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October 10, 2016  7:13 AM

Google wages war on tofu

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Fonts, Google, Unicode, Web design, Web development

Google has teamed up with typography firm Monotype to wipe out tofu across the internet. #FitFam, #lifestyle and #veganlife instagrammers need not be worried, the type of...

May 19, 2016  8:56 AM

Google foolishly searches internet for inspiration about what to call Android N

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Google

After spending months toiling over the next release of the Android mobile operating system (OS), the brilliant and creative minds within Google’s development team can’t even be bothered to give it a name. Instead, the search giant has resorted to crowd-sourcing a name for the next iteration...


March 24, 2016  6:15 PM

Microsoft’s AI adventure shows there’s hope for us all yet

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Artificial intelligence, Google, IBM, Microsoft, twitter

Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to take over the world, steal all our jobs and ultimately subjugate us all - or so we are told.

We've seen IBM's AI system, Watson, beat humans on the US game show, Jeopardy. Recently, Google's British DeepMind team created an AI system that...


May 21, 2015  1:40 PM

Google Maps hit by another user edit gaffe

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Google, online

Google has revoked the right for users to edit and update the content of its Maps after some ne'er do wells decided to deface them with racial slurs and offensive images.

Readers, believe us when we say, we're just as surprised as you that giving people free rein to do whatever they...


March 27, 2015  1:06 PM

Google and its “no comment” GIF

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Gaming, Google, pictures, photos and images, YouTube

Rumour and speculation is the fuel that much of the tech journalism world runs on, and for press officers working at firms like Google, responding to it all must be a wearying experience.

So much so, the search giant has found an alternative (and...


November 20, 2014  3:39 PM

Drones – another reason not to trust estate agents?

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Amazon.com, Google, United Kingdom

The use of drones in business is looking to become a regular occurrence in the near future, and this month Amazon proposed plans to test its...

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October 10, 2014  11:34 AM

London Zoo threatens office broadband

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
Google, television, Tortoise, United Kingdom, YouTube

During the World Cup this year, offices across the UK likely saw a spike in bandwidth usage as keen fans streamed live matches to their desks.

But the squeeze isn't over yet, as London Zoo is working with...


August 26, 2014  3:24 PM

Fancy a car-crash picture for all your image queries on Google?

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Brazil, Canada, Facebook, Germany, Google, Russia, twitter

Another day, another internet cock-up.

On Tuesday, users searching for any pictures on Google Images - kittens, puppies, flowers, food or even Google's own logo - were flooded with the same picture of a Russian car accident in the results page.

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August 19, 2014  3:13 PM

Greggs uses Twitter to turn bad press into brand engagement

CBaldwin Profile: CBaldwin
Google, GreggstheBakers, logo, social media, twitter

On Googling Greggs today (as many are being encouraged to do so on social media), you might notice that its logo is not quite right.


July 1, 2014  12:37 PM

A grand for Google Glass? Gosh, movie piracy is getting expensive

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Google, Google Glass, Piracy

Google Glass was finally made available in the UK last week. Early adopters, or "explorers" to Google, will have to fork out £1,000 for the privilege...


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