Darren Millar

Editor Europe

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How to use the Google Home translation feature

Feb 7th - Google Home devices have been updated with a new translation feature which allows you to speak in one language and have Google Home translate it into one of 26 supported languages.

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HTC tries to get back in the game with Desire 12s

Dec 17th - HTC is getting back in the game by releasing a new budget smartphone. The HTC Desire 12s looks very similar to the HTC Desire 12, but it comes with a lower price point without giving up too much on the spec sheet.

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Google to spend $1B on NYC campus

Dec 17th -  Alphabet Inc’s Google said it is committed to investing over $1 billion to establish a new campus in New York city, as it expands its current presence in the city’s technology corridor along the Hudson River. The new leased campus, which is over 158,000m² (around 1.7 million square feet) will be the primary location for …

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The punch hole is just as bad as the notch

Dec 11th - Just as quickly as the notch took over as the new design trend, it’s now being replaced by the punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera. But I’m not convinced that this is a step in the right direction.

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Google plans to eliminate phishing and scam popup ads.

Nov 5th - Google is now taking a more aggressive stance when it comes to abusive advertising. Sites that persistently contain those types of ads, which gain clicks through deception such as by showing fake ‘close’ buttons or misleading warnings, will be affected by the change.

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TV commercial is spreading unsolicited Christmas Cheer via Google Home devices

Nov 3rd - Today I noticed something odd when I returned home from my morning croissant and hot chocolate. There was Christmas music playing throughout my house on my Google Home speakers. Eager to find the source, I took to Twitter and quickly found out that I wasn’t alone: So the Currys Christmas advert starts with “OK Google, …

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It’s time for manufacturers to ditch custom UI’s for stock Android

Nov 2nd - Before I begin, I’m writing this completely from an HTC user perspective. I understand there are other manufacturers out there, but my experience of other brands is limited, if your experiences are different or you have anything to add from the other side of the fence, I’d love to read your comments. “We’ve come a …

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Google’s new Security Checkup all but eliminating identity theft

Nov 1st - As a final fling to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Google has announced a new and improved Security Checkup process that aims to make it near impossible to have your online identity stolen. “We’re constantly protecting your information from attackers’ tricks, and with these new protections and tools, we hope you can spend your Halloween worrying about zombies, witches, …