Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code

 There’s a reason why a college education still demands a level of proficiency in various topics, as well as offers a bulk of elective credits. Even at 20 years old, … Continue Reading →


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Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone

Google’s new Art Recognizer tool turns your museum visit into a multimedia experience. The post Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.


Google hires former Samsung VR exec to work on Daydream

 Google is forming a rather hefty team within the company to tackle smartphone-based virtual reality. The latest addition to the team is Matt Apfel, a former VP of content strategy for Samsung’s … Continue Reading →


Google now uses machine learning to make reading comics on phones easier

 Plenty of people still like to read their comics on paper, but increasingly, phones and tablets are the devices of choice for keeping up with the Justice League. Last year, … Continue Reading →


Google unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry data center, cutting cooling bill by 40%

 DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns … Continue Reading →


Google unleashes DeepMind on energy-hungry datacenter, cutting cooling bill by 40 percent

 DeepMind may be a master at one of the most complex games on Earth, but can it handle the day-to-day energy concerns of a Google datacenter? Yes, as it turns … Continue Reading →


Google’s new Arts & Culture app brings the world’s art, virtual tours and more to your smartphone

 Experiencing the world’s art just got a little easier, thanks to Google’s newly launched Arts & Culture application which puts works of art from over a thousand museums across 70 countries … Continue Reading →


Google launches new API to help you parse natural language

 Google today announced the public beta launch of its Cloud Natural Language API, a new service that gives developers access to Google-powered sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax analysis. This new … Continue Reading →


Google Cloud Platform opens its first West Coast region

 Back in 2006, Google opened its first owned and operated data center in The Dalles, Oregon, and starting today, you’ll also be able to host your Google Cloud Platform applications … Continue Reading →


Bioz pulls in $3 million from Esther Dyson, hopes to become Google for life science research

 Bioz, a new search engine for life science experiments, wants to reduce the time it takes researchers to thumb through thousands of science articles published online and get them right … Continue Reading →


Google’s latest transparency report shows record government data requests

 Google saw a record number of data requests from law enforcement agencies worldwide during the second half of 2015 as the request total passed the 40,000 mark for the first … Continue Reading →


Google launches final Android Nougat Developer Preview

 Google today released the fifth and last preview Android Nougat before the scheduled final release later this summer. According to the company, this preview includes the latest version of the Android Nougat … Continue Reading →


Google launches voter registration assistance in its search results

 Google today is rolling out a new search feature that will help U.S. users learn how they can register to vote, according to their state’s requirements. When people search for “register … Continue Reading →


Pat launches private beta to help AI understand what you say

 How many times have you wanted to throw your phone out the window of your car because Siri couldn’t understand the most basic phrases? Call Cheryl, no Vyshakh. Siri calls … Continue Reading →


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Google’s Project Fi Wireless Service Is Crazy Cheap. But Should You Switch?

Google’s cellular service is a great deal for some people. The post Google’s Project Fi Wireless Service Is Crazy Cheap. But Should You Switch? appeared first on WIRED.


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Europe Is Going After Google Hard, and Google May Not Win

In the end, Google in Europe could wind up a very different thing than Google at home. The post Europe Is Going After Google Hard, and Google May Not Win … Continue Reading →


Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

 Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need to build on their previous experience. … Continue Reading →


Google under fire again from Europe’s antitrust regulator over AdSense, comparison shopping

 After years of battles in Brussels and beyond, search giant Google has come under yet more fire from antitrust regulators in Europe concerned about the its dominance in online advertising. … Continue Reading →


Android Pay launches in Australia

 Google is continuing the expansion of Android Pay in Asia Pacific after the mobile payments service went live in Australia today, its most significant launch in the region to date. … Continue Reading →


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Cozmo Is an Artificially Intelligent Toy Truck That’s Also the Future of Robotics

With a new software development kit that even the greenest coder can use, this smart toy could help seed a new generation of intelligent robots. The post Cozmo Is an … Continue Reading →


Google aqui-hires deep search engine Kifi to enhance its Spaces group chat app

 Google has made another small acquisition to help it continue building out its latest efforts in social apps. The search and Android giant has hired the team behind Kifi, a startup that was … Continue Reading →


Google unveils new features for shopping ads and hotel search

 Google is giving more tools to retail and travel businesses hoping to promote themselves through search results and ads. These new features were announced at a New York City press … Continue Reading →


Google’s Project Fi subscribers now get high-speed wireless data when traveling internationally

 Google’s Project Fi wireless service has long allowed its subscribers to take their phones to more than 135 countries without having to worry about getting a huge bill for international data usage. That’s because … Continue Reading →


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Google’s Project Fi Is One Step Closer to Unifying the World’s Wireless Networks

Thanks to a new deal, Google’s meta-network is getting faster and going more places. The post Google’s Project Fi Is One Step Closer to Unifying the World’s Wireless Networks appeared … Continue Reading →


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Artificial Intelligence Is Setting Up the Internet for a Huge Clash With Europe

Deep learning, the latest in AI technology, could clash with new regulations from the European Union, the world’s single largest online market. The post Artificial Intelligence Is Setting Up the … Continue Reading →


Pokemon Go wants to catch (almost) all your app permissions

 Let’s be honest, players of Pokemon Go aren’t going to care a Joltik or a Flabébé about the app permissions required to roam their neighbourhoods garnering the disproving glances of … Continue Reading →


Still a virtual reality skeptic? Here’s why you shouldn’t be

 As VR becomes a force in the gaming world (and other sectors), I can’t help but draw the evident parallels between the emergence of 3D-console gaming and quasi-nascent VR. Though … Continue Reading →


We need to talk about AI and access to publicly funded data-sets

 If you think Google has a controversial reputation at this point in its business evolution, buckle up because things are really stepping up a gear — as its machine learning … Continue Reading →


Google’s Self-Driving Car Project has a new legal lead

 Google’s Self-Driving Car Project is one step closer to becoming its own independent business. Recode has confirmed that the autonomous-driving company under the Alphabet umbrella has hired The Climate Corporation’s chief … Continue Reading →


Google acquires Anvato, a media streaming and monetization platform for broadcasters

 Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business. The company today announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distribution … Continue Reading →


Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV to helm a Google education project

Android co-founder Rich Miner is leaving GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) to start an education project within Google Inc., the investor announced today. Miner will be running his mysterious … Continue Reading →


Google starts experimenting with quantum-secure connections in Chrome

 If quantum computing ever lives up to its promise (and that’s still a big ‘if’ at this stage), somebody could use this technology to retroactively break any communications that were … Continue Reading →


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Google Tests New Crypto in Chrome to Fend Off Quantum Attacks

The web giant is rolling out the biggest-ever test of encryption designed to be resistant to a sci-fi future threat: a codebreaking quantum computer. The post Google Tests New Crypto … Continue Reading →


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Big Pharma Is So 2015. Welcome to the Era of Big Software

Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook could dominate the tech market in the same way Pfizer and Kellogg’s dominated food and pharma. The post Big Pharma Is So 2015. Welcome to … Continue Reading →


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Facebook OpenCellular: A Baby Antenna Brings Internet to the Boonies

Facebook isn’t in the wireless business. But it continues to build all sorts of new-fangled wireless hardware. The post Facebook OpenCellular: A Baby Antenna Brings Internet to the Boonies appeared … Continue Reading →


Google launches a more scalable and robust Kubernetes

 Google today announced the next version of Kubernetes, its open source orchestration service for deploying, scaling and managing software containers. The focus of version 1.3 is on providing Kubernetes users … Continue Reading →


Google’s Now on Tap gets even smarter

 Now on Tap was one of the marquee features of Android Marshmallow when Google first announced this update to its mobile operating system last year (which is now already being … Continue Reading →


Google buys French image recognition startup Moodstocks

 Two weeks after Twitter acquired Magic Pony to advance its machine learning smarts for improving users’ experience of photos and videos on its platform, Google is following suit. Today, the maker … Continue Reading →


Pokémon Go is launching on iOS and Android today

 Surprise! It looks like Pokémon Go, the much-anticipated augmented reality game backed by Nintendo, is coming to Android and iOS devices near you today. Read More


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Darpa Goes Full Tron With Its Grand Battle of the Hack Bots

With its Cyber Grand Challenge—a battle of autonomous security software—Darpa is taking us inside the machine. The post Darpa Goes Full Tron With Its Grand Battle of the Hack Bots … Continue Reading →