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Industry responds to Qualcomm Nuvia acquisition
Published in Mobiles


Analysis: 22 quotes as Qualcomm partner need a custom ARM CPU core

After the initial article about the acquisition of high performance/high-efficiency Nuvia Phoenix core means for Qualcomm, I wanted to address industry quotes and the overwhelming response. It comes down to a single bottom line. Qualcomm will be able to compete with Apple CPU cores in a few years.

Google claims to have closed Fitbit deal
Published in News
Friday, 15 January 2021 12:36

Google claims to have closed Fitbit deal


No one seems to have told the regulators

Google's senior VP of Hardware, Rick Osterloh, announced Google has closed its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, even if it has not completed all the regulatory hurdles.

Google thinks its language AI can manage a trillion parameters
Published in AI


Can’t be worse than what it has now

While firms are under the mistaken believe that they can save a buck or two on translation services using AI, the technology is a long way away from being remotely reliable. So Google boffins have been flat out trying to make it better.

Google investigated over Chrome
Published in News
Friday, 08 January 2021 12:12

Google investigated over Chrome


UK Watchdog worried that all advertising roads lead to Chrome

UK’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from its Chrome browser.

Google hacked off at new drone laws
Published in News
Monday, 04 January 2021 11:45

Google hacked off at new drone laws


FUD post

Search engine outfit Google is rather miffed at the new rules the US has come up with to regulate drone flights.

Microsoft and Google join Facebook in fight against Israeli NSO
Published in News


It makes tools which are "powerful, and dangerous" 

Microsoft and Google, have joined Facebook's legal battle against hacking company NSO, filing an amicus brief in federal court that warned the Israeli firm's tools were "powerful, and dangerous".

Google snaps up recycling outfit
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 21 December 2020 11:48

Google snaps up recycling outfit


Convert old PCs to Chromebooks

Google bought a company called Neverware that sells software to transform old personal computers and Macs into Chromebook devices.

Google to shut down Android Things
Published in IoT
Friday, 18 December 2020 11:18

Google to shut down Android Things


Things ain’t what they used to be

Google plans to shut down Android Things, a stripped-down version of Android designed for smart home devices.

Google AI boffin claims she was fired
Published in AI
Friday, 04 December 2020 11:21

Google AI boffin claims she was fired


Google denies it

Timnit Gebru, one of the best-known AI researchers today and co-lead of an AI ethics team at Google, said she was fired for sending an email to "non-management employees that was inconsistent with the expectations of a Google manager".

Foxconn finds use for Trump's white elephant
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:39

Foxconn finds use for Trump's white elephant

Will assemble servers for Google

Foxconn plans to assemble key components for Google servers from its plant in Wisconsin, people familiar with the matter said, finally breathing life into a factory Donald Trump hailed as crucial to bringing manufacturing back to the US.