Daughter of sci-fi author Phillip K Dick may sue Google over Nexus One

Think you're worked up by Google's Nexus One phone? Then you should have a chat with Isla Dick Hackett, daughter of sci-fi author extraordinaire Philip K. Dick. She's pretty worked up too, but for totally different reasons. Hackett is considering…

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Gerald LynchDaughter of sci-fi author Phillip K Dick may sue Google over Nexus One

Coronation Street on Google Street View

Everyone’s looked at their own house and had a nosey up and down their own street and around the local shops. But now you can check out Coronation Street on Google Street View.

The 360-degree images of the famous cobbles have taken the Google Street View team months to piece together, but they are now available for you to explore as if you were an actual Corrie character or visitor wanting to find your way to the Kabin or Roy’s Rolls.

Coronation Street is the first TV soap to feature on Google Street View. The soap’s producers threw open the gates to the set for the special Google car with camera equipment on its roof earlier this year to mark the re-launch of its websites. A Corrie spokesman said: “Thanks to Street View, fans will be able to have a good nose around the set in a way that would have been unimaginable almost 50 years ago when the show first aired.”

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Will you ditch Google for Bing to get the news?

In theory it sounds like a winner. Microsoft, in Bing News, becomes the number one place for users to search for news, while media organisations get money from Microsoft for cataloguing their stories.

However before messrs Murdoch and Bullmer get carried away there are few things worth bearing in mind

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Ashley NorrisWill you ditch Google for Bing to get the news?

Google's Chrome OS: Can we trust the web based operating system?

Google's Chrome OS asks just one simple question of its prospective users; do I really need a desktop space on my computer? According to Google, the answer to that question is no; you just need a feature rich web browser that can do everything that your desktop and applications can do, and do them much faster.

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Gerald LynchGoogle's Chrome OS: Can we trust the web based operating system?