So there's this pretty small company that you've probably never heard of. It's called Google, and back in the day, you'd use it to find stuff on the Internet. Google has obviously expanded since then, becoming an all-encompassing Internet giant, and it's finally taking a leap offline with Conversions API.
For those who follow the post-human movement and anything Singularity related, inventor Ray Kurzweil is a constant wellspring of fascinating analysis and information-backed predictions. Now it looks like Kurzweil is getting his "Locutus of Borg" moment as he has recently announced that he will be joining the Google.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has spoken about the company's fiber broadband business at The New York Times Dealbook Conference. He insists that it is, in fact, a business, not "just an experiment." He went on to note that the company is simply attempting to decide where to go next.
Police in the Australian state of Victoria are warning drivers not to use the Apple Maps app in iOS 6, until Apple fixes a mapping error that is leading motorists into a dangerous remote area.
What could make frequent sparring partners Apple and Google finally come together? According to Bloomberg News, the move is part of a deal to purchase some 1,100 Kodak patents — offered as part of Kodak's bankruptcy liquidation, announced last year. The patents involve the capture, manipulation and sharing of digital images and the offer for the portfolio is estimated at $500 million.
We all probably do it at least once or twice a day — Googling something. As we get near instant results we probably aren't giving too much thought as to what powers the all-knowing search engine. For the first time, Google has opened the doors to their various data centers so we can take a peek inside. It's all part of their new website 'Where the Internet Lives,' a project showing the people and colorful guts behind its services.
It's a radical idea, but what would the United States look like without its current system dominated by Democrats and Republicans? To some, it may sound like an unthinkable change. To others, it's inevitable that the landscape will be altered. Sergey Brin sides with the latter, as he's calling for U.S. politicians to shed their red or blue trappings.
When Apple decided to apologize for its flawed maps in iPhone 5, going as far as suggesting that users try other, competing products like Google Maps, the move raised a few of eyebrows. But now that Google has released its new voice response-enabled search app for the iPhone, it's looking like Apple might have another problem on its hands.
Though Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel today's New York Android event, the company did not allow its parade to be totally rained out. Google has updated and expanded its Nexus lineup with a new phone and tablet, while kicking Android up to version 4.2.
Google Street View has gone to the Grand Canyon. As you can imagine, cars don't traverse the terrain so well. Enter Trekker, a backpack with a 360-degree camera system.