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Google said to be in talks to invest in SpaceX at $10B valuation

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jan, 2015 02:49 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has gone where most startups never have: to space. And it looks like Google may well want in on the excitement.

Is Google’s Mysterious Barge Actually a Floating Glass Store?

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2013 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
After an odd but engrossing CNET story last week, everybody’s wondering what the strange barge with ties to Google is doing docked near San Francisco.

Android captures record 81% global market, Windows Phone is growing

Posted in Software on 1st Nov, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global phone shipments are over 418 million, smartphone shipments hit a record 250 million, and Android has captured a record 81 percent global market share.

Google Glass will usher in an era of superhuman vision

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Rapidly increasing processor power will help fuel a new world of powerful new photographic tools.

Google+: Down but not out

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Google+ still limps along with less social shares than even LinkedIn, despite having nearly 200 million more users.

Wozniak: I wish Apple & Google were partners

Posted in Business on 4th Nov, 2013 02:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Wozniak and Jobs became firm friends and although Steve Jobs often gets the credit for Apple's success, it was Woz, as he's known, who was the brains behind the silicon.

Twitter beats Google for number 2 on top 10 list of Internet IPOs

Posted in Business on 8th Nov, 2013 04:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Twitter is now officially number two on the list of the top 10 internet initial public offerings of all time.

Google to block Windows users from installing browser extensions not in Chrome Web Store

Posted in Business on 8th Nov, 2013 04:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is locking down Chrome to keep users safe from malicious extensions.

Google's mysterious barge is just a very pretty publicity stunt

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2013 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The barge is a floating sales floor, a creative way to siphon attention away from Apple, famous for its packed stores and high-profile keynote rollouts.

Smartglasses could reach 10M geeky faces a year by 2018

Posted in Business on 13th Nov, 2013 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Thanks to declining prices and improving feature sets, smartglasses shipments could reach 10 million a year by 2018.

Google Challenges Apple’s Dominance In Schools With Google Play For Education

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2013 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the last year or so, the search giant has been quietly expanding its footprint in education.

Google quietly brings Siri-style conversations to Google Now

Posted in Online on 15th Nov, 2013 02:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Now is getting smarter, more conversational, and more Siri-like.

Forest change mapped by Google Earth

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
A new high-resolution global map of forest loss and gain has been created with the help of Google Earth.

Google wins digital library legal battle

Posted in Business on 15th Nov, 2013 03:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has defeated a legal action mounted to stop it scanning and uploading millions of books.

Android tablet revenue surpasses iPad for the first time (but not the last)

Posted in Business on 16th Nov, 2013 06:57 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s only in the last quarter that Android tablet revenue has surpassed iPad revenue for the first time.

Forced Google Plus integration on YouTube backfires, petition hits 112,000

Posted in Business on 18th Nov, 2013 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
OPINION. The backlash against Google forcing YouTube commenters to use Google Plus is now too big to ignore. But will Google listen?

How Google+ is undermining your privacy at work

Posted in Software on 21st Nov, 2013 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
In just two years, all Google-owned services have been linked to your Google+ identity.

Calico enlists a genetics A-Team for its mysterious anti-aging venture

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
In September, Google announced a mysterious new venture to combat death itself.

Fed up with slow and pricey Internet, cities start demanding gigabit fiber

Posted in Online on 23rd Nov, 2013 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Fiber can't do it all, so city governments start taking charge.

Google patents robot help for social media burnout

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2013 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
If maintaining your presence on social media is becoming a burden, Google may be able to help.

The next time you see your eye doctor, you could walk out with Google Glass

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2013 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s Getting Serious About Prescription Glass.

From Oculus Rift to Smart Glass:

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2013 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
World-changing future products getting their start today...

Google Makes Talking To Your Computer Slightly Less Crazy With Speech Search Chrome Extension

Posted in Software on 28th Nov, 2013 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has a new Chrome extension released today that brings a recently introduced mobile feature to the desktop.

Battle over Glass etiquette erupts in another Seattle diner

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2013 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Glass has been available to early adopters for nearly nine months, and some merchants are doing their best to keep it out of their establishments.

Silicon Valley Is Partying Like It’s 1999 Once More

Posted in Business on 30th Nov, 2013 02:18 AM
by AlexMuller
“All business activity is driven by either fear or greed, and in Silicon Valley we’re in a cycle where greed may be on the rise.”

iOS brings developers 5x more revenue per download than Android

Posted in Software on 30th Nov, 2013 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite Android's significantly larger installed base, iOS continues to dominate in monetization.

Google violated Dutch data protection laws, says watchdog

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2013 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Google breached Dutch data protection laws by combining data on users of its different services, said the Netherlands' privacy watchdog.

Google Glass Makes Its Way Into Operating Rooms

Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2013 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Hands-free devices like Google Glass can be really transformative when the hands they free are those of a surgeon.

Singularity University plots hi-tech future for humans

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2013 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Singularity University believes it will change the world, from digital manufacturing to biotechnology, from robotics to artificial intelligence.

Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones

Posted in Business on 5th Dec, 2013 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product.

Google is everywhere in technology with game changing potential

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2013 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The Google Founders are making well funded attempts to conquer big technological challenges. Success in these major endeavors will alter the trajectory of the future of humanity.

Prescription Google Glass spotted for the first time

Posted in Hardware on 6th Dec, 2013 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon, they said. Right around the corner, they said. Well, it looks like they weren't just leading us on after all.

Android’s share of global device sales growing 14-times faster than iOS

Posted in Business on 7th Dec, 2013 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Of course, install base isn’t everything. Apple’s mobile operating system continues to best Android in terms of gaming revenue.

This anti-aging brain trust is the most interesting startup in Silicon Valley

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico has continued to generate intense excitement among geneticists and biotech experts.

Moon Express to send its new MX-1 lander to the moon by 2015

Posted in Hardware on 10th Dec, 2013 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
They want to mine the surface of the moon and establish our satellite as Earth's "eighth continent."

Everything visible: How wearable cameras are changing the way we think about public space

Posted in Software on 10th Dec, 2013 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Unless you spend all of your time in a cave, you’ve probably been photographed without your knowledge.

Google lets users create own Street View

Posted in Software on 10th Dec, 2013 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has unveiled a new tool that allows users to create a Street View - a 360 degree virtual tour - of any place and share it using Google Maps.

International authors launch petition calling for end to mass surveillance

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2013 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
562 of the world's authors, including five Nobel Prize laureates, came together to call for sweeping surveillance reform in the wake of the ongoing spying scandal.

Google wants to make its own server chips, taking big biz from Intel

Posted in Business on 14th Dec, 2013 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is a software company. Google is a services company. But it’s not really a hardware company, at least not yet.

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular robots

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2013 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities.

Why Does Google Need So Many Robots?

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2013 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
To Jump From The Web To The Real World.

Facebook and Google are Buying Up the Cables That Carry the Internet

Posted in Online on 18th Dec, 2013 02:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft have been slowly buying up significant portions of the internet infrastructure.

Google's Robot Recruits Dominate DARPA's Rescue Challenge

Posted in Business on 23rd Dec, 2013 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Two companies acquired by Google demonstrate remarkable feats of agility and dexterity (albeit slowly) at a competition held in Florida.

Android modification CyanogenMod hits 10 million installations

Posted in Software on 24th Dec, 2013 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The Android modification and bona fide operating system replacement has eclipsed the 10 million device installation mark.

Where is Google’s robotics "moonshot" taking us?

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2013 02:11 AM
by AlexMuller
None of this is ready for prime time, but Google is one of the few companies with deep enough pockets to dream this big.

Google Wants To Build The Ultimate Personal Assistant

Posted in Business on 26th Dec, 2013 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Engineering Director Scott Huffman presented a pretty compelling overview of the direction Google is taking in search.

Google dethrones Apple to become most talked about company of 2013

Posted in Business on 28th Dec, 2013 04:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google dethroned Apple in 2013 and became the most talked about company in terms of global media attention.

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
We’ve all been there: you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt like a brain

Posted in Hardware on 30th Dec, 2013 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Computer scientists seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.

Google's Chromebook sales surge during holidays, raising big questions for Microsoft

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2013 02:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Chromebooks, the minimalist laptops powered by Google’s Chrome operating system, exploded onto the market share this year.

2013 in Review: the Eight Biggest Stories in Exponential Tech

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2013 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Let's revisit some of the year’s most notable stories in exponential technology.

Eric Schmidt admits Google missed on social and says it’s his fault

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2014 10:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt looked into the company’s past and said he should have predicted how big social would be.

Augmented reality contact lens prototype to be unveiled at CES

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Innovega will be showcasing its fully functioning prototypes of iOptik, an augmented reality system which projects a display through contact lenses.

New Gmail messaging feature causes privacy concerns

Posted in Online on 11th Jan, 2014 05:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Users of Google's Gmail service will soon be able to send messages directly to other Gmail accounts, regardless of whether the recipient has shared their email address.

Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To Avoid

Posted in Business on 12th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Each Google+ update brings Google closer to taking over the social layer of the Internet, potentially at the expense of user goodwill.

Facial Recognition App For Glass Challenges Google's Ban on the Technology

Posted in Online on 12th Jan, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition technology is, in some ways, the epitome of the loss of privacy in a digital world.

Google purchases Nest for $3.2 billion

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2014 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has just purchased Nest Labs, the maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash.

Google’s smart contact lens project could allow diabetics to track glucose levels automatically

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jan, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is testing a smart contact lens designed to measure glucose levels in tears.

Google will be the GE of the internet of things era

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jan, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is positioning itself to be an inventor and re-inventor of hardware. Google will also be the GE of the internet age.

Chrome extensions targeted by spam firms

Posted in Online on 20th Jan, 2014 10:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Adware pedlars are buying extensions for the Chrome browser and adding code that hijacks searches or inserts sponsored ads, reports suggest.

The Search For Actually Useful Apps On Google Glass

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jan, 2014 10:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Ones that make smart glasses seem cool rather than creepy.

Google patents ad tech linking restaurant to taxi ride

Posted in Online on 26th Jan, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has patented a way of linking online ads to free or discounted taxi rides to the advertising restaurant, shop or entertainment venue.

Google and Samsung sign global patent cross-license deal

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The deal covers both existing patents and patents filed over the next 10 years, though the companies didn't say how all encompassing the agreement was.

Samsung’s Google Glass competitor, 'Galaxy Glass' could debut in September

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jan, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung’s own take on Google Glass could be coming sooner than you think.

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company DeepMind

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech website Recode reported that Google paid $400 million for the startup based in London. DeepMind describes itself as a "cutting edge artificial intelligence company".

Google’s Grand Plan to Make Your Brain Irrelevant

Posted in Software on 29th Jan, 2014 04:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is on a shopping spree, buying startup after startup to push its business into the future.

Google sells Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $3bn

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2014 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google will keep the majority of Motorola's lucrative patents, which include one for Android software.

Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning?

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2014 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A cutting-edge corner of science is being wooed by Silicon Valley, to the dismay of some academics.

Why Android apps make less money, and how to change that

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:22 AM
by AlexMuller
An average Android app makes 5 times less money per download than an iOS app.

Creepy new Google Glass app can identify whoever you’re looking at

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s called NameTag, and in Robocop-like fashion, the app can scan a person’s face and compare it to a records database consisting of millions of people.

Google could still win social, by redefining what social means

Posted in Business on 5th Feb, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Social is so much bigger than what we’ve defined it: status updates, sharing links, and sharing photos.

Is Wozniak Trolling by Suggesting Apple Should Make an Android Phone?

Posted in Business on 7th Feb, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Though still a staunch Apple supporter, Steve Wozniak isn’t afraid to critique the company he once helped to form.

Google Briefly Tops Exxon as 2nd-Most Valuable U.S. Firm

Posted in Business on 9th Feb, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the second-most valuable company, trailing only Apple, and underscoring the growing role of technology in the economy.

Google robotics team reportedly helping Foxconn with automated manufacturing

Posted in Business on 12th Feb, 2014 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s robotics team is working with the Taiwanese contract manufacturer to accelerate automation efforts in its factories.

Google is pushing a new content-recommendation system for publishers

Posted in Software on 12th Feb, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Next month, Google plans on introducing a new content recommendation system for publishers’ websites.

Google working on 10 gigabit Internet speeds

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Project to develop 'next generation' of the Internet is part of Google's broader obsession with speed.

Wearables have a dirty little secret: 50% of users lose interest

Posted in Business on 15th Feb, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
There's a little-known fact about wearables that manufacturers don't advertise to consumers: Most people lose interest within a few months.

Google buys sound authentication firm SlickLogin

Posted in Business on 17th Feb, 2014 04:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has acquired SlickLogin, an Israeli start-up behind the technology that allows websites to verify a user's identity by using sound waves.

Google makes huge investment in clean energy

Posted in Online on 18th Feb, 2014 03:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is the most aggressive in advancing a clean energy agenda, analysts say. Google has made 15 wind and solar investments totaling more than $1 billion.

Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is betting big time on the online education space.

Google’s “Project Tango” is a smartphone with Kinect-style computer vision

Posted in Software on 21st Feb, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is launching yet another crazy moonshot project. Project Tango squeezes computer vision technology into a smartphone.

WhatsApp reportedly turned down a $10B offer from Google

Posted in Software on 21st Feb, 2014 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
WhatsApp ended up going to Facebook for a deal worth around $19 billion.

Google Project Ara aiming for 2015 release at a ridiculously low price

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2014 04:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The ambition is to do for hardware what Android and other platforms have done for software; open handset manufacturing to developers.

Google reportedly tried to buy a brainwave-reading startup

Posted in Hardware on 1st Mar, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Not content with voice, visual, or gestural input, Google cofounder Sergey Brin reportedly tried to buy a startup that makes a brainwave-tracking headband.

Google Fiber to Bring 10 Gigabit Internet In Coming Years

Posted in Business on 6th Mar, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is on a mission to update the web’s wiring; and they’re not talking a decade or more to do it.

Healthspan and Lifespan Extension can Finally Make it's Long Overdue Peace With the Media

Posted in Reviews on 6th Mar, 2014 03:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The more I read about him the more I am convinced: Craig Venter is an absolute beast of a scientist and a genius public relations mediator.

Eric Schmidt Claims Google's Data is Safe From NSA

Posted in Online on 9th Mar, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has been very outspoken about the issue of the NSA having access to its private servers, but the Google Chairman has made it clear that the information is safe from everyone.

Android for wearables coming, says Google software boss

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is branching out in the wearable technology market, with the release of a software development kit.

Google may launch its first U.S. retail store in New York; right next to the Apple Store

Posted in Online on 13th Mar, 2014 04:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Google may debut its very first U.S. retail location in SoHo, New York,

The future of medicine: Augmented Reality & Google Glass

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2014 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
To their eyes, looking through the Glass, they can see the procedure illustrated step by step with images superimposed over the skin of the model.

Google Drive Gets A Big Price Drop, 100GB Now Costs $1.99 A Month, $9.99 A Month for 1TB

Posted in Online on 13th Mar, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Google today significantly dropped the prices for its Google Drive online storage service.

Google launches Android Wear:

Posted in Software on 18th Mar, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A new project to bring Android to wearables like smartwatches

Google rejects military funding for its advanced humanoid robot

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant wants to distance itself from the military research lab DARPA, and the feeling is mutual.

Google’s cloud plan? Undercut all the cloud companies!

Posted in Online on 26th Mar, 2014 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to make its burgeoning public cloud into a standard for developers everywhere. Today it took more steps toward that goal by lowering prices.

Google and Ray-Ban deal to offer 'more stylish' Glass

Posted in Hardware on 26th Mar, 2014 04:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is teaming up with the designer firm behind Ray-Ban and Oakley in an attempt to make its wearable technology desirable beyond the "geek" community.

Apple, Google, and Intel are laying the foundation for the 'Internet of you'

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is on a collision course with the Internet of everything. When the two collide, we will enter into a new era of the Internet of you.

Facebook drones to offer low-cost net access

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has ambitious plans to connect the two-thirds of the world that has no net access, using drones, satellites and lasers.

Google says government requests 'up 120%' in four years

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has said the number of requests it has had from governments to share information about its users has gone up by 120% in the past four years.

Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts.

New Apple vs. Samsung legal battle even more important for Google than last time

Posted in Software on 2nd Apr, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The $930M Apple win in the first case is pocket change for Apple and Samsung, the only companies that make money in smartphones.

Google reportedly wants to launch its own wireless network

Posted in Online on 4th Apr, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Company executives have been discussing a plan to offer wireless service in areas where it's already installed Google Fiber high-speed internet.

Google Prepares To Launch Android TV

Posted in Software on 7th Apr, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
This set top box will be less ambitious and easier to use than one of the company’s previous initiatives, Google TV.

Google Glass Livestream App Makes Broadcasting Your Vision Even Easier

Posted in Hardware on 8th Apr, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The new Livestream app for Google Glass makes showing the entire world exactly what you're looking at easier than before.

Google invests in yet more robots

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's investment arm has taken a financial stake in a robot-maker that is seeking to disrupt the service industry.

First balloons and drones, now dirigibles:

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The race for a truly world wide web:

Google Glass to go on sale for one day

Posted in Hardware on 13th Apr, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The high price will be likely to deter many enthusiasts, who may be forced to wait for price reductions.

Google: Now a master of Washington influence

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2014 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The rise of Google as a top-tier Washington player fully captures the arc of change in the influence business.

Google buys Titan Aerospace to make more drones for Project Loon

Posted in Business on 16th Apr, 2014 03:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase.

Google's secret lab admits to exploring space elevator designs

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Space elevators are the pie-in-the-sky solution to all of humanity's space access problems.

Put A Camera On Your Eyeball

Posted in Hardware on 17th Apr, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google filed a patent for a camera-containing contact lens.

Google develops computer vision accurate enough to solve its own CAPTCHAs

Posted in Software on 17th Apr, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Google researchers say that they've developed an algorithm that can accurately solve Google's own CAPTCHA puzzles.

Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-aging project

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s secretive Project Calico is aimed at defeating death itself, or at least staving it off far longer than ever before.

AT&T wants to beat Google Fiber to the punch in 21 new cities

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Bringing fiber-optic Internet access to Midwestern cities seems to be in vogue: AT&T is in the game too.

Google refunding buyers of fake anti-virus app

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is refunding users who unsuspectingly bought a fake anti-virus app from its Play Store.

Google's Cutting Back on Google+

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that Google Plus mastermind Vic Gundotra is leaving the company, TechCrunch is now reporting that Google's changing its G+ strategy:

Tech giants settle no-poaching court case

Posted in Online on 27th Apr, 2014 04:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - have settled a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

Google launches Google Docs and Sheets apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Posted in Software on 2nd May, 2014 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Google woke up from its slumber today and released Google Docs and Google Sheets for iOS and Android devices. It’s about time.

Google halts student Gmail advertisement scans

Posted in Business on 3rd May, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has stopped scanning millions of Gmail accounts linked to an educational scheme - a process it uses to target adverts.

Google X exec: Tech’s ultimate goal is to 'vanish into our lives’

Posted in Software on 7th May, 2014 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today, Teller gave the audience a primer on what makes Google X tick and faced criticisms of Google Glass head-on.

Google wants your help making tinier solar power systems

Posted in Business on 10th May, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The search giant is promising $1 million to whoever cracks the problem.

Get ready for Google Translate on steroids

Posted in Online on 17th May, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology will eventually allow Google Translate to read and translate words read by your smartphone camera.

Apple and Google settle patent row

Posted in Software on 17th May, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss lawsuits they had brought against each other over technology patents.

The Moon’s about to get a bit more crowded with this new crowdfunding campaign

Posted in Online on 18th May, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
In a new Indiegogo campaign, Israeli organization SpaceIL is seeking funding to get on the moon by the end of 2015.

Google unveils ten-year plan to build its robots of the future

Posted in Hardware on 18th May, 2014 10:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Rubin has bought up seven robotics companies and says that using their technology a mobile robot dexterous enough for manufacturing or supply chain management can be built.

Google reportedly buying game livestreaming startup Twitch for $1B

Posted in Games on 19th May, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Citing unnamed sources, Variety said that Google has made an all-cash offer, and the deal could be announced soon.

Apple dethroned by Google as world's most valuable brand

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2014 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple's brand value fell by 20 percent, according to a survey by Millward Brown research company.

How Google plans to make free Wi-Fi available wherever you go

Posted in Online on 22nd May, 2014 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Among the "millions" of businesses that Google is targeting for this new program are "restaurants, doctors’ offices and gyms".

Google may buy satellite startup Skybox Imaging for $1B

Posted in Science on 25th May, 2014 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Skybox Imaging uses satellites to record highly detailed images and videos of landscapes, and provides analytics services to businesses.

Using Google Street View to Study the Great Barrier Reef

Posted in Software on 26th May, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The team pilots a motorized camera rig that mounts three cameras for a 360-degree view of the sea floor, and records nearly a mile of the floor at a time.

Google’s new self-driving car prototype foregoes steering wheel, mirrors, & pedals

Posted in Software on 28th May, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Google showed off a prototype for a new self-driving car today that does away with key features of the cars we know and see everyday.

The taxi industry heard Google’s & Uber’s driverless car plans. They’re not happy

Posted in Business on 30th May, 2014 07:38 PM
by AlexMuller
First, Google unveils a driverless car. Then, Uber chief Travis Kalanick says driverless cars are the future and drivers are not.

Google sets up 'right to be forgotten' form after EU ruling

Posted in Business on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results.

Google reportedly plans to spend $1B on Internet satellites

Posted in Online on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The Web giant plans to deploy 180 small satellites that would provide Internet access to underserved regions of the globe.

As Apple opens up with iOS 8, Google needs to give Android users a reason to stay

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
All of a sudden, Android is no longer the only flexible mobile operating system on the market.

Apple warms to apps using virtual currencies

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Apps accepting payments made with virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, could soon appear in Apple's app store.

Google & Virgin Galactic may team up for joint space venture

Posted in Business on 13th Jun, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to bring Internet access to the entire world, and it’s reportedly in talks with Virgin Galactic to help realize that vision.

Google's Internet balloons not just pie in the sky

Posted in Online on 18th Jun, 2014 03:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Google envisages a huge fleet of balloons, controlled via complex algorithms, that can take off and hover above remote parts of the world that are completely unconnected.

Why Google Will Drive Tesla’s Cars and Stock in the Near Future

Posted in Software on 21st Jun, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Google driverless cars and Tesla’s EV technology could combine to be the ultimate car of the future.

Google makes a bet on 5G wireless with Alpental buy

Posted in Online on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
All of Google’s services, from Google Docs to YouTube, depend on fast network connections to perform well.

What to expect at the Google I/O 2014 developer conference:

Posted in Software on 25th Jun, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The next steps in Google’s world takeover.

Why didn't Google make a fast move and buy OculusVR?

Posted in Reviews on 25th Jun, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
From Google's perspective, it seems like a big mistake letting Zuckerberg and Facebook get to Oculus first and buy them.

Android now has over 1B active users, up from 538M last year

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2014 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of monthly active Android users has doubled every year, Google said.

UK's Hypercat aims to spur on 'internet of things'

Posted in Software on 26th Jun, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of 40 UK-based tech firms has developed a way to help apps and machines communicate in a bid to spur on smart cities and smart homes.

The big takeaway from I/O:

Posted in Business on 28th Jun, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has finally evolved as a product company.

Google Balloons are the poster child for Google X and could provide internet for the last billion

Posted in Online on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s expectations are flying even higher than its 60,000-foot high balloons.

Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
If you've just acquired a Google Glass headset for £1,000, don't show it off at the movies.

Google reinstates 'forgotten' links after pressure

Posted in Business on 4th Jul, 2014 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
After widespread criticism, Google has begun reinstating some links it had earlier removed under the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.

New domains: Google challenges GoDaddy for domain name supremacy

Posted in Online on 6th Jul, 2014 04:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The Internet has finally begun its largest expansion to date.

Google Glass hack allows brainwave control

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2014 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Glass has been hacked so that it can be controlled by brainwaves.

Google Ventures goes to Europe with new $100M fund

Posted in Business on 11th Jul, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Ventures might be only about five years old, but the venture capital firm is expanding to Europe.

Google’s smart contact lens is one step closer to your eyeball

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
So long Google Glass, hello Google Eye.

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Posted in Software on 17th Jul, 2014 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all, complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums.

Google Decrees That it Has No Plans to Bring Fiber to the UK

Posted in Online on 20th Jul, 2014 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Fiber has been a godsend for people in the US who have had to suffer through the perils of the ISP pseudo monopolies that run the country's broadband infrastructure.

Google takes on the human body in a new project to find out what a healthy person looks like

Posted in Business on 26th Jul, 2014 04:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The new project out of Google X, called Baseline Study, will collect genetic and molecular data from 175 anonymous people.

Google Glass rival with neck battery shown off by Lenovo

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass.

Google Glass app aims to help improve surgeon training at Stanford University

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Aug, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The app gives a Google Glass wearer access to what another user, such as a resident performing an operation, is seeing.

Is this the beginning of the end for Google+?

Posted in Software on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The photo service is reportedly to be separated from the social network.

Google to prioritise secure websites

Posted in Business on 7th Aug, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said it will give preference to more secure websites in its search rankings from now on.

Google helps 'citizen scientist' group recover data from abandoned NASA satellite

Posted in Hardware on 10th Aug, 2014 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Skycorp managed to resurrect a zombie satellite that had been decommissioned due to NASA’s meager budget.

Google goes under the sea with $300M 'Faster' trans-Pacific Internet cable

Posted in Hardware on 12th Aug, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The cable, called Faster, will transmit at 60 terabits per second, signifies the goal of meeting quickly growing traffic demand.

Confused Sharks Keep Trying to Eat Google's Undersea Data Cables

Posted in Business on 15th Aug, 2014 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Google owns over 100,000 miles of private fibre optic routes around the world.

Why 3 Google execs have left for Chinese companies in a year

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
“I thought the best place to advance the AI mission is at Baidu.”

Yes, Google Maps is tracking you through your smartphone. Here’s how to stop it

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is probably logging your location, step by step, via Google Maps.

Google Glass inventor sees big things for the wearable in health care

Posted in Software on 23rd Aug, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Google didn’t design Glass for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists.

Google pulls 1,800 businesses into Drive for Work every week

Posted in Business on 23rd Aug, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Since Google announced its business-focused flavor of Google Drive, Google Drive for Work, adoption has been swift, according to figures the company released.

Amazon’s Twitch acquisition is about beating Google and Apple

Posted in Online on 27th Aug, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Amazon just spent a billion dollars to help build a business that will make a ton of money selling games, media, and advertisements in the future.

Project Wing: Google's Secret Program for Delivery Drones

Posted in Business on 29th Aug, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air: getting products from the warehouse to their destination in about two minutes.

Google Already Testing Delivery Robots In Australia

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of Project Wing by Google X.

Google's project to extend life, Calico, announces $1.5 billion research center

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico will work with big pharma to create and market new drugs for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's

Google begins developing its own quantum computer chips

Posted in Hardware on 4th Sep, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has been researching potential applications of quantum computing since it bought a D-Wave quantum annealing computer with NASA.

Google plans debates on 'right to be forgotten'

Posted in Business on 8th Sep, 2014 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is holding seven public meetings across Europe to debate issues raised by the "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Google buys firm behind spoon for Parkinson's patients

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The spoon, dubbed Liftware, uses vibrations to counteract the tremors brought on by Parkinson's disease.

Predicting the spread of disease with Google Earth

Posted in Software on 15th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
In the film Minority Report, PreCrime police combine psychic premonitions with search and surveillance technology to prevent murders before they occur.

Next-Gen Glaucoma Treatments:

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Microfluidic Implant And Smart Phone App Monitoring.

Google launches Android One to bring smartphones to everyone

Posted in Software on 16th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Android’s future lies not in expensive smartphones for the tech elite. Instead, it’s all about getting smartphones to the rest of the world.

Google is Testing Drones That Could Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Lands

Posted in Business on 16th Sep, 2014 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google really is all-in on drones.

Google Glass makes doctors better surgeons, Stanford study shows

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps may be healthcare.

Larry Page wants a Google 2.0 that will build cities and airports

Posted in Online on 18th Sep, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's got problems and the Google CEO is searching for solutions.

Google and Apple to introduce default encryption

Posted in Business on 19th Sep, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple said that devices running its new iOS8 software would be encrypted by default, with even the company itself unable to gain access.

Google plans to have a ring of high altitude internet balloons in the southern hemisphere

Posted in Hardware on 24th Sep, 2014 08:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Within a year, Google is aiming to have a ring of balloons in the Southern Hemisphere to provide Internet service to phones on the ground.

Google vs Apple Rivalry is at its Most "Brutal" in Years, Says Eric Schmidt

Posted in Business on 25th Sep, 2014 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Schmidt has seen life on both sides of the fence at the two companies.

Google announces Drive for Education: free, unlimited storage & more security

Posted in Business on 30th Sep, 2014 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Google’s new Drive for Education service offers the same functionality of Drive for Work for free, instead of charging $10 per month per user.

Why the war between Google and Europe is only getting worse

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2014 02:37 AM
by AlexMuller
European policy makers have hammered the search giant in recent years over privacy and antitrust issues.

Google Glass can now display captions for hard-of-hearing users

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a speech-to-text Android app for Google Glass that displays captions.

Google’s Eric Schmidt worries European governments will 'regulate out' innovation

Posted in Business on 11th Oct, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
“That they will somehow prevent a place where a young entrepreneur can invent something truly new.”

The doctor will see you now: through Google

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2014 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Now, for at least some users, it’s behaving like a parent that will not only tell you to see a doctor but will actually make it happen.

Google counters Facebook’s Oculus buy with $500M investment in VR startup Magic Leap

Posted in Games on 14th Oct, 2014 01:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Not to be left behind by Facebook, Google is also getting into virtual reality.

Could the moon provide all of Earth's power?

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Shimizu Corporation has a proposition that could end the world’s energy crisis by generating all of Earth’s power on the moon.

Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service

Posted in Online on 20th Oct, 2014 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is preparing to test new technology that may provide the foundation for a wireless version of its high-speed "Fiber" Internet service,

The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked

Posted in Software on 20th Oct, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s reasonable to expect that major players like Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft will lead a fierce consolidation effort for the AI market over the next five years.

How Magic Leap’s Augmented Reality Works

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Patent and trademark filings reveal the augmented reality technology that convinced Google and others to invest $542 million into Magic Leap.

Google's Alan Eustace beats Baumgartner's skydiving record

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A senior Google vice president, Alan Eustace, has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump set in 2012 by Austrian Felix Baumgartner.

Google CEO Larry Page appoints Sundar Pichai to lead nearly every product at the company

Posted in Business on 25th Oct, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Pichai, head of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google, will become head of core Google products.

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.

Are we closer to AI?

Posted in Business on 30th Oct, 2014 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself.

Former Android boss Andy Rubin leaves Google

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Andy Rubin co-founded the world's most popular mobile operating system, Android.

Google's Newest Attack On Amazon

Posted in Business on 5th Nov, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Forget disease-seeking nanoparticles and smart contact lenses: Google's putting its real efforts into catching Amazon in cloud computing.

Google Wants to Store Your Genome

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.

Why I'd Let Google Put My Genome in the Cloud

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2014 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Genomics could one day have millions of genomes on its servers, available at a click of a button to researchers. Are there legitimate privacy concerns here? Definitely.

Google's Planetary Ventures to lease former NASA airfield for space research

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's latest "moonshot" is an apt one; it is investing in a NASA-owned airfield to expand research into space exploration and robotics.

Google makes the 'Nobel Prize of computing' worth $1 million

Posted in Online on 13th Nov, 2014 09:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Every year since 1966 it's been awarded to an accomplished computer scientist or engineer like Douglas Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse.

Google to test Project Loon in Australia with new carrier partner

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Ultimately, Google says the goal is have a constellation of balloons floating above regions where internet and wireless connectivity is scarce.

Google makes big advances in image recognition and computer vision

Posted in Software on 19th Nov, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Google have created AI software that can describe the contents of photographs far more accurately than ever before.

Google Says It Can Now Launch Up To 20 Project Loon Balloons Per Day

Posted in Online on 21st Nov, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's effort to deliver Internet access from balloons that travel around the world in the stratosphere, continues to make strides.

You'll Soon be Able to Pay to Make Google Ads Disappear

Posted in Business on 21st Nov, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Google just announced a new subscription service called Google Contributor, essentially a paywall for web publishers to provide ad-free content for a $1 to $3 contribution.

Scientists want to bring the moon closer with virtual reality

Posted in Games on 23rd Nov, 2014 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
By pairing the spacefaring robot with Oculus Rift headsets here on Earth; turn your head and the robot on the moon will supposedly turn in tandem via head-tracking.

Google will solve its latest EU problem the usual way: By throwing money at it

Posted in Online on 29th Nov, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly urging antitrust regulators to strongly consider the breakup of Google.

Carnegie Mellon unveils Andy lunar rover

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has unveiled Andy, a four-wheeled unmanned rover designed to explore the rough terrain and recently discovered pits of the Moon.

Chromebooks are beating iPads in the classroom

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Dec, 2014 07:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Don’t underestimate how much this might bother Apple. The company has a long history in the education market, going to back to the early 1980s

Google is making it easier to prove your humanity.

Posted in Online on 3rd Dec, 2014 10:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Their new CAPTCHA system is easier for humans, but harder for bots.

Google is now officially beating Apple in the TV streaming market

Posted in Business on 5th Dec, 2014 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Roku and Apple dominated the TV streaming market last year, but now Google’s Chromecast has pulled ahead of Apple to become a front-runner.

Google: Ok, so about half of our online ads are never actually seen

Posted in Online on 7th Dec, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Some of the reasons given for non-viewability: a user scrolled right past it, it wasn’t delivered, or it was delivered but the “viewer” was a software bot.

Google wants to advance the Internet of things, offers grants for open innovation research proposals

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2014 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The notion that things will be connected is becoming reality.

Google internet balloons and drones could boost GDP by trillions and save millions of lives

Posted in Online on 13th Dec, 2014 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Reaching 90% of the world with wireless service by 2030, up from 32%, would produce economic gains of $17 for every $1 spent.

Google Glass is Headed to the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Tomorrow's SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida will send the wearable device spaceward.

For Google Ventures, 2014 yielded 16 exits and a strong focus on life sciences and health tech

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2014 11:27 PM
by AlexMuller
2014 has been a huge year for many in the tech industry, including Google Ventures.

Google Lunar XPrize deadline extended to 2016

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Milestone Prize winners to be announced in January.

Google to Outsource Driverless Car Manufacturing

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's electric driverless car won't be made by the giant itself, with the company asking car makers to come aboard the project and help build the fleet instead.

Christmas online sales up 8.3%, iOS numbers nearly quadruple Android’s

Posted in Business on 27th Dec, 2014 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Christmas is a religious celebration for billions of people, which means its a big day for Apple.

Larry Page: Rather Leave Billions to Elon Musk Than Charity

Posted in Business on 28th Dec, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of giving it to a philanthropic organization, he'd rather hand over his cash to Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX, and Solar City.

Predictions for the future of technology in 2015:

Posted in Software on 30th Dec, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Augmented reality smartglasses from Google are forecast for 2015, along with driverless buses, free Super WiFi, and adverts on the moon.

How Android beat iOS in 2014, and vice versa

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
There is no single way to declare a winner. They may be competitors, but Google and Apple have very different strategies for their mobile platforms.

Google is catching up to Facebook in social logins

Posted in Online on 10th Jan, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has long been the social login of choice for many websites and apps. But it seems that Google is starting to climb the ranks.

Google to offer real-time voice translation on smartphones

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Google to detect which language you're speaking and provide automatic translation.

Google expects public in driverless cars in 2 to 5 years

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2015 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Google may face state regulatory hurdles depending on where it chooses to test the cars in public.

Google is ending sales of its Google Glass eyewear

Posted in Business on 17th Jan, 2015 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Google insists it is still committed to launching the smart glasses as a consumer product, but will stop producing Glass in its present form. It will focus on future versions of Glass.

Baidu image recognition has fewer errors than Google and is claimed to be close to human level

Posted in Software on 18th Jan, 2015 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Baidu has a state -of-the-art image recognition system, Deep Image, developed using end-to-end deep learning.

SpaceX closes the deal to get $1bn from Google and Fidelity

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jan, 2015 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The firms together own just under 10% of SpaceX, valued at $10bn. It said the money would go towards innovation in space transport and satellite manufacturing.

What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need to Succeed?

Posted in Business on 24th Jan, 2015 08:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Released to much fanfare in 2013, Google marketed Glass to developers and early adopters. For $1,500, they would get the device and a chance to figure out what to do with it.

Google aims to become a wireless carrier

Posted in Business on 25th Jan, 2015 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Imagine one day buying an Android smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile, but with Google Wireless. That day could be coming soon.

Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2015 04:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Mozilla launched a very experimental version of Firefox with support for web-based virtual reality apps that could be experienced through the Oculus Rift.

Innovators from around the globe are going for the moon

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2015 03:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Five teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE have just been awarded a combined $5.25 million for meeting significant milestones.

Next stop for Google Wallet: the U.K.

Posted in Software on 29th Jan, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is finally starting to roll out Gmail support for Google Wallet outside of the U.S. Starting today, users in the U.K. can use Gmail to send money peer to peer.

Here's why Google is making human skin

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Last year, Google revealed that it's in the early stages of creating tiny, magnetic nanoparticles that will be able to search the human body for cancer and other diseases.

Google to 'start again' with Glass project

Posted in Business on 7th Feb, 2015 08:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The new version will be developed internally and only released when finished.

Google Knowledge Graph will soon answer your health-related questions directly in search results

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2015 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
According to a Google blog post, one out of 20 Google searches are seeking health-related information.

Magic Leap sheds light on its retina-based augmented-reality 3D displays

Posted in Games on 21st Feb, 2015 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Magic Leap is working on technology that shines images on your retinas, creating augmented reality that blends the real world with fantasy.

Google may carve up its struggling social network Google+

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2015 07:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Photos and Hangouts could be broken out and separated from the main product. But, Pichai said, none of Google's main products will disappear.

Google buys .app web domain for $25m

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2015 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has purchased the website domain .app in an auction held by the organisation which oversees the running of the net.

Google developing knowledge based trust score for websites

Posted in Business on 2nd Mar, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of counting incoming links, the system, which is not yet live, counts the number of incorrect facts within a page.

In the race between Google and Facebook over global connectivity, everyone wins

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2015 09:21 PM
by AlexMuller
There are still 4 out of 7 billion people in the world who are not online.

CNES and Google to deploy 100,000 Balloon Networks

Posted in Online on 6th Mar, 2015 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said that the balloons can serve data at rates of 22 megabits per second to fixed antennas, and five megabits per second to mobile handsets.

Google is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android

Posted in Business on 7th Mar, 2015 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has tasked a group of engineers with developing a version of Android to power VR applications.

These are some of the Google X 'moonshots' that may change the world

Posted in Business on 9th Mar, 2015 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Not all of the dreams make it, and that’s OK. For Google X, the process itself; the failure and the iteration, is a critical part of the pursuit.

Google Ventures and the Search for Extending human lifespan to 500 years and beyond

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2015 06:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Ventures is looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life.

Google X head says blueprint for taking moonshots is failure

Posted in Business on 18th Mar, 2015 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'The blueprint is embracing failure. Running at all the hard parts of the problem first. If you want to make a ton of progress, you have to make a ton of mistakes.'

Google expert explains why deep-learning neural nets are hot in everything from games to recognizing cats

Posted in Software on 19th Mar, 2015 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The revitalized category of 'deep-learning neural networks' is making huge progress.

Google investigation dropped by US regulators

Posted in Business on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Google narrowly escaped being prosecuted by the US government over its dominance of the internet search industry.

Google Wants to Change TV Advertising Forever

Posted in Business on 22nd Mar, 2015 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is about to make the sale of TV ads much more like ads on the web, for better and for worse.

Schmidt says reports of Google Glass' death are premature

Posted in Hardware on 24th Mar, 2015 08:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Google chairman Eric Schmidt said that the company is still hard at work perfecting its wearable, calling it a 'big and fundamental platform for Google.'

Apple isn’t just satisfied reinventing health care, it’s targeting clinical trials as well​

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry now sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth.

Google is building a robotic surgery platform with Johnson & Johnson

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Robotic surgery can refer to machines that act autonomously, but it frequently means tools that surgeons can 'pilot' from a computer screen.

A 'Google Maps' for the body

Posted in Medicine on 1st Apr, 2015 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Using Google algorithms its possible to zoom in and out from the scale of the whole joint down to the cellular level 'just as you would with Google Maps'.

Android apps to run on Windows, Macs and Linux

Posted in Online on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has released a tool that lets Android apps run on any machine that can run its Chrome browser.

Google Gets Into Battery Arms Race

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has joined the search for better batteries to power its expansion into consumer electronics and other hardware.

You can now Google your lost Android phone

Posted in Software on 16th Apr, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
If your phone is nearby, Google can ring it for you. If it’s further away, Google will show you it on a map.

Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready

Posted in Online on 19th Apr, 2015 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is keeping the internet vessels afloat for up to 100 days at a time now, can build balloons in hours instead of days, and can launch dozens of balloon every day instead of just one.

Google search changes will promote mobile-friendly sites

Posted in Online on 20th Apr, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Most internet traffic is now from mobiles. Websites that do not pass Google's mobile-friendly test will feature less prominently on its search engine results.

Elon Musk tried to sell Tesla to Google in 2013

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2015 03:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk pursued a sale of electric-car company Tesla to Google, when it was struggling in 2013, according to an excerpt of a book published Monday by Bloomberg News.

Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Google intends to run a mobile phone network in the US. The firm will rent voice and data capacity from existing operators, and use existing wi-fi hotspots, rather than build new infrastructure.

Luxottica is working on a second version of Google Glass, CEO says it’s coming soon

Posted in Hardware on 26th Apr, 2015 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google may have pulled the plug on the Explorer edition of Glass, but they insist a new version will be coming out.

Should Google be allowed in examinations?

Posted in Online on 30th Apr, 2015 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is inevitable search engines such as Google will be allowed in public examinations, including GCSEs and A-Levels, the head of an exam board says.

Google launches all-out assault on mobile advertising

Posted in Business on 6th May, 2015 08:12 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’ve hit an inflection point; There are now more Google searches on mobile than on desktop in ten countries, including the U.S. and Japan.'

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents, but none were the car's fault, Google asserts

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 02:13 AM
by AlexMuller
There have been 11 accidents in total, all minor, which Google asserts were never the fault of the car.

Can Google Outsell Amazon and eBay?

Posted in Online on 16th May, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Google will launch buy buttons on its search-result pages in coming weeks, a controversial step by the company toward becoming an online marketplace.

Google moves to develop machines with human-like intelligence

Posted in Software on 21st May, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Hinton believes that thought vectors will crack two of the central challenges in AI: mastering conversational language, and the ability to make leaps of logic.

Millennials have a clear favorite when asked which tech company is their 'ideal employer'

Posted in Online on 24th May, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Millennials overwhelmingly want to work in tech more than any other sector. And nearly 20% say Google is their ideal employer.

Smart glasses begin to take hold in the enterprise

Posted in Business on 25th May, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Glass was not the consumer success Google had hoped for. But, contrary to many predictions, Glass is not dead. In fact, its been spun off into its own department.

Google says its speech recognition has now an 8% error rate

Posted in Software on 29th May, 2015 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Google today announced its advancements in deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, for key processes like image recognition and speech recognition.

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual reality

Posted in Online on 31st May, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s a tremendously big deal that Google’s pushing into virtual reality with one of its most important services: YouTube.

Google patents contact lens that collects your 'iris fingerprint'

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has a thing about contact lenses. The company has done a lot of work with contact lenses used in health applications.

Google Street View now takes you under the sea

Posted in Online on 6th Jun, 2015 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The new underwater panoramic views reveal the beauty beneath the sea but also call attention to the damage being done to Earth's oceans.

Google's Sidewalk Labs to solve urban problems

Posted in Business on 13th Jun, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Sidewalk will focus on improving city life by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage.

YouTube to launch dedicated video gaming site and apps

Posted in Games on 13th Jun, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube is to launch a dedicated site and app for gaming in an attempt to take on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch.

Audi helping to make a rover for Google's Lunar Xprize

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Audi has announced that it's teaming up with Part-Time Scientists, a German team working to put its rover on the moon.

Google aims to develop free Gigabit Wi-Fi for cities

Posted in Online on 27th Jun, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The new venture, named Intersection, will seek to bring free public Wi-Fi to cities around the world using different pieces of urban infrastructure, from pay phones to bus stops.

Google is teaching its neural network AI how to chat

Posted in Software on 3rd Jul, 2015 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots are notoriously difficult to make work well. But now Google’s developed a new conversational AI that uses neural networks to learn. Right now its still quite child-like.

Is Google Readying a New Version of Google Glass?

Posted in Business on 4th Jul, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
killed off the first version of the device earlier this year, but there have been persistent rumors that a second version is due soon.

NASA Mars Trek Is the Google Earth of Mars

Posted in Software on 11th Jul, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has just released a new website that lets users explore Mars imagery in depth, similar to what you can do with Google Earth.

Google says it uses AI to catch 99.9 percent of email spam

Posted in Business on 11th Jul, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
About a decade ago, spam brought email to near-ruin: The contest to save your inbox was on.

Google gains nearly $68 billion to its market value as YouTube drives growth

Posted in Online on 19th Jul, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s shares value the company at $471.50B and cement its position as the world’s second most valuable company after Apple.

Google's Patent Could Let Us Record And Replay Our Memories

Posted in Business on 24th Jul, 2015 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has been awarded a patent which would allow us to search through a video database of our lives, all recorded through some future wearable technology.

Google has decided to pull YouTube and Google+ apart

Posted in Online on 27th Jul, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
After spending a few years plugging Google+ into all of its services, even as users of those services complained, Google is now rolling that back.

Google-Backed Calico Partners With Ancestry to Beat the Specter of Aging

Posted in Business on 27th Jul, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will look for genetic patterns in people who have lived exceptionally long lives, then make drugs to help more of us do that.

US firms to commit $140B to address climate change

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Giants including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway and Goldman Sachs are looking to invest at least $140B to shrink their carbon footprints.

Sri Lanka is the first country to sign up for Google Loon

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Each balloon could cover about 5,000 square km with 3G access and with a little over a dozen the entire country could be covered.

Google is planning to take another shot at the ultra low-cost Android One project

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The plan will be a push to hit the 'sweet spot' of $50 smartphones.

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin form Alphabet, a new umbrella company that includes Google

Posted in Business on 11th Aug, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
'Expect us to make bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange'

Alphabet (Google) Inks Another Healthcare Deal

Posted in Business on 12th Aug, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Dexcom, a leading glucose-monitoring company, is partnering up with the Alphabet group to make smaller, better devices for people with diabetes.

Larry Page says he wants his fortune to go to Elon Musk. Alphabet is the next best thing.

Posted in Business on 14th Aug, 2015 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
"You know, if I were to get hit by a bus today," Google co-founder Larry Page once reportedly said, "I should leave all of it to Elon Musk."

Google Research Boosts Deep Learning Detection with GPUs

Posted in Hardware on 14th Aug, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
An emerging market is exploding in deep learning and computer vision with companies continuing to push the processing speed and complexity envelope.

Google has consulted with geneticists on mosquito project; next Alphabet moonshot?

Posted in Business on 17th Aug, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet may soon take a crack at a longtime obsession of biological researchers: Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to fight disease.

Google X life sciences team spins out into its own company under Alphabet

Posted in Business on 21st Aug, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
'Working to move technologies from R&D to clinical testing, and transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.'

What is YouTube Gaming, the Latest Twitch Rival?

Posted in Online on 26th Aug, 2015 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube Gaming is a dedicated app and website focusing exclusively on gaming content, with a greater emphasis on live steams.

Alphabet: the Singularity company?

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2015 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Could Google's surprise reorganization be the biggest bet of all: a bet on the future?

Within 4 years, Google hopes to have its autonomous vehicles commercially available and citizens in the U.S. regularly riding

Posted in Software on 31st Aug, 2015 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Austin for testing.

A Clever Google Algorithm Could Make 4K Video Half the Size

Posted in Software on 1st Sep, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
When Google promises an algorithm that can cut the bandwidth needed to stream a video in half, things get interesting.

Google now offers search information cards on more than 900 diseases

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is making it possible for users to find out more about health conditions that may be plaguing them or their community.

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Posted in Business on 7th Sep, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.

Google takes on Apple with Android Pay

Posted in Business on 12th Sep, 2015 04:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has made its mobile payments system, Android Pay, available at more than one million locations in the United States.

Google reveals plans to increase production of self-driving cars

Posted in Business on 14th Sep, 2015 09:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Head of policy for GoogleX hints it could possibly move towards mass manufacturing of fully autonomous prototypes, ahead of road tests in Austin.

Google's Project Aura Set to Raise Glass From the Dead

Posted in Business on 18th Sep, 2015 12:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Glass first went on sale in 2013 and was only available to developers. It was later killed off this year after it failed to attract enough interest.

Why America’s Top Mental Health Researcher Joined Alphabet

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychiatric drugs haven’t improved much in recent decades, and searches for the genetic causes of common forms of mental illness haven’t yielded clear answers either.

Google's Voice Search is Getting Far Better

Posted in Software on 25th Sep, 2015 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The addition of recurrent neural networks will make the tech much faster, and much more accurate.

Google Officially Becomes Alphabet

Posted in Business on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google itself will continue to exist under the leadership of CEO Sundar Pichai, while Alphabet serves as 'a collection of companies' led by CEO Larry Page.

Will Google Glass feature holographic displays?

Posted in Hardware on 4th Oct, 2015 10:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Google filed for a patent of what seems to be a wearable device that would show holograms. A version of Google Glass that instead of a flat picture, it would show holographic images.

Inside Google's Efforts to Create a General-Purpose Robot

Posted in Hardware on 8th Oct, 2015 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Behind the scenes, the company is laying the groundwork for intelligent, multipurpose robots.

Facebook’s Drone Team Is Collaborating with Google's Balloon Project

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2015 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The companies are collaborating on efforts to use balloons and drone aircraft to expand internet access unconnected four billion people.

More than half of Google searches now happen on mobile devices

Posted in Online on 9th Oct, 2015 10:27 AM
by AlexMuller
At some point this summer, Google said, there was a tipping point: Now the majority of web searches happen on mobile devices.

Google Doubles Down On AI In Europe As It Takes A Stake In DFKI Research Center In Germany

Posted in Software on 9th Oct, 2015 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has been investing in building out its artificial intelligence, deep learning and robotics capabilities.

Google Loon is almost perfected and Google plans to scale globally as soon as possible

Posted in Business on 17th Oct, 2015 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
'For the last two years we have almost perfected the technology, it’s time for us now to scale in this part of the world.'

MagicLeap augmented reality video shows a solar system in an office

Posted in Software on 22nd Oct, 2015 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Magic Leap is being seen as Google’s attempt to get into the VR/AR game and counter Facebook-backed Oculus, though Microsoft’s HoloLens is probably more of a direct competitor.

Google-Alphabet will spend billions on moonshot technologies like self driving cars and anti-aging

Posted in Business on 24th Oct, 2015 08:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet is preparing to ramp up spending on its most far-out projects.

Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines

Posted in Business on 26th Oct, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Making its systems smarter and better able to deal with ambiguous queries is one of the ways Google can keep a grip on time-starved mobile users.

Google's Project Loon internet balloons to circle the Earth

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2015 02:20 AM
by AlexMuller
"It used to take 14 people an hour or two to launch a balloon, now with an automated crane we can launch a balloon every 15 minutes with two or three people."

Top mental health doctor: online therapy is the future

Posted in Online on 29th Oct, 2015 11:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Why America’s top mental health doctor is moving to Google

Google is reportedly working on merging its Chrome OS with Android

Posted in Software on 30th Oct, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The merger has apparently been in the works for two years and Google may have something to show for it as early as next year.

Google plans drone delivery service for 2017

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Nov, 2015 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Called Project Wing, the initiative aims to be delivering goods to consumers using the aircraft. "Our goal is to have commercial business up and running in 2017"

Google's neural network wants to compose email responses for you

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2015 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The system will use a deep neural network to analyze incoming emails for what information is required to form an appropriate response, and to propose likely replies.

Google Life Sciences and American Heart Association commit $50M to study heart disease

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2015 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Life Sciences and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced that they’re teaming together to fight heart disease.

Google Open Sources Its AI System, 'TensorFlow'

Posted in Software on 11th Nov, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The machine learning software is already at the core of many of the company's products.

Lightguide optics could soon make smartglasses less socially awkward

Posted in Hardware on 12th Nov, 2015 04:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A new display technology can embed smartglass displays directly inside the lenses, resulting in much more streamlined look.

Google’s app for Android and iOS can now answer complex questions

Posted in Online on 19th Nov, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The app is now better at understanding complex questions. In particular, the Google app can now handle superlatives, ordered items, and dates.

Google Glass helps cardiologists complete difficult coronary artery blockage surgery

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Nov, 2015 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Cardiologists have used Google Glass in a challenging surgical procedure, successfully clearing a blockage in the coronary artery.

Google's Open-Sourcing Of TensorFlow Shows AI’s Future Is Data

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
We finally have the enormous amounts of computing power and data needed to make deep learning AI viable.

Google loon will test internet delivery across the United States

Posted in Hardware on 27th Nov, 2015 02:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Google parent company Alphabet is planning to test high-altitude balloons to deliver Internet coverage across the United States.

Google patent for removing biological tissue with a laser

Posted in Business on 28th Nov, 2015 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
There aren’t many companies that can attempt to rid people of cancer, among other things, as a side project. Google, well, Alphabet now, is one of them.

Google launches Cloud Vision API so anyone can tap its image recognition tech

Posted in Software on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A tool developers can use to add image recognition to their own applications.

Google makes 'largest purchase' of renewable energy for data centers: 842 MW

Posted in Business on 4th Dec, 2015 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Google moves to meet its commitment to power 100 percent of its business from green energy.

Google has filed a patent for a 'needle-free blood draw'

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The company has filed a patent for a "needle-free blood draw" system that can be used either as a wearable on a person's wrist or as a hand-held device.

The Heat Is On To Reach the $30 Million Lunar XPRIZE Finish Line

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Israeli team SpaceIL has already booked a ride to the moon with SpaceX, and now the American team Moon Express has reserved its own rocket. The private moon race is on.

Google says D-Wave quantum computer is more than 100 million times faster than a normal chip

Posted in Hardware on 9th Dec, 2015 06:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Google appears to be more confident about the technical capabilities of its D-Wave 2X quantum computer.

YouTube's new trending tab shows you viral videos 'as they take off'

Posted in Online on 10th Dec, 2015 07:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s interesting to watch YouTube add more curation features to the mix as the Internet supplants traditional TV.

Google Wallet now lets you send money to any phone number

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Until now, you needed to give Google Wallet an email address. With this latest update, however, you can just send money to anyone with a phone number.

Google and Johnson & Johnson are working on robots for surgery

Posted in Software on 14th Dec, 2015 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The Verb Surgical team hopes to leverage Google’s expertise in machine learning and image processing and Johnson & Johnson’s knowledge of medical devices.

Google Driverless Car Unit Will Target Uber As Part Of Alphabet's Growing Portfolio Of Moonshots

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015 10:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's driverless car hopes find its way into corporate parks and college campuses.

Driverless car rules perplexing, says Google

Posted in Software on 18th Dec, 2015 04:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has criticised the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California for insisting driverless cars must have a fully licensed driver behind the wheel.

Google X absorbing robotics division and Titan drone project as Alphabet re-org continues

Posted in Business on 21st Dec, 2015 07:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Projects placed within Google X are the most experimental and uncertain in terms of a business model.

Google and Ford will announce a self driving car partnership at CES

Posted in Software on 23rd Dec, 2015 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Ford and Google could be planning a joint venture to build autonomous cars, pairing their strengths to get self-driving cars on the road faster.

How Facebook and Google’s Plans to Boost Internet Access Advanced in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
3.2 billion people in the world are now online, the UN estimated late in November. That leaves 56.6 percent of the human race unconnected.

Google is trying to kill passwords. But what should replace them?

Posted in Online on 26th Dec, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is trying out a feature that lets some users confirm their identity just by using their smartphones.

Google is hard at work on a next generation chatbot

Posted in Online on 29th Dec, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Many people consider Google Now to be the best virtual assistant. Building A.I into a messaging platform makes a world of sense for Google.

Why 2016 looks like a breakthrough year for Google Fiber

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2015 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Fiber has steadily been making progress on expanding to more markets and it now looks set to really break through as a real force in the home broadband market.

Google Loon and drones could connect the remaining 4 billion

Posted in Online on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The total number of mobile Internet users is forecast to rise at a pace of 2% annually through 2020 unless new methods of accessing the Internet are introduced.

Google and Lenovo to make smartphone with Project Tango augmented reality

Posted in Software on 8th Jan, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Tango is a way to create Augmented Reality, putting animated objects into a real 3D space that you view via special glasses or a screen.

Google Drone Air Deliveries Coming As Soon As Next Year

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jan, 2016 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
'Moving people and stuff around the planet in an efficient way is where I want to get,' said Vos.

Google now has a boss for its virtual reality business to take on Oculus

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2016 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the execs behind Google Cardboard, will head up the company’s virtual reality team.

Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity

Posted in Online on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Deep learning is an increasingly popular type of artificial intelligence which involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data.

Google Alphabet has 4 times the research budget of DARPA and bigger ambitions

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2016 09:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet companies and investments span disciplines from biotechnology to energy to space travel to artificial intelligence and urban planning.

Google (aka Alphabet) Is About to Surpass Apple as the Most Valuable Company

Posted in Online on 24th Jan, 2016 01:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Google split into projects and consolidated under a brand named Alphabet. Now Alphabet is close to being the world’s most valuable company.

Google achieves AI 'breakthrough' by beating the European Go champion

Posted in Software on 28th Jan, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The exciting aspect is not only how complicated the game is but also is how it trained itself to get better and can play many other games.

Google says 5 million Cardboard VR headsets have shipped so far

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2016 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
“5 million Cardboard fans have joined the fold,” Google’s vice president of virtual reality, Clay Bavor, wrote in a blog post.

Google's project skybender is another internet-firing drone

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Both Facebook and Google have been testing aerial devices that would be able to provide reliable wireless internet access in remote locations.

Alphabet/Google passes Apple as the most valuable company on Earth

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet is now worth around $568bn, compared with Apple, which has a value of $535bn.

YouTube will livestream Google’s AI playing Go superstar Lee Sedol in March

Posted in Online on 5th Feb, 2016 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Google will provide livestreams of its AI playing Go against Lee Sedol, the highest ranked Go player in the world.

Google deep learning AI software finds its way through a 3D maze by 'sight'

Posted in Software on 6th Feb, 2016 09:02 PM
by AlexMuller
We're one step closer to AI machines that can navigate the real world as humans do.

Google plans to release a Cardboard successor like Samsung’s Gear VR this year

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2016 02:51 PM
by AlexMuller
In November, Samsung released the Gear VR in collaboration with Facebook’s Oculus VR.

Google's self-driving car AI can qualify as a driver, U.S. regulators say

Posted in Software on 10th Feb, 2016 07:12 PM
by AlexMuller
U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the AI could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step forward for autonomous vehicles.

Google patents delivery trucks that drive themselves

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2016 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The biggest change to delivery may not be flying unmanned robots, it could be smart package-carrying vans.

Google is reportedly building a standalone VR headset, no smartphone required

Posted in Hardware on 12th Feb, 2016 09:13 PM
by AlexMuller
This new level of hardware development might well have been accelerated by reports of Apple working on VR headsets.

TED 2016: Google boss on why it is OK to fail

Posted in Business on 16th Feb, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
"We find a huge problem that affects millions of people, propose a radical solution and look for a breakthrough technology that can solve it."

Google Ideas is now a tech incubator under Alphabet called Jigsaw

Posted in Business on 17th Feb, 2016 08:40 PM
by AlexMuller
It seems that Google Ideas produced enough good ideas to keep it going, albeit with a new brand to go under the new Alphabet umbrella.

Google, WhatsApp and Snowden back Apple against FBI snooping

Posted in Business on 18th Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
'Forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy'

First Internet delivering Google Loons launched in Sri Lanka

Posted in Online on 18th Feb, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Each balloon can provide connectivity to a ground area of around 25 miles (40km) in diameter using LTE, also referred to as 4G, technology.

Alphabet-Google Shows Off New Humanoid Robot

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2016 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The new Atlas is smaller than its predecessor and not tethered to a power cord, suggesting the device is progressing in its journey from the lab to market.

Google’s DeepMind AI group unveils health care ambitions

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2016 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
In collaboration with the latter group, Google DeepMind built a mobile app called Streams that doctors and nurses can use to diagnose acute kidney injury.

Google AI doesn't need geotags to figure out a photo's location

Posted in Software on 26th Feb, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The new deep-learning program churns through millions of photos to determine the best match.

Mobile virtual reality on track to hit $861M in revenues this year

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2016 11:38 AM
by AlexMuller
There could be a big opportunity for Samsung and Google to sweep up entry-level consumers without the high-end PC.

Google says it bears 'some responsibility' after self-driving car hit bus; no injuries reported

Posted in Software on 1st Mar, 2016 01:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The crash may be the first case of one of Google's autonomous cars hitting another vehicle and making an error.

Google donates $1m to fight the spread of the Zika virus

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2016 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's charitable arm has donated $1m (£710,000) to Unicef to help stop the spread of the Zika virus.

Google experiments with a way to pay without taking out your phone

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2016 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The end result is that a point of sale device is already aware of your phone’s presence, and when you want to pay for something, you can do so through Hands Free.

'Moon Shot': Google teams with J.J. Abrams and XPrize for space documentary series

Posted in Online on 4th Mar, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
"Moonshot" has in recent years become synonymous with any big, ambitious, slightly crazy idea to change the world.

Google AI takes on the world's Go champion

Posted in Software on 8th Mar, 2016 11:25 AM
by AlexMuller
AlphaGo has already beaten the European champion but, experts say, this is easy-peasy compared to taking on the masters in Asia.

Google rebrands Skybox as Terra Bella, will launch 'more than a dozen satellites' over the next few years

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2016 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Many believed Google’s interests lay in improving Google Maps and Project Loon.

Google's AlphaGo AI defeats human in first game of Go contest

Posted in Software on 9th Mar, 2016 04:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Lee Sedol expressed surprise at his opponent’s strong performance. “I didn’t know AlphaGo would play such a perfect game,” he said.

Google Knows Its Self-Driving Cars Are 'Going to Have Worse Days'

Posted in Business on 13th Mar, 2016 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'It’s too important not to move forward with the technology. I know that the net benefit will be better for society.'

Google's DeepMind finishes historic Go contest with a 4-1 victory

Posted in Software on 15th Mar, 2016 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Hassabis has frequently expressed interest in creating a 'robot scientist', and this victory marks one of the early stages of that quest.

Google may be looking to sell robotics company Boston Dynamics

Posted in Business on 18th Mar, 2016 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
According to Bloomberg, possible acquirers of Boston Dynamics include Toyota Research Institute and Amazon, two companies that have experience using robots.

Google is about to supercharge its Tensorflow open source AI

Posted in Business on 15th Apr, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
TensorFlow was among the 6 open source projects that received the most attention from developers in all of 2015, even though it was only released in November.

Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service

Posted in Online on 16th Apr, 2016 07:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to beam wireless broadband directly into homes all over America.

Alphabet is plotting a digital city full of Google cars, high-speed Internet and more

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2016 08:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The idea under consideration is for Sidewalk to create an area in the U.S. that serves as a testbed for new technologies.

YouTube live-streams in virtual reality and adds 3D sound

Posted in Online on 18th Apr, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google said select concerts from California's Coachella festival would be the first to use the virtual reality facility.

Alphabet's crazy moonshots are growing revenues faster than losses

Posted in Online on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google CEO Sundar Pichai cited the development of machine learning and AI as one of the key factors driving the growth.

Google reportedly starting an in-house startup incubator

Posted in Business on 25th Apr, 2016 01:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The plan is to allow entrepreneurial Googlers and their teams to develop their ideas with Google's support and funding and potentially branch out with Google as an investor.

Google, Uber and others form self-driving car lobby to shape US policy

Posted in Business on 27th Apr, 2016 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo, all developing self-driving car technology, have formed a lobbying group to take on regulation of autonomous vehicles.

Google looks to the future: Go big on artificial intelligence

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2016 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
In his first-ever letter to shareholders, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the next wave of computing is all about machine learning.

Google and Fiat Chrysler may team up to build self-driving cars

Posted in Business on 30th Apr, 2016 01:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said that it does not want to build self-driving vehicles on its own and has explored alliances with auto companies.

Google has an idea for injecting a computer into your eyeball

Posted in Medicine on 1st May, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A patent filed in 2014 and published Thursday describes a device that could correct vision without putting contacts in or wearing glasses everyday.

Google DeepMind analyzing medical data and providing predictive analytics

Posted in Software on 3rd May, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Comparing a patient information, DeepMind might be able to identify the early stages of a disease that is not yet symptomatic.

Google and Fiat Chrysler will build 100 self-driving minivans, on the road before 2017

Posted in Business on 4th May, 2016 04:23 PM
by AlexMuller
'The minivan design gives us an opportunity to test a larger vehicle that could be easier for passengers to enter and exit'

DeepMind To Start Using TensorFlow for Future Artificial Intelligence Research

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2016 05:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The Google-owned company that made headlines by beating world Go champion with AI is becoming more integrated.

Google open-sources SyntaxNet, natural-language understanding for TensorFlow

Posted in Software on 13th May, 2016 10:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Google uses deep learning for image recognition and speech recognition, and now it’s showing gains in language understanding.

Google to Developers: Here's How to Stop Making Dumb Chatbots

Posted in Online on 15th May, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Understanding language is incredibly difficult for computers because language is often ambiguous.

Google will reportedly soon to annouce a standalone Android VR headset

Posted in Games on 16th May, 2016 03:25 PM
by AlexMuller
We believe that the headset will be 'less powerful than the Vive or Rift,' which given its standalone mobile nature is no surprise.

Daydream is Google’s Android-powered VR platform

Posted in Software on 19th May, 2016 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
After months of speculation, Google is diving deeper into VR. Today at its I/O keynote, the company announced Daydream, a VR platform built on top of Android N.

Google's Machine Learning Chip has ten times better performance per watt for a 7 year advantage

Posted in Hardware on 19th May, 2016 10:51 AM
by AlexMuller
AlphaGo was powered by Google's TPU chips in the matches against the Go champion.

SoftBank is opening its humanoid robot Pepper to Android developers

Posted in Software on 20th May, 2016 10:45 AM
by AlexMuller
At Google I/O, Softbank announced it was opening a new Android developer portal enabling custom applications to extend Pepper's capabilities ahead of the US launch.

Google Thinks You’re Ready to Converse with Computers

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2016 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Assistant will be launched in the company’s mobile search apps, installed on more than a billion smartphones.

Google I/O 2016: The recap of everything you need to know

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's been a packed three days of announcements, demos, and teasers.

Google’s summer plan: To become the OS of your life

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2016 11:54 AM
by AlexMuller
By leveraging AI and natural interaction, Google intends to be the OS of your life

Google reports trillions of mobile searches per year, adds more location-based features to AdWords

Posted in Online on 25th May, 2016 05:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The competition for mobile advertising dollars that exists between Facebook and Google is about to become even more fierce.

Google defeats Oracle in Java code copyright case

Posted in Software on 27th May, 2016 01:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Google uses Java in its Android smartphone operating system which powers about 80% of the world's mobile devices.

Ray Kurzweil is building a chatbot for Google

Posted in Business on 28th May, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
At a recent exponential technology conference Kurzweil says he and his team at Google are building a chatbot, and that it will be released sometime later this year.

Google considers making a "big red button" to stop dangerous AI

Posted in Software on 4th Jun, 2016 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Google in conjunction with The Future of Humanity Institute, has released a study that determines how we would stop an AI if it were to go rogue.

Google's AlphaGo Will Now Compete Against World's Best Go Player

Posted in Games on 6th Jun, 2016 06:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Though Ke is currently the world number one after beating Sedol to the title earlier this year, Sedol noted for his greater experience.

Google's most ambitious life sciences projects are struggling to launch

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jun, 2016 02:28 AM
by AlexMuller
In addition to a cancer detector, other ideas, such as glucose sensing contact lenses, might not have the science to back them up.

Google adds US Cellular to Project Fi, available on Nexus phones

Posted in Online on 9th Jun, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Project Fi phones switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi networks depending on which connection is strongest at any given moment.

Google moves closer to a universal quantum computer

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2016 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Combining the best of analog and digital approaches could yield a full-scale multipurpose quantum computer.

Google's Neven predicts in 10 years there will only be quantum machine learning and no machine learning on classical computers

Posted in Software on 11th Jun, 2016 09:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Google believes that quantum supremacy will advance its research in AI.

Google creates new European research group to focus on machine learning

Posted in Software on 17th Jun, 2016 03:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Google announced that it is expanding its largest non-U.S. engineering center as part of a growing bet on machine learning.

Google working on 'common-sense' AI engine at new Zurich base

Posted in Business on 18th Jun, 2016 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's high profile AI team DeepMind, based in London, has the broader ambition to "solve intelligence".

Google seems to be working on warehouse robots

Posted in Business on 24th Jun, 2016 05:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The patent outlines a series of robots that could be used in a warehouse, and a system for controlling how quickly they move to ensure that these bots can safely load cargo.

Google will reportedly release its own phone this year

Posted in Business on 27th Jun, 2016 03:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is currently in talks with mobile operators to release its own non-Nexus device, according to reports.

Google's DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2016 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
One million anonymised eye scans from Moorfields Eye Hospital will be used to train an artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google.

Did Lenovo and Google Tango just hit an AR jackpot with this Pokémon Go phenomenon?

Posted in Games on 17th Jul, 2016 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Lenovo's upcoming Tango-enabled Phab2 Pro smartphone is may be the perfect meeting of hardware and global software phenomenon.

Why Google DeepMind wants your medical records

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2016 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's DeepMind has moved on from playing Go to more serious matters - attempting to solve some of the world's biggest health problems.

United Nations using Google technology to fight climate change

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production.

Google is still working on a standalone headset

Posted in Business on 25th Jul, 2016 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Daydream isn't the only reality Google has cooking.

Google parent Alphabet reports strong Q2 2016

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2016 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
'Our terrific second quarter results, with 21 percent revenue growth year on year, and 25 percent on a constant currency basis reflect the successful investments we've made'

Google Search now helps you set up notifications for when you're mentioned online

Posted in Online on 31st Jul, 2016 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is making it a little easier for you to get an alert whenever your name gets mentioned on the internet.

Google and other tech giants boosting cloud services with AI

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2016 05:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Google announced in June that it had invented a new kind of chip to accelerate machine-learning software and make its cloud services more competitive.

Alphabet is part of a $700M effort to cure disease without meds

Posted in Science on 4th Aug, 2016 02:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Emerging medicine that uses electric signals and miniaturized devices, rather than drugs, to treat chronic diseases.

Google explores troll prevention in VR

Posted in Games on 12th Aug, 2016 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
One demo for the HTC Vive encouraged respect among poker players by representing them with avatars of dogs.

Chromebooks expected to exceed 17 million units by 2023, Google Play store

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2016 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
ChromeOS computers are now outselling Macs, and are among Amazon’s top sellers. Android app support on the way.

Google Fiber rethinking its costly cable plans, looking to wireless

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Fiber reached just six metro areas in four years, illustrating the difficulty and expense of digging up streets and laying thousands of miles of cables.

Machine Learning is the engine that will drive Google's Future

Posted in Business on 26th Aug, 2016 05:15 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 100 teams are currently using machine learning at Google.

Google’s plan to develop super powerful quantum computers

Posted in Hardware on 7th Sep, 2016 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is developing a quantum computer that it believes will outperform the world’s top supercomputers, according to an August 31 New Scientist article.

Google is making it harder to pick out fake voices

Posted in Business on 10th Sep, 2016 10:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Robotic human speech is becoming less robotic and more human.

Google's grand plan to target the 'next billion' internet users

Posted in Online on 27th Sep, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The internet giant unveiled myriad new products, programs, and updates as it looks to ramp up its efforts to get in front of 'the next billion' internet users.

Google says its new AI-powered translation tool scores nearly identically to human translators

Posted in Software on 30th Sep, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Machine Neural Translation is nearly indistinguishable from human translation on standardized tests, the company said.

Google says more than 20 million students are using Chromebooks

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Now we know that Chromebooks really are growing, more than 10 million students were using Chromebooks as of last year.

OK, Google - who will win the AI wars?

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2016 05:54 AM
by AlexMuller
"We're moving from a mobile first to an AI-first world."

Why Google Assistant is smarter than Alexa

Posted in Online on 10th Oct, 2016 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has spent the last 18 years parsing the data for search queries.

In quest for better AI, tech behemoths gobble up smaller companies

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2016 09:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet's Google and iPhone maker Apple have been quietly snapping up dozens of artificial intelligence companies over the last five years.

Google News launches fact check label

Posted in Online on 15th Oct, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results.

Google has more than 1,000 AI projects in the works

Posted in Business on 20th Oct, 2016 02:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has more than 1,000 deep-learning projects in every major product category, including search, maps, translation, and cars.

Google reportedly building eye-tracking headset that mixes VR with the real world

Posted in Business on 25th Oct, 2016 12:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is continuing work on a standalone headset that blends virtual and augmented reality, according to Engadget.

Google’s neural networks invent their own encryption

Posted in Business on 29th Oct, 2016 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
A team from Google Brain, Google’s deep learning project, has shown that machines can learn how to protect their messages from prying eyes.

Google Tests Drone Delivery With Burritos for Undergrads

Posted in Hardware on 30th Oct, 2016 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's Project Wing is air-dropping fast food onto the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Google’s DeepMind A.I. takes on something even more complicated than go: StarCraft II

Posted in Games on 6th Nov, 2016 01:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A real-time strategy game makes sense as the next frontier.

DeepMind's AI Can Now Recognize Something After Seeing It Only Once

Posted in Software on 8th Nov, 2016 12:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A new deep-learning algorithm called 'one-shot learning' lets their AI system recognise objects from a single example.

Google DeepMind’s AI learns to play with physical objects

Posted in Software on 12th Nov, 2016 04:22 PM
by AlexMuller
DeepMind has trained an AI to learn about the physical properties of objects by interacting with them in two different virtual environments.

Google unveils new plans for its London HQ

Posted in Business on 16th Nov, 2016 12:14 PM
by AlexMuller
It's the search giant's first "wholly designed" building outside of the US.

NHS using Google technology to treat patients

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2016 02:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A London NHS hospital trust has teamed up with tech giant Google to share patient data so it can save more lives.

Google's training AI to catch diabetic blindness before it's too late

Posted in Medicine on 30th Nov, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The disease is treatable but only if it is discovered in time.

Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A German team wants to land a pair of rovers on the lunar surface to inspect the buggy left behind in 1972 on the last crewed mission to the Moon.

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Posted in Business on 7th Dec, 2016 03:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has confirmed it will hit its target of offsetting 100% of the energy used at its data centres and offices against power from renewable sources.

Oculus, Sony, Google, and more launch virtual reality advocacy group

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The GVRA will focus on creating an environment where hardware and software meets guidelines in an effort to increase adoption of VR.

Google reportedly shelves plans for its own self-driving car, instead to focus on integration

Posted in Software on 14th Dec, 2016 03:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The Alphabet-owned firm will apparently focus on integrations with existing vehicle manufacturers.

Oculus's Jason Rubin on VR: 'The next 12 to 24 months are where the real creativity is going to happen'

Posted in Business on 26th Dec, 2016 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
'I don't think we’ve quite struck gold yet when it comes to the content that consumers want to buy for VR'

Why Google Daydream might beat the Samsung Gear VR in 2017

Posted in Games on 28th Dec, 2016 10:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Gaps between these rivals should tighten over the next year and Daydream could even come out on top, thanks to a few key advantages.

Self driving minivans from Google and Tesla has version 2 of autopilot

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jan, 2017 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's new fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans are here. Waymo, Google's self-driving spin-off, says they will be hitting the road at the end of January 2017.

Samsung confirms it sold 5 million Gear VR mobile headsets

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jan, 2017 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
It confirms that mobile VR is accounting for the bulk of the market so far, in contrast to PC-based VR hardware.

Artificial intelligence is growing so fast, even Google's co-founder is surprised

Posted in Software on 20th Jan, 2017 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet has been one of the world's biggest spenders on AI. The advancements have even surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin.

Five in final stretch of Moon race

Posted in Science on 25th Jan, 2017 03:42 PM
by AlexMuller
To stand a chance of winning the $20m top purse, however, the teams will need to leave Earth by 31 December.

Startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR

Posted in Software on 30th Jan, 2017 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Archaeology isn’t an easy job, but it becomes easier in virtual reality, where you can walk around ancient buildings as if they were still there.

Virtual Reality’s breakout 2016 saw 6.3 million headsets shipped

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
A report from market research firm Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 million VR headsets were shipped in 2016.

Alphabet’s Project Loon now requires fewer balloons to beam down internet

Posted in Online on 17th Feb, 2017 03:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at Google say they are 'years closer' to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas.

Google's plan to make online talk less toxic

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2017 05:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is developing AI to moderate internet conversations

Google's self-driving firm sues Uber

Posted in Business on 25th Feb, 2017 04:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Uber is being sued for stealing trade secrets and technology from Google.

Virtual Reality Hardware predicted to earn $3.6 billion in 2017

Posted in Games on 25th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Virtual reality is ready to grow.

Google brings voice-activated digital assistant to more Android phones

Posted in Software on 27th Feb, 2017 05:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system.

Google’s Launchpad Accelerator expands to Europe and Africa

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2017 12:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Google has been mentoring startups in Asia and Latin America since late 2015, when it launched its launchpad accelerator program.

VR undersea adventure The Blu becomes a museum exhibit

Posted in Software on 6th Mar, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The immersive adventure makes you feel like you are underwater, exploring the ocean and its different habitats.

Google confirms its acquisition of data science community Kaggle

Posted in Business on 8th Mar, 2017 11:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Google today said it is acquiring Kaggle, an online service that hosts data science and machine learning competitions.

Google partners with VCs to host its own machine learning startup competition

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2017 03:15 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is targeting early-stage companies taking an innovative approach to machine learning.

Google Flags Promise in New Goodenough Battery

Posted in Hardware on 20th Mar, 2017 03:32 PM
by Alex Muller
The 94-year-old creator of the lithium-ion battery has invented another breakthrough storage device that’s capturing the attention of industry heavyweights.

Google Develops A Deep Learning Machine That Could Learn As Fast As Humans

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2017 02:27 PM
by Alex Muller
By replicating how the brain works, the search giant can now train its AI to learn faster.

Google’s Calico partners with new biotech firm to develop anti-aging and cancer drugs

Posted in Medicine on 25th Mar, 2017 02:26 PM
by Alex Muller
The firms wants to create medicines to sniff out proteins that may help cause cancers and destroy them.

Google Chases General Intelligence With New AI That Has a Memory

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2017 03:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'catastrophic forgetting,' condemns our AIs to be one-trick ponies.

Google Loon has better algorithms so a few Internet Balloons can constantly cover one area

Posted in Online on 11th Apr, 2017 01:16 PM
by Alex Muller
The balloons dance on the winds in small loops to remain where needed.

Google researchers teach machines to sketch like people

Posted in Software on 14th Apr, 2017 11:29 AM
by Alex Muller
Google is about research that two of its scientists have conducted in the area of making computers generate simple sketches using artificial intelligence.

Will Google move to block adverts from its Chrome browser?

Posted in Online on 21st Apr, 2017 11:30 AM
by Alex Muller
Google's vast wealth and huge influence is built on one thing - advertising - so it might seem bizarre for the search giant to make it less likely that users would see ads.

Google's universal quantum computer could become world's fastest computer

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2017 04:03 PM
by Alex Muller
The search giant plans to reach a milestone in computing history before the year is out.

Google Says Machine Learning Chips Make AI Faster and More Efficient

Posted in Software on 24th Apr, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google recently bared the inner workings of its dedicated machine learning chip, the TPU, the latest in the arms race for AI supremacy.

President Trump’s Tax Plan Would Give Alphabet $47B

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2017 06:45 PM
by Alex Muller
He and his team unveiled the new plan yesterday to the world, which brings some pretty big tax cuts for essentially everyone.

Google Is Becoming 'A.I. First'

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2017 01:25 PM
by Alex Muller
'We continue to set the pace in machine learning and A.I. research,' Pichai said on the Thursday call. 'We’re transitioning to an A.I.-first company.'

Can Google’s 20% time really work for your startup?

Posted in Business on 14th May, 2017 03:28 PM
by Alex Muller
About 25 percent of Google’s total revenue, Gmail, Google Transit and Google News were all born out of 20 percent time.

The five big announcements from Google I/O

Posted in Business on 18th May, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
At Google’s annual developer conference, the company showed off some of the best practical applications of AI and machine learning I’ve seen yet.

Google rolls out new 'smart reply' machine-learning email software to more than 1 billion Gmail mobile users

Posted in Business on 19th May, 2017 02:34 PM
by Alex Muller
A faster, easier way to reply to email messages.

Google is betting that artificial intelligence will succeed search

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is becoming more and more confident with its bet on AI.

Google's Go Artificial Intelligence takes on champion in fresh Go challenge

Posted in Games on 23rd May, 2017 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Google DeepMind's AI system, AlphaGo, has won the first of three matches it is playing against the world's number one Go player, Ke Jie.

Google Artificial Intelligence defeats human Go champion

Posted in Games on 25th May, 2017 03:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie.

Google reportedly launched an AI investment program

Posted in Business on 27th May, 2017 11:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Google has reportedly launched a new program to support promising AI ventures. The initiative will provide services ranging from mentorship to workspace, according to Axios.

Google AI Building AI Is a Step Toward Self-Improving AI

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 06:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Reaching the technological singularity is almost certainly going to involve AI that is able to improve itself.

If Waymo could capture 10% of global car miles driven by 2030 then it would have $700 billion valuation

Posted in Software on 1st Jun, 2017 02:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Waymo's value is not being taken into account in Alphabet’s current stock price.

No More Playing Games: AlphaGo AI to Tackle Some Real World Challenges

Posted in Software on 7th Jun, 2017 04:21 PM
by Alex Muller
AlphaGo will now retire from playing Go, leaving behind a legacy of games played against itself.

Google’s Kaggle now has 1 million developers signed up for AI competitions

Posted in Software on 8th Jun, 2017 05:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Kaggle, hosts public competitions on machine learning tasks. They announced that it now has over 1 million users.

Google open-sources mobile-first computer vision models for TensorFlow

Posted in Software on 15th Jun, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a move by Google to capitalise on a trend of increased local machine learning processing.

A.I. will create more jobs that can’t be filled, not mass unemployment, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says

Posted in Software on 16th Jun, 2017 04:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet's Eric Schmidt strikes a contrary tone to many who've warned of large-scale unemployment.

Google advances AI with 'one model to learn them all'

Posted in Software on 20th Jun, 2017 12:48 PM
by Alex Muller
Google quietly released an academic paper that could provide a blueprint for the future of machine learning.

Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:47 AM
by Alex Muller
You can speed up AI training without having to use a supercomputer.

Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind is partnering with another UK hospital

Posted in Software on 23rd Jun, 2017 12:42 PM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind’s Streams app will help doctors and nurses access patient’s medical data.

Google to make quantum computer faster than classical computers within 7 months

Posted in Software on 24th Jun, 2017 02:42 PM
by Alex Muller
A quantum computer with approximately 50 qubits will be capable of certain tasks beyond anything the fastest classical computers can do.

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Posted in Business on 29th Jun, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Google has been fined 2.42bn euros by the European Commission after it ruled they had abused power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results.

Google wants to bring virtual reality to advertising

Posted in Software on 30th Jun, 2017 02:57 PM
by Alex Muller
There aren’t many people currently using virtual reality yet, but that doesn’t mean Google isn’t looking at how to advertise to them.

Google funds automated news project

Posted in Online on 7th Jul, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is funding a robot journalism project in which computers will write 30,000 stories a month for local media.

This Is How Google Wants to 'Humanize' Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 12th Jul, 2017 06:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Google’s plans a big research project aimed at making artificial intelligence more useful.

Google launches Gradient Ventures, an AI-focused fund

Posted in Business on 13th Jul, 2017 03:08 PM
by Alex Muller
Google launched today a venture capital fund, named Gradient Ventures, that will focus on early-stage AI startups.

Google factory raises sterile mosquitos, automated release of a million per week

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jul, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, will release about 20 million bacteria-infected sterile mosquitoes upon Fresno, California.

Google wants to sell quantum computing in the cloud

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2017 01:19 PM
by Alex Muller
It's taking steps to offer quantum tech beyond the lab.

Alphabet’s X announces Glass Enterprise Edition, a hands-free device for hands-on workers

Posted in Business on 19th Jul, 2017 01:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The new 'Glass 2.0' design makes significant improvements over the original Glass.

Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput

Posted in Online on 22nd Jul, 2017 06:56 PM
by Alex Muller
The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been around since the 1980s.

Facebook and Google had 99% of online ad growth

Posted in Business on 28th Jul, 2017 04:15 PM
by Alex Muller
Facebook’s and Alphabet Inc.’s Google took 99% of the online ad industry’s growth last year, according to Pivotal Research.

DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videos

Posted in Software on 12th Aug, 2017 04:29 PM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind has developed an AI that teaches itself to recognise a range of visual and audio concepts just by watching tiny snippets of video.

Why GE's use of Google Glass marks a turning point for AR

Posted in Business on 15th Aug, 2017 05:48 PM
by Alex Muller
By exploiting the new enterprise edition of Google Glass and AR software from Upskill, GE Aviation shows how AR is changing the factory floor.

There’s a lot of money up for grabs if you can land (softly) on the moon

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2017 11:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Google’s Lunar XPrize just announced new prizes.

Google brings Questions and Answers to Google Maps

Posted in Online on 17th Aug, 2017 05:12 PM
by Alex Muller
With this move, Google is expanding its existing efforts to bring more user-generated content to Maps.

Lunar XPrize extends mission deadline and adds extra milestone prizes

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
As well as an extended deadline, two new milestone prizes have been announced for the Lunar XPrize.

Google needs to pay Apple a fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

Posted in Business on 21st Aug, 2017 07:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Google could pay as much as $3 billion a year just to remain the default option in Safari.

Android Oreo released by Google

Posted in Software on 23rd Aug, 2017 12:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits.

China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft at their own game by 2030

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2017 04:16 AM
by Alex Muller
China is capable of global AI leadership, but it will require a change in mindset to carry out and support groundbreaking research.

Google’s first ARCore goal: 100 million AR-capable Android phones

Posted in Software on 3rd Sep, 2017 07:25 AM
by Alex Muller
Google announced ARCore, a software-based solution for making more Android devices AR-capable without the need for depth sensors and extra cameras.

Google boosts Cloud Natural Language API with automatic content classification and deeper sentiment analysis

Posted in Software on 20th Sep, 2017 07:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Launching today as a beta feature is the ability to automatically classify content.

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2017 08:16 AM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business.

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