Google plans to get a $30 smartphone out
Published in Mobiles


Wants to get Android One price down


Google CEO Sundar Pichai wants to get the price of its Android One down from a good $100 to a better $30.

Huawei snubs Google and goes to Alexa
Published in Mobiles

Begun the revolution has

The widely-expected revolt against Google’s Android has begun with Huawei signing up for Amazon’s AI Alexa.

Google partners rushing into AI
Published in News


Because that is not a bubble waiting to burst


Google quickened the pace of its push into virtual and augmented reality this week as its hardware partners announced new devices using its tech.

Windows 10 on nearly a quarter of machines
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But all roads still lead to Chrome

Beancounters for Net Marketshare have added up some numbers and divided by their shoesize and worked out that Windows 10 is installed on 24.5% of devices.

Microsoft could be the world’s first trillion dollar company
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It will not be Apple after all


Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn means that the software giant is on track to become the world’s first trillion dollar company.

Feature phone users are a weird bunch
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Dinosaurs yes, broke no

A new survey pours cold water on the myth that people use feature phones because they can't afford a smartphone.

Google to release two flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017
Published in Wearables


Will not be Google or Pixel branded


Google is reported to be set to announce two new smartwatches in Q1 2017 based on Android Wear 2.0 platform, a redesigned version of Android geared towards wearable devices.

Google employee sues over evil NDA
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Being part of the Empire is no fun

An ex-Google product manager has sued Google over its confidentiality policies on the grounds they violate California labour laws and involve spying on staff.

Viv might not make it to the Samsung S8
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Will not hack off Google


The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn claiming that Samsung will not be installing its Viv, AI assistant in the S8 because it does not want to hack off Google.

Google shows national security letters for the first time
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Most information requests coming from Gmail accounts

For the first time in history, Google has been allowed to provide a glimpse into some revelations discovered by US intelligence agencies that were previously asked to be kept confidential.