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The YouTube Complaint Department, Hilarious…

Barely Political have turned their comic attentions to the mighty tube, posing the question what are the funniest complaints YouTube receives? Highlighting everything that is wrong with YouTube has never been so funny.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious peak inside the YouTube complaints department. Who knew YouTube even had a complaints department? We thought you just did a video highlighting your issue in the funniest possible way and posted it. Sit back, relax and get ready to be surprised by the hilarious truth.

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Google A First Drive, no steering wheel or pedals makes every seat the passenger’s seat…

Google this week released another video by their Google Self-Driving Car team, this time demonstrating the brand new Google Car. Google it seems is confident enough in its automated car technology that it has made its first self-driving car; the first purpose built self-driving car and it has no steering wheel or pedals.

Replacing the traditional controls of a modern automobile with a go button is a gutsy decision that actually seemed to go down well with the test group. I guess we have all sat in the passenger seat before. Does this make the Google Car the first two seater car that got rid of the front seats and kept to back?

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest Google Car incarnation on the go. I’ve got to say the Google car is looking good, maybe even good enough to start worrying the big automakers? Sit back, relax and hit the go button to get started.

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Google’s Self Driving Cars Hit the City…

Having logged over 700,000 miles so far Google’s self driving cars have progressed in the last few years, learning and evolving with each new situation. Now these intelligent cars are mastering the art of city driving, navigating the roving maze that is city traffic. This is the final and hardest lesson of all.

The autonomous cars are currently in testing on the streets of Mountain View California, the busy tree lined streets that surround Google’s headquarters. There is still no official time frame for the release of the technology but it is within years of release not decades.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is an insight into the intelligence behind the self driving car. Now all we need to do is wait and soon we’ll be getting flipped off by machines too. Sit back, relax and let the car do all of the work for you.

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Google’s Project Ara ‘Grey Phone’ set for possible January 2015 Release…

Google’s developer’s conference as always provides a sneak peek into Google’s plans for the near future. This year’s dev conference introduced the world to the work going on behind the scenes on Project Ara.

Not only will Project Ara change the way we buy and use our phones but this modular open platform style of development may change the way all of the gadgets we love are designed and constructed.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the technical videos describing the genius behind Project Ara, creating abstracted hardware layers is no easy feat it seems. Sit back, relax and let Google give you a preview of how they will change the world.

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The team behind Ara, a Tantalizing Glimpse into the Future via Video…

Project Ara is an example of a good idea with a life of its own. Drawing together talented people, absorbing entire companies in order to make the impossible possible. The dream of a completely customizable modular mobile phone is becoming a reality.

The latest video from Project Ara ‘The team behind Ara’ is light on technical detail but it does offer a glimpse into the future. Seen through the eyes of the team working behind the scenes on Ara.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the entirely cheesy meeting the team video. It may at times be hilarious but it does demonstrate that Google is putting its weight behind Ara. Sit back, relax and prepare to meet the Googlers who are bringing technology dreams to life.

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The Google Machines Secret Switches Revealed…

Hidden deep inside of Google’s millions of lines of code and endless search page results is a sense of humour. From time to time it is revealed to the public and sometimes it is spread by the crafty Googlers who discover them, spread immediately after recovering from rolling on the floor laughing.

Today we have the later with Buzzfeed spreading the word, featuring some of their favourite tricks and tips; the awesome Atari Breakout, Google’s time warp and the barrel roll to name a few.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Buzzfeed tricks and tips video along with a Highpants selection of groovy Google gifts. Sit back, relax and let Google take you on a keyboard adventure, destination chuckle town.

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Google Moves from Android OS to Android Robotics. Say Hello To My Little Friend the Google Bot…

Andy Rubin, one of the brains behind Android has a new project to occupy his time. Moving from Android for smart phones to Androids for us, real robotic androids. Having resigned from his post heading Android OS development Andy is now heading up Google’s push to make robots a reality.

Google’s plans were revealed during a recent interview with the New York Times, plans that should see robots move from the labs of the world to factories everywhere.

This is no plan to take over Christmas with cute toy robots, the might G is going industrial, planning to turn manufacturing and logistics on its head. Is Google tired of waiting for robotics to happen or have they spotted an opportunity?

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ChromeOS Gets Busy, QuickOffice Brings Word and Excel Document Editing to Chrome OS…

Google’s ChomeOS and Chromebook laptops offer up an interesting option for many with aggressive pricing, capable hardware  while embracing the cloud with web apps seems to be an approach that has kept people interested.

Now ChromeOS is growing up, heading off to work in the Office. The appearance of QuickOffice is filling a major feature gap for the OS. Till now the lack of support for Word and Excel documents, along with the lack of powerful office productivity application, has limited the adoption of ChomeOS, a situation that is soon to change.

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Google’s Android Studio, Next Generation Mobile App Development Tools…

Good news for those hoping to strike gold in the mobile app development game, Google has its next generation development platform available for download now. Currently an early access preview Android Studio is free to download and evolving fast.

Announced at the recent Google I/O conference Android Studio is Google’s new PC based development environment for their Android OS. Mobile app development for Android has taken a leap forward.

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Google to Join the SmartWatch Revolution…

Google is in fact intent on covering our entire bodies with Android devices; glasses, shoes and now wrist watches. Rumoured to be preparing to join the SmartWatch revolution Google has the technology but do they have the desire?

The rumours appear to have begun with a story run by the Financial Times,  discussing the burgeoning SmartWatch market and the numerous new Google devices targeting various body parts FT seems to have put two and two together. Supporting evidence supplied via a number of Google patents relating to wearable computing,

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