Month: February 2016

What You Need to Know About Changing Your Default Search Engine

  Article written by Expert Fortrant, latest information about software and pc programs Google doesn’t have to be the search engine of choice when it comes to your Android phone. Reason being: if you are currently using Google Launcher, then there’s a clever way by which you can use DuckDuckGo, Bing or even search directly when using Firefox. Speaking of the Google Now Launcher, which works on Android devices using 4.1 Jelly Bean or above. All you have to do is hold the home button while swiping up to go into Search. Usually, the action on your device to...

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Google self-driving car hits a bus

One of Google’s self driving test cars has hit a bus, in what is probably the first collision caused by the search giant’s test cars. To date all collisions so far have either been caused by other vehicles or by people driving the cars. The party to blame has still not been determined and Google will meet with the California DMV. In a statement, Google said: “We clearly bear some responsibility, because if our car hadn’t moved, there wouldn’t have been a collision. That said, our test driver believed the bus was going to slow or stop to allow us to merge into the traffic, and that there would be sufficient space to do that.” Google releases a report with details of its self driving car tests every month. The report read: “The Google AV [autonomous vehicle] test driver saw the bus approaching in the left side mirror but believed the bus would stop or slow to allow the Google AV to continue,” the report read. “Approximately three seconds later, as the Google AV was re-entering the centre of the lane it made contact with the side of the bus. “The Google AV was operating in autonomous mode and travelling at less than two mph, and the bus was travelling at about 15mph at the time of contact.” Google has also refined its algorithm after the incident: “From now...

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