Softbank finds two droids they are looking for on Google
Published in News


Two companies added to AI plans


After getting its paws on ARM, Softbank is still growing and has written a cheque for two firms that build walking robots from Google's parent company, Alphabet.

Uber self-driven to fire Levandowski
Published in News
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:05

Uber self-driven to fire Levandowski


Our tech is independent


Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer who has been accused by Google of stealing trade secrets about self-driving cars and giving it to Uber.

Google makes pitiful excuses for underpaying women
Published in News


Handmaiden's tale

Search engine Google has come up with a truly pitiful reason for treating women employees like second class citizens – it can’t search the data.

Google is a daydream believer
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 22 May 2017 13:06

Google is a daydream believer


More than 10 million daydreamers in 2017

Google is confident that more than 10 million smartphones will support its Daydream platform 2017 – well, someone needs to believe in it.

Daydream standalone VR by Qualcomm
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 19:59

Daydream standalone VR by Qualcomm


Snapdragon 835 VR

Qualcomm and Google have announced the development of a Daydream standalone VR headset reference design powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 VR platform. 

Apple and Google are abusing privileged position
Published in News


European tech feed up with being told to eat cake


European technology businesses are complaining that Google and Apple are abusing their power and scale.

Google could dump Linux for Magenta
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 11:48

Google could dump Linux for Magenta


Fuschia takes an ice pick to the penguin


Google’s new Fuchsia mobile OS is not based on Linux, unlike Android, but on a new microkernel called Magenta.

Android O Beta program arrives later this month
Published in News


Notification Channels, Background Limits, Pro Audio and more

Android, the world’s most used mobile operating system, is getting an update from Nougat to a new item on the dessert menu labeled “O" for now, with the first public beta arriving for Nexus and Pixel owners later this month.

There's a hardware bloodbath over education
Published in Notebooks


Apple, Google and Microsoft need no education


A hardware war is brewing over the US education market with Apple, Google and Microsoft mud-wrestling for the hearts and minds of educators and school districts.

Italy close to tax deal with Google
Published in News
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:59

Italy close to tax deal with Google


Taxman makes an offer Google can't refuse


Italy and Alphabet's Google are close to reaching a deal to settle a tax dispute which will not mean the company has to sleep with the fishes.