In the news: Google starts censoring search results in Europe

By | June 26, 2014

Google Censorship GOOGLE STARTS CENSORING SEARCH RESULTS IN EUROPE DUE TO PRIVACY RULING

Google has begun removing some results from name search results in Europe in order to comply with laws that let people request links about themselves to be removed. A result for a name search (OK, I Googled myself) on Thursday morning brought up this note at the bottom of the page…Read the full article…

 

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MICROSOFT HAS JUST LAUNCHED ITS FIRST ANDROID SMARTPHONE, THE NOKIA X2

Meet the Nokia X2, the first Android-based smartphone being made by Microsoft. Yes, you read that right: Microsoft has just made a new Android-based handset. It’s also still using the Nokia name at this point, despite previously saying it didn’t plan to trade on that name for long. (Evidently Microsoft’s marketing minions are still working on cooking up that “go forward” smartphone brand.)…Read the full article…

 

google-nest NEST DEVICES START TALKING TO GOOGLE, WASHING MACHINES & YOUR CAR

Nest’s Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke detector are now part of a much, much larger universe. The company has just launched a developer program that lets third-party apps and devices talk to Nest hardware, making it do things that aren’t possible through official software. The initiative is kicking off with a whole host of partnerships in place, in many cases with feature updates either available now or due in the near future. Read the full article…

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APPLE REPORTEDLY DODGES ITS FIRST BIG PROBLEM WITH iPHONE 6 PRODUCTION

With not one but two new iPhone models seemingly set to debut in 2014, we can look forward to twice as many rumors leading up to their respective launches. Various reports of production difficulties pop up each and every year, but Apple always seems to push through in the end. This year, we’ve already seen reports of more than one manufacturing issue pertaining to Apple’s larger 5.5-inch iPhone model, and now the flagship 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has seemingly run into its first major speed bump. Read the full article…

 

 

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GOOGLE ACCIDENTALLY POSTS SCREENSHOTS FROM ITS NEXT MAJOR ANDROID RELEASE

Google mistakenly posted an issue on the Chromium issue tracker that included images believed to be from a device running an unreleased build of the company’s Android operating system – or “Android L,” as it is often called since it will be named after a dessert beginning with the letter “L.” Read the full article…

 

PLAYSTATION NOW WILL START STREAMING PS3 GAMES TO SONY TVS NEXT WEEK

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Sony has been testing its PlayStation Now cloud streaming game service for months, with a select group of players testing it out on the PS3 and PS4 (all PS4 owners can try it out at the end of next month). On Monday, that group will expand to include owners of some ofSony’s 2014 TVs, including all 4K Ultra HD sets and some of the 1080p models. Read the full article…

 

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