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
Published in News
Thursday, 22 December 2016 13:02

Google employee sues over evil NDA


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
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:55

Viv might not make it to the Samsung S8


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
Published in News

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.

Daydream VR gets Netflix support
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 10:25

Daydream VR gets Netflix support


Makes it more useful

Netflix is now available for Google’s Daydream VR platform. The app supports HBM and Hulu too. 

Google decides steering wheels do matter
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 08:46

Google decides steering wheels do matter


Fleet with human controls coming next year


According to people familiar with Alphabet Inc.’s plans, Google has recently dropped its plans to develop a modern yet controversial self-driving vehicle without manual control mechanisms, including a steering wheel or brakes.

Chrome now disables Flash by default
Published in News
Monday, 05 December 2016 13:57

Chrome now disables Flash by default


End of an error


Chrome 55, released earlier this week, now blocks all Adobe Flash content by default.

Google might buy Facebook
Published in News
Sunday, 04 December 2016 01:34

Google might buy Facebook

It's entirely feasible

The word on the information strasse is that Google wants to buy Facebook. It is entirely speculative, but could have legs.

Pixel predicted to sell six million
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:02

Pixel predicted to sell six million


Will make Google a cool billion

Beancounters at Morgan Stanley have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that 5-6 million of Pixel and Pixel XL mobiles will be sold this year.

AMD’s deal with Google could be a breakthrough
Published in Graphics


Sky is the limit for clouds

AMD’s deal to flog Google its FirePro S9300 x2 GPU for the search engine’s cloud platform probably deserves another look.