Tag: google

  • The Bullshit Web, and some bullshit about AMP

    Alright, let’s start off by saying that I’m definitely a little biased – part of my job involves working with the AMP team at Google and the fine folks at XWP on the AMP for WordPress plugin. I wanted to highlight some things about this Bullshit Web piece that’s going around, though. In short: the […]

  • State surveillance is not comparable to online privacy issues

    Often, when opposing state surveillance such as that revealed by Ed Snowden, activists are questioned why they use online services that actively collect data about them. There is one core reason why this comparison is unhelpful and irrelevant. “You are the product” goes the saying, which is true. Companies like Google and Facebook collect streams of data […]

  • Stop breaking the internet!

    That’s what I’m getting at the moment whilst trying to read an article from a feed I subscribe too. I use Feedly, as you may have guessed, which insists on hijacking the URLs from the feeds with it’s own redirects. I get no benefit from this, just the longer wait when, as has happened a […]

  • Google Wants To Drive Development Of Its Own Self-Driving Car

    Google is able to seriously disrupt the car industry – fantastic! What’s most exciting about this is that a logical step for Google is to build hydrogen powered cars and advance that technology in the process, much more than car makers would like. Read Google Wants To Drive Development Of Its Own Self-Driving Car

  • Google, the freaky line and why Moto X is a game-changer

    This article really speaks to my excitement at what technology can bring to our everyday lives. People know the Star Trek concept of saying "computer" and having it complete a task. The Moto X does exactly that. Obviously it’s nowhere near those sci-fi heights but remember for a second the state of technology ten years […]

  • 10 Things You Need To Know About Google’s New Chromecast

    This post shows just why Chromecast is such a big deal. I’m surprised at the negativity of some of the coverage. This little stick is great and at a phenomenal price. Read 10 Things You Need To Know About Google’s New Chromecast

  • How the embedded tech revolution has already started

    I wrote recently about how I considered the whole wearable tech phenomenon to be a bit of a misnomer as projects like Google Glass will be superceded by embedded tech. Well, this news from Google-owned Motorola confirms that. A pill that’s sits in your stomach, powered by stomach acids and acting as a authenticator, and […]

  • Google wants your WordPress blog—and everything else—in its cloud

    This is really interesting – Google is now allowing developers to host PHP applications on its App Engine service. That means that popular software like WordPress, Drupal and phpBB could be hosted very cheaply on Google’s servers. Read Google wants your WordPress blog—and everything else—in its cloud

  • Google censors your music. Shits.

    I recently ripped a bunch of my CDs to my PC again with the express intent of putting them onto Google Play so I could play them anywhere. Having listened to them this week I was shocked to discover that Google is censoring my music! Whilst listening to The Willing Well III – Apollo II: The […]

  • The Google Glass feature no one is talking about

    So… Google Glass. Are we headed for an Orwellian nightmare where The Party is Google? Read The Google Glass feature no one is talking about