Fabulous long article by Burkhard Bilger in The New Yorker: 11,000 words on Google’s ambition to make driverless cars.
He quotes Sergei Brin, one of Google’s founders: “We’re not trying to fit into an existing business model. We are just on such a different planet.”
“In God we trust,” the company faithful like to say. “Everyone else, [...]
Computing devices are everywhere nowadays. For many of us, life would be unthinkable without a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop. The pace at which technology is developing is rather astonishing and its impact in our modern life is possible only because in the thirties of the last century, a new science was born: computer science.
Most of you won’t know what I’m talking about, but those of us internet fogeys who use Google Reader have just had a reminder that Google is “ceasing to support” it from 1 July.
It used to be called a blog aggregator, and for a while before Twitter it was the main way in which I [...]
I was reading Paul Johnson’s Brief Lives (yes, I am so old and revisionist), when a friend said that Johnson’s wife, Marigold, had been a Labour candidate in South Bucks in 1974.
It turned out that this was one of those facts that is just on the edge of Googlable knowledge, from which I derive childish [...]
Joe Bloggs wishes to use a pseudonym on Facebook as he does not want his employer and his tutors to know that he has an account. Or, Jane does not wish to have her Google services merged into one account
News last week that Interflora, the popular online florist, had been kicked into the long grass by Google for breaching the search engine’s rules, or Webmaster Guidelines as it calls them, has triggered a fair bit of talk across the search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing community.
Google has released a video showcasing Google Glass’s initial features, user interface, and the overall experience of using Google Glass in everyday life.
Figures from Global Web Index now track Google+ as the second largest social network in the world, with 343 million monthly active users. Can Facebook fend off competition from Google?
Google’s desktop image search receives a UI overhaul starting today. The update include faster results, inline previews and a more intuitive design.
If you resent giving money to corporations that avoid their taxes, the alternatives are painfully expensive. Especially in retail. As an experiment in ethics, I tried getting rid of assorted films, clothes, books and games using anyone but eBay, Amazon and Google. It cost me around £300 but, as we shall see, it was all worth it.
By Nick Booth | | Friday, 11 January 2013 at 3:22 pm
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