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15 Things Google Got Blamed For

Over the past couple years Google has been blamed by a bunch of other companies and people for being a mean big company. has taken a look at some of the more ridiculous claims people have made against Google that really wasn't their fault, yet they still got blamed publicly.

When you're a billion-dollar empire, it's only a matter of time before you become public enemy No. 1. Take Google for example. Ever since the search leader emerged as a tech giant, it's been under heavy fire for its revolutionary online products and technologies, serving as a scapegoat for a number of bad incidents that have transpired across the globe. It got to the point that even former Google CEO Eric Schmidt admitted that the company had become accustomed to taking the blame for everything. Terrorist attacks, market share drops, child pornography, and stolen property—you name it, Google's been accused of it. Today news broke that the Federal Communication Commission announced that it has concluded its investigation into Google's interception of user data from WiFi networks via its Street View cars, meaning it's no longer being blamed for one thing for which it was previously blamed. If only it was always this lucky. Here’s a look at The 15 Most Ridiculous Things Blamed On Google.

Wii U + Android OS?

The latest rumor swirling around the upcoming Nintendo Wii U is that is might be sporting a version of Android on it. Of course neither Nintendo or Google has confirmed anything, but if they could actually pull it off successfully it would add a ton of extra available content to the Wii U. RipTen has the details on the rumors over here.

There have been a lot of rumors flying around lately about the Wii U running a version of Android OS. Nintendo and Google have yet to confirm anything regarding the marrying of their console and operating system. It does leave Android owners, and prospective Wii U buyers, to wonder about the different possibilities this pairing could offer. Nintendo has lacked in the department of downloadable content and applications. The addition of Android’s Google Play Store to the Wii U could be of enormous help when it comes to ”filling the cabinets” with media and applications.

BlackBerry 10 Alpha

BlackBerry has announced their new BlackBerry 10 OS and they are hoping its enough to get people to come back to the BlackBerry side (or keep the rest of their customers from leaving). The official launch of their BlackBerry 10 OS is probably still quite a ways away, but they are starting to give developers a sneak peek and gives their thoughts on this new operating system.

Research in Motion still has a long way to go before launching its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, but the company is hoping to tide fans over with a sneak peak at the operating system.

A new video, released during RIM's BlackBerry World conference, focuses on the slickness of BlackBerry 10, showing an extreme departure from RIM's existing phones.

Gaming Peripherals Bits

As we kick off the hardware news today, we've got a rather large collection of some gaming peripherals.  Enjoy.


Intel Goes Mini - and Powerful

Intel is moving forward and putting their chips in some pretty small boxes themselves.  Over at Sweclockers they have a look at a Core i5 system in a box about 4" by 4".  That's pretty small - but when it packs Core i5 power - you don't have to give up much.  The website is translated from Swedish, so it may sound a bit odd.


Despite its compact dimensions, there is room for a lot of components. Intel includes everything from Core i3 processor to Thunderbolt, USB, WLAN, Bluetooth and HDMI. All circuits are soldered and of the same type that are commonly found in laptops.

Precise Pangolin Reviewed

As we discussed on Monday during Weekly Tech Update #157 - Apple is about 10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security.  What do you do?  Maybe it's time to flip the switch and jump onto the Ubuntu bandwagon.  Engadget has a look at Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" in a full review and it just may be that for your travel computer, this flavor of Linux would do nicely.

Historically, Ubuntu has always worked well with ThinkPads, and that does not appear to have changed with Precise Pangolin. Out of the box everything worked as it should, with the exception of the fingerprint reader -- a small sacrifice.

RAM: 8GB, 16GB & 32GB Action

If you are looking for a new RAM kit for your system, TweakTown starts us off small with an 8GB kit of G.Skill TridentX PC3-19200.  If you're looking for something a little bigger, the GeIL EVO CORSA 16GB DDR3 2133MHz CL10 kit at Techwarelabs may be more up your alley.

Let's face it, 16GB is probably enough for most people, but if you need more, the 32GB kit of G.Skill RipjawsZ PC3-17000 on the bench at TweakTown should fill all your RAM needs - for a year or so.


Wednesday Case Collection

As we keep on bringing you some great hardware news, we've got a bunch of cases piled up for you to enjoy.  I hope you do.


Episode #157 - Samsung is King

Episode #157 of Weekly Tech Update is now available on iTunes and the Zune Marketplace.  This is our weekly podcast that covers the hottest stuff in tech - not only around BCCHardware, but also the world.  Check it out over here - as well as a free download in the iTunes store and the Zune Marketplace.

In this episode we will be discussing Samsung’s position at #1, Facebook hits 901 Million users and Mac security is only 10 years behind Microsoft.  We have those stories and more...

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Android App Pick - Evernote

We have just posted up our 30th App Pick of the Week and this week we are showing off a handy app that keeps you connected and organized at home or on the road.  We talk about Evernote and it's ability to organize notes, files, pictures, schedules and more.  What makes it really handy is that it has a desktop application as well.  Best of all, it's free!  Take a look and enjoy!


Please post your thoughts, comments, questions and suggestions for next week's Android App Pick of the Week!


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