Android O Beta program arrives later this month
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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
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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
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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.

Android screws up on security
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MediaTek, Qualcomm, Motorola, Nvidia all affected

Google’s mobile operating system for hundreds of millions of users is scheduled to receive one of the largest security fixes ever compiled in a single month, according to a Google security bulletin published Monday.

Google’s Brin building a massive airship
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Lead Zeppelin

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is secretly building a " massive airship" inside of Hangar Two at the NASA Ames Research Centre.

EFF claims Chromebooks continue to spy on kids
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What a surprise - a Google product spying on people.

Human rights group, the  Electronic Freedom Foundation has complained that Google is continuing to use its Chromebooks to spy on customers.

Apple in space move
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24 April 2017

Apple in space move

Probably another tax dodge

The fruity cargo-cult Apple is desperately looking around for something to replace its dying iPhone cash-cow and has hired two Google satellite executives.

Google confirms death of Octane
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No longer useful because developers cheat

Google has killed off its widely-used Octane JavaScript benchmark saying that it's no longer a useful way for browser developers to determine how best to optimise their JavaScript engines.

Nvidia claims it can beat Google’s tensor processing unit
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It compared it against the wrong Nvidia card

Google’s internal benchmarks of its own TPU, or tensor processing unit, indicated that its purpose built AI board cleaned Nvidia’s clock when it came to number crunching and power consumption.

Google acussed of "extreme sexual discrimination"
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Does evil to its own staff

The US Department of Labour says that Google has systemically failed to pay women as well as men.