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Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

Amazon steals Twitch acquisition from Google for £585 million

By 25 August 2014

Amazon is apparently about to acquire Twitch out from under Google's nose. Update: Amazon has bought Twitch for $970 million (£585 million). In a statement, Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon, said: “Like Twitch, we obsess over customers and like to think differently,... >>

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

By 25 August 2014

Google Street View will let you do everything from virtual time travel to spot the The Stig on Top Gear's test track. But now you can experience the panoramic Google Maps feature in true 3D, thanks to a third-party company that has provided an extra layer... >>

Google buys Gecko Design startup to help with Google X projects

Google buys Gecko Design startup to help with Google X projects

By 22 August 2014

Google plans to acquire Gecko Design, a product-design startup that has worked on everything from Fitbit to HP devices. According to Bloomberg, California-based Gecko Design will join Google X, though terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. Google X... >>

Google Science Fair finalist H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight into clean water and power

Google Science Fair finalist H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight into clean water and power

By 22 August 2014

A Google Science Fair finalist has invented a prototype that could benefit more than 783 million people. It's called H2Pro. H2Pro essentially purifies dirty water and then uses the polluntants from that dirty water to fuel power production, and all of... >>

Google's driverless car with no steering wheel or brakes is now forced to offer manual controls

Google's driverless car with no steering wheel or brakes is now forced to offer manual controls

By 21 August 2014

Google's new self-driving car prototypes have hit a bump in the road. They now need to feature manual controls by next month, or else Google will no longer be able to test them in California. Google announced in May that it built a prototype self-driving... >>

Google's self-driving cars are capable of breaking the speed limit, if necessary

Google's self-driving cars are capable of breaking the speed limit, if necessary

By 20 August 2014

Google's self-driving cars are designed to break the law. Sort of. Dmitri Dolgov, the moonshot's lead software engineer, told Reuters that Google's self-driving cars attempt to stay within the speed limit, but certin traffic conditions might encourage... >>

Greggs suggests sausage roll Google doodle to make up for offensive search results

Greggs suggests sausage roll Google doodle to make up for offensive search results

By 20 August 2014

UK high street baking chain Greggs fell foul of an online prankster yesterday who changed a creative commons version of the company logo to include an offensive fake slogan. This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that it was the version of... >>

Google's Photo Sphere camera feature now available as new iPhone app

Google's Photo Sphere camera feature now available as new iPhone app

By 19 August 2014

Google has launched a new iPhone app, called Photo Sphere Camera. It was previously only available for Android. Photo Sphere originally launched alongside Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It began as an Android feature that allows you to create panoramic-like... >>

YouTube Music Key leak reveals Google has another subscription service coming soon

YouTube Music Key leak reveals Google has another subscription service coming soon

By 19 August 2014

A subscription music service for YouTube has reportedly been in the work for months, and now a new report has shed some more light on the upcoming service along with some leaked screenshots. Tech website Android Police has claimed Google's new service... >>

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

By 18 August 2014

Tech companies are always looking for ways to expand their userbase. Last year was all about tackling emerging markets with low-end versions of high-end devices, while year it could be all about...children. According to report published by The Information on... >>