A report said Microsoft is cutting the licence cost on Windows 8.1 in a bid to offer notebooks costing $250 or less.
Digitimes Research said manufacturers will be offered Windows 8.1 with Bing with a tentative release date of February next year. more»
The Untouchables are worried about Apple and Google’s smartphones which cannot be searched by the FBI.
James Comey, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, said he was “concerned” over Apple and Google marketing smart phones that can’t be searched by law enforcement which would force them to investigate criminals like the old days. more»
A senior VP at Google has released a detailed rebuttal to an attack on its business practices by Rupert Murdoch of News Corp.
In her Dear Rupert letter, Rachel Whetstone said that Google is on the side of publishers “which used to be controlled by a relatively small number of media organisations”. more»
Motorola is rumoured to be working on two devices for Google which include an upgraded Nexus 5 and a phablet-like Nexus 6.
According to Nine to Five the Nexus 5 will extend the screen up to a 5.2in diagonal, but the Nexus 6 will arrive with a huge 5.92in display. more»
Search engine outfit Google has pulled out of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) saying that the outfit is a bunch of liars.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that it had been a mistake for Google to join that particular lobby outfit because it was pretty much against everything that the outfit believed. more»
A staggering 42 million driverless vehicles will be on our roads by 2035.
That’s the prediction of market research company ABI Research which said the numbers of driverless cars will ramp from 1.1 million in 2024 to over 42 million in 2035. more»
Search engine behemoth Google advised users of its Gmail email software to change their passports after a Russian website was hacked.
Apparently five million passwords were hacked from a Russian site called Bitcoin Security with people from the UK, Spain and Russia. more»
Ambitious search giant Google has bought a company which helps people with Parkinson’s disease.
The firm, Liff Labs, will become part of Google’s R&D division – Google X. Google X works on projects such as driverless cars and Google glasses.
Financial terms are not disclosed but according to a Google blog, a spoon made by Liff includes sensors that can pick up tremors in a patient’s hand are cance them. more»
Google is facing further pressure from the European Commission over its dominance of the search market.
EC competion czar Joaquin Almunia said that the organisation is likely to take a look into its Android mobile operating system as well as its dominance in the mobile market. more»
Search giant Google has got itself in a flap because it is being forced to remove thousands of items that people don’t like on the web.
Reuters said Google will hold its first meeting in Madrid tomorrow in a bid to discuss the free flow of information. more»
Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe have gone back to the drawing board to come up with a more reasonable deal with tech workers in a high-profile lawsuit over hiring practices in Silicon Valley.
The four were sued for conspiring to avoid poaching each other’s employees. more»
Search engine Google has decided that it wants to get into the business of working out if cats are potentially alive or dead.
It has created a research team led by physicist John Martinis from the University of California Santa Barbara to build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics. more»
Search engine Google has come up with a novel way of getting people to update their browsers to something a little more recent.
Users of browsers which can remember the use of shoulder pads and Duran Duran are suddenly getting served up search results which are just as old. more»
Microsoft thinks that there is room for another TV casting dongle and is apparently thinking about releasing a rival to Chromecast.
Redmond has not mentioned the dongle so far but it did pop up in an FCC filing.
The filing lacks much info to identify the device, but it carries the model number HD-10. more»
Online bookseller Amazon is getting into the internet advertising business.
The Wall Street Journal has been telling the world+dog that the in-house platform aims to replace ads supplied by Google on Amazon’s own website.
However the plan is to later expand the program to challenge Google and Microsoft advertising business in the future. more»