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Get Lost…

Well, not literally but metaphorically as it seems this is the underlying message that Samsung has made regarding the announcement of a partnership with Nokia maps. Their decision to become less dependent on Google could have the unintended by-product of … Continue reading

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Drone It?

With ‘google-it’ having become some sort of post-modern verb is ‘drone-it’ far behind? Who know? Nevertheless, the firm’s announcement of successfully field-testing (albeit still in the nascent stage regarding distance; payload and real-world disaster conditions) their drones in Australia earlier … Continue reading

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YouPay.

Google’s plan to launch an ad-free, subscription-based service could be a potential harbinger (let’s hope not) for the ultimate demise of free video services (as the Internet continues to mature and firm’s seek what seems like everyday possible to squeeze … Continue reading

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Prioritizing Security?

While it does sound admirable and ‘the right thing to do’ given how the firm rigged results based upon key words, etc. it seems like a formality that Google’s announcement whereas the firm will prioritize secure websites will (at some … Continue reading

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Sunk?

Google’s mystery barge is apparently not immune to just being sold for scrap (outright) vs. embodying the (supposed) bold initiatives to showpiece some of their new technology (including Glass)… that was the rumored brainchild of why the firm purchased said … Continue reading

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Wish Granted…

Despite the firm’s size, Google is reportedly complying with the majority of their European ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ requests. (Source) WSJ: http://goo.gl/45E72K

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Running the ‘Gam-blet’

If the firm can break the impasse on game-access, Nvidia’s Shield Tablet (powered by Android) with an optional controller could be the first series ‘shot-across-the-bow’ for taking this platform out of the domain of game consoles. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/Viyxa8

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VQR.

Google is clearly not going to sit-by idly when it comes to revealing who is at fault for slow delivery speeds (hint: Internet Service Providers) as evidenced by the enclosed website (whereas any given end-user can track said issue, etc.) … Continue reading

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‘Made For Glass’

Google Glass is (now) officially for sale via the high-end fashion designer, DVF for the ‘designer’ price of around $1,700.00! Wearable techies rejoice? (Source) LA Times: http://goo.gl/WgEF20

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Easier Said Than Done!

In light of an EU court ruling (mandating Google provide a method for removing ‘personal search requests’) the firm has (cryptically) posted a medium in order to do so… the questions (amongst many) are: will they comply; will said request … Continue reading

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