Fleets of Google driverless cars could be deployed first in confined areas such as college campuses, military bases or corporate office parks. Photograph: Bloomberg

Google plans to make its self-driving cars unit, which will offer transport for hire, a stand-alone business under its parent company Alphabet Inc nex(...)

Both Apple and Google have revamped their TV streaming products

What will you be watching over Christmas? If you don’t fancy the same dull repeats in between arguing over the turkey and whose turn it is to wash the(...)

Third-quarter revenue rose 13 per cent to $18.68 billion

Alphabet, the new holding company for Google, introduced its first share buyback and beat Wall Street’s profit forecast on Thursday, helped by solid (...)

Sundar Pichai, who will become chief executive of the slimmed-down Google. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

In case you missed it this week, Google is now Alphabet. It’s still GOOG and GOOGL on the stock exchanges, and there’s still a company called Google (...)

The announcement late on Monday that Google was going to restructure under a new umbrella company called Alphabet was the biggest shock in the technol(...)

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai

A low-key style and an unusually firm handle on diplomacy propelled new Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to the top of the search engine giant, fo(...)

Given the poor profits in the smartphone market, there clearly will be market turmoil with mergers and acquisitions, and outright business failures. Photograph:  Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Worldwide shipments of smartphones have just had a stellar quarter. According to research firm IDC, global shipments between April and June reached 33(...)

New Superb Combi estate boasts a 660-litre boot.

Remember the days when the original Skoda Superb was really just a stretched VW Passat, and was mostly seen as a minicab? Yeah, those days are well an(...)

Luminosity chief executive Sharon Kavanagh-Banks says the standard of automotive recognition (Soar) system was initially developed as a form of quick and easy stocktaking for vehicle importers who have to deal with huge marshalling yards of cars awaiting delivery to dealers.

With the sudden death of the traditional paper tax disc in the UK, the foot-long strip of paper in our windscreens is coming under increasing scrutin(...)

Honda has resprayed its Civic Type-R concept blue but still won’t confirm its power output.

Honda, stung hard by falling sales in Europe (eben as it expands healthily in the US and other global markets) is giving the Civic hatchback a mid-lif(...)