New Chrome throttles tabs
Published in News


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
Published in News


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
Published in News


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.

Google de-lists right wing conspiracy site
Published in News


Fake news


A website which is famous for peddling conspiracy theories has been de-listed by Google as part of its move to clamp down on fake news.

Google turns over datacentre GPUs
Published in Graphics


If you need a bit of heavy number crunching

The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.

Google abandoning fibre projects
Published in News


Wireless will get things moving 

Google has decided that fibre is rather old hat and is walking away from wires in favour of wireless tech.

Google’s AI deletes Apple
Published in News


Left alone AI becomes violent when losing 


If you want to feel paranoid about AI, then Google’s deep mind is proof positive of what will happen when the robots take control.