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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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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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