Google Glass will now show your mobile notifications

Google has released a software update that has Glass showing your phone notifications - making Glass genuinely useful! The update works using the same principles as an Android Wear smartwatch: When you receive a notification from an app, such as a WhatsApp Message, Glass will alert you - and it appears it will tap into…

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Chromecast updates lets you change the backdrop

Way back in June Google announced a bunch of updates that were coming for its Chromecast - and it appears the changes have finally arrived, with updated apps appearing in the iOS app store and Google Play on Android. The major update is the ability to customise the backdrops that appear on screen when your…

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Adobe brings full Photoshop to Chomebooks using the power of streaming

Chromebooks may not be the most powerful computers, but they are portable and cheap - which is why it is surprising to learn that Google and Adobe will be bringing full Photoshop to the platform. Now don't get us wrong: This isn't simply a big screened Android app like Photoshop Elements, this is the real…

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First Android apps arrive on Chromebooks

Back in June at Google's IO conference, the company made a surprising announcement: Soon it will be possible to run Android apps on Chromebooks - Google's cheapo laptops that run Chrome OS. The day has finally come. The company has added four popular Android apps to the Chrome store: Duolingo, Evernote, Vine and Kids Sight…

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5 million Gmail passwords hacked: should you be worried?

The hackers are having a busy month, No sooner has the dust settled on the mass theft of nude celebrity photos, the news comes that there has been a major Gmail breach. According to the IBTimes, around five million Google account credentials have been leaked online by hackers, with around 60 per cent of the…

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Nokia X gets support for Google services

Nokia X, Microsoft's accidental Android off-shoot has just received another update that unexpectedly lets users access Google's Android apps. Previously, though Nokia X devices ran the Android operating system, it was an unofficial "fork" of the system - so essentially had all of its Google-ness removed, a bit like how Amazon's KindleFire runs Android Apps…

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Google ‘discourages’ users of out-of-date web browsers

Are you still using IE7, Firefox 22 or even Netscape Navigator 9? Then Google has a bit of a problem with you. Google is trying to encourage users away from out-of-date browsers by intentionally serving up an old version of its search homepage to them. Many people reported recently in a Google forum they were…

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Google testing Project Wing drone delivery service

Amazon is not the only company investigating the possibility of using drones to deliver goods to customers – now search giant Google is testing a drone delivery system. Google is conducting tests on Project Wing, a delivery-by-drone service, in Australia. The project is being developed by Google X, the company's Califfornia-based tech research branch which is…

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An ad-free internet would cost £140 a year

We all hate those annoying pop-up ads, or the ads that take over the entire page you are trying to read, or the pre-roll advertising you get on videos. But how many people would be willing to pay to get rid of advertising? Not that many, according to the International Business Times. The site reports…

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