Protesters are gaming Google's algorithm so that photos of Trump come up when you search 'idiot'

2018-07-19 20:49

Photos of the US President first popped up in Google image searches for 'idiot' after British protesters tried to make Green Day's 'American Idiot' trend when Trump visited the UK last week.

How I customise my Gmail to boost my productivity

2018-07-18 10:52

Tweaking your Gmail settings can help you stay organised and prevent email from becoming a time-sucking chore.

I compared Google's Chrome browser with its No. 1 competitor — and the winner was clear

2018-07-13 07:54

Here's how Google Chrome stacks up against Mozilla Firefox.

Kenya will reportedly use Alphabet's cutting-edge balloon project to deliver internet access to rural areas

2018-07-06 18:05

Huge swaths of Kenya are not developed and remain without internet access and now the country is turning to Alphabet's Project Loon to change that.

Google's internal rebellion over military contracts reportedly began when 9 engineers mutinied over a mysterious technology

2018-06-22 15:36

Inside the company, the engineers are now revered, and have become known as the “Group of Nine”.

Everything I loved and hated about using HTC's new R10,500 flagship smartphone, the U12+

2018-06-17 12:22

HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC U12+, has several futuristic and high-end features like squeezable edges, dual cameras, and a large display. But the phone also has a lot of shortcomings — and it costs about R10,500.

Google will force you to switch to the new Gmail whether you want it or not — here's when you'll get it

2018-06-07 13:58

Google announced the update in April, at which point it was only available to people in the Early Access Programme, and everyone who made the switch could just as easily switch back. Now, it's saying "get on board" because soon, you won't have a choice.

Six months later, Google's Pixel 2 is still one of the best phones in the world

2018-05-28 11:27

Google's Pixel 2 smartphone is a delight to use: It takes excellent photos, operates quickly, and looks great. Aside from a single issue — the lack of a headphone jack — it's the perfect smartphone.

 

Google has just been fined R67 billion - and it will also have to pay R200 million a day until it sorts out Android

2018-07-19 06:00

Google has been fined €4.3 billion by the EU antitrust watchdog over Android monopoly. But the EU isn't done yet.

The company formerly known as Google is far bigger than most people realise

2018-07-13 13:06

Google became Alphabet more than year ago, but confusion still abounds as to how it's organised. Here's what's under the corporate umbrella.

Google Photos is Google's best service — here's why you should be using it

2018-07-12 08:05

There's an amazingly easy way to free up space on your phone using a Google service that you already have, but probably aren't using.

Google killed its adorable blob emojis, and it's a huge mistake

2018-07-04 18:22

Google's cute blob faces have been replaced with normal-looking emojis.

We tested Google's robot booking service Duplex, and it fooled us into believing it was human

2018-06-28 08:51

The new technology books restaurant reservations or make appointments with a hair salon.

Garmin just unveiled a new series of watches for serious athletes — here's what they can do

2018-06-18 21:56

Garmin has unveiled its new series of high-end smartwatches. All three watches have built-in GPS, on-watch music storage, and contactless payments.

Google now lets you see what's on shelves at stores near you, and it's a powerful new weapon against Amazon

2018-06-13 09:19

Google is giving shoppers the power to search local stores' inventory with a new tool called See What's In Store. Shoppers can use the tool to search for a specific product and which stores have that product in store.

Android is the first major platform to support the newly launched ginger emoji — here's how to get them right now

2018-06-07 13:57

Android beta users with the most up-to-date phones will be the first people on the internet to be able to use the Unicode 11.0 emoji, which include redheads, bagels, llamas, cupcakes, and toilet paper.

A former Google strategist says tech is warping our attention spans — and it's terrible for humanity

2018-06-02 20:49

James Williams believes cumulatively the distraction of technology stops people from achieving bigger goals and leads to crises like fake news.

EU privacy watchdog: Big tech firms are 'blackmailing' users into agreeing with their GDPR data terms

2018-05-25 14:27

Giovanni Buttarelli said that his office will examine tech firms' take-it-or-leave-it approach to data consent, which are already the subject of a complaint by Austrian data activist Max Schrems.

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