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  • Google Buys Drone Company Titan Aerospace

    04/15/2014 7:37:14 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | APR. 14, 2014 | JAY YAROW
    Google has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace, the Wall Street Journal reports. Titan is a New Mexico-based company that makes high-flying solar powered drones. There's no word on the price Google paid, but Facebook had been in talks to acquire the company earlier this year for a reported $60 million. Presumably, Google paid more than that to keep it away from Facebook.
  • Ancient city of Pompeii added to Google Street View

    12/04/2009 6:52:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies · 925+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, December 4, 2009 | unattributed
    Google has added Pompeii to its Street View application, allowing internet users to take a 360-degree virtual tour of the ancient Roman city. Italy's culture ministry says it hopes the move will boost tourism to the site, state news agency Ansa reports. Among the ruins visible on the search engine's free mapping service are the town's statues, temples and theatres. The city was buried in ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79 and was not discovered until the 18th Century. The volcanic debris preserved many of the city's buildings, frescos, silverware, mosaics and other artefacts. "Giving people a chance to...
  • Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

    04/15/2014 4:00:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    PC World ^ | 4/15/2014 | John Ribeiro
    Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features. The Internet giant’s scanning of users’ email has been controversial with privacy groups describing it as an intrusion into user privacy. Competitor Microsoft claims in its “Don’t Get Scroogled by Gmail” campaign that its Outlook.com email service is superior to Gmail as unlike Google it does not go through email looking for keywords to target users with paid advertisements. In a case in California over Google’s interception of email, District Judge Lucy H....
  • Democrats embrace adding photos to Social Security cards

    04/11/2014 6:45:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    Democrats embrace adding photos to Social Security cards By Juliet Eilperin and Karen Tumulty, Published: April 10 As Republicans push for new voting restrictions around the country, a handful of Democrats have coalesced around an impromptu idea: placing a photo on Social Security cards. Former U.N. ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Young — who chairs a nonpartisan voting rights group called Why Tuesday? — buttonholed President Obama and two of his predecessors in Texas this week in an effort to win their support for the concept. Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter endorsed the idea, while the White...
  • Google: Girls worth $2500. Boys worth $0

    04/10/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 24 replies
    Khan Academy ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Google wants public high school students, especially girls, to discover the magic of coding. Each eligible female student who completes our computer programming lesson will earn DonorsChoose.org credits for your classroom. [ ... ] You’ll receive a $100 DonorsChoose.org gift code for every female student who completes the course. When 4 or more female students complete it, we’ll email you an additional $500 gift code
  • The Rise of American Totalitarianism

    04/09/2014 3:02:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/9/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Thursday, Mozilla, the company that’s home to the web browser Firefox, forced the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich. What, precisely, had Eich done wrong? Back in 2008, Eich had donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 effort backing traditional marriage in California. Dating website OKCupid posted a ban on Firefox traffic, issuing a message to Firefox users instead: “Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure.” That ban reportedly prompted the action at Mozilla.Of course, it was the people pushing for Eich’s ouster who were...
  • GAY MARRIAGE: The Mason-Dixon Line of Tolerance

    04/08/2014 3:11:27 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas Tea Party News ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The recent ousting of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich highlights not just the huge cultural divide on the gay marriage debate, but our nation's dangerous misunderstanding of the term "tolerance." Tolerance is an absolute necessity in any free society. As defined by Merriam-Webster, tolerance is the willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. As we live in a society of more than 300 million diverse individuals, this is an essential nature to ensure domestic tranquility. The entire concept of liberty depends on each and every one of us accept that there are beliefs, attitudes and...
  • MOZILLA** Interesting posting from an Insider

    04/07/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT · by Bikkuri · 158 replies
    Pastebin ^ | Apr 7th, 2014 | Mozilla Developer
    Hello. I am member of Mozilla's development team and these postings here lately force me now to react. Let me first clarify one thing. I do that because someone has finally to speak out some things... Things which should clearly brought out to the public.... First, the incident about our short time CEO Eich..... many of us do NOT agree with what has happened. There has been a massive amount of pressure inside and outside of Mozilla which brought him to resign from his post. About the ads in the new tab page... Our reasoning for this is to make...
  • How to hit Mozilla Financially and still keep their browser(Caveat)

    04/08/2014 3:32:04 PM PDT · by Vendome · 58 replies
    Vanity | 4/08/2014 | Vendome
    So I'm watching this whole "Firefox" uninstall effort going on, with some amusement. Y'all should understand that Google and Firefox have ways of winning even if you uninstall Firefox. I'll cover that in the body of my thread below
  • Tech Firms May Find No-Poaching Pacts Costly

    04/08/2014 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    NYT via Yahoo! Finance ^ | Tue, Apr 8, 2014 | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
    It is the talk of the Valley. A high-stakes negotiation is taking place in Silicon Valley among some of the biggest names in the industry — Apple and Google among them — over accusations that they were involved in a collusion to prevent their employees from being hired at rival companies. The employees filed a class-action suit, contending that the illegal hiring practices cost employees $9 billion in lost wages. Now the companies are locked in mediation sessions, hoping to settle the case in the next several weeks. The question being whispered all over town now is how much will...
  • Did Google’s $1 Billion Force Mozilla to Dump Brendan Eich?

    04/08/2014 7:31:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is highly speculative, but considering that some people are moving from Firefox to Chrome, it may be worth thinking about. Over the years, Mozilla’s reliance on Google has continued to grow. Indeed, in its report on Brendan Eich’s promotion to CEO of Mozilla, the WSJ noted that “Google accounted for nearly 90% of Mozilla’s $311 million in revenue.”So, with its Sugar Daddy having also gone on record as being virulently opposed to Proposition 8, to think that that Google’s support didn’t enter into discussions of whether Prop 8 backer Eich should stay or go seems, well, pretty much unthinkable.“It...
  • Is Google about to launch a wireless network?

    04/05/2014 11:52:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    (His son is working for the) Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    Sources have revealed Google has plans for its own wireless networkIts customers could make calls, send texts and browse the web on mobiles Rumours claim it will be initially offered to cities that have Google Fiber Google Fiber is superfast broadband available in Kansas, Texas and Utah Instead of building masts, however, Google is said to be looking at becoming a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) This means the firm will buy access to existing networks and resell it
  • GOOGLE'S DISCRIMINATORY LEFTISM

    04/04/2014 8:31:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On February 6, Google revealed not only its dramatic bias against conservatism, but against reality. How else to explain an email received by WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah with regard to the Google AdSense policy? The email announced that AdSense would be cancelling WorldNetDaily’s account thanks to a “policy violation email this morning regarding negative/hate speech particularly with the repeated references to ‘black mobs,’ although I don’t know that this is specifically what it’s limited to.” According to Farah, Google wrote, “The reviewers cited a number articles [sic] with usage of this term specifically and in general asks that no ad code...
  • Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition

    04/04/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 3, 2014 | Byron York
    Immigration reform advocates are fond of citing broad support for their cause. But in fact the coalition behind the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive reform bill is fragile and loosely cobbled together. How could Big Labor and the Chamber of Commerce and the tech world and Big Agriculture all unite behind one bill? Very tentatively. It wouldn't take much to break the coalition apart. And if that happens, the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform could blow up, not just for the moment, but for some time to come. And there are signs that is exactly what is occurring now....
  • World Vision Board Member Resigns Over Gay Uproar

    04/03/2014 12:58:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2014 | Staff
    World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages. Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving for Google Inc., said in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that she remains a "huge fan" of the group's work on behalf of the poor, but she resigned Friday "as I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry."
  • Google's April Fools' Day pranks: From Gmail Shelfies to Pokemon Maps and more

    04/01/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | 04-01-2014 | Gopal Sathe
    Google might not be a scrappy startup anymore, but despite being one of the biggest companies in the world, they have managed to hold on to a unique sense of humour and that's most apparent on April 1 every year. The company has a long tradition of April Fools' Day jokes, and different teams like Chrome and Maps and Gmail all come up with their own pranks so there's a lot to choose from just out of Google. Last year, more than a few people actually believed that Google Nose - a sniff search system - was a real thing....
  • With or Without Apple, Google Will Crush Microsoft

    03/25/2014 6:41:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Street ^ | 03/25/2014 | Rocco Pendola
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I saw a promo the other day for Google (GOOG) Work. Sadly, I can't locate it or I would have inserted it here so you could see it for yourself. However, it might be fitting that you can't see the promo. Because Google's assault on Microsoft (MSFT) continues to fly under the radar. For whatever reason, it's the most under covered story in tech ... in finance ... and for the sake of extraneous ellipses ... the world. But it's real and it's happening. And Microsoft has no idea what to do in response. How could...
  • Having Better Technology Does Not Make Us Smarter

    03/25/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 21, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So how could we for days lose track of a 250-ton Malaysian jetliner that recently disappeared from radar screens as if it were some lost clipper ship of the 1840s? The answer is easy: The oceans are still big and the night remains dark. Jets, in comparison, are quite small. The seas are rough, the skies often stormy. For all our computerized sophistication, we really can lose a jet in a big and still wild world inhabited by millions who have not quite mastered technology, or who use technology to thwart technology. The problem is not just that high technology...
  • YouTube Censors Major Anti-Obama Channel

    03/23/2014 12:37:29 PM PDT · by Main Street · 74 replies
    ConservativeByte.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | conservativebyte
    Unreal. This is outrageous that government has been given this power. Check it out: A major anti-Obama YouTube channel with 55 million views was shut down yesterday just days after a new policy went into effect handing governments the power to flag “extremist” content on the video sharing website. Media commentator and activist Mark Dice, whose channel had 55 million views and 265,000 subscribers, had his account suspended yesterday for what YouTube described as “severe terms of service violations”. The channel was not deleted due to copyright issues. The most popular videos on Dice’s channel lambasted supporters of Barack Obama....
  • Report: Turkey cuts off a key Twitter workaround by blocking Google DNS

    03/22/2014 1:08:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    PC World ^ | 3/22/2014
    Earlier this week, the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter inside the country in response to a YouTube video that alleges Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s involvement in a corruption scandal. Citizens found a number of ways to circumvent the ban, but according to a new report, one of the easiest ways around the block is apparently no more. The Turkish news site Hurriyet Daily News reported Saturday that Erdogan’s government has apparently blocked access to Google Public DNS, which Turkish citizens had been using to access Twitter, ban be damned. (snip) Google’s DNS service was not impacted by the...
  • Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

    03/21/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 21, 2014 7:25 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people’s privacy. CEOs from Facebook, Google, Netflix and others spent more than two hours with Obama in the Oval Office discussing their concerns about NSA spying programs, which have drawn outrage from tech companies whose data have been scooped up by the government. Joining Obama and the CEOs were Obama’s commerce secretary, homeland security adviser, and counselor John Podesta, whom Obama has tasked with leading a review...
  • Genetic mugshot recreates faces from nothing but DNA

    03/21/2014 1:05:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 20 March 2014 | by Peter Aldhous
    A MURDER has been committed, and all the cops have to go on is a trace of DNA left at the scene. It doesn't match any profile in databases of known criminals, and the trail goes cold. But what if the police could issue a wanted poster based on a realistic "photofit" likeness built from that DNA? Not if, but when, claim researchers who have developed a method for determining how our genes influence facial shape. One day, the technique may even allow us to gaze into the faces of extinct human-like species that interbred with our own ancestors. It's...
  • Occupy founder calls on Obama to appoint Eric Schmidt "CEO of America"

    03/21/2014 4:34:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 21, 2014 | Alex Hern
    One of the co-founders of the Occupy Wall Street movement has called on Barack Obama to resign as president, and “appoint Eric Schmidt CEO of America”.
  • Who Could It Be? Mystery Silicon Valley Tech Company Moving Into San Jose's Largest Office Space

    03/20/2014 12:40:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 | Kris Sanchez and Riya Bhattacharjee
    Who’s the mystery tenant moving into San Jose's biggest-ever office park? That’s the million-dollar question everyone in Silicon Valley is scrambling to answer. Speculation started flying as soon as San Jose city officials approved the 2-million square-foot office project on North First Street and Brokaw Road in North San Jose on Wednesday. The list of potential occupants includes everybody from Seattle-based Microsoft and Amazon, to locals Apple, Google and Facebook. So far, the only person at City Hall who reportedly knows the name of the company is San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, and he’s not talking. "The company name is...
  • Tech giants commit to helping Obama spread word on climate change

    03/19/2014 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama is getting some help from the country's tech giants in his effort to show Americans how climate change will affect their communities. The Obama administration thinks that local data, which may have a real-world effect on Americans' lives, will provide a convincing argument for steps to prevent climate change. The risk rising sea levels have on individual communities will be the focus of a new website, climate.data.gov, which uses government data to put environmental changes in context. The White House also called on tech companies to develop tools for Americans to better get a grasp on how...
  • Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

    03/14/2014 11:30:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2014 | Julie Bort
    Big changes are coming to the labor market that people and governments aren't prepared for, Bill Gates believes.Speaking at Washington, D.C., economic think tank The American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, Gates said that within 20 years, a lot of jobs will go away, replaced by software automation ("bots" in tech slang, though Gates used the term "software substitution").This is what he said:"Software substitution, whether it's for drivers or waiters or nurses … it's progressing. ...  Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set. ...  20 years from now, labor demand for lots...
  • Facebook Is Building A Massive New Business That Exploits A Key Weakness At Apple And Google

    03/13/2014 12:33:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/13/2013 | Jim Edwards
    A long time ago, Facebook launched an app store. If you didn't know that fact, don't be alarmed. People don't talk much about the Facebook App Center any more. That's because almost everyone downloads the apps they need from Apple's App Store and the Google Play store on Android. It's a powerful duopoly, and everyone is used to it. Apps and downloads are one of Apple's fastest-growing, least-talked about businesses. They generate $4.4 billion per quarter, and are projected to be more profitable than iPads and Macs. Android and the Google Play store that supplies it run on up to...
  • Google now owns Photo processing software company NIK

    03/11/2014 8:41:42 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    www.google.com ^ | March 10 2014 | meshugeMikey
    Create stunning images faster Get the full Nik Collection by Google, now just $149.
  • Military Google Glass Will Help Soldiers See Over Mountains

    Call them Glassoldiers. The American military may soon be filled with soldiers sporting Google Glass-like headgear that can measure distances, display 3D building layouts, transmit video from a drone and more, all on a glass display right in front of their eyes. See also:Upgraded U.S. Nukes May Violate Nation's Own Policy>Battlefields are full of data soldiers can use: enemy positions, the location of fellow soldiers, maps of a city or a house, video of what they'll encounter over a hill. But until recently, there's been no way to live-stream that data to soldiers on the ground. That's what Q-Warrior, high-tech...
  • Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea

    03/11/2014 6:56:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/10/2014 | Christopher Chabris and Jonathan Wai
    The computer giant can afford to abandon traditional measures of intelligence. Most companies can't. Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred. But also gone, it would seem, is any concern with discovering how smart applicants really are. "GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless.... We found that they don't predict anything," Bock told the New York Times. Let's take Bock at...
  • Rubio warns of UN Internet "takeover"

    03/11/2014 5:04:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2014 | Kate Tummarello
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation to prevent a “takeover” of the Internet by the United Nations or another government regime. Speaking Monday at Google’s office in Washington, the possible presidential contender said he will introduce legislation to codify U.S. support of an open Internet as other countries attempt to control its growth. “Since the Web is worldwide — and since it has proven such an effective catalyst for pro-democratic revolution — it has become a battleground that many fight to control,” he said.
  • Google Glass attack: tech giant accused of ‘killing’ San Francisco (!)

    03/09/2014 11:44:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:04PM GMT 08 Mar 2014 | Nick Allen
    Sarah Slocum loves her Google Glass. She wears the gadget on her face for more than 12 hours a day and enjoys showing others how to use it. With the wink of an eye, she can take a picture or use her voice to command it to record video. The device is, she says, “the future”. So it was with some shock that she discovered there are those who disagree. Rather forcibly, in fact. On a recent outing to a bar in San Francisco, the 34-year-old technology writer says she was attacked by people who told her “F--- Google!”, accused...
  • NASA Admits to Selling Discount Fuel to Google Execs

    03/07/2014 9:42:41 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    . ^ | march 7, 2014 | Stephen Stock and Scott Pham
    NASA now acknowledges what NBC Bay Area's Investigative Team first uncovered last year--that the government agency has been effectively giving a price break on jet fuel to a private company.
  • Federal appeals court orders Google to remove Mohammed movie from YouTube

    02/26/2014 2:57:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/26/2014 | AllahPundit
    It’s not what you think. In fact, the opinion was written by Alex Kozinski, a famously libertarian-leaning judge who was appointed to the Ninth Circuit by Reagan. The question wasn’t whether the film is defamatory or a species of “fighting words” unprotected by the First Amendment (although Kozinski does, in fact, use that exact term at one point in its colloquial sense to describe the film’s offense to Muslims). The question is whether an actor owns a copyright in her performance and whether that copyright is violated if the filmmaker so distorts that performance that it violates the “implied...
  • Google ordered to remove anti-Islamic film from YouTube

    02/26/2014 10:22:33 AM PST · by massmike · 65 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 02/26/2014 | Jonathan Stempel and Dan Levine
    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google Inc to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Google's assertion that the removal of the film "Innocence of Muslims," amounted to a prior restraint of speech that violated the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiff, Cindy Lee Garcia, had objected to the film after learning that it incorporated a clip she had made for a different movie, which had been partially dubbed and in which she...
  • Read an excerpt from book Glenn Beck will be discussing with Google’s Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen

    02/25/2014 7:14:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    This evening, Google Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas Founder and Director Jared Cohen will be guests on the Glenn Beck program, discussing the soon-to-be-released paperback version of “The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business.” In their book, Schmidt and Cohen grapple with the interaction between technology and privacy/security, war/intervention, diplomacy, revolution and terrorism, as well as providing some predictions for how technology will improve our lives and new disruptions that we can expect in the future. Read on for an excerpt from the book, due out on March...
  • As Countdown Looms, Israel’s Moon Bid Already a Winner

    02/25/2014 4:13:33 PM PST · by lbryce · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 23, 2014 | David Shamah
    Daniel Saat, business development manager for SpaceIL, is reasonably confident that the lunar lander the Israeli spaceship organization is working on will beat out the competition and reach the moon, winning the big $30 million prize being offered by Google in its LunarX challenge. “Our intelligence sources tell us that Israel’s LunarX satellite is one of the two or three top contenders to win this contest,” Saat told The Times of Israel on Sunday. And he’s also pretty certain the 140 kilogram spacecraft will actually land safely on the moon and perform the stunts Google requires to award the prize...
  • Woman Wearing Google Glass Says She Was Attacked In San Francisco Bar

    02/25/2014 8:58:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 87 replies
    San Fran CBS local ^ | 2-25-14 | Joe Vazquez
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A Bay Area woman said she was attacked for wearing the Google Glass wearable computer at a bar in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Tech writer Sarah Slocum wrote on her Facebook page that she was at Molotov’s on Haight Street Friday night. Slocum said she was showing someone at the bar how the high-tech glasses work, when two women confronted her. Then, a man ripped the Google Glass off of her face. “OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at...
  • Google’s Project Tango: Five things you could do with a phone that maps your room

    02/22/2014 4:24:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 21 | Hayley Tsukayama
    Google is pushing into a new world of smartphone hardware, with a new prototype phone that can create a 3D-map of a room. The prototype phone , a 5-inch device codenamed Project Tango, was revealed on Thursday. Its sensors can read a room by tracking the motion of the device itself and simultaneously mapping the environment around it with “a quarter million 3D measurements every second.” The company has added indoor maps to its mapping products before, but this project comes from the firm’s Advanced Technology and Projects group and takes that concept to an all-new level.
  • Come To The Waters [charismatic caucus]

    02/22/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by Jedediah
    I am testing the fruit of your humility(actual surrender) in the waters of My Virtue(obedience to my Word spoken or written)and in this washing only your true fruit shall pass(survive) through this furnace of fire remaining silver or gold for I must find my image alone in these waters that have the ability to Quench(satisfy) this Fire(My Spirit) . Malachi 4:1-2 4 “Watch now,” the Lord Almighty declares, “the day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The proud and wicked will be burned up like straw; like a tree, they will be consumed—roots and all. 2 “But for...
  • Google makes good on threat, flips 'kill switch' on some Chrome add-ons

    02/21/2014 2:18:50 PM PST · by gunsmithkat · 27 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | February 21, 2014 | Gregg Keizer
    All extensions on Windows must be installed from the Chrome Web Store; those that were not will be permanently disabled. Google today upgraded Chrome to version 33, fulfilling its promise to block more add-ons in the Windows browser and quashing 28 bugs.
  • Is America Doomed to Become a Failed European-Style Welfare State?

    02/20/2014 11:18:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When I give speeches around the country, I often get asked whether it’s time to give up. More specifically, has America reached a tipping point, with too many people riding in the wagon of government dependency and too few people creating wealth and pulling the wagon in the right direction? These questions don’t surprise me, particularly since my speeches frequently include very grimBIS, OECD, and IMF data showing that the long-run fiscal problem in the United States is larger than it is in some nations that already are facing fiscal crisis. But that doesn’t mean I have a good answer....
  • 5 Private Moon-Race Teams Compete for Bonus $6 Million

    02/20/2014 6:51:23 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 10 replies
    Space.com ^ | February 19, 2014 | Miriam Kramer
    Landing on the moon is no easy feat, and five teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize might just get a little more money to help them send their probes to the lunar surface. Astrobiotic, Moon Express, Team Indus, Hakuto and Part-Time-Scientists are all in the running to win "milestone prizes" later this year, Google Lunar X Prize officials announced today (Feb. 19). The total purse for the awards is $6 million with the teams competing in three different categories for the funds, X Prize officials said. Each company's ultimate goal is to ready its probe for...
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • Google accuses WND of 'hate speech' (over use of term "black mobs")

    02/18/2014 5:48:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 2/18/2014
    The world’s most powerful Internet search engine has accused WND of using “hate speech” and has threatened to block ads on the news site over its use of the term “black mobs” in news stories and columns reporting on a two-year epidemic of racial attacks in the U.S. In response, WND is preemptively blocking Google ads in content in which that phrase appears in past and current stories, including this one. Other ad providers have agreed to step in and fill the gap. Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND, said the Google policy is flawed because it “attempts to...
  • Google is intentionally obscuring islamberg on google earth.

    02/18/2014 10:59:52 AM PST · by Rage cat · 59 replies
    http://goo.gl/maps/Dc4mV A year or so ago I looked at the google earth image to see what I could see. The only thing that irritated me from the start is the picture was taken with the trees at full foliage. That is odd for goggle in it’s self because they generally try to take the pictures from fall or spring where there is less tree cover so you can see more ground detail. Didn’t think much more of it at the time… so I forgot about it. A few days ago I had another reason to hit google earth and I...
  • Today is ["Pres. Day" Holiday] George Washington Birthday [Feb 22] -how two search engines "see" it

    02/17/2014 8:03:41 AM PST · by Gefn · 21 replies
    2/17/2014 | Me
    I just had to use a search engine and went to Bing. They have a beautiful picture of George Washington taken in silhouette from Mount Rushmore. I then went to Google. Their page is empty. No doodle. I feel beyond sad. I know this probably comes as no surprise to you all here, but I'm just sad. It seems that all today is is just a day to get fabulous sales at department stores, and not about our Presidents. I just wanted to say I feel sad over this and this might be the only place I know who have...
  • Mozilla clarifies, defends Firefox ad position

    02/17/2014 4:12:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 55 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 14 February 2014 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    The surprising news that Mozilla would start placing a limited number of ads on Firefox's new tabs page, Directory Tiles, still has some users annoyed. Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation explained and defended the Foundation's new ad program, but many supporters remain unconvinced.Mitchell Baker, the chair of the Mozilla Foundation, explained and defended the new ads in the Firefox Web browserAccording to Baker, previous attempts to add advertisement content to Firefox had been rejected by the Firefox user community. Baker described these as "features, bookmarks, tabs, and other irritants added to the product to generate revenue. We’d seen...
  • The future is bright: World's biggest solar farm is switched on today...

    02/13/2014 11:39:17 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 13, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The world's largest solar plant of its kind, set to produce 400 megawatts of energy for homes in southwest U.S. has been switched on today. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which covers five square miles of the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border, has formally opened after years of regulatory and legal tangles ranging from relocating protected tortoises to assessing the impact on Mojave milkweed and other plants. The $2.2billion complex sees more than 300,000 gigantic mirrors reflect green solar power to three generating units with boilers placed on towers rising 460ft above the desert. Ivanpah, a joint project...
  • Google Subsidiary To Negotiate For Giant Eight-Acre NASA California Facility, Hangar One

    02/11/2014 8:28:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Howell on
    Lease terms are still being negotiated, but these are some of the things expected to be a part of it: rehabilitating Hangars One, 2 and 3, fixing up a golf course, starting a public use and educational facility, and getting rid of NASA’s operation and maintenance cost of the area, among other things. In a press release, NASA did not give a date as to when these negotiations would conclude.