Google had a fairly busy week that saw it partner up with Fiat Chrysler to develop driverless minivans and launch an investigation into a cyber attack against Gmail.
The company can now also boast having the world's most popular web browser, while its boffins are hatching plans to inject vision-correcting gadgets into people's eyes .
Google parent Alphabet joins forces with Fiat Chrysler to develop driverless minivans
Google's parent company, Alphabet, teamed up with car giant Fiat Chrysler in a bid to develop a fleet of autonomous minivans.
"FCA [Fiat Chrysler Automobiles] will design the minivans so it's easy for us to install our self-driving systems, including the computers that hold our self-driving software, and the sensors that enable our software to see what's on the road around the vehicle," said Alphabet.
Royal Free NHS Trust allows patients to opt out of Google DeepMind data sharing deal
Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence was dealt a minor blow when the Royal Free NHS Trust announced it is allowing patients to opt out of a data sharing deal it has with the technology company.
Through an agreement between the Trust and the AI company Google owns, DeepMind has access to 1.6 million NHS patients' records and uses them to develop an app aimed at improving the identification and treatment of patients at risk of acute kidney injury.
Google and Yahoo 'investigating' webmail breach that saw 272 million logins stolen
Both Microsoft's Live email service and Yahoo Mail suffered a similar attack, with Yahoo also stating it is looking into the breach.
Google Chrome to Internet Explorer: 'I'm the king of the world!'
Google's Chrome was revealed to be the world's most used internet browser after it knocked Microsoft's Internet Explore off the top spot.
In April's figures from Netmarketshare, Chrome had a 41.7 per cent market share, nudging IE into second place with 41.4 per cent.
Google wants to inject gadgets into your eyes
Google could end up creating gadget that can be embedded into eyes to improve vision, if its latest patent application is anything to go by.
The company patent filing for April 28 is for a gadget described as an "inter-ocular device" which includes an electronic lens designed to be installed in a flexible polymeric material to fit inside the surface of an eye's lens capsule by solidifying the fluid in the capsule.
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