Google updates Chrome Remote Desktop

Google has updated its Chrome Remote Desktop (CRD) app with a number of new features and capabilities.

Google offers superstorm Public Alerts

Google is offering safety alerts and has launched a set of interactive maps tracking the progress of Hurricane Sandy as it slams into the US East Coast.

Ubuntu Nexus 7 installer goes live



The highly versatile Ubuntu was first spotted running on Google's flagship Nexus 7 tablet just about a week ago.

Yes, Windows 8 will lag behind Android 


The year is 2015 and Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 OS is in third place - lagging behind Google's Android and Apple's iOS. 



FTC issues guidelines for facial recognition

The FTC has released a set of guidelines for companies using facial recognition technologies in a gentle warning that nevertheless goes too far for one commission member.

Yelp cracks down on fake reviews

Fed up with business owners paying for fake reviews, Yelp is to introduce a system to warn users when it believes they're being misled.

Kill a robot, win a bounty

Fancy yourself as a backroom Bladerunner? The FTC is offering a $50,000 reward for anyone that can come up with a way of killing off the robocalls that can make life so annoying.

Twitter uses country-specific censorship for first time

Twitter has blocked access to a neo-Nazi account at the request of the German government, the first time it's put its local censorship plans into action.

Open webOS arrives on LiveCD

Enthusiasm for HP’s (Palm) webOS remains quite high, even if the industry heavyweight is no longer actively promoting the open source OS.

New tool lets webmasters 'disavow' links

With Google cracking down on dodgy links, many reputable sites have suffered as links outside their control damage their search rankings. Now, though, the company's introducing a tool designed to let webmasters avoid this happening.

EU slams Google data protection practices

EU regulators have, as expected, asked Google to reverse changes it made earlier this year to its privacy policy.

Video: Introducing webOS - the Android app



Hewlett Packard (HP) may have reduced its support for the wayward (Palm) webOS platform, but as we previously reported, the open source OS is now finding a new life on Android hardware.



Wikileaks paywall draws Anonymous's wrath

Hacking collective Anonymous has hit out at Wikileaks for - rather astonishingly - imposing a paywall on most of its content.

TransOS wants to displace desktop operating systems



Computer engineers at China's Tsinghua University are coding a cross-platform, cloud-based operating system for the masses.



Tech giants team up for developer resource site

A group of industry heavyweights including the four biggest browser makers, along with Apple, Google and Microsoft, are promising to centralize developer resources.

Play movies and music hit Google TV



Mountain View is currently rolling out its full Play platform to Google TV devices.

Linaro 12.09 goes live with Android Jelly Bean support



Linaro is a not-for-profit (NFP) engineering organization tasked with consolidating and optimizing open source for ARM architecture, such as the Linux kernel, power management, graphics and multimedia interfaces. 
  


Ignored by everybody? Try paying Facebook

If you find that none of your friends is taking any notice of your Facebook posts, you may decide to try and make them less boring. But US users now have an alternative - pay Facebook to shove your news right under your friends' noses.

This Ultimate Toolbox helps customize your Android ROMs



Software modders know all too well that customizing an Android ROM can be a time consuming process - even for veteran users.  



Iran restores Gmail, but YouTube block continues

Iran has lifted its block on Google services, imposed last week, but says it's planning extra censorship of YouTube.