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Google getting childish in Sonos spat
Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:37

Google getting childish in Sonos spat


Multinationals hate it when they lose

The spat between Google and Sonos managed to get even more silly after the search engine outfit sued over a new feature Sonos recently introduced onto its speakers.

Euro governments want Big Tech to pay for internet improvements
Published in Network


This will go down well 

After failing to get Big Tech to pay any significant amounts of tax, the government's of France, Italy and Spain are stepping up pressure on the European Commission to come up with legislation that ensures Big Tech firms partly finance telecoms infrastructure.

Google Maps gets new features
Published in News
Thursday, 28 July 2022 12:05

Google Maps gets new features


Good for cyclists

Google Maps is launching a few new features some of which will be good for cyclists.

Google delays plans to kill off third party cookies
Published in News


Pushes back execution again

Google's plans to kill off third-party cookies in its Chrome browser have been delayed again until late 2024. The move was last scheduled for the end of 2023, a date already pushed back from sometime this year so we can tell that the search engine outfit is really enthusiastic about making this happen.

AI is about as easy to handle as a nuclear war
Published in AI


Schmidt Duran Duran cover

Google’s former chief executive Eric Schmidt has labelled AI as dangerous as nuclear weapons.

Heatwave dissolves British clouds
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 27 July 2022 11:44

Heatwave dissolves British clouds


Google and Oracle offline 

The UK heatwave had a weird effect on Google and Oracle clouds with both had to take off their cloud services and servers because their cooling systems could not handle the temperature and were at risk of burning out.

Google bans 50 dodgy Android apps
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 July 2022 10:41

Google bans 50 dodgy Android apps


Beware the Joker 

Google has just banned another 50 applications from its Play Store with anyone who downloaded them before the block came into force facing their personal details being stolen, text messages intercepted and even being signed up for subscription plans they never wanted or actually use.

UK heatwave takes down clouds
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 10:58

UK heatwave takes down clouds


What do you expect?

Britain, which is famous for its rain, is having a few problems with its clouds as a heatwave grips the country.

Google’s Chrome OS Flex arrives
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 18 July 2022 09:38

Google’s Chrome OS Flex arrives


Revives old PC in the way we used to use Linux

Google’s Chrome OS Flex has officially arrived to revive old PCs and Macs, by turning them into Chromebooks.

Google Empire starting to lose ground
Published in News
Friday, 15 July 2022 11:33

Google Empire starting to lose ground


YouTube not with the kids any more 

Key Google products, YouTube, I Search, and Maps are falling out of favor with youth using social media.