Google abandoned features which gave drivers control
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They were not awake enough


Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo abandoned developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations because drivers tended to nod off when in auto-pilot mode and were not ready to take over.

Google boss drops everything to fix emoji
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Monday, 30 October 2017 10:56

Google boss drops everything to fix emoji


Perspective  – Pichai has heard of it

While there are a lot of things that Google CEO Sundar Pichai needs to fix in the search engine outfit, apparently his most pressing concern is Google's version of the cheeseburger emoji.

Google and Cisco team up on cloud
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Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:44

Google and Cisco team up on cloud


Kubernetes and Istio service mesh

Google and Cisco have teamed up on the hybrid cloud.

Tech giants spend fortune buying US politicians
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:12

Tech giants spend fortune buying US politicians


Buy one get another free

US tech giants are spending a small fortune on "lobbying" politicians and the situation is getting worse.

Microsoft’s Open Source cloud slap to Google
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:34

Microsoft’s Open Source cloud slap to Google


Azure Container Service built on Kubernetes

Microsoft has unveiled the Azure "Container Service", a new service for the Azure cloud computing platform that's built on Kubernetes.

Google scores own goal with Pixel 2XL
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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:25

Google scores own goal with Pixel 2XL


OLED Screen issues

The Tame Apple Press is celebrating after Google's new flagship Android phone is officially out and its new OLED screen appears to have display problems.

Microsoft finds hole in Chrome
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Monday, 23 October 2017 11:04

Microsoft finds hole in Chrome


Pot calls kettle?

Software king of the world Microsoft has poured much scorn on Google's Chrome browser for having a rather large security hole.

Google discovers it can’t really do an Apple
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Overcharging  just hacks its users off

Google thought that it might get away with copying Apple by charging a ridiculous price for a USB dongle, only to discover that its users were not that stupid.

Waymo demanded a billion dollars from Uber
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:55

Waymo demanded a billion dollars from Uber


That is a nice self-driving car, we would hate to see anything happen to it

Waymo wanted $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber to make its trade secret lawsuit go away.

Google pays $19 billion for "traffic aquisition"
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A big chunk going to Apple and Android allies.

Google is paying  more than $19 billion a year to help generate adverts.