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The Guardian's Technology editor. Written a book on Apple, Google, Microsoft. Like: free data, transparency, social networks, etc. Opinions mine, but do borrow.

How to stop using Google - for search, email, video, maps and more — Want to show Google that you don't approve of its tax-avoidance tactics? From its humble beginnings as a project at Stanford University, the company has grown into one which has become almost unavoidable online - and in some cases offline, as it also owns the loss-making Motorola Mobility mobile phone maker.

Amazon writes off $170m on unsold Fire Phones — Amazon is writing off $170m on unsold inventory of its Fire Phone, the smartphone it launched in July but which has seen disappointing sales. The announcement comes after Guardian estimates that the phones had sold only around 35,000 units more than a month after its launch in the US.

Boot up: Glass dating, Microsoft and LinkedIn?, mapping London, and a wave — A burst of 9 links - and a note - for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team A Hewlett-Packard (HP) executive today warned people not to wear Google Glass on a first date - at least, not if they want to ensure they get a second.

Smartwatches make up only 11% of wearables market, figures show — Ownership of "wearable" devices in the UK is going up - but is still a long way from becoming mass market, according to the retail tracking company GfK. A total of 420,000 units have been sold or given away this year with a total value of £51m - and about 40% of them are activity trackers, it says.

Boot up: fake news sites, Apple Pay glitches, Xiaomi shifts data location — A burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team here's a scary story bouncing around Facebook, accruing hundreds of thousands of likes: the small town of Purdon, Texas, has been quarantined after a family of five was diagnosed with Ebola.

Digital rights for the young - Tech Weekly podcast — Our tech team discuss the iRights campaign, Apple's launch of iPad Air 2 and revamped iMac, the Whisper app and anonymity and the Arx Pax hoverboard

Chromebook sales are about 1% of all PC sales, says ABI Research — Chromebooks are showing strong growth, but they're still a long way from setting the world of computing on fire, or even making it smoulder.

Boot up: Baidu's AI ads, no hamburgers!, Google v AOSP, Yosemite privacy — A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team Cade Metz: Deep learning can do many things. Tapping the power of hundreds or even thousands of computers, this new breed of artificial intelligence can help Facebook recognize people, words, and objects that appear in digital photos.

Box's Aaron Levie: 'Silicon Valley's libertarian bent can go too far' — Aaron Levie bounds into the room in his suit and - this morning they are blue - trainers. "Sorry," he says, "I got myself into a Twitter battle with Marc Andreessen." It's as good a reason as any to be late into a room; Levie, 29, can deploy it more than most.

Boot up: fusion sceptics, Lollipop webview, Snapsaved talks, Lenovo/BB? — A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team David Talbot: many scientists are unconvinced. Ian Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT and one of the principal investigators at the MIT fusion research reactor, says the type of confinement described by Lockheed had long been studied without much success.
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Oct 31, 2014

Google Exec Andy Rubin Leaving Google - The Information <-- well, well. Who will water the robots now?…

Oct 31, 2014

@neiltwitz odd, in that HTC sneaked out its quarterlies at start of Oct. Has missed rev guidance quite a few times in past.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @fjeronimo: Sony smartphone shipments down 1% YoY to 9.9m units in 2QFY14. Revenues increase 1.2% YoY, but operating income dives

Oct 31, 2014

@fjeronimo but if you exclude the write-off still had an operating income. Tiny, but there.

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