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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’

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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 »

Michelle Shocked Attempts To Revive Career With Silent Album

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Who would buy a CD with nothing but 11 silent tracks on it? Michelle Shocked, a disgraced folk singer, recently released an album consisting of exactly that. Inaudible Women features 11 seemingly empty tracks named after journalists and music execs that Shocked feels have either played a hand in her downfall or are part of… Read more »

Google Buys Streaming Site Twitch for $1 Billion

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It was rumored back in March that Twitch, the popular game streaming website, would be bought out by YouTube, but it looks like the deal finally went public on Friday. Venture Beat reports that Google officially bought Twitch for a cool $1 billion. While neither Twitch nor Google have commented — specifics about this merger… Read more »

Twitch Officially Welcomed Into The Fold By Google

Twitch officially purchased by Google

Twitch had long been rumored to be getting wooed by Google, and this weekend the purchase became official. For those that aren’t familiar with the video gaming world, Twitch is a website that is dedicated towards allowing people to stream their individual games. This has allowed people to use Twitch to share their exploits in… Read more »

Project Zero: Google Hires Bug-Hunting Hackers To Eliminate Security Flaws

Project Zero: Google Hires Team Of Hackers

Project Zero was announced Tuesday by Google, which is the company’s hired team of hackers tasked with searching for bugs and security flaws. In the security world, bugs that can be used for hacking are called “zero-day” vulnerabilities, which are then exploited by criminals, governments, and intelligence agencies, according to Wired. Hackers not only use… Read more »

Google Plus Drops Real-Name Policy

Google Drops Real-Name Policy

Google Plus recently dropped its name policy, which required users to use their real names. When Google Plus first started over three years ago, they had a lot of restrictions on names — well, one restriction: You had to use your real name. As the company put it, the real-name policy was enforced so it… Read more »

Google Partnership With Novartis’ Alcon To Create Smart Contact Lens

Google to create Smart Contact Lens

On Tuesday, Google announced that it will be partnering with European pharmaceutical company Novartis to create a contact lens that will have the capabilities to monitor the wearer’s blood sugar levels. The Smart Contact Lens brings Google in line with Apple and Samsung as it enters the healthcare market. The cost of the partnership has… Read more »

Google Struggles With 70,000 ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests; Shady Politicians, Violent Criminals Want To Be Forgotten

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Although Google has vocally expressed its opposition to a new European law that requires them to remove any searchable link upon user request, the search engine giant is currently working hard to comply with the controversial ruling. According to execs, Google is currently struggling to address more than 70,000 “right to be forgotten” requests. According… Read more »