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Google Chrome plans to combat auto-play videos

If there is one thing a lot of us don’t take too kindly to on the internet, it is auto-play videos on sites in the background. Google already made finding which tab is playing audio a little easier last year with a new speaker icon displayed on tabs with audio, …

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Google officially responds to EU anti-trust allegations

Earlier this year, after months of investigation, the European Commission formally accused Google of anti-trust practises, forcing the company to respond and give evidence that its business tactics aren’t secretly squeezing out the competition. As you would expect, Google is arguing that the EU’s allegations are “incorrect”. The European Commission’s …

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Google data suggests UK is becoming more privacy concious

Although the fact that Google tracks an awful lot of data about individuals is perhaps a bit ironic considering this particular data set, it’s hard to argue that it’s not interesting to see emerging trends among different sections of society. In this case, Google searches related to personal privacy, hacking …

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Project Ara may have been delayed due to bad magnets

Google is attempting something pretty different with Project Ara. The idea is to build a modular smartphone, where customers can upgrade individual components easily by sliding them on to the back of the device. In previous prototypes, the modules were attached by electro-permanent magnets, unfortunately, it seems that they just …

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Google is branching out in to WiFi routers

Google may have just revealed the most stylish looking router ever with its new offering known as the OnHub. Now if you were wondering why it is shaped a bit like a bin, there is apparently a technical reason for that- Google says that the cylindrical shape will help provide more …

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Google’s Project Ara has been pushed back to 2016

Last year was a pretty exciting time for Google, having taken on the Phonebloks concept and created Project Ara. While the first Ara devices were scheduled to arrive some time this year in selected markets, it seems Google wants to spend a little more time developing the modular smartphone, pushing …

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Google announces Project Sunroof, offers free solar data

Solar panel adoption is happening quicker today than it ever has before, which is why more than one per cent of the world’s electricity is now delivered direct from the sun. However Google wants to help improve that even more, by taking data it has from its Google Earth imagery …

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Android M is now Android Marshmallow

The final name for Google’s next big version of Android has been revealed. Android M will now be known as Android Marshmallow, the company announced today, unveiling a statue of the Android mascot holding a marshmallow. The new version of Android is set to be an improvement over last year’s …

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This is our first look at the Nexus 5 (2015)

Google is all set to reveal two new Nexus devices in October, one from LG, bringing back the much loved Nexus 5, and one from Huawei, which will be creating a new Nexus 6. Today, we have our first look at LG’s new Nexus 5, updating the phone for 2015 …

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Google launches second patch for Stagefright bug

Google has gone ahead and launched a second patch for the Stagefright bug in Android, which had the potential to affect hundreds of millions of Android devices. Google’s first attempt to fix the bug apparently failed to do so, but thanks to security firm, Exodus Intelligence, everything should now be …

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Google given two more weeks for EU antitrust defence

We have been reporting on the European Commission’s grievances with Google for some time now. Earlier this year, the EU officially accused Google of abusing its online position to give its own products and services an edge over the competition. At the time, Google had ten weeks to respond with a defence, …

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New details on 2015 Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 revealed

Google’s latest batch of Nexus devices are on the way later this year, bringing with it the return of the Nexus 5, with LG back on board. We will also see a new Nexus 6 this year, this time from Huawei. Google hasn’t been great at keeping its Nexus devices …

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Google has a new parent company: Alphabet

In a move that no one was expecting, Google has given itself a new boss, by creating a brand-new parent company, called Alphabet. This will also splinter off some of Google’s different entities, with the traditional company handling Youtube, Android, its search engine and its applications, while the new firm will take …

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Google and Samsung plan monthly security updates for Android

Android is great for many things but unfortunately, security isn’t really on that list. However, Google and Samsung are looking to improve things by providing monthly over the air updates to device owners, patching up security holes and tackling the problem head on. Google announced its monthly OTA update scheme …

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Tech giants side with Samsung in Apple patent suit

Several massive tech firms including the likes of Google, Facebook, HP, Dell and eBay have all apparently sided with Samsung in its on-going patent dispute with Apple. According to a new report, the companies filed a ‘friend of the court’ briefing earlier this month, speaking out against the ruling that …

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Google pushing ahead with plans for paid service

It seems that Google is pushing ahead with its plans to launch a paid YouTube service some time this year. So far, the company has signed up partners that make up around 90 percent of YouTube views, though apparently Google’s efforts on getting TV networks involved are falling a bit …

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Nexus 5 (2015) spotted in benchmark results

We’ve already heard that LG is supposedly teaming up with Google again this year to bring back the Nexus 5 in a new 2015 edition. However, up until now internal specifications and performance numbers have remained a mystery. Fortunately though, leaked AnTuTu benchmark results show how the new Nexus 5 …

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The Nexus 9 just got a pretty nice price cut

If you have been after an Android tablet this year then the Nexus 9 just became a much more attractive option for UK customers after receiving a hefty price cut. The Nexus 9 is made by HTC and originally launched last year alongside the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Google used …

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