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Google Executive Skydives From Over 25 Miles High — New Record!

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Something strange happened early yesterday morning in the sky above Roswell, New Mexico, and though it had to do with a little flying man, it had nothing to do with aliens. Alan Eustace, 57, an executive for Google, made the highest parachute skydive jump ever — from 135,000 feet! According to the New York Times,… Read more »

Magic Leap: Mystery Virtual Reality Tech Gets $542 Million From Google And Others

Magic Leap's tech reportedly uses infared cameras to make their computer generated images go both in front of, and behind, naturally occuring objects.

Magic Leap Inc., a startup working in the augmented reality and virtual reality sectors, just secured funding from Google and other interests totaling over half a billion dollars, leading to intense speculation about the nature of the company’s technology, which some are describing as revolutionary. According to Mashable, the investment was announced on Tuesday. Along… Read more »

Google Executive Calls Climate Change Deniers ‘Liars’

American Legislative Exchange Council

Google has severed ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over the conservative group’s views on climate change. A group of environmentalists, union activists and liberal organizations have been pushing a host of companies to end relationships with ALEC, according to the Chicago Tribune. The American Legislative Exchange Council is often regarded as a… Read more »

Five Million Gmail Accounts Hacked

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Nearly 5 million Gmail accounts and their accompanying passwords were reportedly stolen and leaked online, according to The International Business Times. The majority of the users were based in Russia, but some English and Spanish speaking Gmail users have had their log-in credentials stolen as well. The details are still unclear on what information was… Read more »

Google Acquires ‘Zync': Is Google Entering The Movie Business?

Google Acquires Zync: Is Google Entering The Movie Business?

Is Google entering the movie business by purchasing Zync? That aspect is unclear, but Google Inc. is acquiring a company called Zync. In a day and age when companies are constantly buying up smaller companies to keep the competitive edge, Google and Apple are in the news most often.In a bid to have a leg… Read more »

Meet Robo Brain, Aka The Google For Robots

Robo Brain

Imagine living life without 24/7/365 access to Google. Better yet, imagine not being able to instantly do any of the following things: Look up the weather forecast for any city in the world. Read dictionary definitions for any word. Find nearby restaurants and grocery stores. Read local and national news stories. Make arithmetic calculations. Find… Read more »

Android Phones Win Smartphone Marketshare War Despite iPhone 6 Buzz

Android Phones seeing sales gain

Android Phones are often thought of as the quirky cousins of the Apple iPhone but it appears that Android and its long ling of phones are making some serious in-roads when it comes to popularity. More importantly to the smartphone market, Android is making some real ground when it comes to phone handset sales. According… Read more »