Slow to compress quicker to open
Google Research come up with a better way of encoding JPEG images which can cut a third off JPEG image file-sizes with equal (or improved) appearance.
Look out Apple
Designer watch maker Swatch said that it has written its own alternative operating system for mobile watches and will be launching its own battle for the world’s watches next year.
Saving processing power
Starting with Chrome 57, Google has started limiting the amount of resources background tabs can use.
No added infrastructure
Google Deepmind is opening talks with the UK government to use the company's artificial intelligence to reduce British energy use by up to 10 percent.
"Only a small number" will need to be replaced
Google has admitted that a "small number" of its Pixel phones have shipped with borked microphones which will need to be returned so they can be replaced.
“Vault 7” is the most comprehensive release of US spying files ever made public
On Tuesday, the leak-focused site founded by Julian Assange released thousands of alleged CIA documents purporting to show how the agency has been able to crack open devices from Apple, Samsung, Google, and Microsoft.
Did all it was supposed to do
Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh has hinted that the Pixel laptop will be going the way of Ned Stark from the Game of Thrones.
Particularly if you put them near me and a hammer
Apple’s build quality has dropped down the loo, according to mobile diagnostics outfit Blancco Technology Group.
A website which is famous for peddling conspiracy theories has been de-listed by Google as part of its move to clamp down on fake news.
If you need a bit of heavy number crunching
The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.