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Notebooks with touchscreens to disappear next year

Laptops with touchscreen displays have never really gained popularity because of various reasons. Recently it turned out that the majority of notebook makers and contract manufacturers have ceased to develop mobile PCs in clamshell form-factor with touchscreens and next year such computers will disappear from the market completely. In 2015, …

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Google Glass 2 to launch next year powered by Intel

Google is reportedly planning to release a new Intel powered version of its Google Glass wearable next year in an effort to re-spark interest in the technology as adoption of the first generation device dies down. Sources are currently expecting Google to call its new eyewear ‘Glass 2’, the company …

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Project Ara has competition: meet the Puzzlephone

Project Ara isn’t the only modular smartphone concept in town anymore as Finland’s Circular Devices has created an alternative modular device called ‘the Puzzlephone’, which breaks the device down in to three main areas- the first of which is the spine, holding the LCD screen, speakers and structure. The second customization …

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Google to kill NPAPI support in Chrome browser

Google is going ahead with its plans to end support for the NPAPI protocol in the Chrome browser which will in turn end support for the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. Business critical apps will have until the Autumn of next year to migrate. The Microsoft runtime depends on an ageing protocol …

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US concerned over EU proposal to break up Google

Last week it was revealed that the European Parliament had drafted a motion that would call for the separation of Google’s search engine from its other services, as a way of challenging the company’s dominance. This motion has the support of Europe’s two main political parties as a way of …

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Google: wearables need to get cheaper to become popular

Without doubts, wearable computing devices are a part of the future, but at present they are hardly popular for three reasons: they are expensive, they are bulky and their capabilities are limited. Evolution of technology will make devices more stylish and compact, but manufacturers will have to do their best in order …

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Google denies MPAA ‘pirate’ homepage block order

Google has turned down the request from the MPAA to blacklist the homepage of a number of sites in its search results. While it has yet to publish a response as to why it turned down this particular request, it’s been speculated that it could be because any pirated content …

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The Moto 360 2 might be coming out early next year

The original Moto 360 smartwatch has only been out for a few months but there is already rumors floating around, suggesting that the next iteration of the product could launch as soon as early next year, presumably during Q1. According to Lenovo Eastern Europe Vice President, Gleb Mishin, the original …

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The Google Nexus 6 is now available to pre-order in the UK

Google’s latest smartphone, the Nexus 6, is finally available to pre-order in the UK ahead of an impending December release date. The 6 Inch smartphone is built by Motorola, featuring many of the same specifications as this year’s Moto X. The ‘Midnight Blue’ 32GB Nexus 6 is available to pre-order …

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Android Lollipop hits older Nexus devices

Google has finally begun rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to older Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5, 2012 Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. Google originally announced the latest OTA update on Wednesday but the update isn’t available for all devices so far. 3G and LTE versions of …

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YouTube debuts Music Key subscription platform beta

YouTube has been rumoured to have been working on a music streaming subscription service for some time now, with hints earlier this year that it would be called ‘Music Key.’ It turns out that all of that is true, as owner Google has now unveiled the platform, announcing it as …

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Android Lollipop starts hitting new Moto G devices

A few device manufacturers have been really quick to announce Android Lollipop updates, Nvidia is teasing it for the Shield tablet, Some users are already getting it on LG G3 handsets and now Motorola is pushing out Android 5.0 to owners of the new Moto G. The fact that the …

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Pirate site crackdown helps smaller torent search sites

Last week saw Google instigate a new round of copyright wagon circling by implementing a new downranking system that saw many of the internet’s most popular torrent search sites all but removed from the search engine’s results pages. While this had a surprisingly hefty impact on those sites’ traffic, it’s …

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Nexus 6 to launch for £499 in the UK

The Nexus 6 has finally popped up on the UK Google Play Store, showing off a £499 price tag although there is no confirmed release or pre-order date available just yet. The Nexus 6 is currently shown as ‘coming soon’ and due to a slight hiccup last week, it is …

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Google Maps updated for Android and iOS

Google has pushed out a big update for its Google Maps service application on Android and iOS, giving users a brand new look and a few additional features. Google Maps seems to be the best performing mobile option for those who need to find their way around in a new …

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Google to extend health benefits for workers, covers cancer

Google has announced that its health benefits for employees will soon be extended to cover DNA tests by medical research firm, Foundation Medicine, which are designed to allow doctors to prescribe precise medications and treatments for cancer, at doses that are specific to that patient. This added benefit will also cover family …

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Google and LG to share patents for the next decade

Google and LG have entered in to a new cross-licensing deal, allowing the two companies to freely use each other’s patents, including old and new ones, for the next ten years. There’s no official word on why the two entered this new partnership but there are some possibilities. For a …

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