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6 Google Flights Tricks That Beat Any Travel Agent

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.05.2015 | Travel

Chances are you're familiar with Google Flights. The flight search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal...

Flooding Google: Google's New Headquarters and the Threat of Sea-Level Rise

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Google is a forward-looking company. But are they looking forward to, and planning for, the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change as they design new multi-billion dollar infrastructure investments? Are the rest of us?

Autism, It's a Hot Focus for Tech

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

While frequent attention to autism in the media brings light to the topic, in recent months, there has been a less well-publicized, yet emerging trend: technology companies big and small have been stepping forward to focus their resources on projects to help individuals with autism.

5 Signs That Science Is Taking Over the World

Bobby Azarian | Posted 03.03.2015 | Science
Bobby Azarian

Since what gains popularity is decided in large by the people and not corporate sponsors, one thing is drastically clear: Internet users are hungry for science content and humor. There's no doubt that science is blowing up like a nuclear reactor.

Zip-Line Through The Amazon Jungle With Google's Newest Feature

AP | Posted 03.03.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images r...

House Republcians Looking Into Why Blackmail and Bribes Failed to Secure Net Neutrality Vote

David Fagin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that his office will be launching an unprecedented probe into why bribes and kickbacks were not enough to secure a victory in the years-long, hotly contested, Net Neutrality issue.

(VIDEO) Google's AdX Bigger Than Global Stock Markets: Vanderzee

Andy Plesser | Posted 02.27.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

It is often said that the "programmatic" shift from manual ad-buying to automated mechanisms will do for Madison Avenue what computer trading did to W...

An Affair of the Heart: The Untold Story of Google Glass in Cardiology

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
Jordan Safirstein, MD

As more people began to experiment with Glass, one could sense a shift in opinion about Glass and the criticisms were growing louder. I had seen the signs, and now my worst fears were being realized.

Show Me the FCC Rules, Please?

Jamie Court | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
Jamie Court

Leave it to Washington, D.C., to hand Americans what is probably the greatest consumer victory from that town in a decade and then fail to show them the actual rules. There's no question that the FCC made history. The issue is how big of a win is it.

Predicting iPhone Demand

Michael R. Levin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Going forward, consumers who buy a new iPhone will necessarily either own an earlier iPhone, or own an Android and choose to switch platforms.

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...

Dana Liebelson

How The Obama Administration Is Asking Tech Companies To Help Combat ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In response to the Islamic State's savvy use of social media to spread its messages and publicize its deeds, the Obama administration sa...

YouTube Kids Is a Parent's Best Friend

Larry Magid | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

My wife and I were having dinner with some friends recently when I decided to show their four year-old twins a video from YouTube. I loaded up the app on my phone, searched for a video and played it but -- all the while -- I had a nagging fear that maybe I accidentally launched a video that's not appropriate for that age group.

People With Disabilities Can Easily Find Accessible Spots With This App

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.23.2015 | Good News

Inspired by his own experiences, a filmmaker has created an app to help people with disabilities. Jason Da Silva was diagnosed with multiple scler...

Facebook Ups Its Own Influence With Patent to Identify Social Media's Most Effective Influencers

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

In the race to determine who the most effective social media influences are, Facebook just pulled far ahead of the competition.

Google, Driverless Cars and the "Gooberification" of Everything

Alex Moazed | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

How could Google take on Uber? If Google can successfully bring autonomous cars to market, it could create what many have jokingly called "Goober," a services marketplace similar to Uber that's powered by self-driving cars.

How to Help Students Develop the Growth Mindset With #20time

Mark W. Guay | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Mark W. Guay

What students decide to create cannot be graded. No ifs, ands or buts. By not applying a grade to it, students are allowed to fail. They learn the power of failing forward

Non-Profit Brings Tech to Rural Youth

Dieter Holger | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

By bringing in local 15-to-24-year-olds, encouraging young women to join, providing a safe place, contemporary computers, software, and workshops, Digital NEST aims to change the face of technology.

Demonstrating Love Through the Newest Languages Human Beings Know

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology
Laura Wellington

"Programming" languages might seem devoid of heart when standing on their own, but put them together with the human heart and the outpouring of love that will arise is unquantifiable.

Google Defies Attorney General

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
William Buckley Jr.

In what may become one of the more important legal decisions of the decade, Google is fast tracking a judicial ruling in Mississippi that could provide Google with immunity from local and state investigation of possible illegal activity.

Bringing Holograms Into View

XPRIZE | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

Microsoft made a splash last month when it unveiled a concept that, until now, we've only seen in movies: glasses that project interactive holographic images onto the real world. Dubbed "HoloLens," they can be used to learn how to make household repairs, build prototypes in mid-air, and even take a virtual walk on Mars.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Googler and Every Vowel Writer Jon Youshaei

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.19.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

The first person I'll be featuring in this series is Penn Alumnus Jon Youshaei who is a Google Associate Product Marketing Manager, writer and intrapreneur. Jon Youshaei is a first-generation American whose claim to fame has been having every vowel in his last name.

Google: FBI's Plan To Expand Hacking Power A 'Monumental' Constitutional Threat

National Journal | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology

Google is warning that the government's quiet plan to expand the FBI's authority to remotely access computer files amounts to a "monumental" constitut...

Google's Expansion in Boulder Has Its Critics

Bob Wells | Posted 02.18.2015 | Denver
Bob Wells

Are Googlers any more or less lively and multidimensional than employees at our major science and tech research labs and our dozens of app-economy startups, which are already flooding downtown Boulder with cheery-looking Millennials?

What a Google Wireless Plan Might Look Like

Michael Flores | Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology
Michael Flores

Google Wireless is going to disrupt the high end of the market with better plans and data options, and use that to sell phones directly to consumers that run an Android experience that, for the first time, Google can update and control easily.