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Google is Dropping Flash Display Adverts

Adobe’s Flash is commonly used stream video content on various services including YouTube, DailyMotion and more! However, the software plugin has a fairly terrible reputation for being unstable, and causing web browsers to freeze. As a…

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Check Your Google Account Settings – Get 2GB of Extra Storage

Hacks are everywhere these days, from your telephone company to kids toys. So in order to make you a little more aware, and to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016, checking the security of your Google account settings will…

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The True Cost of Using USB-C Cables

Remember the story of a Google engineer who declared war on USB-C cables that failed to meet specifications? His continuing battle took a turn so grim even he was surprised at how dangerous it had become.…

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Google Hangout is Going Peer-to-Peer

Google hangout is used for work and personal use, often fighting against Skype for dominant market use. With tweaks and improvements over the horizon, the next change is going to be fundamental to how Hangouts will…

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Google Plans to Tighten Grip On Nexus Hardware

The Nexus lineup from Google is one of the most popular brands for the Android ecosystem, with decent hardware paired with a no-frills OS build. According to the latest rumours, Google is looking to invest more…

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Get a Sneak Peak at Chrome’s New Material Design Makeover

It is no secret that Google is planning to polish the UI of their popular web browser, to bring it in-line with the company’s material design aesthetic. As it turns out, the facelift could be here…

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Google’s SkyBender Drones Could Provide Super Fast Internet

Google is actively trying to bring internet access to some of the world’s most remote areas, and of course it would have every reason to do so as increased internet coverage would dramatically increase the company’s reach…

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How Much Did Google Pay The Guy Who Bought Google.com?

If there’s one that that is integral to the operation of Google.com it is their domain name. Sure, they have .co.uk and a whole host of others from around the world, but owning their own .com…

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Google to Add Home Phone Service to Fiber Customers

Google’s super fast internet offering, Google Fiber is the envy of those outside of the select few locations it has been rolled out. Touting 1 gigabit per second bandwidth for both uploads and downloads, it puts…

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VirusTotal – Anti-Virus For Your Firmware

Malware happens all too often, with it spreading like a wildfire around the world due to the connectivity offered by the internet, with banks and companies being offered money to install it. While not all malware is…

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Is Google Glass Being Killed Off?

Google Glass, the Alphabet Inc. wearable device that was pulled from the market in January 2015 after a decidedly mixed reception, could be dead after the company pulled all social media accounts connected to Glass, while…

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Google AI Beats Top Ranking Go Player

Computers have been beating professional chess players for years, but now Google’s DeepMind division took on a much bigger challenge: Go. The group developed a system named AlphaGo, with the sole purpose of tackling the massive…

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Google Are Paying Their Back Taxes in the UK

It looks like Google has a lot of catching up to do as far as taxes are concerned, particularly in the United Kingdom. Following an open audit of its accounts conducted by a team of investigators,…

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White House Pledges $4b to Developing Self-Driving Cars

The Obama Administration has pledged to invest nearly $4 billion to accelerate the development of self-driving cars, and related infrastructure, in the US. The White House plans to support the burgeoning automated vehicle industry – which…

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Google Street View Visits Word’s Largest Model Railway

Google uses some pretty incredible hardware in order to create Street View – the technology that provides panoramic views of most of the world’s city streets. However, it looks like the tech can also be implemented…

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Google Cardboard Used to help Save a Baby’s Life

It is mostly the Oculus Rift and the Sony’s Playstation VR that take the headlines these days, but that doesn’t mean that simpler tools such as the Google Cardboard can’t be useful. In this case it…

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Google Translates Russia as “Mordor”

Google Translate is an extremely useful albeit slightly confusing tool at times, the freedom to translate any foreign web page or language with a degree of accuracy has been widely used by a huge array of…

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‘Snooper Charter’ Causes Issues With Google, Microsoft, Twitter And Others

The Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill for short) goes by another name, the Snooper Charter. The bill is aimed to help extend and update the government’s legislation surrounding their surveillance powers, this extension though is gaining…

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Vivaldi Browser is the True Successor to Opera

Many internet users, myself included, were disappointed by the death of the Opera browser. It was my primary browser for nearly a decade, as it was for many other smart internet users, but it only ever…

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Oracle’s Java Code to Be Removed from Future Android Versions

Today Google confirmed that the next version of their Android Operating System, Android N, would not be making use of Oracle’s Java Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and instead they would be replaced by their OpenJDK equivalents…

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Intel Buys Altera for $16.7 Billion

Altera, the US-based manufacturer of programmable logic devices, has been purchased by Intel in an all-cash deal worth $16.7 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywalled, via Engadget). “Altera is now part of Intel, and…

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Google Testing New Password-less Login

It’s no secret that Google hates passwords, as a result, they are now trialling a new system that allows you to log in to your Google account without the password. The only requirement is the use…

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Google AI Bot Thinks the Purpose of Life is to Live Forever

Google researchers had an enlightening conversation with its new advanced artificial intelligence bot, during which they made a startling revelation regarding how computers view the purpose of life. As revealed in a Google research paper [PDF],…

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Google Plans Self-Driving Taxis for 2016

Google will launch its self-driving car initiative as a separate business, offering rides for hire in direct competition with firms such as Uber, under parent company Alphabet Inc next year, according to Bloomberg Business. An anonymous…

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iPhone Hacker George Hotz Built a Self-Driving Car in His Garage

The man responsible for the first iPhone hack is taking on the big boys from Google and Tesla with his own self-driving car… that he built in his home garage. 26-year-old George Hotz outfitted a white…

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New Regulations Pave the Way for Self Driving Cars on the Road

The development of self-driving cars promises to offer consumers an exciting future, now, regulators in the sprawling metropolis known as California have published draft proposals aimed at paving the way for consumers to legally use self-driving cars…

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NASA and Google Reveal Working Quantum Computer

Two years ago, NASA and Google decided to get together and invest in a D-Wave 2X quantum computer as part of an experiment to gauge the performance increase of solving a “quantum annealing” problem on a…