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Essential Phone, now works on Verizon in the US

Essential Phone, now works on Verizon in the US

Andy Ruben, the famed father of Android launched his debut phone for pre-orders back in August. The phone, which is only available in the United States for now was launched with support only for the Spring network when the phone hit pre-order stage back in August. Now, as of today the phone will work on many of the major carriers in the US – including AT&T and T-Mobile. But for […]

Google DeepMind and NHS Controversy

Google DeepMind and NHS Controversy

One of the hot topics today are the growing concerns with privacy and security of the general public. Nothing has caught the masses attention more than the Snowdon case, which questioned governments authority across the world in using technology for mass surveillance and having access to personal data. In fact some critics have brought to light that the public trusts private companies, like Facebook and Google -which openly state that […]

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Google have been fined a whopping $2.7 billion dollars, setting a new world record for the largest penalty against any Tech company to date. The multinational technology company have been charged by European Anti-Trust officials for favouring their own services against their competitors. The cooperate giant finds itself having to defend itself after been accused of “unfairly dominating the market place” with its advertising products. It is nothing new for a […]

Google Glass receives first update in nearly 3 years

Google Glass receives first update in nearly 3 years

Looking at this news, it already feels like it’s from three years ago – back when nearly every tech headline was about the controversial Google Glass wearable. Google Glass Explorer edition, as it was called was discontinued in January 2015, the last software update the device received was back in September 2014, which was only a minor update for syncing with photos on iOS. New software This week, Google issued […]

Android O Beta version available for developers – with many new seamless features

Android O Beta version available for developers – with many new seamless features

As this year’s Google I/O developer event kicks off as of yesterday, Google have revealed some very exciting news for all Android developers. With the introduction to the developer preview for ‘Android O’ starting yesterday, developers will have a brand new set of tools to better optimise their apps. These new features include real time monitoring of each line of code to help the developer track down any issues like […]

More languages coming this Summer for Google Assistant

More languages coming this Summer for Google Assistant

Google I/O 2017 Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O has commenced today and the start of the show seems to be Google Assistant so far anyway. This summer, assistant will be able to support Fresh, German, Brazilian-Portuguese and Japanese. The later in the year, more specifically at the end support for Italian, Spanish and Korean will be added in.

Google Home can now respond to multiple users

Google Home can now respond to multiple users

Google’s in home voice assistant was kind of late to the game, Amazon’s Echo speaker was certainly one of the first and is still the most socially known and most popular, but Google isn’t wasting any time to add new features, using it’s extensive background in AI to boost it along. One large downfall of the Amazon Echo is it can’t support multiple accounts, meaning as a family orientated device it […]

Instagram for Android can work with no internet connection

Instagram for Android can work with no internet connection

Instagram has long required a constant internet connection to even function, some devices do cache a limited amount of recently view photos which you can browse when offline, but any likes or actions you take won’t get saved. Facebook introduced Facebook Lite around two years ago, which is designed mainly for the emerging markets where 4G and faster internet connections aren’t so widely available and also for lower end Android One […]

YouTube now requires creators to have 10,000 lifetime views to make money

YouTube now requires creators to have 10,000 lifetime views to make money

For a long time now YouTube has let anyone sign up for the Partner Program meaning that anyone could create their own videos, upload them and generate revenue for the views and clicks etc. While this was fantastic news for the upcoming creators at the time, this did attract some of the wrong crowd. Google ran into a few issues with users uploading movies without permission and also content from other […]

Nest accounts now support two-step security

Nest accounts now support two-step security

Security on the the internet is becoming more important and surprisingly considering your Nest account has access to camera feeds, smoke alarm settings as well as thermostat the company is quite late to the game in adding two-step authentication to user accounts. But at least they have added it now, this week the Google owned company added the option to enable two-step authentication on accounts, but only via a text […]