Personal data harvested by Google Street View to be deleted

No, we’re not even talking about the blurring of faces and license plates. Google already does that. There is a bigger issue at hand here for privacy campaigners, because the Google Street View cars were collecting personal data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks as they made their way around the highways and bi-ways.

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Google comes to Winphone 7 as an app, not an option

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Nearly every browser on the desktop, iPhone, or Blackberry, allows the user to choose their search engine. However, Windows Phone 7 has tied up with Bing as its default search engine, which means that Bing would block any attempt to browse using any other search engine from the start screen.

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Google chrome offering free in-flight Wi-Fi

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The search engine giant has partnered up with three different airlines in the United States to provide passengers with free in-flight Wi-Fi access. This is on every domestic flight between November 20, 2010 and January 2, 2011 on AirTran Airways, Delta, and Virgin America.

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Android and iPhone get Google Instant search

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Google Instant is now available on iPhone OS 4.0+ and Android 2.2 (Froyo). In case you are not familiar, Google Instant starts to provide search suggestions (and results) as you type in your target search term

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Google Chrome netbooks are coming

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Google Chrome OS is one of the most eagerly awaited entities in the world of tech. Just like most Google services (remember Gmail remaining in BETA for well over 3 years), Chrome OS is also taking its time. But going by the present news, the OS may materialize sooner than we expect.

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Google Nexus Two based on Samsung Galaxy S platform?

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The Google Nexus One, sourced from HTC, has proven to be one of the most popular Android phones on the market. It is the official developer’s phone, after all. So, what can we expect from the hotly anticipated Google Nexus Two? For starters, the search engine giant is moving away from HTC.

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Google’s Andy Rubin says Windows Phone 7 isn’t needed

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PC Mag recently conducted an extensive interview with Andy Rubin from Google and they addressed a number of different issues. They talk about different versions of Android and the like, but what about the competitors? One of the more interesting quotes came up with the topic of Windows Phone 7 was raised.

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Google Android + retina display = Sharp IS03 smartphone

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What’s that? You thought retina displays were restricted solely to the Apple family? While it’s unclear whether or not they can actually use the word “retina” in their product descriptions, Sharp has indeed come up with a phone that uses one. And it’s powered by Google Android to boot.

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Sony Google TV remote design comes straight from the 80s

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Sony has been around long enough that they may hang on to designs a bit longer than acceptable. For instance, this remote control QWERTY thing for Google TV. Its supposed to be released next week on October 12th, but I’d be more convinced if you told me it was released in 1985.

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Google helps you compare Android devices with phone gallery database

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Life was so much simpler when it really was the HTC Dream G1 (also sold as the T-Mobile G1) or nothing in the Android world, but I’m very happy that there is a lot more choice in Android devices these days. However, all this choice can be overwhelming. Helping you make the best buying decision, Google has now launched an online database and comparison site of just about every Android phone.

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Google Nexus one resurfaces on Canadian Mobilicity

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Canadian budget wireless carrier Mobilicity today announced they will be “carrying” the Android-based Google Nexus One phone. We know Google took the Nexus One off the distribution line for wireless carriers around the world a few weeks ago, and Mobilicity being an unlocked, outright purchase resale provider of mobile phones leads me to believe they’ve just bought a crapload of Nexus Ones from Google and are simply reselling them to their network of customers.

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Google Android toting Acer Liquid E finally coming to Fido

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I’m not completely sure what Rogers is doing with the Fido brand these days, but it looks like the dog is becoming a mid-tier brand to fit between budget-minded Chatr and higher-end Rogers. This is further confirmed by the pending release of the Acer Liquid E smartphone with Fido.

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Froyo could be fussy on tablets, says Google

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Google has recently commented on the use of Android 2.1, Froyo – on tablets – and well, their words are nowhere near surprising. As everyone joins the tablet race, a lot of corners tend to be cut in order to become “second, to first” in a market largely dominated by Apple. The iPad has the most sales to date, and there’s still plenty of space for a successful second place.

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Google VP approves of Apple’s new iPhone dev agreement

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Just as there are ads all over our televisions and our computers, the same is increasingly true of our smartphones. Apple has just updated its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement to clarify a few concerns and it looks like the guys and gals at Google like what’s been done.

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