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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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3-D Tablets.

Although this medium has (still) yet to fully take commercial-hold in Hollywood, widespread adoption (while still not a guarantee) within the mass market could both revolutionize both this space as well as Hollywood’s (overall) approach to this (languishing) technology. (Source) … Continue reading

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Open Access, PLEASE!

Duopolies (in the example of Comcast and Verizon in America) continue to prove to be the bane of the nation’s (home) ‘net access (due to high prices / slower speeds, etc.) That said, let’s hope that Google Broadband is more … Continue reading

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Imagine That.

If Google does produce a 3D imaging tablet, this has the potential to be a ‘game-changer’ (as the overused saying goes) within this market segment. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/7yzV3A

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‘Cider’ Please.

Postgraduate researchers (at Columbia) have developed software allowing Apple and Google apps to run side-by-side (on the same devices). (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/qfE9aD

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Truce.

In a (rather) sudden, about-face, Apple and Google have agreed “to end all mobile technology patent litigation…” and pick-up the tab for all expenses after “the dismissal is final at the district court level.” (Source) Jurist: http://goo.gl/waL8wv

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Too Far Gone?

While it might sound admirable that Google has stopped scanning student accounts that are associated with education (Google Apps for Education) the issue of privacy (in the post-Snowden-era) is far from resolved. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/AujHSO

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Next Up.

As Google continues to go the route of Microsoft (in and as far as) ‘seemingly-having-their-hands-in-as-many-pies-as-possible’ their Android OS debuting on a laptop was an inevitability. (Source) IT Portal: http://goo.gl/PW6zJN

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Google-

Given that Google is still used (overwhelmingly) for searching vs. social, most end-users (even casuals ones) will in all probability welcome the firm’s move to relax Google+’s ‘sort-of-Skynet-like’ integration (which is an excellent way to put how invasive said service … Continue reading

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