HTC scores Nexus deal
Published in Mobiles


Three years

HTC has scored a deal to exclusively manufacture Nexus devices for the next three years.

"Right to be forgotten" now applies to all of Google's domains
Published in News


Geolocation fences will be deployed to avert unwanted local searchers

In 2014, the European Union’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled that Internet search engines like Google must be required to erase all webpage links to an individual’s search results in which personally identifiable information is deemed “inadequate” or “irrelevant” to a larger context of search inquiry. At first, the court order was only applicable to Google’s European Union-based search sites (see: Google.co.uk, Google.fr and Google.de, etc).

France demands $1.76 billion back taxes from Google
Published in News


Unless it surrenders at the last minute

The French government has sent Google a bill for back taxes of 1.6 billion euros.

Google gets deeper into virtual reality
Published in Wearables


More virtual vapourware expected

Google is researching into a more virtual realtiy technology which will probably just end up in the beta stage before the search engine gives up on the whole project.

Google backing ARM servers
Published in News


Don't get your hopes up

Google is set to announce that it is working with Qualcomm to design servers based on ARM processors, in a move which could give the British chip designer some street cred in the data centre market.

Mossberg blasts Apple’s poor software
Published in News


Times are a changing in the Tame Apple Press 

It seems that key members of the Tame Apple Press are starting to have epiphanies lately about how bad Apple really is and are starting to turn on the cult for failing to meet their expectations and spin.

Apple and Google preparing to enter VR market
Published in News


New job postings suggest keen interest

It was made clear earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that 2016 would be the year that virtual reality (VR) finally becomes available in consumer formats to initial enthusiast public audiences. Some of the major competitors we’ve seen in this space so far include Facebook-owned Oculus with its Rift headset, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset and HTC’s Vive Pre headset, which we explored here.

Haptic touch gloves for VR games coming soon
Published in News


A much needed interface for virtual environments


Recently, a New York-based startup has emerged from the shadows and promises to give virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) users a much more natural alternative controller interface for their new headset toys than the proprietary ones emerging with each new device.

Nvidia breaches the walls of Chrome
Published in Graphics

Remembers your p*rn

Nvidia fanboys can be safely assured that details of their visits to smut sites over the last two years have been lovingly recorded by their GPU.

Google rubs in tech-superiority over watch tech
Published in Wearables


Allows fanboys to defect

Search engine outfit Google is offering Apple fanboys a way to get a proper smartwatch without losing the only product that Jobs’ Mob makes – the iPhone.