Google just revealed a huge update to Gmail — here's everything new

2018-04-25 17:33

Gmail has a shiny new look, but also some useful-sounding new features.

YouTube pulled down 8.3 million offensive videos in 3 months — and porn is just the tip of the iceberg

2018-04-24 14:31

YouTube reveals the scale of the task it faces in removing videos that violate its terms.

Move over, SMS. Samsung and Huawei users are getting a better message system

2018-04-21 17:20

Google is spearheading an initiative to replace traditional SMS messages with a new standard called RCS.

We tested 11 SA accents on Google’s new app, and it perfectly understands Zuma – but not Malema

2018-04-14 07:20

Google released an app better suited to African bandwidth – and accents. We put it to the test on 11 distinct South African accents.

A Google computer scientist says his new lip-reading technology has terrifying implications for fake news

2018-04-12 08:36

Google computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn has built a lip-reading technology that can create creepy, life-like videos of anyone using just their face.

Android should share the blame with Facebook for tracking calls and texts

2018-03-26 16:21

User privacy hasn't been a priority for Google.

Cryptocurrencies are falling after Google's advertising ban

2018-03-14 16:35

Bitcoin is down 4% against the dollar after Google said it will ban all cryptocurrency ads.

A former Googler who started a job site says you should assume employers will find your social media — but you don't need to panic

2018-03-08 08:43

A CEO and former Googler Liz Wessel of WayUp says you don't need to scrub your social media profiles completely during a job hunt.

Obsessively checking the weather forecast has made my outfits boring

2017-10-19 13:42

More often than not, predictability is much like a meal without carbs - bland as hell.

Parent’s guide: Making Google safer for your kids

2017-08-31 14:05

We know that it’s almost impossible to keep your kids away from Google, or rather, Google away from your kids. So we’ve put together a quick guide to make Google a little safer for your kids.

 

An ex-Google employee’s novel set inside a fictional search firm got made into a TV show — and it’s a bacchanal of sex, drugs, and data

2018-04-24 14:54

Author Filip Syta said his book 'The Show' is a timely reminder of the dangers of data misuse during the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The new SMS system on Android phones won't be secure

2018-04-22 14:00

A new app called "Chat" will soon replace the default "Messages" app on Android, but from a security standpoint, it's hardly an upgrade.

Google just launched ’Google Go', an app that uses 40% less data – and can understand sub-Saharan Africa's unique accents. This is what it looks like.

2018-04-12 16:54

Google is releasing an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity.

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Bitcoin drops below $8,000 in cryptocurrency slump

2018-03-15 15:32

Bitcoin is below $8,000 at a five-week low and the market as whole has shrunk by $130 billion since the start of March.

Google is banning all bitcoin, ICO, and cryptocurrency ads from June

2018-03-14 13:49

The new rules come into force in June and also crackdown on adverts for financial products.

The smartest piece of Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 phone is a decades-old component

2018-02-26 18:34

Samsung is the last of the major smartphone makers to include a headphone jack in its flagship phones, the Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S9 is no exception.

This is the world’s most Googled sex question

2017-10-14 08:30

But it’s not as clear-cut as the search engine leads you to believe.

Privacy: Should misdeeds be forgotten?

2017-08-16 14:29

A recent ruling in Europe now allows people in that region to have certain online listings about themselves removed. But is such a right fair to all?

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