In this issue of Recap in Tech News – Apple WWDC14 Set to Begin, Monday, June 2, HP’s SlateBook PC features Android as OS and Google’s European Users Request to be ‘Forgotten’.
Apple WWDC14 Set to Begin, Monday, June 2
The emphasis is on the “D” at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple’s large-scale technology forum. With the tagline, “Write the code, Change the world,” it’s pretty obvious that WWDC will have some big things in store for developers. With no large hardware announcements expected, there are many anticipated updates to software. The keynote is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. (PST). While the keynote will be streamed live, many people won’t have access to it. We will be live blogging the event from MacSources.com. Tune in to our special page macsources.com/wwdc14 at 9:00 a.m. (PST)/11:00 a.m. (CDT).
HP’s SlateBook PC features Android as OS
Due to popular demand, HP is rolling out a new laptop PC featuring Android as its operating system. The laptop, SlateBook PC, will start at $399 and due to be available in August. The newest member of the HP family will have a 14-inch touchscreen combined with the familiar interface of Android from mobile devices. The SlateBook PC will weigh approximately 1.7 kilograms and is 16mm thick. It has 64GB of storage, 2GB of memory and a fully charged battery can run for nine hours. The touchscreen displays images at 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. The Android-based apps will stretch to the full 14-inch screen.
Google’s European Users Request to be ‘Forgotten’
Internet users in Europe recently received the right to ‘be forgotten’ by Google and more than 12,000 requests have come through to Google. Europe’s top court ruled on May 29, 2014 that European residents had the right to make Internet search engines remove links to online content deemed irrelevant, outdated or inappropriate. Google requires a complainant to explain the reasons for wanting the link or links taken down and proof of the person’s identity.