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Google launch Chrome OS

Google have launched Chrome OS in their continued expansion into other areas of software. Chrome OS is released as a trial program that users can register for online and will eventually be offered preinstalled on a wide range of computers made by global names such as Samsung and Acer. The …

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread – improvements galore

Android 2.3 became official yesterday and we have had some time to play with the latest, and greatest operating system from Google. Android 2.3 offers video calling with support for multiple cameras, improved VoIP support, enhanced cut and paste support, gyroscopic support with improved orientation algorithms. There is also a …

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Amazon tackle Google eBookstore head on

Amazon are set to enhance the Kindle service to match Google’s eBookStore, feature for feature. This means they will “enable users to read full books in the browser and [enable] any Website to become a bookstore offering Kindle books.” Google’s eBookstore already offers these features and it appears to be …

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Google to demote poor web sellers via search

Google said yesterday that it plans to change the way it ranks search results so that dodgy dealers will find it harder to appear high in the listing via their search algorithms. This change started after an article in the New York Times, detailing a Brooklyn based online seller of …

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Google Editions bookstore has Apple and Amazon in sights

Google Editions, the search giant’s new foray into the ebook market is in the final stages of development, according to sources. It is set to debut before the end of the year and may cause a serious threat to the Apple and Amazon stores. Google product management director Scott Dougall …

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Polls show Apple mobile users most loyal, Microsoft the worst

A recent GiK survey shows that 56 percent of smartphone owners in key global markets are keeping their options open regarding which phone they would buy next. Only Apple has shown a significant percentage of loyalty, which is not entirely that surprising. What is rather concerning however is that Microsoft’s …

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Follow your crap on Google, for a good cause

When scientists embark on multi-billion dollar projects to launch satellites, map the earth and set up the most advanced tracking & computational centres ever seen, they were probably in Star Trek mode. Certain that they were adding to the sum of human knowledge and helping NASA to reach for the …

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ARM speak with Google to replace Intel

Industry insiders have confirmed with KitGuru that ARM have been speaking with Google in the attempt to get the search engine giant to replace the processors in their television products. Intel currently supply stocks of their ATOM processor to Google and it is a fairly lucrative source of revenue for …

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Google Documents editing added to Android & iOS

Google have updated their software to allow for mobile editing of Google Documents for both iOS and Android platforms. This has been a feature many people have been waiting on for months. Thanks to this new feature, it means that users can now edit their documents on the move. Andrew …

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New Android Phone to replace credit cards

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO showcased the new Android power phone which contains a processor to allow people to make payments via their handsets. Schmidt opened this years Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco and he showed the new phone which had the manufacturer’s label covered up. Everyone has assumed this …

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Google hand out free inflight Wi-Fi to travelers

Google said yesterday that it was working with three airlines to give holiday travelers free in flight wifi. GoGo’s broadband service is normally a strictly pay only option at $11 for 24 hours, but Google are giving it away free with domestic flights in Delta, Virgin America and AirTran. This …

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Google Buzz Settlement emails sent to users

You may have been one of the many gmail users to receive an email detailing a settlement over the Google Buzz service, which became a talking point about online privacy over the last year. Google have acknowledged the settlement, proposed and agreed by both parties in October for $8.5 million. …

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Google sue US government over Microsoft favouritism

Another day, and yet again another round of legal action. This time Google are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior saying that the agency inappropriately wrote ‘procurement requirements’ for a messaging contract to favour Microsoft Corp over its own Google Apps. The suit was filed on Friday in the …

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Google Nexus Two: specifications leak

While the Nexus Two has yet to be announced by Google, more information has leaked online – this time an unoffical specifications list. The new information on the Nexus Two came from AndroidandMe, as they say that T-Mobile will be one of the carriers to officially support the Nexus Two. …

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Are Google abusing internet privacy?

Google have captured millions of private Wi-Fi addresses and passwords and email addresses have been taken by their mobile units. The Situation is so bad that many countries are looking into Google’s practices. Switzerland’s federal data protection and information commission is taking Google to court over its Street View mapping …

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Android already gaining on Apple iOS

Comscore have issued a report detailing growth of Google’s Android platform. They say that Android was running on 19.6 percent of all smartphones through August with Apple sitting at 24.2 percent. This is the first time Android has been within 5 percent of iOS. From July to August Android market …

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Google Instant vets sexual searches, well sometimes

Hacker quarterly magazine 2600 has listed blocked words in Google Instant, many of which are sexual. If you have been using Google recently (and we all do) then you may have noticed a change in their search functionality, now when you type in a search term you will generally see …

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Google say Bing is a threat, not Facebook

Outspoken Google CEO Eric Schmidt has dismissed the potential threat from social networking giant Facebook and has instead pointed to Bing as being Google’s main competitor. Schmidt has said that Bing is ‘doing well’ and is owned by a company who has more cash and resources than Google and has …

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Google release ‘Priority Inbox’ – is it any good though?

Google email is still widely adopted by millions of people every year and recently Google have released a new system called “Priority Inbox” which apparently helps to unclutter an overcrowded inbox. The system works based on algorithms which sort through email and move the good content to the top while …

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Google cancel ‘Google Wave’

Net giant Google have decided to cancel Google Wave after it was released last year. Australian developed Google Wave was released with the intention of radically changing email and group communication. Unfortunately the platform did not reach expected adoption figures. Australian Lars Rasmussen was the brains behind the idea which …

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Bing v Google – the war ramps up

Microsoft are ramping up their attack on Google to try and persuade people that their search engine is a strong and viable alternative. Yesterday they released a wealth of new features which aim to turn Bing into more than just a simple search engine. Bing has been enhanced to offer …

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Pacman gobbles up $120,483,800

Very few readers will have missed the recent Pacman ’30 year anniversary’ game on the Google home page, but we have been updated on usage stats. Over 4.8 million hours have been logged with the game which averages out at 36 seconds per person. Someone was very handy with a …

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4TB hard drive: Hitachi preps for launch

With its marriage to IBM in 2003, Hitachi claims to have been in the hard drive game for 50 years. For 2010, they’re about to get serious with the launch of Mars, the bringer of war. We’ve all got our ‘I remember when they launched the X capacity drive’ stories. …

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