Boost for Google’s Project Loon sees it closer to lift-off

Posted on February 20, 2017

Researchers involved with Google’s Project Loon have said that a recent breakthrough in research has led the company to being “years closer” to being able to realising the ultimate goal in its project by rolling out a series of balloons to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google adds another new feature to its Maps app

Posted on February 14, 2017

A new Google Maps app feature will allow users to save certain locations and send them to their friends.

This latest update has been (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Cameroonian whizz kid wins Google contest despite internet shutdown

Posted on February 13, 2017

Internet giant Google has recently crowned a host of champions for its prestigious Google Code-in competition, and one of the winners comes from a town that no longer has internet access.

The annual online competition attracts teenagers between the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

State-by-state Googling gives insight into Trump tension

Posted on February 9, 2017

Few events in the relatively short history of the internet have sent it whirring quite like those of November 8, 2016, when an outspoken billionaire with no experience in politics landed arguably the world’s most powerful position.

Donald Trump has been U.S. President for less than three weeks, but his actions have shaken the online world over (more…)

Posted by John Murray

What do you get if you Google every letter of the alphabet?

Posted on February 8, 2017

We’ve looked before at what Google’s autosuggestions are for each letter of the alphabet, but what if you’re even lazier than that? What if you just want to type the first letter of what you’re looking for, press return and click on the first result that comes up?

In some cases, the results are not too interesting – for example, a search for (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google now world’s most valuable brand

Posted on February 6, 2017

New research from Brand Finance shows that search giant Google has overtaken Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand.

The yearly Global 500 study, published on February 1st, has found a 24% increase in Google’s value over the past year. This was enough to lift it above Apple, which suffered a 27% drop, and into first place.

Google’s value is now up to an estimated (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google Maps to add parking feature

Posted on January 19, 2017

Search giant Google is currently testing yet another new feature on its Maps tool. This one will prove to be quite useful to drivers as the platform shows off the availability of car parking spaces.

The mapping service, which is a hugely popular tool amongst Google users, will now begin to show information regarding car parking spaces in relation to a user’s GPS location. The information it displays is also set to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Alphabet closes internet drone project

Posted on January 17, 2017

Alphabet, the parent company of internet giant Google, has revealed that it has closed its project relating to internet carrying, solar powered drones – Project Titan.

Project Titan was initially created back in 2014 when Google acquired US-based drone experts Titan Aerospace – a company with expertise in launching solar-powered drones. The idea behind the project was to launch a series of drones that would (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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