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Artificial Intelligence is Go

DeepMind, Google’s artificial intelligence project, has taken a huge step forward.  It has successfully enabled a machine to teach itself how to play the ancient Chinese game of Go.  Without any...
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Google buys Apple – not really

The Dow Jones newswire carried a headline on Tuesday which could have rocked the world. “Google to buy Apple for $9bn.”  What a story. It had all the hallmarks of an April fool’s...
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Google Street View upgrade

Planning a holiday?  Chances are you will be spending a lot of time on Google Street View. As you will be if you are planning a shopping trip, looking for the best...

What is Project Wing?

Drone delivery, to most of us who prefer our parcels delivered by a conscious human being cheerfully driving a van, is still a bit of an illogical pipe-dream. Seemingly riddled with...

Shift to Content Subscription Continues

It doesn’t take a technological Darwin to recognise the changing landscape of how we consume entertainment content such as TV shows, movies and music. A number of us now head straight...

Driverless Car Accidents- Who’s to blame?

Driverless cars really are a thing. Google’s grand experiments in the field have fuelled a frenzy of interest in the concept, and almost all of the automobile’s biggest players are now...

VR for Free

In spite of what seems like an the eternal path towards a relaunch of Virtual Reality, a number of cost effective avenues are on the market for those who want an...

What is Android Marshmallow?

Google are offering another sweet update to their mobile operating system, Android. We’ve had KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich and most recently Lollipop. Next up? Victoria sponge cake? Profiteroles? Haribo? Android 6.0...

Google goes Mobile Friendly

Given the space limitations we are handed when browsing on mobile devices, frustration caused by intrusive ads often reaches boiling point. Thankfully, Google appear to have sat up and taken notice,...

What is Google’s Alphabet?

Google recently announced the unusual step of giving themselves a demotion. With the creation of parent company “Alphabet", Google have restructured the many facets of their business. But what is Alphabet Inc,...

Is this the end for Google+?

Billed as the Facebook killer upon its launch only four years ago, Google placed no small amount of resources into the Google+ project. Slowly but surely those resources have been redistributed...

PC in a Plug

Microsoft have been unveiling a series of new devices in the run up to their new OS release, Windows 10. Aside from the mandatory collection of tablets, laptops and tablet-come-laptop hybrids,...

Data Transfer through Audio

Occasionally, the world of tech can throw out some quite frankly ridiculous innovations. One of which I discovered recently. “You can transfer data via audio” they said. My dismissive laughter was...

Mobile Carriers to block ads

In many ways, online ads make the internet go around. Of the many services brought to you that are free at point of delivery, most are funded by their advertising revenue....

Microsoft and Google Release New Quarterly financials

The financial report merry-go-round has turned another quarter. Tech’s biggest names have released their latest quarterly returns, covering the first three months of 2015. The headline- results have been mixed.   Google- Up Beginning...

Google Launch Project Fi- the Mobile network

Mobile Networks. As an industry, it’s getting a little crowded. By launching their own mobile network however, Google think there’s room for one more. Available as of this week in the...

EU files Google complaint

The European Union has issued a complaint to Google over their alleged anti-competitive operation. The EU’s competition commission have spent five years wrangling with the world’s leading search engine in an...

The end of the TV spoiler

It’s a problem we all have to overcome at some stage. You’re unable to catch the next episode of your favourite TV show when it airs. You know the rest of...

Computer on a Stick- From Google

Google have announced a new budget-priced range of devices. Undoubtedly the most exciting comes in the form of the ‘Chromebit.’ Essentially a computer on a memory stick, Google have met a...

Does Google Act unlawfully?

Google’s meteoric rise from search-engine newbies to the multi-faceted technological powerhouse it proudly resembles today has taken less than two decades. Our reliance on the world’s number one search engine has...