Posts Tagged ‘google’

Microsoft OneDrive: Let us clarify, when we said “unlimited storage”, we didn’t really mean “unlimited storage”

// November 3rd, 2015 // No Comments » // Internet

Just when I assumed the era of goofy Microsoft business moves was over, they go and do it again. Yesterday Microsoft announced that they were doing away with their unlimited OneDrive storage option. According to Microsoft, some users had abused the “limit” by storing “entire moving collections and DVR recordings”.

Google AdSense employee launches accusations claiming Google purposely rips off website publishers

// May 1st, 2014 // No Comments » // Internet

As all website operators know, Google can be a bit iron-handed (and vague) when it comes to AdSense ad policies. Website’s must follow strict guidelines on content, placement of ads, and adhere to agreements prohibiting them from running certain competing ads on their sites. And if something goes wrong or Google perceives the website owner […]

Microsoft giveth and Microsoft taketh away – more bonehead business moves during OneDrive rollout

// February 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Internet

Just when you think Microsoft won’t shoot themselves in the foot any longer – they do it again. Today they rolled out OneDrive, their replacement (or revamp) for their cloud storage product, SkyDrive, with a special offer for 100GB of free drive space while neglecting to mention that after a year the user must pay […]

Why some ISPs are throttling Netflix and what you can do about it

// February 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // Internet

It’s no longer just a theory – despite their denials, major ISPs are ignoring net neutrality rules and throttling Netflix bandwidth and Netflix has the proof in hand which they provide through their publicly-available monthly statistics reports. Here’s how to find out if you’re being throttled by your ISP, why ISPs throttle network traffic from […]

Hats off to Google for requesting permission to publicly disclose number of secret FISA requests

// June 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

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After recent accusations that the NSA has direct access to tech giants’ servers, hats off to Google who today asked US authorities to allow it to fully disclose the number of secret requests it receives to hand over user data. Google sent the letter to US attorney Eric Holder and posted a copy of the […]

Official Google Glass specs released

// April 17th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

As Google Glass begins rolling off the production lines and the Explorer developer program kicks in, the Google Glass support documentation was released today so we now have the official specs in hand. The display is said to be equivalent to a 25-inch HD display viewed from 8 feet away. The camera is a 5-megapixel […]

Google forks its WebKit browser engine – Blink is born

// April 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Internet

Yesterday Google forked its WebKit browser engine, the same engine used by Apple’s Safari browser and many other mobile browsers, and will now focus its efforts on “Blink”, which will gradually diverge from the WebKit project on which Google Chrome is based. Developers at Google expressed their excitement and enthusiasm for the change noting that […]

Google rumored to be prepping upgraded Nexus 10 with more powerful quad-core processor and 8-core GPU

// January 29th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hardware

Rumors are beginning to circulate that Google is prepping a major upgrade to their flagship Nexus 10 tablet. The Nexus 10, introduced in October 2012, is equipped with a powerful Exynos 1.7GHz dual-core processor and a Mali-T604 GPU but users have reported performance issues such as lag and stutter as the processor struggles to power […]

Google leading effort to overhaul (or remove) 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act

// January 28th, 2013 // No Comments » // Internet

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According to Bloomberg, Google, who gets about 1,400 requests a month from U.S. authorities for users’ email and documents, is leading an effort to change key aspects of the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act in order to limit or prohibit government access to citizen’s private communications. Google’s chief legal officer told Bloomberg: “Given the realities […]

Facebook’s new Graph Search could be a game changer (or has everyone already moved on to better things?)

// January 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // Internet

Amidst falling stock prices and a fleeing user base, Facebook introduced an upgraded search tool today – Graph Search, which will allow a more natural language search (e.g. search for “friends who like cats and UFOs” or “pictures taken on the beach in Mexico”). Mark Zuckerberg says “This is one of the coolest things we’ve […]

Google/Motorola rumored to be working on marquee smartphone known as “X Phone” [UPDATE]

// December 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is about to take control of its own branded phones with a hush, hush project dubbed – the “X Phone” (yeah, it’s a jab at iPhone). Google product manager Lior Ron is believed to be heading up the X Phone project which is said will “rival anything coming […]

And without further ado, here are the top Google searches for 2012

// December 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

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For the 12th year, Google has updated its Zeitgeist site for the year ending 2012, looking at the most popular search trends of the year. The results are based on 1.2 trillion searches in 146 languages. And without further ado, here is Google’s top searches for 2012.

Google Fiber hi-speed network rolls out in Kansas City – 700Mbps speeds reported by users

// November 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

Real world tests of Google’s Fiber project, a high-speed ISP network installed in Kansas City, are beginning to arrive and the results are outstanding. Kansas City Google Fiber users can expect 700 Mbps down on hard-wired connections. One user reported that he BitTorrented Ubuntu in only 2 minutes. When will it arrive in your neighborhood?

Apple begins playing nice with other kids on the playground – settles with clockmaker and HTC

// November 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reports are out that Apple has paid $21 million for rights to the Swiss Federal Railway clock it used in iOS 6 without their permission. In addition, Apple and HTC announced this past weekend that they have ended all their patent disputes. The financial terms of their agreement remains confidential but since HTC has been […]

The joys of living behind an iron curtain – China blocks all Google services during their 18th Party Congress

// November 10th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

On November 9, 2012, China set their national firewall (the Great Firewall) to block all Google services including Gmail, Google Maps, and search. Google reported the block on their Transparency Report. According to Google, everything was OK on their end indicating the block was coming from China themselves. It is assumed that the block was […]

Google announces new Nexus 10 tablet with higher resolution than iPad’s Retina display

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google unveiled the Nexus 10 tablet today. Manufactured by Samsung, the Nexus 10 will be introduced as the “highest resolution tablet on the planet” as it sports a stunning 2560 x 1600 display with 300 ppi. It will include Samsung’s new Cortex A15-based Exynos 5 dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, quad-core Mali T604 GPU, […]