Google recently offered up prizes totaling £1 million for those capable of exploiting its browser Chrome. Now, at Google's own competition called Pwnium, a student has walked away with one of the top prizes, earning £38,000 by hacking a PC running Chrome.
Today Google took steps to get all of its entertainment ducklings in a row. Google Play is the new umbrella that will cover the company's Apps, Movies, Music, and Books offerings. It'll cover both desktops and Android phones.
A US judge has told Motorola to give Apple details concerning the development of Google's Android OS, along with more information covering the recently approved purchase of Motorola Mobility by the search giant.
Skip the grain and go straight to a full salt-lick for this one. Android and Me claims claims trusted sources have confirmed that Asus will be making a quad-core, 7-inch Google Experience tablet for sub-£130. Why the hell not?
The Verge says a reliable source tells them that the latest codename for the Android roadmap will be Key Lime Pie, which, of course, falls in with their alphabetical, dessert-themed naming system, and will arrive after Jelly Bean.
The first of LG's L-Series models is scheduled to launch in the UK this month, and while it's no quad-core monster, you do get the interesting combination of a dual-core processor running a small 3.2" display.
Google is fond of reworking existing concepts in modern ways; you only need to look at HUD glasses and autonomous cars to know that. But at one point in time, it was also mulling the idea of revolutionising the economy by creating its own currency.
No, Google. I won't let you invade my priv — -wait what. What is this. Oh wow. I can finally open email links or 'mailto' URLs in Gmail? It doesn't annoyingly open up the mail app I never use? Wow. Finally! This is long overdue! Yep. If you're using Chrome, you can make email links open in Gmail now.
Motorola created a bit of a stir yesterday when it released a video comparing Android's Voice Actions on the Atrix 2 with iOS's Siri on an iPhone 4S. Fanboys screamed foul in the YouTube comments, so we decided to test it out for ourselves. And yes, there's a very clear winner.
We all know Google+ is hardly the Facebook contender Page and co hoped for. But according to data from comScore, reported by the Wall Street Journal, visitors to the sites using computers spent an average of about three minutes a month on Google+ between last September and January, versus six to seven hours on Facebook each month over the same period.
While both Safari and IE collapsed under the pressure from hackers at last year's Pwn2Own contest, not one person was able to crack Chrome. This year, Google's sweetening the pot with a million pounds in prizes to successful exploiters.