Our Fascination With the Failings of Driverless Cars
The media loves a good driverless car wreck. Is the scrutiny helping or hurting the industry? You can’t help but stare at car wrecks, and for the media, this seems to be especially true when it comes to driverless cars. (Video via Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ) Why do we make so much noise […]
How Your Apps Can Track You
An assortment of Android apps requested a mobile device’s location every three minutes on average over a two-week period, according to new research
Your Password Security Questions Are Terrible
According to Google’s research, which was based on “hundreds of millions of secret answers and millions of account recovery claims,” 40 percent of English-speaking people in the United States couldn’t recall the answers to their secret questions when they needed them.
Does Google Steal Your Ideas?
Through its myriad media mechanisms, Google has access to a worrying amount of our data – but even more than that, it has an unprecedented number of our thoughts, art and ideas at its fingertips. Is Google stealing our ideas?
Google Street View Takes You Underwater
Google Street View is slowly but surely conquering Earth’s land surfaces, but the oceans — which cover more than 70% of our planet — are still largely untapped territory.On Thursday, Google narrowed the gap a little by adding Street View imagery from more than 40 locations around the world, many of which are underwater. […]
Google's 'Rivalry' With Amazon? It's Complicated
Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said this week in Berlin, “Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon.” Schmidt likely intended to persuade a skeptical European audience that Google is not all powerful, and faces more competition than some might assume. Even so, he […]
Ok Google, Where's My Car?
Ever parked your car and headed off for a night of fun, only to forget where you parked your ride home later that night (or the next morning)? Well get ready to thank the folks at Google yet again for their practical sense of innovation, because a new Google Now feature will keep you […]
No More Scroogled, No More NSA, Google Apps Gets Encryption
In the battle between office productivity vendors, Microsoft has long distanced itself from Google claiming that the fact that Google scans emails in order to deliver contextual advertising to customers is a data security breach. Never mind that the scanning was completely anonymized and digital – Microsoft leveraged the conspiracy theory that it was […]
Vurb Helps You Get Things Done
Search is broken. Google steers you to right section of the library, but doesn’t answer your question or compile that answers with others to help you make a decision. Luckily, today Vurb is launching its reinvention of search results, in the form of a web and mobile contextual search engine. Vurb was featured at […]
Anyone Can Buy Google Glass Right Now
Google offered Glass to the public as part of a one day sale not long ago. Now it seems that anyone can order one again without an invite. There’s been no announcement so far, no fan fair, a few Redditors just happened to discover that you can head straight to the order page and […]