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YouTube unveils new app for kids

YouTube unveils new app for kids

YouTube is a repository of clips that range from exceedingly educational to suggestively explicit.  So to make sure younger fans of Google's online video library have a more age-appropriate experience, its engineers have come up with a new app called YouTube Kids. The free app launches February 23, and at present is available for...

'Digital dark age' could erase history

Technology could mean that our lives are lost to history, according to experts. As the way that we store information about ourselves develops, memories stored in files that use older technology are becoming harder to access, Dr Vinton "Vint" Cerf, vice president of Google, has warned. That could mean that historians of the future are unable to learn about our lives, Cerf said. He compared the potential loss to the dark ages — the time after the Romans, about which little...

Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

Vint Cerf, a “father of the internet”, says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost. Currently a Google vice-president, he believes this could occur as hardware and software become obsolete. He fears that future generations will have little or no record of the...

Bangladesh 65th country to host Street View

Bangladesh 65th country to host Street View

AT its birth in 1971, Bangladesh was given the title 'bottomless basket' by scholars in the developed world because it was considered to be a country with no hope. Some forty years later, it is still a poor nation with low literacy and an international image featuring all forms of disasters, natural and...

Google Now supports Android third-party apps

Google Now supports Android third-party apps

Google's Android app just got a lot smarter. Google Now will be updated with support for 40 third-party apps, the company revealed Friday, tech news website Mashable reports. Google Now, launched in 2012, provides personalized search results -- in the form of "cards" -- automatically based on a user's previous actions. For example, as you...

Motorola looks to take market share from China rivals

Motorola, the mobile handset maker bought by China's Lenovo Group Ltd from Google Inc for $2.9 billion, is optimistic about its prospects in the Chinese market, its president told Reuters. Lenovo's acquisition, completed three months ago, ended Google's move into the consumer mobile handset business. The deal has turned personal computer-maker Lenovo into a challenger in the higher-end smartphone market, competing with Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. "The (Chinese) market itself is so big here and Motorola has no share today,...

Google to start cell phone service

Google to start cell phone service

Imagine one day buying an Android smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile -- but with Google Wireless. That day could be coming soon reports CNN. Google (GOOGL, Tech30) will start selling cell phone service along with its Android phones, according to multiple news reports. This has been a long time coming. For years,...

Internet will vanish: Google boss

Internet will vanish: Google boss

The end of the Internet is drawing near—or at least the Internet as we know it, reports CNBC. That's according to someone who knows a lot about the Internet. While speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the current Internet will seem to vanish...

Bangladesh gets Google Street View

Bangladesh gets Google Street View

The streets and sites of Capital Dhaka & Port City Chittagong are now open for anyone to roam virtually – thanks to Google Street View. Google Street View, a free map-based service from Google that provides panoramic views from streets and sites, is widely popular amongst the travels and tech enthusiast worldwide. A good portion...

  

Microsoft looks to windows 10 for a jolt in mobile realm

Microsoft looks to windows 10 for a jolt in mobile realm

Optimism is a renewable resource at Microsoft. In 2011, the company, in a belated attempt to catch up with Apple and Google in the smartphone world, announced a partnership with Nokia, the Finnish device maker, according to a New York Times report. “There are other mobile ecosystems,” Nokia and Microsoft executives said in a joint...

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