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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review

Last year, the original Xperia Z Tablet was one of our absolute favourite tablets. It was so wonderfully thin and light, plus waterproofiness? Fantastic. But the laggy software Sony put on top kind of knee-capped its potential. This year, the hardware is even better. Bordering on masterful! But some lessons Sony just refuses to learn.


Google Sent Out Broken Glass To Try On 'For Look Purposes Only'

Is the only thing holding you back from entering the world of Glass the fact that you can’t decide which colour best brings out your eyes? Worry no more. Google’s fixed the problem by sending potential Explorers all four colours of Glass’ Titanium Collection. And because this is just about about how great(?) you’ll look in Glass, those test units are entirely, 100 per cent non-functional.


Yes! Google's New Camera App Yells At People For Taking Vertical Video

Google’s new standalone Camera app is a sleek and powerful alternative to the stock Android camera. Turns out it’s also a soldier in the war against vertical videos. Try to shoot a portrait-framed vid, and you’ll stare down the cold judgment of an icon telling you you’re doing it wrong. You’ve been warned.


Google's Free New App Lets You Control Your PC From Your Phone

Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device.


Google Street View Accidentally Made An Algorithm That Cracks CAPTCHAs

House numbers on Google Street View can turn up as blobby, blurry things, so its engineers built a pretty crazy neural network to decipher them. Except this algorithm also turns out to be very very good at deciphering other blobby, blurry texts — like CAPTCHAs, which it cracks with 99 per cent accuracy. Take that, human.


Project Tango Teardown: Google's Crazy Camera System (Oh, And A Phone)

Google’s Project Tango isn’t coming to stores near you anytime soon. You wouldn’t even know what to do with it if it did. Still, the folks at iFixit got their hands on one and tore it apart. What’s inside? Mostly a ton of crazy cameras, with a phone almost as an afterthought.


A Google Glass App That Helps The Watchers Watch The Watchmen

If you’re committed to avoiding the gaze of the ever-growing number of cameras recording our every move, Google Glass hardly seems like a sensible purchase. That is, unless your face-computer can steer you around each camera’s field of view. Enter Sander Veenhof’s new Glass app, Watch Your Privacy. Now, you and your Glass can watch the watchers.


Google X's Crazy Failures: Space Elevators, Hoverboards, Teleportation

We’ve all wondered excitedly about exactly what Google might be cooking up in its X lab. But now, Fast Company has taken a peek inside its workshops to found out what happens to the ideas that don’t make it off the drawing board.


Google Camera Is A Standalone Photography App For Android

Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that’s very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice.


The Smartphone Industry Pledge That Could Stop Your Phone Being Stolen

The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal mobile phones — from July 2015, at least. The pledge sees the companies promise to enable every smartphone user with the ability to remotely brick and wipe their phones when they’re stolen.