This week has seen Google report another two crashes involving its driverless cars, and set up a subsidiary to improve the lives of billions of city dwellers with technology.
The search firm also got hit with a 15-day deadline from the French data watchdog over right to be forgotten requests, yet still found time to reveal a new home security camera for its Nest brand.
Google's self-driving cars have been involved in two more crashes
Google reported that its driverless cars have been involved in another two crashes, taking the total to 13 since testing the cars on roads began six years ago.
The two latest prangs occurred just days apart, and were apparently down to human error and not the autonomous system.
Google expands Nest range with home security camera
The Guardian reported that Google is adding a home security camera to its Nest product range, expanding the breadth of Internet of Things devices in homes.
The connected camera is a slimmed down and improved version of the Dropcam Pro (pictured above). It will integrate with the thermostat and fire alarm in the Nest range and is controlled through the Nest smartphone app.
Google launches Sidewalk Labs subsidiary to improve city life
Google launched a new business unit called Sidewalk Labs in a bid to improve the lives of the world's three billion city dwellers.
Chief executive Larry Page said that Sidewalk Labs will create "urban technologies" that address cost of living, transport and energy use.
France gives Google 15-day deadline to apply right to be forgotten requests
Google has been given a 15-day deadline by French data watchdog CNIL to apply the right to be forgotten ruling to its entire search database, not just listings for specific geographies, or face the risk of "sanctions".
The CNIL is taking action against Google in response to complaints from "hundreds" of citizens that Google delists links only to European Union domains rather than remove global search results relating to the right to be forgotten request.
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