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Google still planning to begin building its own Nexus phones

Back in November last year, word began to spread that Google was considering building its own Nexus smartphones going forward and while some rumours point towards HTC building the 2016 Nexus devices, Google may take the reins next year in a move to challenge Apple more directly in the high-end …

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Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is now worth more than Apple

For a while, it look liked Apple might be the first company to ever break through the trillion dollar threshold, but now perhaps it will be Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The recently launched initiative to separate Google’s profitable businesses from its more experimental ones has paid off, with the latest …

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Google Chrome is set to get a redesign

Ever since Android Lollipop, Google has been moving towards a new ‘material design’ with its software and now, it looks like Google Chrome will be following in that same direction over on the desktop. Screenshots of the redesigned version of Chrome began popping up over the weekend, showing off little …

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Downing street too close to tech-firms claim critics

Criticism of the recent government deal struck with Google over back-tax that saw it pay just £130 million of an estimated £2 billion in missing payments, is growing. Now several politicians and industry heads are claiming that Google and other tech firms enjoy far too cosy a relationship with the …

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Google shuts down Glass social media accounts

While we do know that Google is still working on its Glass concept behind closed doors and plans to bring its smart glasses to enterprise customers this year, it seems that Glass name could be no more. This week, Google finally shut down all of the Google Glass social media …

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Google to be quizzed over HMRC back-tax deal

Google is set to be questioned by a parliamentary committee about a back-tax deal it struck with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), where it agreed to pay £130 million to cover claims of under-taxation from the past 10 years. Several MPs have since called the deal “cosy,” and want …

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Lenovo and Google to team up for 3D mapping smartphone

Google has been working on its ‘Project Tango’ smartphone for quite some time now. The device is designed to create 3D maps of its surroundings but it had just been a prototype until now, as Google is teaming up with Lenovo to implement Project Tango’s features into a new smartphone …

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Apple could make its iAd service free for mobile publishers

Six years ago, Steve Jobs announced the iAd service designed to allow mobile publishers to serve up unobtrusive advertisements on iOS. However, due to Apple’s standard 30 percent cut on anything sold via the iOS platform, prices were quite high and the service never really took off, which means that …

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Google is now getting serious about VR

Google is looking to get involved in the Virtual Reality space as well, following on from the likes of Facebook/Oculus, Sony and HTC/Valve, Google will now be stepping up its efforts with a dedicated VR division, headed by the boss behind the Google Cardboard headset, which was the company’s first …

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Google’s self-driving car has had some issues

Google’s self-driving car technology is impressive and has been interesting to follow but it has had its fair share of problems according to Google’s latest report. Between November 2014 and September 2015, Google’s self-driving car experienced a total of 272 technical failures and was almost involved in 13 accidents. According …

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First image of new Google Glass revealed

Right at the start of 2015, Google made the decision to stop selling Google Glass in its current form and put a stop to the device’s open development, bringing things back behind closed doors. Since then, we’ve heard the odd rumour here and there but Google hasn’t talked about Glass …

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Google Ford partnership could mirror Baidu BMW deal

Google and Ford are said to be in talks to partner over the development of automated vehicles according to sources that are said to have been “briefed on the matter.” Although yet to be officially detailed, the partnership could well be similar to the deal struck between Chinese search giant …

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YouTube to stop direct video uploads from webcams

Over the years, Google has tried out a number of features with YouTube, some of which don’t necessarily take off. One of these features happens to be the ability to upload video footage to the site directly from a Webcam, though this infrequently used feature will be going away for …

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Google is bringing split-screen to Android tablets

Google has gone ahead and dropped a little bit of information about future Android features along with next year’s Android update, currently known as Android N. While some apps and smartphone makers, have experimented with split-screen multitasking functionality in Android, Google is going to officially implement it as a feature …

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Google has quietly stopped selling the Nexus 6

Google has chosen to quietly discontinue the Motorola Nexus 6, which launched at the end of 2014 but failed to really live up to expectations both in terms of sales and acclaim. From this point forward, Google’s first oversized Nexus won’t be available to buy directly through the Play Store, …

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Quantum computer is already 100 million times faster than PCs

As much as a quantum computer may be the holy grail for anyone looking for extreme performance, we’re a long way off making them at the scale of current computer hardware and having them be the multi-functional, endlessly powerful machines we want. But early developments are still rather impressive. Take …

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Leaked screenshot shows Galaxy S6 TouchWiz redesign

Samsung is currently working on getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow up and running for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, though users of this year’s flagship device may find more in store with this update. Samsung has apparently given its Android skin, Touchwiz, a bit of a redesign for the …

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HTC One M8 to get Android Marshmallow update

HTC has announced that it is bringing Google’s latest version of Android to the HTC One M8. The M8 launched back in 2014 and went on to be a pretty popular device, having followed on from the HTC One M7. While the latter may not be getting the latest Android …

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Google may bring back Nexus 7 in 2016

Last year, Google tried to change the way it approached the Nexus line-up, ditching the Nexus 7 in favour of a Nexus 9, built to compete with the iPad Mini. It also switched from the Nexus 5 to the Nexus 6- neither decision turned out to be all that popular, …

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Google asked to take down 1500 links per minute

Media companies have lumped Google with a lot of responsibility when it comes to fighting piracy, so much so that Google now handles two million takedown requests every single day. According to Google’s own transparency report, the company received 65 million takedown requests in the last month alone. The math …

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Google Glass 2 may ditch the display

Google Glass is still alive and well behind the closed doors of Google X. However, even with development now taking place behind closed doors, that isn’t stopping us from getting any information on what could be coming. The latest news seems to be that one of Google’s Glass 2 variants …

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