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Lenovo will provide the ThinkPad chromebook on CES2016

1 year, 1 month ago
Lenovo at the CES2016 exhibition will show two new notebooks of a line ThinkPad. The ThinkPad 13 model is presented in two versions: for Chrome OS and Windows. Models are almost identical except for several parts — for example, red trekpoynt is only in Windows version.

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ThinkPad 13 for Windows

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In the new Android N Google version will pass to OpenJDK

1 year, 1 month ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! Sometimes amendments which even the leading profile analysts are not always capable to foresee are introduced in the measured course of events and business plans of transatlantic megacorporations. It seems that the similar situation took and continues to take place from Google which declared transition in the future Android N version to the OpenJDK platform. With high probability this event is connected with the patent lawsuit staying in an active stage with the Oracle company in the next claim of the last though representatives of Google refused to give official confirmation to it.

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Photo: Google Glass of the second generation

1 year, 1 month ago

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The bill of introduction of a tax on downloading of applications from App Store and Google Play is introduced to the State Duma

1 year, 1 month ago
We welcome our readers on pages of the blog iCover! On Thursday, December 24, the bill which assumes taxation of content purchased by users at the foreign IT companies is introduced to the State Duma. In particular, it is about payment of a tax upon purchase of applications in App Store and Google Play content shops. By estimates of authors of the bill, the question price for the market in case of its acceptance can make tens of billions of rubles annually.

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Google Knowledge Graph Search API will replace Freebase

1 year, 1 month ago
Google released API for the knowledge base Google Knowledge Graph. Service already issues data in the JSON-LD format (LD means Linked Data, yes here!) also uses the schema.org types. In addition to observance of standards, joyful news is existence of backward compatibility with Freebase — always when it is possible, for identification of entities keys from Freebase are used. The program interface Freebase will be available within three more months.
I will remind that Knowledge Graph is a knowledge base which among other creates here such here infoboksa in search results:

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To find something unnecessary — it is necessary to lose at first something unnecessary, and we have no time

1 year, 2 months ago
Whether you hate looking for the smartphone in the mornings, keys or a purse are even stronger, than I? Please, remember right now how you become white-hot when you get into a situation in which it is impossible to call on the iPhone from the wife as phone lost by you most likely also is discharged? You will be able to experience again right now all emotions which you experience when working off of standard requests to memory: "can in other coat", "and can in a bowl at a cat", "or in the machine forgot", "and that if in a toilet left" — do not give the slightest effect in search promotion?

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Google tests authentication on the smartphone instead of the password

1 year, 2 months ago
Google began to test an input method in accounts with use of the mobile phone and without need to print passwords. As soon as the user becomes authorized on the mobile device, he can log in the account on any computer, confirming an input by means of the smartphone. The screen has to be password-protected for an unblocking to avoid unauthorized authorization in case of theft of the device.

Users will have opportunity to select an authorization method: standard password or new method. Google held the development presentation: "We invite small user group for testing of an input in Google accounts without password. "Pizza", "password" and "123456" — your days are numbered".

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The State Duma introduces a fine of 1 million rubles for searchers for non-execution of "the right to oblivion"

1 year, 2 months ago
The State Duma in the third reading adopted the law according to which the search engine can be fined one million rubles in case of refusal to delete information on request of the person. Yandex considers that the law contradicts the Constitution and is technically unrealizable.

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By hearsay, Google will combine efforts with Ford for creation of robomobiles

1 year, 2 months ago
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Robomobile prototype from Ford

According to the automobile Yahoo Autos, Google and Ford portal integrate with the purpose of creation of joint venture for release of robomobiles. Of information of Yahoo does not disclose the sources.

Last week it became known that Ford is going to test the robomobiles in California next year, and Google has open spaces of California and Texas already plow 53 self-made robomobiles perfecting automatic system of driving.

Looks logical that if Google provides for the enterprise the already not bad fulfilled technology of control of autonomous cars, and Ford – more than century experience of production of cars, it is possible to expect that their efforts will be more effective than if each of the companies was engaged in development of a robomobile alone.

According to a portal, whole three not called sources report that Ford will make the announcement of the plans in January when there takes place from January 6 to January 9 the large international exhibition of consumer Consumer Electronics Show electronics.

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Google pays for lobbying of the interests to congressmen of the USA the sums from $1000 to $10000

1 year, 2 months ago
The Guardian pays attention to two reports of two different organizations in which the question of influence of the Google company on political decisions which are made in higher levels of America is investigated. The interests of the company are represented by at least 162 Congressmen of the USA which receive from the search giant the different sums, ranging from $1000 to $10 000. The list of senators and members of the House of Representatives with indication of the specific sums was created by the Center for Responsive Politics organization.

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