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Google says its anti-piracy algorithm will now visibly affect file-sharing sites’ rankings

Stuart O'Connor Google, Intellectual Property, Internet, Piracy Leave a Comment

Google is tweaking its search engine to make sure that the most "notorious" piracy sites are less likely to appear when people search for music, films and other copyrighted content. The changes were revealed in a blogpost by Katherine Oyama, the company's senior copyright policy counsel, and they include new ad formats that are designed…

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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

Stuart O'Connor Android, Apple, Apps, BBC, Computers, Daily Tech Roundup, Gadgets, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, Smartwatches, Social Media Leave a Comment

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Is Android going to get 3DS-style local multiplayer features?

James O'Malley Gaming, Google Leave a Comment

Word is that Google is planning improvements to Android's local multiplayer gaming capabilities - which could encourage more playing together with the people around you, rather than cursing the sky when someone on the other side of the world beats you at Scrabble. According to ETMag (which despite what it looks like, isn't coming through…

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Adobe brings full Photoshop to Chomebooks using the power of streaming

James O'Malley Apps, Chromebook, Google, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

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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