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Google defends Trump election reaction

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Many worried Google workers contacted Sundar Pichai in the wake of the Trump victory Google has defended the way its bosses greeted the election of Donald Trump, after criticism by right-wing media. A video published on Wednesday by the Breitbart website shows senior executives commenting the morning after the 2016 […]

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Microsoft tests rival browser ‘warnings’

Image copyright LEON NEALImage caption The prompts appear when people start installing the Firefox and Chrome browsers Microsoft is testing pop-up warnings that trigger when users start to install the Chrome or Firefox web browsers. The warnings appear on Windows 10 and remind people they already have Microsoft’s Edge browser installed. Text in the pop-up […]

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BBC solves World Cup streaming delay

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Live streams of the World Cup online were delayed The BBC says it has worked out how to eliminate “streaming lag”, which causes live TV to be delayed by several seconds when watched online. Many online viewers of football’s World Cup in the summer heard neighbours cheering goals they had not […]

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European Parliament backs copyright changes

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The musician Wyclef Jean is among those who have opposed the copyright laws Controversial new copyright laws have been approved by members of the European Parliament. The legislation had been changed since July when the first version of the copyright directive was voted down. Critics say it remains problematic. Many […]