Google releases first KitKat phone – Nexus 5

Google has released the Nexus 5, the new phone running the latest Android OS – KitKat. The phone packed with featured replaces Nexus 4. Hardware The Nexus 5 is built by LG, the company that built the last Nexus phone. The smartphone features a five-inch, 1080p HD screen. Powered by a 2.26 GHz Snapdragon processor….

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Rumor – Nexus 7 V2 releasing in July to be priced in $149

In a latest rumor, Google might be releaseing the new version of Nexus 7 tablet in July 2013. In the new tablet a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor might be used instead of NVIDIA’s Tegra in current generation Nexus 7. To compete with iPad and other 7-inch tablet, the entry level Google’s tablet will be aggressively priced…

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How to access old versions of a website – Google cache and WayBackMachine

WayBackMachine is a web crawler that stores cache versions of websites. Most of the popular websites are cached by the server and is available for free. This is a great tool to see how a website had been in the past. For example, this domain computernewsreport.com was registered in 2005 but, there wasn’t anything in…

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New California law permits self-driving cars in the streets

California Governor has signed the self-driving car bill, that establishes safety and performance standards of such cars, into a law in the state. The bill’s sponsor Senator Alex Padilla, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation in Google’s Mountain View headquarter. Google has been testing the auto-driving car for almost two…

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XP users, Google doesn’t work in IE8

Google has announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 to run its cloud-based tools including email and Google Apps. Those user who are still running old browser will not be able to use Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar, and Google Drive. This move will specifically affect Windows XP users for which, IE9 can’t…

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook’s first year in office

It has been one year (on August 24) Tim Cook was appointed the CEO of Apple to replace Steve Jobs. On August 24, 2011 Steve Jobs named Cook the new CEO as he resigned. The first year has been very successful for Tim Cook. Immediately after taking office, Apple’s revenue had continued to go in…

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Bing and Twitter search deal renewed, Google not interested

The two year search deal between Microsoft’s Bing and Twitter was renewed for the next two years. Google had similar search deal with Twitter for the last two year, that ended on July 2. But, Google decided (or was it Twitter?) not to renew it again leaving Bing the sole search service provider of Twitter….

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Google Plus – Killing itself with ‘real name’ policy

A writer with an unusual name, Violet Blue (yes, it is the real, legal name) almost got booted from her Google account all because Google thought the name was not ‘real’. Blue has written a long story explaining how "Google Plus has the user experience problems of a startup and its risks come with the…

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See, your email can’t filter this Spam – Google

I got a spam email from Google. It seem to be trying to prove that Google’s Gmail knows better not to allow such spamy emails. But, I don’t like such blackmailing. I have used Gmail before and I know what I expect from email clients. Thanks, but no thanks to your spams, Google! The email…

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