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5 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 release

With the launch date of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 only three weeks away, consumers across the globe are paying close attention to every detail of the Android flagship of the year. Here are five things you should know about the Galaxy S6.

Google enters the cloud storage game with Nearline

In an effort to add more customers, Google has added a new, cheaper storage service that mimics the function of tape or DVD backup on the cloud.

All four major browsers fail Pwn2Own exploit competition

All four major web browsers have failed to survive exploits at the Pwn2Own hacking contest running alongside the CanSecWest 2015 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Security researchers were testing them in exchange for cash.

Ebola-proof Android tablet helps aid workers in West Africa

Google has developed an Ebola-proof tablet for use by health workers in Sierra Leone. It can resist the storms and high humidity of West Africa and can be dipped into antibacterial chlorine after use.

Op-Ed: AdSense rips ads from antiwar site because of Abu Ghraib photos

Mountain View - The antiwar site, antiwar.com, has been informed by Google Adsense that all ads on its website have been disabled. The site claims that this is because it has a page that has photos of the abuse by US troops at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Google Feud turns strange autocomplete results into a game

The new game sweeping the Internet is testing users on how well they can tap into the Web's hivemind. Google Feud has users try to complete a search result with the most popular suggestions.

Watch out Siri: Microsoft Cortana comes to iOS, Android this year

Microsoft is going to bring its Cortana voice-controlled digital assistant in an enhanced form to iPhones and Android devices later this year after the launch of Windows 10, directly competing with Siri and Google Now already included on the platforms.

Google in talks to buy InMobi to boost mobile advertising

In an effort to boost its mobile advertising strategy, Internet powerhouse Google is negotiating to buy Indian startup, InMobi.

Google targets annoying browser toolbars with new web protection

Google has enhanced its search protection algorithms to provide more protection against websites harbouring unwanted software designed to hijack a user's computer with unwanted browser settings or intrusive adverts on webpages.

The rise of the real-time translation apps

Translation apps on the internet and phones have got much better at their jobs in recent years and are now used frequently by tourists. A major question remains though: how reliable are they and do they work? A recent BBC report attempts to answer this.

Google Compare auto insurance tool officially launched in U.S.

Auto insurance customers will soon be able to use Google to compare policies and rates in the United States as the search giant launches its latest service.

Google figures out how to stop people from lying on the Internet

Google has worked out a way to quash lying on the internet. The New Scientist reports that Google is interested in the idea of ranking websites based on facts, not merely the prevalence of incoming links.

Google is breaking up its struggling social network Google+

Google is breaking its Google+ social network into two separate entities, Photos and Streams, Google's Bradley Horowitz revealed in a Google+ post on Sunday (via Gizmodo).

Google close to sending solar-powered drones into the sky

Google has announced at Mobile World Congress that it is close to an official launch of its Project Titan solar-powered drone program. The first drones could be flying before the end of the year.

Google pays $25 million to acquire the '.app' domain

Google has acquired exclusive rights to the new top-level domain ".app" in a deal with ICANN worth $25 million. One of several that the tech giant has applied for in recent years, it is currently unknown how the company will use the domain.

Facebook up to 2 million advertisers, mostly small businesses

Small to medium-sized business owners know how difficult and expensive it can be to advertise. However, with social media giants such as Facebook, this super platform can be the most viable and popular way for most to reach their targeted audience.

Apple may enter the car industry

Industry insiders are speculating that Apple is considering entering the car industry, joining Google and Tesla Motors in the production of electric cars.

Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

FBI seeks wider warrant powers - Google says, 'No!'

The news is, on the last day of public hearings, Google charged that expanded FBI cyber-search warrant power gives the Bureau free reign to violate search and seizure protections and privacy rights through the "practice of covert entry warrants."

Google: FBI plan to expand hacking power a 'monumental' threat

Google is warning that a US government plan to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's hacking powers is a "monumental" constitutional threat.

Google search autosuggests ISIS for 'How Can I Join...'

Google's search engine feature known as autosuggest, automatically threw up ISIS as a suggestion when a user searched for "How can I join." The BBC reported on the news on February 5, after which the search giant took swift action.

Microsoft's Outlook email app nears top of iOS charts

Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for iOS and Android phones that seems to be going down well with consumers, now sitting in the "Best New Apps" list and climbing rapidly.

France wants to make Facebook, Google accountable for hate speech

France is hoping to make internet companies such as Google and Facebook accountable for social media posts promoting terrorism, Bloomberg reports.

WikiLeaks demands answers after Google gives emails to U.S. gov't

The whistleblower website WikiLeaks is demanding Internet giant Google explain why it handed over emails and other electronic data of three of its senior staffers to the United States government.

Google chief exec predicts end of Internet

Davos - According to Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt, the future of the Internet is for it to vanish due to becoming all-encompassing to the point where it will no longer be noticed.

Google might be working on a better way to compete with Apple Pay

Google might soon implement some major changes to its mobile payments service in order to better compete with Apple Pay.

San Francisco to offer free transit to seniors, disabled

San Francisco - Free transit passes will be offered to senior and disabled San Francisco residents starting in March, city officials decided Tuesday.

Male birth control, without condoms, will be here in a few years

Vasalgel, a reversible form of male birth control, is about to enter human trials. Vasalgel could hit the market by 2017.

Google's autonomous car ready to hit the road

Google has announced that the first finalised prototype of its much-vaunted self-driving vehicle is set to be tested on the road and could be hitting the roads of Northern California as early as next month.

Google & Microsoft fight hotels banning personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Microsoft and Google are amongst other big-name companies joining together to lobby the FCC into declining a petition by the hotel industry that requests permission to block users' personal Wi-Fi hotspots whilst staying in the hotel.
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