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  1. Jamie McKane

    Peter Thiel urges US to probe Google's "treasonous" activity

    Peter Thiel urges US to probe Google's "treasonous" activity Peter Thiel, one of President Donald Trump’s top Silicon Valley supporters and donors, took aim at Google Inc. and the high-tech industry over the companies’ focus on global markets while brushing aside U.S. interests. He singled out...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Google to launch overhauled News tab

    Google to launch overhauled News tab Google plans to reveal an overhauled News tab which enhances prominence for publishers rather than headlines. The company stated on Twitter that the new interface will also organise articles more clearly to help users find the news they are searching for.
  3. Jamie McKane

    Google Chrome to get play button

    Google Chrome to get play button Google is working to implement a play button in its Chrome browser toolbar, ZDNet reports. This button will allow users to pause and resume media playing in their browser, regardless of which tab the media originates from.
  4. Jamie McKane

    Google and Facebook dig a moat for the US government

    Google and Facebook dig a moat for the US government As U.S. anti-monopoly authorities weigh possible investigations into America’s technology superpowers, there is one advantage the government can’t touch: the size, scale and might of the tech giants’ computer networks, logistics machines and...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Google and Facebook are stealing talent from Europe

    Google and Facebook are stealing talent from Europe Last week, the FT reported that a group of Britain’s best-known quantum computing scientists had moved quietly to Silicon Valley to found a startup called PsiQ. The lure was the abundance of venture capital that can’t be had in Europe. The...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Google working on Fast Share for Android

    Google working on Fast Share for Android Google is developing a replacement for its Android Beam sharing functionality named Fast Share, 9to5Google reports. Android Beam is an NFC-based sharing technology which was first introduced in Android 4.0.
  7. Jamie McKane

    Google is building a subsea cable from Europe to Cape Town

    Google is building a subsea cable from Europe to Cape Town Google has announced Equiano, a new private subsea cable which will start in western Europe and run along the West Coast of Africa, between Portugal and Cape Town in South Africa. The cable will have branching units along the way that...
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    Google Home Mini

    Item: 2x Google Home Mini Age: +-6 weeks but still sealed Price: R700 each not negotiable Warranty: No Packaging: Original Condition: New, sealed Location: Cape Town, Northern Suburbs Reason: I initially bought 4 of these but found that I only really need 2 due to my home being mostly open plan...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Google teases its Pixel 4 design

    Google teases its Pixel 4 design Google has published an official render of its new Pixel 4 smartphone on Twitter, giving users the first look at the company's design for its new smartphone. This follows leaked renders of the Pixel 4 being published online, revealing a change in design from...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Google warns US government of security risks due to Huawei ban

    Google warns US government of security risks due to Huawei ban Google has warned the Trump administration that it risks compromising U.S. national security if it goes ahead with export restrictions on Huawei, and has asked to be exempted from any ban, the Financial Times reported, citing three...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Google, Facebook, and Apple fall due to antitrust investigation

    Google, Facebook, and Apple fall due to antitrust investigation Google parent Alphabet Inc., Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. tumbled as the companies appear set to undergo U.S. antitrust probes after the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission agreed to split up oversight of technology...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Google suffers big cloud outage

    Google suffers big cloud outage Google suffered an outage across various cloud platforms yesterday, which caused users to experience reduced performance and intermittent errors. The company said that the issue primarily affected Google Cloud, G Suite, and YouTube, although other applications...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Google will stop Chrome users from using ad-blockers

    Google will stop Chrome users from using ad-blockers Google has confirmed that it will be stopping non-enterprise users from using ad-blocking plug-ins on its Chrome browser. Google said it has listened to the feedback it has received from users after previously announcing its intentions to...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Gmail confidential mode activated by default for G Suite users

    Gmail confidential mode activated by default for G Suite users Google will roll out its Gmail confidential mode feature to G Suite users on June 25, activating the mode by default on all accounts. The feature will allow G Suite users to write confidential emails and access a range of security...
  15. Jamie McKane

    The easiest way to keep your Google account safe

    The easiest way to keep your Google account safe Keeping your online accounts secure does not need to be difficult, and often implementing a few simple authentication methods will improve your resilience to attacks. Google has investigated the effects of "basic security hygiene" on account...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Google stored G Suite passwords in plain text

    Google stored G Suite passwords in plain text Google has disclosed that some G Suite users' passwords were stored in plain text for as long as 14 years. G Suite is the business version of Google suite of apps including Gmail and Google Docs, and the company said the storage issue was a result...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Google will not bring Windows 10 to Chromebooks

    Google will not bring Windows 10 to Chromebooks Google's project to bring Windows 10 to its Chromebook laptops has been abandoned, according to code spotted within the project's code by a Reddit user. Changes to the project's code on Gerrit now include lines which directly refer to the...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Pixel 3a vs Galaxy A30 vs Huawei P30 Lite - Pricing and specifications

    Pixel 3a vs Galaxy A30 vs Huawei P30 Lite - Pricing and specifications Google has launched its new Pixel 3a smartphone, which offers similar features and design to the standard Pixel 3. The Pixel 3a has a cheaper and less powerful chipset however, and lacks the IP68 dust and water resistance...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Africa Check on team that got $2-million grant for AI fact-checking project

    Africa Check on team that got $2-million grant for AI fact-checking project Google.org has announced the recipients of grants for its "Google AI Impact Challenge", one of which was awarded to a team of three fact-checking organisations and the Open Data Initiative. Africa Check is one of the...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Google now allows you to automatically delete your online history

    Google now allows you to automatically delete your online history Google has released a new feature which allows users to automatically delete their online history after a predetermined period of time. This includes location history and activity data, such as online searches, places you have...
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