Google faces Indian mutiny
Published in News
Friday, 18 May 2018 10:39

Google faces Indian mutiny


Google to appeal Indian antitrust ruling

Google has said an Indian antitrust ruling that found it was guilty of search bias could cause “irreparable” harm and reputational loss to the company.

Google employees quit over drone “evil”
Published in News


Project Mavan was evil too far

Google’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a controversial military pilot programme known as Project Maven has angered its staff who have quit rather than work on it.

Google could be working on Pixel smartwatches
Published in Mobiles


Could be the new Qualcomm Wear SoC

According to the latest rumours, Google is working on a Pixel-branded smartwatch, or smartwatches, which could be launched alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and 2nd-gen Pixel Buds. The word on the street is that it has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear SoC.under the bonnet.

Chinese and US spooks use sound to control AI assistants
Published in AI


A spy in your house

For two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that they can send hidden commands that are undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.

Volvo to get Intel-based infotainment with Android P OS
Published in Transportation


Powered by Intel's Atom Automotive SoC

At the Google I/O conference, Volvo has teamed up with Intel and Google to show its latest infotainment system based on Intel's Atom automotive SoC and running on the latest Android P OS.

Google’s new AI talks like a human
Published in AI
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:49

Google’s new AI talks like a human


You could be working with Duplex and be unaware of it

Search engine Google has been showing off an AI tool dubbed "Duplex" which is an AI assistant that can call people up and interact with them – without anyone ever knowing they were speaking to a robot.

Qualcomm is ready for Android P
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 22:21

Qualcomm is ready for Android P


Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636

Qualcomm announced that it plans to fully support Android P on select Snapdragon mobile platform. Having early access, that enabled Qualcomm to optimize its software on Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 mobile platforms to ensure readiness for OEMs to upgrade to Android P at the time of launch.

Google releases Android Things
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 11:51

Google releases Android Things


Version 1

Search engine outfit Google has released version 1.0 of Android Things which will allow manufacturers to build and maintain Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Pentagon will beat world to self driving cars
Published in Transportation


Never mind Tesla, Uber or Google

The Pentagon will be using self-driving vehicles before they arrive in the streets according to Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.

Top three AIs are pretty stupid
Published in AI
Monday, 30 April 2018 10:37

Top three AIs are pretty stupid


Google is brighter, Siri is as intelligent as plankton 


A new report has named Google as the cleverest AI but warns all three of the leading machines are pretty pants and disappointing.