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EU issues formal antitrust complaint against Android

Earlier this week we got news that the European Commission was in the final stages of its Android antitrust investigation, taking on formal complaints from companies that feel that Google has abused its market position with the Android OS. The process went quicker than expected as the commission has notified …

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Android N to bring ‘3D Touch’ pressure display features

As the Android N developer preview continues, we have been learning more and more about what to expect from Google’s latest operating system. Last year, Apple introduced ‘3D Touch’ with the iPhone 6S, a way of using a pressure sensitive display for different touch screen commands and now it looks …

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Google warns of Android root access security flaw

Google has issued a warning to Android users this week after it discovered a bug present in the software that could allow hackers to gain root access to your smartphone through a certain application. The flaw itself isn’t particularly new and was originally discovered two years ago in the Linux …

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HTC could be set to make Nexus phones for next three years

Google has often switched between different smartphone makers on an almost yearly basis for its Nexus devices. However, this year that could change, we have already been hearing rumours that HTC is set to make this year’s Nexus flagship but the company could be on board for the next two …

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Google just launched Android N much earlier than expected

While traditionally Google has waited until the Summer to announce its next version of Android, followed by a final public release towards the end of the year, the company seems to be shaking things up for 2016. Google has today launched the first Android N developer preview, there will be …

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4Chan creator gets hired by Google

4Chan has often proven to be a controversial corner of the internet but it seems that the experience certainly put its creator, Chris Poole on the map. Poole announced that he would be selling 4Chan last year to the founder of Japanese message board, 2Channel, and now that the acquisition …

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Facebook will start paying more tax in the UK

Facebook, like other major tech firms in the UK is often accused of paying far too little corporation tax. In 2014, despite making more than £840 million through UK advertising sales, it paid just £4,300 for the entire year. That’s set to change moving forward, as Facebook is changing its …

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Google says promo video had ‘inaccurate UI’

Update: Earlier this week, a promotional video for Google Maps popped up on the web, showing off what looked like a generic Android device running what could be a newer version of Android. One of the key things that people spotted was the lack of app drawer button on the …

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Google launches free DDOS prevention tool

Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) have become fairly common these days and are often thrown at outspoken news sites. However, Google wants to help protect against that and has released ‘Project Shield’ which is designed to prevent DDOS attacks from affecting your network by rerouting traffic through Google’s web infrastructure. …

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Google rumoured to build Chromecast into TVs

Google impressed quite a lot of people a couple of years back when it launched the Chromecast, a cheap $30 HDMI dongle that could turn any TV into a smart TV with access to apps and streaming features. The Chromecast has been updated over time but now it looks like …

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Motorola admits that the Nexus 6 was too big

Back in 2014, Google made a huge change to its Nexus smartphone release lineup with the Motorola-built Nexus 6. The device had a massive 6-inch screen and aimed to capture the high-end market, which was a step away from the cheaper, sensibly sized Nexus devices released in previous years. Now …

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Spotify is moving its data over to Google’s cloud servers

This week, Spotify announced that it would be moving its business over to Google’s servers, taking over most of its data to the Google Cloud platform. According to those working at Spotify, this move was largely down to Google’s data analytics capabilities though some of Spotify’s business will stay with …

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Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ to all domains

Back in 2014, the EU ordered Google to implement what is now known as the ‘right to be forgotten’ allowing people to protect their privacy by having specifically about them to be hidden from EU-based Google search. Since its initial implementation, results were only hidden on Google’s EU-based domains but …

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Google to start banning Flash adverts

Companies have been moving away from Adobe Flash for a while now and Google is set to sever yet another tie with the software as the company has announced that it will no longer be accepting adverts made using Flash from the 30th of June onwards. If advertisers get their …

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Google working on a proper VR headset

Google has some success bringing cheap Virtual Reality to the intrigued masses last year with the DIY Google Cardboard but now it seems that the company wants to take the next step with a proper VR headset of its own set to launch sometime this year. Much like Cardboard and …

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Google’s self-driving cars may be coming to London

Google has been testing its self-driving cars on public roads in California for quite some time and while the company does seem to be focussed on the US right now, things may soon spread to other countries, including the UK. According to London’s deputy mayor for transport, Google is currently in …

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Google to go after fake ‘Download’ and ‘Play’ buttons

Google has announced that it is targeting one of the internet’s more irritating trends, fake buttons. Launched as part of its “safe browsing,” scheme, Google will warn people away from sites that employ phony buttons by giving them a warning message before visiting, much like when it thinks an attempt …

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Google to discourage radicalism through opposite search results

If you try searching for terrorist related, extremist material in the near future, you could find yourself instead being served links to sites designed to combat such ideas. Although Google claimed that it would still serve relevant content to those searching for terms that could be considered ‘damaging,’ offering a …

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