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Google Play Movies now in South Africa

By Staff Writer 18 February 2016

In the age of Netflix and ShowMax, Google South Africa’s announcement might not be the biggest, but it’s a push in the right direction none the less. After recently introducing its Play Music offering, the company has launched its Play Movies service... FULL STORY >

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Google Translate adds support for 13 new languages including IsiXhosa

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 18 February 2016

Taking its total to 103 with the addition of 13 new languages, Google Translate now caters to 99% of the world's population. FULL STORY >

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Google will start phasing out Flash from its advertising platforms

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 February 2016

After removing Flash plug-ins for its video playback, Google is taking things a step further by phasing out Flash enabled ads from its advertising platforms. FULL STORY >

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Google prepping VR headset for release later this year, according to reports

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 February 2016

After hiring a new head for its virtual reality division, reports suggest that Google could very well have a Nexus-branded VR headset and Android VR platform ready for launch later this year. FULL STORY >

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Next Android Wear update bringing voice calling and dictation

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 5 February 2016

According to reports, Android Wear is due for a big update in coming weeks, with voice calling and dictation in the mix. FULL STORY >

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Google experimenting with purpose-made e-books for smartphones

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 4 February 2016

Google launches a new platform called Editions at Play, where the company will design e-books that are made for use specifically on smartphones. FULL STORY >

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Alphabet usurp Apple as most valuable company in the world

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 February 2016

Alphabet (Google's parent company) recently posted its quarterly earnings, which drove its stock up higher than Apple, making it the most valuable company in the world. FULL STORY >

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New screenshots of Google Chrome show Material Design in action

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 1 February 2016

Google's Material Design language is alive and well on its mobile platforms, but yet to make its way to Chrome. New screenshots show what the change to the browser will look like. FULL STORY >

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Google testing feature to download apps straight from Google app search screen

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 January 2016

According to reports, Google is aiming to empower its search engine even further. The company will enable app downloads straight from the search screen, circumventing the Play Store. FULL STORY >

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New Acer Chromebook destined for SA

By Staff Writer 13 January 2016

The Taiwanese company has rolled out the newest model in its Chromebook 11 line, with the CB3-131 destined for South Africa, landing in Q2 for R4 500. FULL STORY >

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Google appoints head of VR to aid in improving their Virtual Reality offerings

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 January 2016

In an effort not to be left behind, Google appoints Clay Bavor to head up its new Virtual Reality division and focus on developing projects in that particular field. FULL STORY >

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Google reviews 2015 with its annual Year in Search video

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 December 2015

As it has done for the past few years, Google has released a video detailing what online users searched for during 2015. FULL STORY >

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Machu Picchu now available on Street View

By Staff Writer 4 December 2015

ccording to the Google Maps blog, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, located 2400 metres above sea level, has been given the Street View treatment and is ready for exploration. FULL STORY >

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New patent says Google's self-driving cars could 'talk' to pedestrians

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 30 November 2015

As Google's self-driving cars ramps up their efforts, a newly discovered patent filing could see new prototype vehicles with a series of lights and signs to alert other drivers and pedestrians. FULL STORY >

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Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages program reportedly arriving early next year

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 November 2015

A program that's designed to make web pages load faster than normal, Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages has its sights set on topping Facebook's Instant Articles. FULL STORY >

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