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Elon Musk, Superintelligence, and Maximizing Social Good: A Weekend at History's Largest Gathering of "Effective Altruists"

Melody Y. Guan | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Melody Y. Guan

From July 31st to August 2nd, the Google Quad campus in Silicon Valley was overtaken by a motley crowd of over 400 entrepreneurs, academics, technologists, and activists, all attendees of the Effective Altruism (EA) Global conference.

Retro Google Clone Will Transport You Back To The 1980s

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 08.03.2015 | Technology

Ever wonder what Google might have looked like in the 1980s? Though the search engine wasn't around back then, chances are it might have looked someth...

Google Rejects 'Right To Be Forgotten' Order In France

Associated Press | Damon Beres | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology

PARIS (AP) — Google is rejecting an order by the French data privacy agency to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying European la...

How to Engineer a Lady MacGyver

Samara Bay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Samara Bay

Hollywood's quintessential TV show engineer - who was somehow both an 80's everyman complete with feathered haircut and also an action hero possessed of a profound understanding of the pure sciences - was Angus MacGyver.

The 2 Best Air Travel Search Engines Right Now

Shindy Chen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Shindy Chen

Summer travel's on all of our minds. So, here are my latest favorites for finding the best airfare prices online right now--after all, there's more to travel search than Orbitz and Priceline.

OK, Google: Please Collect Air Pollution Data With Street View Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology

Imagine asking your phone to calculate the optimal route for cycling to work while enjoying the best air quality, or calculating whether it's better t...

Google Translate's Mobile App Just Got Even More Magical

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology

The Google Translate app can be a godsend for travelers and language learners. And it just got even better. In January, the mobile app debuted a...

Android Loyalty Drives OS Share Trend

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Apple Enjoys Brand Loyalty, while Samsung, LG, Others Trade Customers Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the result...

Google's New Feature Will Help You Avoid Other Humans

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology

What happens when you carefully research a hot new walk-in-only restaurant, make big plans to go, then find it's completely packed when...

Why Can You Uber it to Someone's Home in China But You Can't Google or Facebook Them?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

While there is disagreement about its numbers -- its own estimates of a million rides a day are disputed -- what is not in dispute is that Uber may have achieved the seemingly impossible: as a tech company in the business of consumer data collection, it has cracked the Chinese market.

Inspiration Going Viral

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Are you the sort of person who can't resist slowing down at an accident because you feel compelled to look? I confess I'm ambivalent about accident s...

What I'm Googling: "Only Guy In Yoga Class"

Hassan S. Ali | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Hassan S. Ali

A great thing about Google: the autocomplete function lets you know you're not the only deeply insecure guy asking this or any question. Then a bad thing about Google: it can raise questions as much as it answers them.

These Big Businesses Have All Committed To Climate Action

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced a new collaboration between major U.S.-based companies on climate change, teasing wh...

You May Soon Be Able To Get The Perfect Gmail Address

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology

Nobody wants a Gmail address that looks like this: XxXLorenzoLigato93@gmail.com.  But for those of us who weren't lucky enough to get the usernam...

Google Eye Google Mind

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I experienced a sinking feeling, a mix of fear, futility and recognition, when I first saw the images generated by Google's artificial neural net, now dubbed Deep Dream.

Google Study Confirms All Of Our Suspicions About Online Ads

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology

Ads that interrupt a person's browsing aren't just annoying -- it turns out they're basically worthless, too. That's according to a recent Google stu...

Will Uber And Driverless Cars Help Kill The Planet?

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Nathan Newman

That a taxi-hailing app is an important "disruptive innovation" is a distraction from the serious failure of the U.S. to invest significant dollars in transportation infrastructure, particularly new transit that is less polluting.

New Patent Pool Wants 0.5% Of Gross Revenue From Apple, Facebook & Others Over Higher Quality Video

Dan Rayburn | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology
Dan Rayburn

While HEVC Advance is quick to say how "fair and reasonable" their terms are, they aren't. The best way to describe their terms would be unreasonable and greedy.

Google Patents A Way To Search A Video Archive Of Your Life

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology

The future can often arrive sooner and more mundanely than we expect. This morning, I learned that Google took another small step toward rep...

Google Just Took Another Small Step Toward Replacing Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

We've known for years that search engines like Google change how humans remember information -- so what happens when we use online serv...

Young & Entrepreneurial: How these first-time Entrepreneurs built Carousell, the #1 Lifestyle App in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.

People Are Asking Google If Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology

This year is shaping up to be the hottest on record.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday released temperatur...

Forget Ashley Madison! Any Website Can Arrange An Affair

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.21.2015 | Comedy

By now, you've heard about the hacking of Ashley Madison, a website designed to help married men and women cheat on their spouses. So, what ...

God Is Not Dead: Google's Ngram Viewer Reveals Two Centuries of Religious Trends

David Briggs | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

God is not dead. Fundamentalists are seemingly creeping up everywhere. And despite their spectacular growth, Mormons were never more in the public eye than when they were being targeted in the 19th century.

YouTube Is Crushing Cable TV, According To Google

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.21.2015 | Technology

YouTube is giving cable TV a run for its money.   The popular video-sharing platform -- which was acquired by Google in 2006 -- reaches mor...