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  • April 28, 2015

Google offers cash support to Europe’s news groups

Google has pledged to give €150m ($163m; £107m) to European news publishers and journalism-focused start-ups over the next three years.

  • April 27, 2015

Image of Android robot peeing on Apple logo appears on Google Maps

THIS takes fanboy wars to a whole new level. Late last night it was discovered on Google Maps that there’s a cartoon of Google’s Android robot urinating on the Apple logo near the city of Rawalpind in Pakistan.

  • April 24, 2015

Apple Watch: Cops to treat it as a mobile phone, lawyers say it’s a grey area

THE new Apple Watch threatens to create a grey area for traffic law amid uncertainty over whether it is a mobile phone or a Bluetooth device.

  • April 23, 2015

Facebook’s growth slows slightly, but mobile shift intensifies

Facebook is more mobile than ever. The company said 1.44 billion people logged into Facebook apps or its website at least once a month, and nearly two-thirds of them visited daily.

  • April 21, 2015

3D-printing provides ‘robohand’ to 7-year-old girl

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her left hand had once been.

  • April 20, 2015

Google wants you to download your web search history

Wondering what you were searching for online a few years ago? You now have a (relatively) easy way to find out. Google has quietly trotted out an option to download your entire search history.

  • April 17, 2015

‘Netflix Tax’ could soon bring GST to online services and purchases

Australians could soon pay more for streaming services, app downloads and eBooks as part of a tax overhaul that could see GST charged on “intangible” products, as well as online shopping.

9 new apple technologies for wwdc 2015
  • April 16, 2015

9 new Apple technologies for WWDC 2015

Apple watchers know we’ve come a long way since 2014, which means developers at WWDC 2015 on June 8-12 will get to explore a host of new technologies they didn’t know existed last year.