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Google’s Answer To Facebook Instant Articles Gets (Tentative) Launch Date, Ad Partners

Re/code | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Media

Accelerated Mobile Pages, Google’s initiative for mobile news publishing and its open source riposte to similar efforts from Facebook and Apple,...

Self-Driving Cars May Be Coming Sooner Than You Thought

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging techn...

Use This Google Hangouts Trick To Avoid Messaging The Wrong Person

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology

If you use Google Hangouts, there's a good chance that you've accidentally said something wildly inappropriate to the wrong person when you meant to m...

Encryption Is Not The Problem

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Privacy and security are not opposing forces but mutually beneficial of each other and crucially intertwined as a means of protecting and advancing us. We need to protect them both in order to truly protect ourselves.

WATCH: This Stunning Music Video Was Made By Artificial Intelligence

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.23.2015 | World

We’re in the middle of a new artistic renaissance, one in which artificial-intelligence algorithms are helping artists develop new typ...

10 Things You Need to Know About Encryption

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology
Ruth Starkman

Encryption, a process that scrambles communications, allows only those with the decryption key to read one's messages. An encrypted message looks like random alphanumeric gibberish to the human eye. The longer the key, the more time and computer power it requires to unscramble.

Conversation with Dan Shapiro

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

Last week I had a long and fun Skype talk with Dan Shapiro. Dan and I met at the last Maker Faire in New York and we really hit it off. Dan is an entr...

How Google Is Embracing Team Work And Workplace Wellness

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google coddles its employees with free food, massages and other lavish perks, yet some of its best engineers still grou...

Information Might Want to Be Free, But That Doesn't Make it Easy

Dan Rockmore | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Dan Rockmore

It is not uncommon that we no longer possess or have easy access to the technologies able to read the media on which the artist's or writer's work resides. These kinds of concerns are part of efforts to archive operating systems.

Here's How Google Will Get You To Use Google Plus Again

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology

You may have heard that Google Plus, Google's response to Facebook, is dead, dismantled or defeated, but the company has carried through on its c...

Simplifying Google: A Conversation With CMO Lorraine Twohill

Margaret Molloy | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Margaret Molloy

As part of this year's study, we decided to interview leaders at the brands in the Index that have consistently performed well, to get a better sense of how they steward simplicity within their organizations, and the benefits they're reaping. We deem these people "simplifiers" for their staunch commitment to the principle.

Google's Getting Cozy With Texas

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- With Google's self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane. Officials in Aust...

What Students And Teachers Really Think About Computer Science In Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Teachers who work at the poorest schools are more likely to think that computer science is vital to their students’ futures, but are less likel...

We Should Absolutely Let the Robots Drive

Alex Salkever | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Let the robots drive. I'd rather have a slow robot in front of me, a slow robot behind me, and a nearly 100 percent chance of avoiding any sort of accident. Give the Google Cars (and others) the keys. The sooner the better.

Even Google Is Waiting On The DMV

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.16.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many...

Cop Stops Self-Driving Car, Finds There's No One To Ticket

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.14.2015 | Weird News

A police officer near Google's Mountain View, California, headquarters pulled over a car Thursday for driving too slowly, only to find no one in the ...

Paul Chesser, Fossil Fuel Pundit, Attacks Tech Industry's Cleantech Investments

Gabe Elsner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These investments are not a good deal for fossil fuel interests -- the same fossil fuel interests that have funded groups like Heartland Institute and John Locke and then pay Paul Chesser to make baseless attacks on renewable energy.

Google Creates Smart Replies for Dumb Emails

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The helpful folks at Google are at it again, determined to automate every daily task so that mankind will one day wake up and immediately go back to bed upon realizing there is nothing for it to do.

Is Your Headquarters Ruining Your Culture?

Dan Pontefract | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Dan Pontefract

When an employee spends 40 hours a week in a building that is not only lacklustre, it is damaging employee commitment and morale, then perhaps it is time to rethink your organizational culture strategy.

Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence

Shelley Zalis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Shelley Zalis

Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.

The 'NY Times' Turns to a Cardboard Box to Reboot Journalism

Robin Raskin | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

This weekend my New York Times subscription came with a little something extra -- the Cracker Jack's prize for newsreaders. I was one of the million chosen to receive Google Cardboard (a low-cost virtual reality viewer) with my Sunday paper.

Google Just 'Open Sourced' Its Artificial Intelligence Engine

Wired | Damon Beres | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology

Tech pundit Tim O’Reilly had just tried the new Google Photos app, and he was amazed by the depth of its artificial intelligence. O’R...

Is SEO Dead? Why Hotjar Is Aiding and Abetting the NEW 3-Letter Kid in Town.

Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), as defined on Wikipedia, "is the method of creating an experience for a website or landing page visitor with the goal of increasing the percentage of visitors that convert into customers."

Google, Heart Association Launch New Project To Fight Heart Disease

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences,...

Today's Google Doodle Honors This Hollywood Beauty And Wi-Fi Inventor

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.09.2015 | Technology

Once called the "most beautiful woman in the world," Hedy Lamarr was a coveted Hollywood star and daring sex symbol. She romanced Clark Gable,...