s a Nexus, or two, for the rest of us
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"Seriously, do we need 23 dice options? No. The answer is no."
Apple opened up the floodgates Thursday, pushing into the iOS App Store more than 3,000 Apple Watch apps. And while plenty apps are great, there are already hundreds of duds as well.
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Moreover, the FitBit user forum is loading up with protests.
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You can VR right now with your smartphone and $25. It's fun and it's worth the cash. Here's how to get started...
Donning a headset to enter a 3-D world is no longer science fiction. Thanks to the Dodocase VR Pop-Up Viewer, Samsung Gear VR, and Zeiss VR one, virtual reality is now an easy-to-try—and eye-popping—trip
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Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV streaming service will cost $50 to $70 a month. Apple is working on a live TV streaming service that is expected to cost $25 to $35 a month. Both of these are about as much as cable/satellite bills are now. Just because we're moving from cable boxes to web streaming doesn't mean we'll being paying any less. From the way things are shaking out so far, I get the feeling that this'll all end up costing us the same if not more than what we all pay now for the cable/satellite services we're almost all unhappy with. As the saying goes: "New boss, same as the old boss."
Sony said its streaming television service is available starting today for consumers in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, starting at $49.99.
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Do consumers need another streaming service.  Sony I thing your too late to the game.   So many other options and so little entertainment money. 
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Google wants Android to be the Android of virtual reality... 
Google has assembled a team of engineers to build a version of the Android operating system to power virtual-reality applications, according to two people familiar with the project
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Bloatware, junkware, crapware--whatever you call it, it sucks. It's no good. At the very least it's annoying, at the worst, it's a significant security risk, as some say Superfish is...
Lenovo has disabled and discontinued loading laptops with an ad-serving software called Superfish that, according to security researchers, makes it easy for attackers to access encrypted Web data, and even online passwords.
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Technology reporter, editor and multimedia producer.
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  • The Wall Street Journal
    Assistant News Editor, Technology, 2013 - present
  • The Verge
    Staff writer, 2013 - 2013
  • Wired
    Staff writer, 2012 - 2013
  • Los Angeles Times
    Staff writer and videographer, 2008 - 2012
  • The New York Times
    James Reston Fellow, video unit, 2008 - 2008
  • Arizona Daily Star
    Intern reporter, 2007 - 2008
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The Huffington Post once described me as the greatest Latino tech journalist of all time. I can't say I agree with it, but it was flattering.
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