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Google Maps' parking spot tracker is now official on iOS and Android

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 April 2017

Now you can save the location of your parking spot on Google Maps, hopefully making finding it again a bit easier. FULL STORY >

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Amid gender pay gap claims, Google releases payment methodology

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 April 2017

After coming under fire over gender pay gap reports, Google has released information on its 'focus on pay equity' and 'gender-blindness'. FULL STORY >

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10k views now a minimum for YouTube Partner Program

By Staff Writer 7 April 2017

YouTube has announced a major change to its Partner Program, noting that ads will only be served through partners that have at least 10 000 lifetime views. FULL STORY >

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The best (and worst) of April Fools' Day 2017

By Staff Writer 3 April 2017

Often a hit and miss affair, this year's April Fools' had a few noteworthy pranks. FULL STORY >

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Google begins sharing Android O with developers

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 March 2017

Despite Nougat not being ubiquitously available on Android devices, Google has already released a developer preview of Android O. FULL STORY >

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Google Home spouts ad, Google says it’s not an ad

By Staff Writer 17 March 2017

Get used to some marketing messages hence forth if you want to build your life around’s Google’s voice-activated speaker, powered by Google Assistant. Popping up yesterday was an ad for the latest Disney movie – Beauty and the Beast. FULL STORY >

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Google is making its search algorithm better at spotting offensive results

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 16 March 2017

By using its human "quality raters". FULL STORY >

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Alphabet has used machine learning to improve Project Loon

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 February 2017

The team behind Project Loon have developed a smarter way to beam down bandwidth to areas in need of it. FULL STORY >

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Google adds landmarks from three African countries to Street View

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 February 2017

Tourist attractions and natural wonders from Ghana, Senegal and Uganda added to Google Street View. FULL STORY >

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Now you can control smart home devices with Google Assistant on Pixel phones

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 February 2017

Soon the Google Assistant will be able to control more than its own smart home devices thanks to latest update. It is however, limited to the Pixel phones for now. FULL STORY >

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Google makes Daydream VR content readily available via the Chrome app

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 February 2017

The latest update for the Chrome mobile app now allows users with certain devices to access websites with VR content. FULL STORY >

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Google has new Android betas for Pixel phones

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 31 January 2017

Google plans to release version 7.1.2 of its Android Nougat OS, but Pixel owners can test it out early via the company's Beta Program. FULL STORY >

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Google opens the Daydream VR platform to all developers

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 26 January 2017

Google's developer site says anyone can now create apps for its Daydream VR. FULL STORY >

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This year's Google I/O is happening from 17-19 May

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 January 2017

Attention devs! This year's iteration of Google I/O is on from 17-19 May. FULL STORY >

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Facebook, Twitter and others are creating database of terrorist content

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 December 2016

The end goal for this database is to pool together photos and videos used by terrorist organisations to recruit people via social media. FULL STORY >

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