UK to lose US data protection against Google antics
Published in News


Brexit means that Google can shift data to the US

Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under US jurisdiction instead.

AMD puts 2nd Gen AMD EPYC on Google Compute
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:15

AMD puts 2nd Gen AMD EPYC on Google Compute


N2D family of Cloudy Virtual Managers

AMD and Google Cloud announced the beta availability of N2D VMs on Google Compute Engine powered by 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors.

Apple and Google slammed for playing monopoly
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 13 February 2020 12:31

Apple and Google slammed for playing monopoly


Epic Games boss calls for industry action 

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney opened a game event in Las Vegas by blasting the monopolistic practices of Google and Apple.

Google Pixel 4a could come with Snapdragon 730
Published in Mobiles


One of three phones coming from Google

According to the latest report, it appears that Google upcoming Pixel 4a smartphone will be based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730 SoC.

Google releases software which can spot fakes
Published in News
Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:36

Google releases software which can spot fakes


Even deepfakes

Jigsaw, a technology incubator at Google, has released an experimental platform called Assembler to help journalists and front-line fact-checkers quickly verify images.

Google does not let humans touch personal data
Published in AI


GlobalData reports

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now central to Google’s operations, which means that the search engine outfit does not need to let a human near any personal data.

Apple finally removes support for Flash
Published in News
Friday, 24 January 2020 10:29

Apple finally removes support for Flash


Now the ghost of Steve Jobs will have to find another reason why Safari keeps breaking

More than a decade ago, Apple's High Priest Steve Jobs moaned that Flash was responsible for things breaking in his software.  Now, it seems Apple is ending all connection with the software which appears to have outlasted Jobs himself.

Boffins succeed in fly experiment
Published in AI
Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:01

Boffins succeed in fly experiment


This will end well

Google boffins at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus have managed to get into the brain of a fly.

Google backs EU ban on facial recognition
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 11:25

Google backs EU ban on facial recognition


Microsoft not so sure

The EU’s temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai but was rejected by Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Google Stadia promises 120 games in 2020
Published in Gaming
Friday, 17 January 2020 16:04

Google Stadia promises 120 games in 2020


More than ten launch exclusives in 1H 2020

Google Stadia has got off to a bad start, but the service promises some big things this year.