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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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Restored.

In the post-Snowden-era whereas ‘national security’ issues have been anything but earnestly debated, it is good to see Turkey’s highest court overruling the banning of YouTube as both unlawful and to be restored. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/MUwUlS

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Self-driving.

Google (which seems to have a hand in pretty much everything tech-related currently) has announced that the firm is planing to ‘build their own self-driving cars’ which begs the question: will the company track any given driver’s habits in order … Continue reading

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