23 September

Google Passes On Digital Services Tax to Advertisers

The UK government has introduced a Digital Services Tax in order to close the gap between revenue made by multinational corporations – such as Google and Facebook – and their tax contributions in the UK. However,…

24 March

Panic Searching: How We're Searching During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus, or Covid-19, is unsurprisingly the biggest word on everyone’s lips right now. But how do our concerns about this global crisis translate when we look at how people are searching online? We review some…

17 January

Why Do We Trust Google and Not Facebook?

Out of all the tech giants, Facebook is the bad guy. Amazon is a definite contender because of the allegations about how they treat their workers, but ask people what they think of Mark Zuckerburg…

07 November

How Google is Helping to Tackle Global Deforestation

The Amazon rainforest is really, really big. When I was growing up, we used to go for long walks in a forest called Newborough on the Isle of Anglesey, and it would take all afternoon…

11 October

YouTube Music Replaces Google Play Music on Android

Back in February, we wrote a blog on the battle of YouTube Music vs. Spotify. With the announcement that YouTube Music will now be replacing Google Play Music as the default music player on Android…

19 September

Google Stadia and the Future of Gaming

Google Stadia is about to launch, and it promises a huge shake-up in the world of video games.   What is Google Stadia? Google Stadia is a new cloud-based venture in the world of gaming. It will be…

30 August

How Does Google Assistant Work?

Voice assistants are becoming increasingly popular - whether we use them on our phones or through home assistants. While not everyone is entirely comfortable with the fact that these AI assistants are listening in, they…

16 August

Okay Google: Are You Skynet?

The ‘bad guy’ most identify from Terminator is a robot with an Austrian accent played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The line “I’ll be back” has become an integral part of our culture, and even people who…

02 May

Data Privacy Scandals: Why We Don't Care as Much as We Should

For the past few months, Huawei have been caught in quite the data privacy scandal, with senior officials around the world accusing them of carrying out cyber-espionage. In spite of these concerns, The Daily Telegraph reported…