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Google X Labs

Google X Labs Projects

An inside look at the top-secret lab where Google makes its craziest products

April 15th, 2014

Google Glass. Self-driving cars. Weather balloons that deliver Internet connectivity. These are just some of the wild and crazy projects that have come out of Google X over the past five years. For those who don’t know, Google X is Google’s top-secret lab where teams of engineers are tasked with thinking way, way, way outside …

Google Barges Interactive Spaces Confirmed

Google finally confirms the purpose of its magical mystery boats

November 6th, 2013

After days of speculation, Google’s mysterious barges were finally identified, and now Google is speaking out about the true purpose of the boats. TechCrunch received the following statement from a Google spokesperson on Wednesday: “Google Barge … A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above. …

New Kickstarter project will launch your DNA to the moon

July 9th, 2012

People who dream about having their DNA launched to the moon so it can be preserved forever now have a way to fulfill their fantasy. Earthrise Space, Inc. a self-described “non-profit research laboratory and student training ground” in Florida, is trying to raise cash to build a lunar rover and win the Google Lunar X competition …

Google reportedly hires Apple exec for top secret project

February 6th, 2012

Google has hired Apple’s former senior director of product integrity for a new secret project, according to a report from VentureBeat. The man in question is Simon Prakash, who worked at Apple for more than eight years. Prakash was responsible for the quality control at Apple, a company that has a long-standing reputation for quality. …

Google wants people to ‘Solve for X’ with new conference [video]

February 6th, 2012

Google unveiled its new “Solve for X” website early Monday morning, and it looks as if the Mountain View-based company is planning a TED-like think tank to encourage problem solving and teamwork. “Solve for X is a place where the curious can go to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems,” reads the Solve for …