Apple and Google prepare for Augmented Reality clash

Apple and Google prepare for Augmented Reality clash

Apple and Google are preparing to go head-to-head with their development of competing Augmented Reality (AR) platforms. While the potential applications for AR are encouraging the development of other devices such as smart glasses, the market dominance of mobile devices has seen Apple and Google commit to developing apps which would be usable on phones. Both companies have this week showcased new AR tools available for Android and iOS devices which allow users to digitally…

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Google fires diversity memo author

Google fires diversity memo author

A Google employee who wrote a controversial memo about workplace diversity has been fired, the BBC can confirm. The controversial memo broke the firm’s code of conduct, Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Monday in an email to employees. The memo, shared widely at the weekend, suggested there were fewer women at Google due to biological differences. Mr Pichai said the text crossed the line due to it “advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our…

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Web law offers ‘right to be forgotten’ online

Web law offers ‘right to be forgotten’ online

Individuals will be able to ask Facebook and Google to erase personal details they hold on them. Social media firms will have to erase personal information on individuals when asked under laws allowing people the “right to be forgotten” online. The Data Protection Bill will make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details, including requesting that posts or pictures be deleted. The information watchdog has been given extra powers to…

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Google plans to end world’s biggest killer which claims 1 MILLION lives per year

Google plans to end world’s biggest killer which claims 1 MILLION lives per year

GOOGLE’S healthcare arm Verily is all set to release twenty million sterile male mosquitoes created in laboratories in California. The bizarre move is actually a good thing according to scientists, with the infected sterile pests being used to fight diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya – a mosquito-borne viral disease transmitted to humansThe mass pest release is part of the Debug Project – the biggest US study to set free mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia,…

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