Google announces real-time location sharing on Google Maps
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Available for Android and iOS in coming weeks


Google has decided that it will bring real-time location to Google Maps for Android users, iPhone users, mobile web and desktop users, letting anyone with a shared link to know where you are while you're traveling.

Google promises to sort out right-wing advert crisis
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Losing customers

Google has promised to sort out a mess in its British operations after advertisers were furous that their adverts were being seen promoting right-wing hate videos.

Google reveals more web-friendly compression
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Slow to compress quicker to open

Google Research come up with a better way of encoding JPEG images which can cut a third off JPEG image file-sizes with equal (or improved) appearance.

Swatch enters the wearable OS market
Published in Wearables


Look out Apple


Designer watch maker Swatch said that it has written its own alternative operating system for mobile watches and will be launching its own battle for the world’s watches next year.

New Chrome throttles tabs
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Saving processing power


Starting with Chrome 57, Google has started limiting the amount of resources background tabs can use.

Google wants to save UK electricity with AI
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No added infrastructure


Google Deepmind is opening talks with the UK government to use the company's artificial intelligence to reduce British energy use by up to 10 percent.

Google admits some Pixel mics are borked
Published in Mobiles


"Only a small number" will need to be replaced 

Google has admitted that a "small number" of its Pixel phones have shipped with borked microphones which will need to be returned so they can be replaced.

WikiLeaks says big tech companies will get CIA zero-day exploits first
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“Vault 7” is the most comprehensive release of US spying files ever made public

On Tuesday, the leak-focused site founded by Julian Assange released thousands of alleged CIA documents purporting to show how the agency has been able to crack open devices from Apple, Samsung, Google, and Microsoft.

Pixel laptop goes the way of the Dodo
Published in Notebooks


Did all it was supposed to do

Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh has hinted that the Pixel laptop will be going the way of Ned Stark from the Game of Thrones.

iPhones more likely to break than Android
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Particularly if you put them near me and a hammer

Apple’s build quality has dropped down the loo, according to mobile diagnostics outfit Blancco Technology Group.