ASUS does a Windows/Android hybrid contortionist thingy

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs in PC and tablet mode and can switch between Android and Windows. The question is why?

Yes, Google Glass will help drivers navigate

Even with talking GPS like TomTom and Google Navigation, people still get lost. We second guess it, become so absorbed in a conversation that we ignore it, or are simply bad judges of whether “150 yards” means the next left, or the next next left.

Google eyes wind power with Makani acquisition

The prospects for high-altitude wind technology are looking a little more buoyant with the revelation that Makani Power has been acquired by Google[x], the semi-secret Google lab that’s dabbled in wacky stuff like driverless cars and wired eyeglasses.

FTC to probe Google again

The Federal Trade Commission is taking yet another look at Google, this time over allegations the company used its near-monopolistic position online to sell and serve graphic and video ads.

Google Chrome gets a revamp

Google has released a new version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Irish fight back at tax allegations

The Irish government is getting angry that the US and UK are blaming its tax laws for the antics of multinational IT companies.

Google Glass probed

Eight members of the US Congress sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, raising concerns about Google Glass and its eavesdropping potential.

Don't be bullied by the Google monster

Opinion Does being the Jack of all Trades and the master of none apply to Google? I fear so. Having oodles of cash has tempted Google into all manner of strange ventures but it’s pretty clear that some of its wacky ideas are way off kilter.

Google could land up in the Tower of London

A committee of the House of Commons summoned a Google executive to give testimony again today and raised the possibility that the corporation might find itself in contempt of parliament.

Android the top dog in smartphone market share

Together, Android and iOS make up a staggering 92.3 percent of all smartphone shipments for Q1 2013, at least according to IDC's latest worldwide quarterly mobile phone tracker.

Google's Page turns on Microsoft

Google CEO Larry Page is either an arch-manipulator of public opinion or one of the least self-aware people in human history.

Google asks Microsoft to kill its app

Google wants Microsoft to kill its homebrew YouTube app for Windows Phone 8. T

Google kicks off I/O 2013 with All Access music for Android

This morning, Google kicked off its 6th annual I/O conference with over 6,000 devs at Moscone Center in San Francisco, 460 I/O Extended sites in 90 countries, and millions around the world who tuned in via Mountain View's livestream.

Google Android updates are tricky

Google's update process for Android is trash and it can't do anything about it.

French to tax smartphones and tablets

The French government is seriously considering a new tax on smartphones and tablets. The one percent tax would be imposed on a range of “internet compatible devices” and it could yield about 86 million euro per year. 

Google ups the storage ante

Search engine Google has surprised observers by stepping up the size of its free cloud based storage offerings from five to 15GB.

Now the US taxman probes Google

The world's tax men are ganging up to take on the creative accountants at the likes of Google, who have been allegedly engineering some fairly staggering tax evasion moves.

Physical Google Wallet is dust

Google is planning to revamp its Google Wallet digital payments platform at Google I/O. However, it seems plans for a physical credit card have been shelved, at least for the time being.

Chromebook is no Windows killer

Once touted as Google's great white hope, it appears that Chromebooks are becoming a great white shark to the company's bottom line.

Google building hacked

An ex Google employee has found that his former employer had some serious security holes at its new office in Sydney, Australia.