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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:  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...

Google Gains $65 Billion In Biggest One-Day Rally In History

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Business

Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) shares closed up 16.3 percent at $699.62 on Friday, adding about $65 billion to its market value, as strong growth in YouTube ...

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Zoltan Istvan

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.

Uber: When Big Data Threatens Local Democracy

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Nathan Newman

Big data is threatening to crush local democracy across the country -- and if it succeeds, it may distort local transit and infrastructure development for decades to come.

Searching, but Wanting to Explore

Dan Rockmore | Posted 07.17.2015 | Technology
Dan Rockmore

A recent study of Google search results by Tim Wu (of net neutrality fame) and others found that the search giant might be skewing its search returns to favor certain businesses.

Do we Have a Right to be Forgotten?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

In my spring course about technology and politics, we discussed how technology is viewed as good or bad, and the impact it has on society. After hearing about the "right to be forgotten" debate in class, I tried to look at the ruling and its impact from different viewpoints.

Elon Musk To Address 'Nerd Altruists' At Google HQ

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact

Elon Musk is set to appear at the Googleplex next month, not to talk electric cars or space exploration but to address a burgeoning movement of "nerd ...

Google Airs Eye-Opening Ad On Trans Athletes Before Caitlyn Jenner's ESPYs Speech

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.16.2015 | Sports

Just before Caitlyn Jenner took the stage at the ESPYs to give a emotional and powerful speech on her own journey and the continued struggle of t...

Google Pays Tribute To Ida B. Wells, Fearless Journalist And All-Round Badass

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media

When Ida B. Wells was 22, she was asked by a conductor of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company to give up her seat on the train to a white man....