Google Symptom Search

Google is one step closer to becoming a doctor

By on June 21, 2016 at 12:35 PM.

Google is one step closer to becoming a doctor

What’s the very first thing you do when you feel an unfamiliar symptom coming on? Unless there’s a doctor in the other room, chances are that you head straight to Google in hopes that you can figure out what’s ailing you with the help of the internet. This often leads you down a seemingly endless rabbit hole of potential sicknesses and diseases, culminating in needless stress and worrying.

Google wants to simplify this process once and for all.

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Robot Run: Fake Promobot Escape

That runaway Russian robot was probably a PR stunt

By on June 17, 2016 at 2:24 PM.

That runaway Russian robot was probably a PR stunt

Yesterday, the internet went slightly crazy for the story of Promobot, a Russian-made “runaway robot” that escaped its handlers and caused a traffic jam on a suburban Russian street. It’s a story perfectly set up for viral success: out-of-control machinery, Russian dashcam footage, and a cute little robot is a YouTube traffic-maker from the heavens.

The only little niggle? I’m personally pretty sure that the entire thing was fabricated to generate publicity.

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Trent Reznor Apple Music vs. YouTube

Trent Reznor says YouTube is ‘disingenuous,’ built on ‘stolen content’

By on June 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Trent Reznor says YouTube is ‘disingenuous,’ built on ‘stolen content’

Of all the surprises from Apple at WWDC 2016 this week, few were more welcome than the complete visual overhaul of Apple Music. A year after the service’s launch, it has attracted an impressive 15 million subscribers, but Apple knew that if it was going to compete with the likes of Spotify, it was going to need a better app.

To mark the reveal of the Apple Music revamp, some of Apple’s top executives sat down with Billboard to discuss the future of the service.

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Google search connects Trump to Hitler… again

By on June 13, 2016 at 8:44 PM.

Google search connects Trump to Hitler… again

Google’s search function is once again in the spotlight for connecting Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.

Typing “When was Hitler born” into the search engine Friday generated some of the expected information on the Nazi dictator, but also a Donald Trump image and link. Trump’s image appears alongside that of Hitler’s wife, Eva Braun, and Charlie Chaplin, who famously satirized the Nazi leader in his 1940 movie “The Great Dictator.”

The unusual search result caught the attention and sparked debate on the online forum Reddit, and has spread across the internet. Google told FoxNews.com that it is looking into why Trump’s image would appear alongside Hitler’s. More →

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Google Fiber Wireless

Google may use gigabit Wi-Fi to bring Fiber to the masses

By on June 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Google may use gigabit Wi-Fi to bring Fiber to the masses

Google’s cheap, high-speed Fiber network is the internet we all need, but very few actually get. A lot of that has to do with the cost of running fiber-optic under streets and to houses, which involves a lot of messy manual labor.

One solution Google is looking at, according to Alphabet chairperson Eric Schmidt, is millimeter-wave wireless signals to cover the “last mile” to customers’ houses.

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Inventor of World Wide Web wants it to change

By on June 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Inventor of World Wide Web wants it to change

Technology leaders are meeting in San Francisco this week to discuss making the Internet a more decentralized, secure, and less censored place, with an emphasis on privacy and preserving history.

The event, called the Decentralized Web Summit, is focused on “locking the web open.”

The idea is that the Web could be a place where governments don’t spy or censor information, where culture is preserved, and information is stored in a decentralized way. More →

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Opera Battery Saver Mode

Switching to this browser will instantly increase your battery life by 50%

By on June 8, 2016 at 2:45 PM.

Switching to this browser will instantly increase your battery life by 50%

The whole point of owning a laptop is to be able to bring your work with you when you’re away from home, but with as much battery power as the average internet browser soaks up, it’s often ill-advised to go anywhere without a charger.

That’s exactly why Opera introduced a new battery saver feature in its latest update, extending the battery life of a connected laptop by an impressive 50%.

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Google Search Material Design

Your first look at Google’s redesigned search page

By on June 8, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

Your first look at Google’s redesigned search page

The most popular webpage in the world also happens to be one of the simplest and most recognizable. While other search companies in the early days of search were busy stuffing more and more content onto their pages, Google decided to keep things as minimalistic as possible. Coupled with superior search technology that yielded better results than rival sites, Google’s simple design ultimately helped make it the most popular and successful search company in the world.

But it appears as though the instantly recognizable design you know and love is about to change. More →

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Old People Using Technology

Here’s a 91-year-old experiencing technology for the first time

By on June 7, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Here’s a 91-year-old experiencing technology for the first time

We all know how frustrating it can be to try and teach your grandparents about technology. But there’s also a definite sense of wonder to be had when the older generations first understand all that smartphones have to offer.

There’s also no better way for a grandparent to learn than for famous YouTube nerd Linus Sebastian to bring over a box of Google toys.

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