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Monday, 27 Jan 2014

Google Reportedly Acquiring Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind

Google Reportedly Acquiring Artificial Intelligence Firm DeepMind

According to reports and rumors, Google is in the midst of acquiring artificial intelligence firm DeepMind for US$400 million.

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014

Bugs in Chrome Allow Others to Listen in on Your Private Conversations

Bugs in Chrome Allow Others to Listen in on Your Private Conversations

By exploiting bugs in Google Chrome, sites can activate your microphone and listen in on your conversations, turning the web browser into an espionage tool.

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014

Google Bans Extensions That Deliver Malware and Adware from Chrome Web Store

Google Bans Extensions That Deliver Malware and Adware from Chrome Web Store

Google recently removed certain extensions from the Google Chrome Web Store for delivering malware and adware to their users. The extensions started out as regular extensions, but took a more sinister turn when they were bought by malware companies.

Friday, 17 Jan 2014

Google Chrome for Mobile Updated with Optional Data Compression Feature

Google Chrome for Mobile Updated with Optional Data Compression Feature

Google recently announced a few new features baked into the latest verison of Chrome for Mobile. The most significant one is the data compression feature that will help users reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on their phones.

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014

Google Acquires Nest for US$3.2 Billion

Google Acquires Nest for US$3.2 Billion

Google has shelled out US$3.2 billion in cash for the acquisition of Nest Labs. The sale is expected to be completed in the next few months after standard regulatory reviews have taken place.

Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014

Toshiba Joins in Chromebook Fray With Company's First Chrome OS Device

Toshiba Joins in Chromebook Fray With Company's First Chrome OS Device

Toshiba has recently just launched the Toshiba Chromebook, the company's first Chromebook, and the world's only (for now) 13.3-inch Chromebook. The Toshiba Chromebook features an Intel Celeron (Haswell) processor, as well as 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD.

Thursday, 2 Jan 2014

Google To Discontinue Bump by End of January

Google To Discontinue Bump by End of January

Google will be removing Bump -- an app that shares data between devices by bumping them together -- from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store by the end of January. Bump Technologies, the company that made Bump, was acquired by Google in September 2013.

Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013

Google and Audi Reportedly Working on Android-Based Infotainment for Cars

Google and Audi Reportedly Working on Android-Based Infotainment for Cars

Google and Audi are reportedly working together on an Android-based infotainment system for cars. The companies are likely to announce their plans at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, United States next week. This is according to sources who spoke with the Wall Journal.

Monday, 30 Dec 2013

21% of All Notebooks Sold in the U.S. in 2013 were Chromebooks

21% of All Notebooks Sold in the U.S. in 2013 were Chromebooks

Google's Chromebooks has gained tremendous traction in the past year, accounting for a sizable 21% of all notebooks sold in the U.S. in 2013.

HTC's Massive Infographic Explains Why Your Device Has Yet to Receive that Latest Android OS Update

HTC's Massive Infographic Explains Why Your Device Has Yet to Receive that Latest Android OS Update

HTC has posted a fancy (and massive!) infographic explaining the various stages a software update has to go through before it reaches the end user. Why not give it a read as you wait for Android 4.4 KitKat to arrive on your device?

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