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September 9th, 2017 at 11:16 am

Who’s in the lead in developing self-driving car technologies? Hint, it’s not Google


When it comes to the race to develop autonomous vehicles, Google and its fellow tech companies have gotten a lot of publicity. But the tech giants may have a tough time beating out the traditional car makers and parts suppliers, if a new study is any indication.

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November 5th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Google searches put vulnerable consumers at risk


You may be able to ask Google questions you would never ask aloud and the search engine will silently offer you the answers. But, ou can’t think of Google as an oracle for anonymous searches. Sometimes, the most intimate questions a person is asking—about health worries, relationship woes, financial hardship—are the ones that set off a chain reaction that can have troubling consequences both online and offline.

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October 22nd, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Micro-learning & the future of education

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The average human has an attention span of eight seconds

Nathan Bernhard: Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to a global audience.

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October 12th, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Top 16 searches that Wolfram Alpha can do but leave Google stumped


You can use Wolfram Alpha in all kinds if ways, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped.

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August 20th, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Google’s humanoid robot can now chase you like a Terminator


Boston Dynamics, a Google-owned company, scared everyone earlier this year with its hive-mind 160-pound robot dogs that can run on almost any terrain. Now the company is taking things to an all-new level with new video of its humanoid robot, which is the closest thing to a real-life Terminator we’ve ever seen.

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August 3rd, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Nine popular websites that are still blocked in China


There’s a good chance the Great Firewall of China will shut you down if you don’t comply with the Chinese government’s regulations in censoring politically sensitive information.

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August 3rd, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Google Search will now tell you when a restaurant or store is too busy


Google’s new search feature shows users when local restaurants are booked up and what stores have the most foot traffic. The Google Search tweak is rolling out today on mobile for some users, and shows graphs—presumably based on geolocation from smartphones—indicating when a given venue is busiest during the day.

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July 20th, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Google accidentally leaks ‘right to be forgotten’ request data


Nearly 220,000 individual requests have been made to Google to selectively remove links to online information. Less than 5% of those requests concern criminals, politicians, and high-profile individuals, according the Guardian. More than 95% of the requests have come from everyday people.


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July 2nd, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The death of car ownership?


Owning a car, in just a few short decades, could be a lot like owning a horse — mostly for hobbyists and really unnecessary for transportation purposes.   Continue Reading »

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July 2nd, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Google’s AI has dreams that are amazing and disturbing


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?   Was once famously asked by American sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick.  And the answer appears to be, no, they don’t. Dog-headed knights atop horses, or camel-birds and pig-snails, and of Dali-esque mutated landscapes is what they dream of.

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July 1st, 2015 at 9:22 pm

The purpose of living is ‘to live forever’, according to Google’s artificial-intelligence bot


Google released last week a research paper chronicling one of its latest forays into artificial intelligence.  The researchers programmed an advance type of “chatbot” that can learn how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialog.   Continue Reading »

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June 23rd, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Google’s Project Soli will put gesture controls everywhere


Every motion controller currently on the market may have just become obsolete thanks to Google.


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