US sues Google in huge antitrust battle
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 11:31

US sues Google in huge antitrust battle


Hobbled rivals

The US sued Google yesterday claiming it illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.

US might force Google to polish off Chrome
Published in News
Monday, 19 October 2020 11:39

US might force Google to polish off Chrome


Along with parts of its advertising business

Justice Department and state prosecutors investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering whether to force the company to sell its dominant Chrome browser and parts of its lucrative advertising business.

Engineers do not work better from home
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Monday, 19 October 2020 11:30

Engineers do not work better from home


Too many distractions and boredom

Google has been looking into home working and reached the conclusion that its engineers don’t work better from home.

Amazon escapes UK digital tax
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Friday, 16 October 2020 11:59

Amazon escapes UK digital tax


But smaller sites will have to pay

Amazon will not have to pay the UK's new digital services tax on products it sells directly to consumers but small traders who sell products on its site will face increased charges.

Apple deals with Google’s Project Zero by hiring key hacker
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One way to make a problem go away

Apple has poached a key member of Google’s Project Zero, a hacking team at Google that has found dozens of critical vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS and other Apple software.

Google and Intel warn of Linux Kernel flaw
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 15 October 2020 11:10

Google and Intel warn of Linux Kernel flaw


Bluetooth causing problems

Google and Intel are warning of a high-severity Bluetooth flaw in all but the most recent version of the Linux Kernel.

Huawei MatePad Pro gets inside yer heid
Published in Reviews
Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:23

Huawei MatePad Pro gets inside yer heid


Great sound, great build, fit ye sae?

I’ve been reviewing both software and hardware for over 35 years now, but this is the first time I’ve had to take into account geopolitics. But more, much more on that later.

Google software writers copy Apple's QA model
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Thursday, 01 October 2020 11:04

Google software writers copy Apple's QA model


ChromeOS updates cause 100 percent CPU usage, might set you on fire

Google appears to be following Apple's software QA model and releasing software which is not really fit for the purpose.

Google takes down 17 infected apps from Play Store
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Infected with Joker malware

Google has removed this week 17 Android applications from the official Play Store which were infected with Joker malware.

US has dropped the ball on tech innovation
Published in News
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 10:59

US has dropped the ball on tech innovation


Not funding enough

America has "dropped the ball" in funding for basic research, according to former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt.