Google Reveals Plans To Pay For News Content

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

So dedicated is to high-quality news content, that the search engine giant intends to start paying qualifying news publishers for their stories beginning later this year. The plan, announced Google on Thursday, is to launch the licencing...Read More

Google Doodle Games Aim To Beat Boredom Blues

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Search engine giant is doing its bit to bust an unexpected modern-day peril: stay-at-home boredom. What many originally anticipated would feel something like a holiday on the bargain, is quickly beginning to turn into a battle that invol...Read More

Google Cloud Team Up With MLB

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Google Cloud is the official new home of the MLB’s business processes and fan-experiences. this week announced that it has secured a multi-year partnership with search engine giant Google which will see the league’s various b...Read More

Tulsi Gabbard Refused Action Against Google

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard’s free speech suit against search engine giant has been rejected by a federal court judge. The Hawaii presidential hopeful last year instituted legal proceedings against Alphabet’s Google for what she considered...Read More

Google Rolls Out Its Hottest Invention Yet

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

has just unleashed just about the best damn feature ever. And best of all, it’s nothing new. Even so, most people would not have noticed as much as Google Docs’ new Smart Compose functionality has been doing the rounds on Gma...Read More

Gamers Disappointed By 5 New Stadia Games

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Gamers are difficult bunch to please. But the unhappiness following Google’s announcement of 5 new games coming to may not be rooted in unreasonable expectations. Subscribers have not had a great deal to be sinking their teeth into...Read More

Google Hints At Big Reveal At Games Event

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Hot, happening and tremendously exciting is the news that may at long last be on the brink of launching its own video games initiative. Google announced earlier on this week that it will be hosting a special keynote event at San Francisco...Read More

CWA Launches Major Gaming Labour Initiative

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

Major US labour union Communication Workers of America (CWA) has just launched a controversial but supposedly long-overdue new initiative aimed at supporting the “organisation efforts” by those working in the areas of tech and...Read More

Google To Allow Online Gambling Ads In US

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Google has announced that recent updates to its gaming advertising policies in the US includes an update that will allow the 4 US states to advertise online casino games and offerings. The states included in Google’s...Read More

Project Understood Improves Google Accessibility

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

By 2020, 50% of all Internet searches are expected to be undertaken with voice commands alone. To date an estimated 52 million Google Home devices have been sold but just 4 years from now, in 2023, it’s expected that...Read More

Google Splashes Out $2.1bn To Buy Fitbit

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

And so it turns out that the rumours and online nudges are true. Google has acquired Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Which is in a way just a little bit like suddenly acquiring an over-sized friend able to knock all of one’...Read More

Google Calls Dibs On Quantum Supremacy

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2019

Google, among others, has been chasing the quantum supremacy dream for years. And if a statement of findings published very recently in the scientific journal Nature is anything to go by, then the search engine giant a...Read More

Google Set To Lift Online Casino Ad Ban

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

Google keeps the gate to the world of online advertising. This is no secret. And soon, as early as 2020, online casinos will be able to advertise their games and brands on the search engine in the US following a long-t...Read More

Google Stadia Founders Edition To Launch In November

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Those who had pre-ordered a subscription to Google’s Stadia Founders Edition will be able to crank up the gaming action by as early as November 19. This isaccording to an official announcement made by the search engi...Read More

Bingo Holds Its Own In UK Google Play Store

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

Source: The casino industry’s relationship with mobile tech has come a long way. When Google announced in 2010 that all apps containing elements of gambling was officially ...Read More

Cow Chip Bingo’s Lucy Not In The Play Mood

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

Cow Chip Bingo is a thing. Just ask the residents of Warner. It is after all the highlight of the annual Warner Cow Chip Day, and involves a cow pooping on a numbered or lettered grid fashioned into a patch of grass. T...Read More

Sony Cuts PlayStation Now Monthly Fee By 50%

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

Sony has announced that it’s slashing the monthly cost of a subscription to its cloud streaming gaming service by a whopping 50%. The tech and gaming giant made the surprise announcement as part of an obvious attempt...Read More

Google & Apple Wage War On Chameleon Apps

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

Alphabet’s Google and mobile phone tech-giant Apple have stepped up efforts relating to limiting the number of illegal real-money gambling apps trending on the information super-highway. Tougher rules and restriction...Read More

Google Play Pass Quick On Arcade’s Heels

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

Google isn’t about to let Apple get on with business without giving the tech-giant a run for its gaming revenue money. The search engine giant recently launched its own subscription-based gaming platform on Google Pl...Read More

Canadians Say Yes To High-Tech Health Care

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2019

We are a people obsessed with good health. A recent Ipsos survey reveals that Canadians will do anything in their power to facilitate instant access to medical care and medical advice, even if that means willingly relinquishing control (o...Read More

NJ Sportsbooks Having A Google Heyday

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2019

It’s true that nothing defines a culture as distinctly as its language. But it’s perhaps even more appropriate to say that; especially in an age driven by science and technology; that nothing defines a culture as distinctly as...Read More

Only 4 Phones Set To Support Stadia

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

It appears as if Google may have been overreaching a little when it initially proclaimed that the very essence and attraction of its soon-to-be-launched Stadia games streaming service is the fact that thanks to Stadia, players will be abl...Read More

Alexa Under Fire for Saving Data

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2019

Chances are Amazon’s Alexa knows more about the neighbour’s wife that the neighbour himself. And what’s more, sharing is caring, because Alexa isn’t at all hesitant to let the cat out the bag, and neither is she qu...Read More

Why Microsoft May Become The New Streaming Giant

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2019

Microsoft may be one of many runners in the video games streaming race, but it does have one very important advantage over competitors Sony, Google, Amazon and Verizon. Microsoft creates its own games and has as vast backlog of games to b...Read More

Google Now Welcoming Sportsbook Ads

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

It appears as if search engine giant Google isn’t busy with a gambling witch hunt after all. Google recently announced that it will allow sports betting operators to advertise their services and products on the platf...Read More

What’s in Store at E3 2019?

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2019

It’s been said that rumours about E3 beats E3 itself. The weeks leading up to each annual Electronic Entertainment Expo make for a very volatile period to anyone hoping to be in any way surprised; informed even; by what they find at...Read More

Microsoft To Loosen Up On Store-Policy

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2019

It’s a fact that Microsoft likes to keep its own close to home in an effort to strengthen its brand. So much so that for the longest time one could really only purchase Microsoft-developed games from the company’s own Microsof...Read More

Google Deals Loot Boxes Another Blow

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

The ongoing controversy surrounding loot boxes isn’t showing signs of dying down any time soon. The latest blow to be dealt to the in-game purchase of “undisclosed” assets has come from the ranks of none other than Alpha...Read More

Alphabet’s Google Shows Huawei The Exit

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2019

US national-security sanctions recently hit home in a big way in China when Google announced that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei would no longer be in a position to make use of its Android operating system on any of the Chinese te...Read More

Microsoft And Sony Announce New Partnership

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2019

Its reasonably safe to assume that Google’s announcement of its plans to launch its own cloud-based games streaming service will have ruffled some feathers in the global games market. The market has for the longest time been a race ...Read More

Study reveals Smart Home Devices Are Creepy

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2019

According to a recent Ipsos MORI poll, many people; as many as 67% of all survey-participants; deem smart home devices “creepy”. The study purposefully involved people who own smart home devices as well as those who did not. V...Read More

Google Launches New Childish Gambino AR App

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2019

Google has made an important announcement:  it has forged resources with popular musician and This Is America rapper Childish Gambino, and the result is an Augmented Reality (AR) app called Pharo AR. It’s not that easy to try ...Read More

Fortnite, Apex Legends Top Twitch Performers

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2019

Fortnite. Slammed by some (including Prince Harry!), loved by others; played by millions all over the world. Also the game responsible for having catapulted online streaming service Twitch into one of the most closely followed platforms o...Read More

Government Not Fooled By Empty Tech-Promises

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2019

If tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter hope to enjoy free regulatory reign in Canadian territory to the extent that they have up until now, then they had better shape up and start to take the value of the country’s democracy a ...Read More

Google Education Team Heads For Sudbury

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

According to Aaron Brindle, a spokesperson for Google Canada, at least 50% of Canadian businesses do not have an online presence. Many estimate this figure to be even higher and 50% to be a conservative estimation. Gro...Read More

Why More US Tech Companies Are Heading to Canada

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2019

HR leaders love them, Canada embraces them, and the Trump administration does everything in its power to keep them out: foreign tech workers. But, as the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Never has th...Read More

Stadia Rival Polystream Gets Cash Injection

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2019

There’s a lot to be said for striking the iron while it’s still hot. But more often than not, there is actually something there to strike away at. Meet Polystream; the service intent on giving Google’s new games streamin...Read More

Google Teases New Stadia Functionality

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

We are a generation of multitasking space-savers, and it makes us exceptionally happy whenever anyone comes up with a revolutionary new idea that will assist us to save even more space on our devices. No for the first time, is search engi...Read More

Smart Devices May Outpace TV Sales in 2019

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2019

In 2019, finding a fridge that simply stores food might become as challenging as buying a television that only allows you to flick between channels. Interconnected ‘smart’ systems are making their way into thermostats, refrig...Read More