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  • Don't Be Apple

    08/22/2015 10:43:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 54 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | August 22, 2015 | Jon Evans
    There is so much to admire about Apple. They make superb, beautiful products. Their amazing comeback story is unparalleled in corporate history. Steve Jobs has become something akin to a modern-day patron saint of the tech industry. Tim Cook is, rightly, enormously respected.So why do I think they represent so much of what’s wrong with the tech world?It’s because they have, I think, an almost Shakespearean tragic flaw: their obsession with centralized corporate control of the devices they sell. Apple sells fantastic hardware, and excellent software … and tries to maintain an iron-fisted grip on both, throughout their lifespan. Even...
  • Apple and Google Pour Billions Down a Green Drain

    08/22/2015 1:24:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | August 22, 2015 | By Steve Goreham
    Business has been captured by Climatism, the belief that humans are causing dangerous global warming. Leading businesses announce plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, purchase renewable energy, use vehicle biofuels, and buy carbon credits. But there is no evidence that commercial policies to “fight” climate change have any measureable effect on global temperatures. Apple and Google, the darling companies of the millennial generation, have spent billions trying to halt global warming. Apple has brought us the Mac personal computer, the I-Phone, the I-Pad, and other trend-setting electronic devices, becoming the world’s highest-valued company. Google has been called the most innovative...
  • Google Technology will elect next president

    08/20/2015 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, an Obama-ravaged American public should brace itself. With Google power out in full force, it is all but inevitable that Hillary Clinton will be sworn in as the 45th US President, ready or not Burning question no one’s asking about the ongoing Hillary Clinton secret email scandal: Why would a seasoned politician whose portfolio includes serving as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State hire a Mom & Pop type operation to handle her emails when Search Engine Giant Google—including Teddy Goff Obama campaign’s digital director—is already managing the technology end of her presidential campaign? Google doesn’t operate from a...
  • The Mushiness of the Mushy Middle, Quantified

    08/20/2015 5:35:55 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-20 | Ben Weingarten
    From Politico's article on how Google can use its search algorithm to control what people see during elections, and thereby manipulate their outcomes: Republicans, take note: A manipulation on Hillary Clinton’s behalf would be particularly easy for Google to carry out, because of all the demographic groups we have looked at so far, no group has been more vulnerable to SEME—in other words, so blindly trusting of search rankings—than moderate Republicans. In a national experiment we conducted in the United States, we were able to shift a whopping 80 percent of moderate Republicans in any direction we chose just by...
  • How Google could rig the 2016 election

    08/19/2015 9:26:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 19, 2015 | By ROBERT EPSTEIN
    America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished. Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one...
  • NOBLE HOUSE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/18/2015 2:18:36 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM moving you into Michael's Domain , Your life will never be the same , For from Glory to Glory I will bring you to see, The Truth of My Majesty, So hold onto My virtue for here we go, Straight through Zion's gates and onto the show, Where truly myriads of Angels you shall see, And the fullness of My glory, For few are the eyes that look into, My glory that not even Moses then knew, But now even He you shall find there, Sitting beside Me in his chair, Yet I have reserved a place for...
  • M is for Marshmallow: Google names its next Android update

    08/17/2015 10:50:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    C-Net News ^ | August 17, 2015 | by Richard Nieva
    The search giant unveils the name of its next update for smartphones and tablets. Some key features include a new mobile payments system and some tricks for the company's digital assistant, Google Now. Google's update for Android, its mobile software for smartphones and tablets, officially has a name: Marshmallow.The software, previously only referred to as Android M, was announced in May during Google I/O, the search giant's annual developer conference.The moniker follows Google's whimsical naming convention for new versions of Android. The company typically names its software updates alphabetically and after sweets. For example, the most current version of Android...
  • Stealing The Presidency - Study Google Search Results Influence Votes - America's Election HQ - F&F

    08/15/2015 5:46:29 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 15 2015 | Wake Up America
    Dr. Robert Epstein says search results from Google influenced voters in a study (one in India and 4 experiments in the US). Clayton: Members of the study were presented with fake search results and then negative news stories were dropped into those results and it had a profound effect on the way in which they voted. Dr. Robert Epstein: When biased rankings are shown to people, if one candidate is made to look better than another, it shifts voting preferences of those voters who are undecided. It is a big shift. The biggest shift was in moderate Republicans. They are...
  • Google restructures, naming parent company Alphabet

    08/10/2015 5:53:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    PC World ^ | 8/10/15 | Zach Miners
    Google will become a subsidiary of a new parent company called Alphabet, under a massive restructuring arrangement designed to let the company's businesses operate more efficiently. Under the changes, announced Monday, Google co-founder Larry Page will become CEO of Alphabet. Sundar Pichai, formerly VP at Google where he oversaw Android, Chrome and Google apps, will become CEO of Google. Alphabet will include a group of companies, the largest of which will be Google. Other efforts will be run separately but apart from Google, including health efforts such as Life Sciences, which works on glucose-sensing contact lenses, and Calico, focused on...
  • Sundar Pichai: Google's new boss from humble roots

    08/10/2015 11:14:48 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/11/2015 | Dave Lee
    With Google creating its own parent company, Alphabet, there's a bit of moving about in the Google boardroom. Larry Page is now chief executive of Alphabet. Sergey Brin is its president. And moving up to be in charge of Google is 43-year-old Sundar Pichai. Great news for Pichai, and good news too for India - his appointment makes him the latest Indian to earn a massively high-profile job in the US technology industry. Microsoft's Satya Nadella is the other notable example. Pichai's life story is remarkable, and his rise to the top of Google is a glowing endorsement of India's...
  • This map shows how obsessed America is with Donald Trump

    08/06/2015 8:32:41 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 4 2015 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is crushing his GOP presidential rivals — both in polls and when it comes to Google searches. On Tuesday, Google Trends published an interactive county-by-county map of US searches for Republican candidates. And Trump, by far, appears to be drawing the most interest in almost every state. His color code, red, sweeps the country, from Alaska to Florida. The one exception to Trump's apparent dominance, interestingly, is in Wisconsin, where local Gov. Scott Walker leads many of the counties. No other Republican candidate holds his or her home state against Trump as clearly. The overall results...
  • Windows 10 can turn Microsoft into a success again, but it needs to get these 4 things right

    07/28/2015 9:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    BT ^ | 07/28/2015
    The global launch of Windows 10 is a pivotal moment for Microsoft as a consumer business, because in recent years Windows has started to matter a lot less.The rise of mobile devices has hit the PC market hard – and no more so than Microsoft, which has around 1.5 billion Windows customers, making it the market leader in that arena. (Snappa) This, combined with Apple’s OS X and Mac computer line-up regularly bucking the trend and actually increasing sales, has left Microsoft and Windows adrift in the technology world, with Google’s Chrome and Android dominating.(Snappa) But a hint of change...
  • Smoking Gun: MPAA Emails Reveal Plan To Run Anti-Google Smear Campaign Via Today Show And WSJ

    07/25/2015 11:11:35 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 22 replies
    techdirt ^ | 7-24-15 | Mike Masnick
    If you talk to the reporters who work for various big media companies, they insist that they have true editorial independence from the business side of their companies. They insist that the news coverage isn't designed to reflect the business interests of their owners. Of course, most people have always suspected this was bullshit -- and you could see evidence of this in things like the fact that the big TV networks refused to cover the SOPA protests. But -- until now -- there's never necessarily been a smoking gun with evidence of how such business interests influences the editorial...
  • Google could let you record, share and replay your memories [going forward]

    07/23/2015 2:00:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Here's how it would work: Wearing a headset similar to Google Glass, you will be able to record audio and video using a mounted camera. You could set the camera to record constantly, you could turn it on or off with a command, or you could set it to automatically start and stop recording during a set period of time or when you are at a particular location. As the video gets uploaded to Google's servers, you'd be able to go back and "Google" your own memories. To trigger memories, customers would ask Google questions like, "What were the paintings...
  • Google's self-driving cars crash 'surprisingly often,' but it's not their fault

    07/18/2015 6:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Mashable ^ | 07/18/2015 | Stan Schroeder
    Google's self-driving cars have got into quite a few accidents, but they've been caused by human-driven cars crashing into them, not the other way around. "Our self-driving cars are being hit surprisingly often by other drivers who are distracted and not paying attention to the road," head of Google's driverless car program Chris Urmson wrote in a blog post Thursday. He describes an incident in which a human-driven car (can you imagine: In a few years we may have to indicate that a car is human-driven more often than not) slammed into the back of Google's self-driving Lexus. Google's car,...
  • Disgraced Planned Parenthood Official Works For White House Staff…Her ‘Right-Wing’ Hatred EXPOSED

    07/16/2015 11:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/15 | Patrick Howley
    Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola’s shocking personal work history is coming to light. Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby fetus parts. A staunch political advocate, Nucatola railed against the “right-wing” Bush administration. What’s more, she so enjoyed her work in the abortion industry that she touted a T-shirt celebrating a drug used in the practice. Let’s break it down: Works for a White House staffer Nucatola is currently employed at Sexual Health Innovations, founded by former Obama White House staffer Jessica Ladd. Senior Obama...
  • Why Google’s nightmare AI is putting demon puppies everywhere

    07/11/2015 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 203 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | by Jeff Guo
    A few weeks ago, Google researchers announced that they had peered inside the mind of an artificial intelligence program. What they discovered was a demonic hellscape. You’ve seen the pictures. These are hallucinations produced by a cluster of simulated neurons trained to identify objects in a picture. The researchers wanted to better understand how the neural network operates, so they asked it to use its imagination. To daydream a little. At first, they gave the computer abstract images to interpret — like a field of clouds. It was a Rorschach test. The artificial neurons saw what they wanted to see,...
  • Quick Search Engine Comparison

    07/07/2015 5:50:08 AM PDT · by tje · 7 replies
    imgur ^ | 070715 | tje
  • Check Out The Graphic On Google

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by Retired Chemist · 49 replies
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  • Google Photos Identifies Two Black Users As ‘Gorillas’

    07/02/2015 3:36:37 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 37 replies
    Mountain View, Calif. (CBS SACRAMENTO) — Google was forced to apologize after its Photos program identified two black users as “gorillas.” Jacky Alcine, 21, of Brooklyn checked his Google Photos account Sunday and found that the program had automatically generated and labeled a folder titled “Gorillas” for a photo of himself and a friend taken in 2013, Yahoo Tech reports. The Google Photos image recognition software is intended to identify a photo and automatically file photos into groups with similar images – a photo of a tree would automatically be placed in a folder filled with other photos of trees....
  • Google apologises for Photos app's racist blunder

    07/02/2015 2:08:41 AM PDT · by W. · 29 replies
    BBC Online ^ | 7/1/2015 | BBC Technology
    Google says it is "appalled" that its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being "gorillas". Its product automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software. The error was brought to its attention by a New York-based software developer who was one of the people pictured in the photos involved. Google was later criticised on social media because of the label's racist connotations. "This is 100% not OK," acknowledged Google executive Yonatan Zunger after being contacted by Jacky Alcine via Twitter. "[It was] high on my list of bugs you 'never' want to see happen."
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.”Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. “The event ticket includes you and a guest,” said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. “You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed.” As the son...
  • ‘Did they get me?’: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program. “It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data,” said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • U.S. Supreme Court lets Oracle press case that Google copied Java in rush to make Android

    06/29/2015 3:36:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mac Daily Newsws ^ | Jun 29, 2015 6:32 AM PDT
  • Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

    06/28/2015 7:35:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Business Insideer ^ | 06/27/15 | Nathan McAlone
    This week, Google released a research paper chronicling one of its latest forays into artificial intelligence. Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of “chatbot” that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue. And the bot doesn’t just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new questions. This means Google's researchers could get a little creative with it, and they certainly did — they asked the bot everything from boring IT questions to inquiries about the meaning of life. The responses...
  • Gmail's 'Undo Send' option is now out of beta

    06/24/2015 7:24:30 AM PDT · by Sopater · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristofer Wouk
    t's something that has happened to all of us: you finish an email, hit send, and suddenly realize that you've made a typo or spelled the recipient's name wrong. Or you were much too angry when you wrote it. For Gmail users there has been a quiet and until-now-unadvertised fix for this, known as the "Undo Send" feature. The feature does exactly what its name implies: it lets you un-send an email for a short while after sending. Of course, it isn't reaching out and snatching the email back -- it just holds the email for a brief period sufficient...
  • David Codrea (Gun Rights Examiner) and Examiner Part Company

    06/23/2015 4:32:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Codrea is a pillar of freedom fighters and Second Amendment supporters.  He and Mike Vanderbough broke the Fast and Furious scandal of the Obama administration encouraging the running of guns into Mexico.  He has numerous awards from the Second Amendment Foundation, the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and even from Soldier of Fortune magazine.   I consider David to be a role model, and I am proud to call him a colleague. It is with mixed feelings that I report on his parting of the ways...
  • Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

    06/23/2015 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 23 June 2015 | Samuel Gibbs
    Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer. First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began remotely installing audio-snooping code that was capable of listening to users. It was designed to support Chrome’s new “OK, Google” hotword detection – which makes the computer respond when you talk to it – but was...
  • Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth

    06/23/2015 12:58:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Privacy Online News ^ | 6/18/15 | Rick Falkvinge
    Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.It looked like just another bug report. "When I start Chromium, it downloads something."...
  • Google Doodle "celebrates" Statue of Liberty

    06/17/2015 10:20:59 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 21 replies
    Google is celebrating the Statue of Liberty being transported in a boat. QUESTION: Is the celebration about the delivery, or the RETURN of the Statue of Liberty, in anticipation of coming restrictions in America?
  • Net Neutrality Launches under FCC’s ‘Ministry of Innovation’

    06/16/2015 11:41:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/15 | Chriss W. Street
    The media silence was deafening on Friday as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched “Net Neutrality” regulations–possibly the most far-reaching and intrusive regulatory action of the 21st century. When Breitbart News published “Everybody Equal, But Google Much More Equal” in February, revealing how the FCC’s Democratic majority gave Google the “heads up” on the secret regulations and allowed executives to tweak the deal, there was a huge uproar. But now that the Internet is under the FCC’s “Ministry of Innovation,” the media seem to have moved on. As Seton Motley noted at RedState, there was no mention in the tech...
  • INSIDE OBAMA'S STEALTH STARTUP

    06/15/2015 8:31:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 6/15/2015 | JON GERTNER
    President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works. BY JON GERTNER For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at that point. Eric met some other folks at the wedding who told him they were doing some fix-it stuff in Washington, and it sounded kind of interesting. ADVERTISEMENT And now we’re chatting about it in front of the White House security gate, where we’re waiting to talk with...
  • Google testing the waters in Cuba

    06/14/2015 8:02:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/13/15 | Nancy Scola
    A Google executive is headed to Cuba this weekend to explore bringing better Internet access to the island, and the search giant has made a related proposal to the Cuban government, according to a State Department official. It’s the latest sign that U.S. tech companies are testing the seriousness of Cuba’s interest in opening up to outside investment after President Barack Obama’s announcement of a historic thaw in relations and the Raúl Castro-led government’s recent pledge to bring Internet access to all Cubans by 2020. n Cuba today, only about five percent of the population has Internet access, and cellphone...
  • Mexican Space Agency to Send Payload to Moon on Astrobotic Lander

    06/13/2015 7:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 77 replies
    Parabolic Arc ^ | June 10, 2015 | Doug Messier
    Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM) and Astrobotic Technology Inc. are pleased to announce a joint effort to facilitate the development and delivery of the first payload from Latin America to the Moon. Astrobotic and AEM have entered into an agreement outlining a commitment by both organizations to enable a Mexican payload to the Moon. Through this partnership, AEM will take its first step to another planetary body. "Opening access to the Moon is precisely at the core of Astrobotic's mission," said John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic. "AEM's rising space science and exploration community is yet one more example of the immense...
  • A Harvard Ph.D. Totally Misses the Point About 'Red State Blues'

    06/10/2015 6:10:07 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/9/15 | Steve Berman
    [caption id="attachment_1490" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Image source: Stanford University[/caption] I was recently chided by an editor when he asked me my opinion on one of my stories.  I told him how The Washington Post reported it: “WaPo went with ‘shocking’,” I emailed. My phone immediately rang. “I don’t care what WaPo went with,” he said in an animated voice. “Listen, those people are just the same as you and me. “I’ve been in those newsrooms.  Do you think they’re any better because they work at the New York Times or The Washington Post?” he drilled into me. It was a good...
  • Secretive Globalist Bilderberg Conference June 11-14 in Austria

    06/10/2015 1:25:04 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 24 replies
    The new american ^ | Tuesday, 09 June 2015 | by Raven Clabough
    From June 11-14 approximately 140 of the world’s most influential people will gather in Telfs-Buchen, Austria, for the 63rd secretive Bilderberg policy conference, just 16 miles south of the G7 summit. The invitation-only conclave is where dozens of important Big Business and Big Bank CEOs, heads of governments, and other notables discuss methods to advance the group’s globalist agenda. The attendee list and agenda for this year’s meeting have been released, providing a glimpse into a secret world to which the “have-nots” are not privy. This year’s list of attendees includes prime ministers from the Netherlands, Finland, and Belgium; the...
  • Firefox OS in flux as Mozilla loses technology chief to startup

    06/07/2015 8:48:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Firefox ^ | 06/05/15 | Stephen Shankland
    Mozilla, best known for its Firefox browser and operating system, has lost the man responsible for the core technologies of both products.roject to keep Firefox competitive with browsers like Google's Chrome. His departure is part of major changes Mozilla faces with Firefox OS. While Gal is moving into a new market, a new competitive threat is arriving. Mozilla's former president, Li Gong, is at work on another startup nicknamed Gone Fishing that's building a mobile operating system relying on the same Web-based approach Firefox OS uses, CNET has learned. Gong was the Firefox OS business leader before being promoted to...
  • Why you should Google yourself now

    06/06/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/2015 | Kim Komando
    Whether it's a potential employer, current employer, budding romantic partner, long-time significant other, or someone else in your life, there's a good chance they have or will run a Google search for your name. Do you know everything that they'll find? The answer could make a difference between a job and the unemployment line, or ‘happily ever after’ and nights alone. That's why you need to run your own search first. Search Google for more than mentions Start with a basic search for your name in quotes, like "Kim Komando,” for instance. If you have a more common name, you...
  • Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

    06/04/2015 6:14:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/04/15
    That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOG), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York. Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our brains will be able to connect directly to the cloud, where there will be thousands of computers, and those computers will augment our existing intelligence. He said the brain will connect via nanobots -- tiny robots made from DNA strands. "Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking," he said. The bigger and more complex the cloud, the more advanced...
  • Google Could Put Self-Driving Cars on the Roads by Summer 2015

    06/01/2015 1:42:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Yahoo News via Market Realist ^ | 06/01/2015 | Anne Shields
    Google’s self-driving cars will hit the roads by summer 2015 On May 21, 2015, Nvidia (NVDA) started shipping Drive PX, its hardware and software development kit, to leading luxury car manufacturers including Bentley, Aston Martin, Tesla (TSLA), and Rolls-Royce. Google (GOOG), which has been in this space for the last six years, will be putting its self-driving cars on public roads by as early as summer 2015. Tech giants report that Google, with a fleet of almost 20 self-driving cars, now averages ~10,000 self-driving miles per week. Google claims that its cars have 75 years of US adult driving experience...
  • NSA PLANNED TO HIJACK GOOGLE APP STORE TO HACK SMARTPHONES

    05/23/2015 12:25:32 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 21 replies
    THE INTERCEPT ^ | 05/21/2015 11:27 AM | BY RYAN GALLAGHER
    The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals. The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA...
  • Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer

    05/30/2015 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/29/15 | Conor Dougherty
    On Friday, the second day of its annual developer conference, Google I/O, one of the search giant’s semi-secretive research divisions announced a project that aims to make conductive fabrics that can be weaved into everyday clothes. The effort, called Project Jacquard, is named for the French inventor of the Jacquard Loom, which revolutionized textile manufacturing and helped pave the way for modern computing. Much like the screens on mobile phones, these fabrics could register the user’s touch and transmit information elsewhere, like to a smartphone or tablet computer. They are made from conductive yarns that come in a rainbow of...
  • How a Piece of Cardboard Could Be Google’s Ticket to VR (link only)

    05/28/2015 5:37:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    Link only because articles from Wired cannot be posted...How a Piece of Cardboard Could Be Google’s Ticket to VR
  • The LAW OF JESUS(Mercy & GRACE) NOT MOSES(MERCY) ALONE [Charismatic caucus]

    05/27/2015 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Many of my children are still clinging to the law of Moses(mercy) usurping My Law ~ "The Law of GRACE". Did I not enter the Sheep's Gate and was there not one healed by The Law of Grace hanging from My Veil of Virtue ?! Then why the struggle My children ? Come! Cling to Me(Jesus) and be found at the feet of True Humility for I have already suffered all for you and Grace "IS" yours for The Victory "IS" MINE ! ! ! John 5 5 Later on there was a Jewish festival (feast) for which "Jesus went...
  • Russia threatens Google, Facebook, and Twitter with ban

    05/26/2015 1:16:01 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Jose AlvarezPublished
    Social media has given a voice to many all over the globe -- and the government of Russia may silence them by threatening to ban social media sites such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Roskomnadzor, a government agency that supervises communications, information technology and mass media (including social media) in the country, late last week asked the three tech companies to comply with Russian laws that many outsiders believe amount to censorship. "In our letters we regularly remind companies of the consequences of violating the legislation," Vadim Ampelonsky, a spokesperson for Roskomnadzor, told Reuters.
  • Putin signs Russian law to shut ‘undesirable’ organizations

    05/23/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 12:18 AM EDT
    President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations “undesirable” in Russia and shut them down. […] The law is part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent that intensified after Putin began his third term in 2012. His return to the presidency had been accompanied by mass street protests that Putin accused the United States of fomenting. Russian suspicions of Western intentions have been further heightened because of tensions over Russia’s role in the conflict in Ukraine. The new Russian law allows prosecutors to declare an organization undesirable if...
  • Google Puts White House Blunder on 'Racist Web Users'(Search For N***** Home Returns White House)

    05/23/2015 2:14:12 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Business Standard ^ | May 22, 2015 | ANI
    Original Title:Google puts White House blunder blame on 'racist web users Google has identified the culprit behind the White House showing as "n***a house" screw up, and it turns out it's not them, it's you. According to the tech giant's spokesperson, if an internet user was racist and frequently used such words on the Internet, the map search results will show such words, as their ranking systems were designed to return results that match a person's query, TMZ.com reported. In short it means that apparently a lot people have calling President Obama's residence as the "n***a house." However, Google added...
  • Google Tone Shares Links To Computers Within Earshot Using Beeps And Boops

    05/23/2015 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05/22/15 | Jason Cipriani
    A new Chrome extension, called Google Tone, released this week makes it possible to share a URL with another computer in the room using a series of beeps and boops. The concept is dead simple yet instantly instills a sense of disbelief. A computer making seemingly random sounds can transmit the URL for the tab I have open in Chrome across the room? Get out. Full of skepticism, I decided to put it to the test. I installed the Chrome extension on a MacBook Air and a HP laptop running Windows 10. And you know what? It works! Click on...
  • Report: NSA [planned to] hijacked app stores to hack phones

    05/22/2015 1:31:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    The National Security Agency planned to infiltrate the Google and Samsung app stores to plant spying software on smartphones, according to new documents published from files leaked by Edward Snowden. The Intercept and CBC News jointly published the documents Thursday, which outline the snooping efforts designed by the U.S. and its “Five Eyes” alliance: Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The intelligence agencies came up with the strategy as a potential way to hack smartphones. The pilot project was code-named “IRRITANT HORN.” Essentially, the agents sussed out smartphone Internet traffic by browsing through its Web traffic database created...
  • Russia warns Google, Twitter and Facebook on law violations

    05/22/2015 12:17:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 21, 2015 3:37pm EDT | Maria Tsvetkova and Eric Auchard
    Russia’s media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian Internet laws and a spokesman said on Thursday they risk being blocked if they do not comply with the rules. Roskomnadzor said it had sent letters this week to the three U.S.-based Internet firms asking them to comply with Internet laws which critics of President Vladimir Putin have decried as censorship. “In our letters, we regularly remind (companies) of the consequences of violating the legislation,” said Roskomnadzor spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky. He added that, because of the encryption technology used by the three firms, Russia had...