Google has taken one giant step toward entering the fast-growing connected home space.
“Too much automation, too soon will frighten the average car buyer. It has to be done right or potential customers will be scared off, making it even harder for us to transition from driver to driverless down the road.”
Last month, prosecutors said Thomas Gagnon’s former girlfriend received an invitation to join one of his Google+ Circles. She’d recently broken up with Gagnon and had obtained a restraining order against him soon afterward. Upon discovering the unwelcome Google+ invite from her ex-beau online, she went down to the local police station with a print-out of the invitation. Roughly 90 minutes later, police arrested Gagnon for his Google+ activity and was later charged with violating the restraining order barring contact with her.
The only wrinkle? Gagnon’s attorney claims his client never sent the request, arguing that he “has no idea how the woman … got such an invitation” and "suggesting that it might have been sent by a robot."
Among the top “What Is” searches for the U.S. are "What is Bitcoin", "What is Snapchat", and “What is Twerking”.
Among the top “How To” searches for New York are "How to fax", "How to code", and “How to levitate”.
And they refuse to explain why. It’s time for the tech giants to do a little reconciling for their massive support of renewable energy policy and their support of a legislative group that’s now trying to punish people for generating their own solar energy.
Google has revealed that some of its server clusters have taught themselves to recognize real-world objects on their own.
Some people think Google queries give us a window into our own subconscious. But are we looking at mere ghosts in the machine?
8. Fail well
There should be no stigma attached to failure. If you do not fail often, you are not trying hard enough. At Google, once a product fails to reach its potential, it is axed, but the company pulls from the best of the features. “Failure is actually a badge of honor,” he says. “Failure is the way to be innovative and successful. You can fail with pride.””
(original photo by flickr user rjshade)
Cecilia Abadie, a Google Glass Explorer and resident of California, Land of the Technologically Free, is sparking a big debate on her Google Plus page right now after she scanned a photo of a ticket she got last night for wearing Google Glass while driving.
According to the ticket, the precise charge against Abadie is “Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass).” Abadie was first pulled over for speeding, which she received a citation for and claims was justified. But she adds, “The cop was being really nasty and asking me again and again why I was wearing Google Glass in the car.”
On our second trip inside the Google Garage—or what Program Manager Memie Rheingold calls Google’s “hacker maker design space”—we discover the elements required for the ultimate collaborative environment.
Uh-oh I got the ill communication! A recent software update to Hangouts may be the culprit but Google is currently investigating the issue.
Google’s new, flat logo was 14 years in the making
“This may deceptively look like a small change, but it’s actually the culmination of 14 years of evolution for the Google logo: never a matter of if, but always of when.”
"If you wanna encourage creativity and wild ideas … you should create that exact environment."
This is cool: Take a tour of the Google Garage, where Google employees go to “learn, create, and make.”