Molson And Google Built A Beer Fridge That Unlocks Via Voice Translation

Global Beer Fridge 1 Some of you may know that I hail from Canada, the country to the north of most of you that only occasionally enters your consciousness when someone mentions Drake or Bieber. Our nation’s symbolic birthday is July 1, next week, and so some #brands are looking to capitalize. Molson, maker of ‘Canadian’ beer, is one such #brand, but its project involved some real technical… Read More

Google’s Latest Self-Driving Car Prototypes Are Now On Mountain View Streets

google-car Google has an update on the status of its self-driving car project – the latest prototypes of its vehicles are road-ready and already driving in Mountain View. These ones are the same adorable prototypes that Google showed off in December, and are completely built by Google with self-driving in mind. The driverless cars aren’t without drivers on city streets, however – they… Read More

Google Will Build Its Next Data Center On The Grounds Of An Old Coal Power Plant In Alabama

AL photo 1 Google today announced that its next data center — its seventh in the U.S. and fourteenth worldwide — is coming to Alabama. Google will build the new data center on the grounds of the soon to be decommissioned Widows Creek coal power plant in Jackson County. According to local news reports, the company plans to spend about $600 million on this project, which will create about 100… Read More

Google Maps Now Lets You Scale Yosemite’s El Capitan Mountain

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 9.15.36 AM El Capitan is already something I associate almost by default with Mac OS X, but it was a real mountain before that – millions of years before Apple previewed OS X 10.11, in fact, though it only got its name in 1851. Anyways, it’s the real mountain, not the Apple operating system, that Google now lets you virtually climb in Google Maps with its first ever vertical Street View… Read More

Google Among Top Lobbyists Of Senior EC Officials

google-eu How many meetings has Google gained with top European Commission officials since December? According to data compiled by anti-corruption advocacy organization Transparency International’s EU office, the figure is 29 — making the company second only to the pro-business BusinessEurope European lobby group. Read More

Google Partners With Broad Institute Of MIT And Harvard To Bring Genome Analysis Tool To Its Cloud Platform

4247007084_4dd02c7651_o Google today announced that it has partnered with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to launch a limited alpha of the institute’s Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) on Google’s Cloud Platform and make it available as a service. The software, which was developed by the Broad Institute and helps scientists to quickly analyze genomic sequencing data, will be offered to academic… Read More

Google’s New Health Wearable Delivers Constant Patient Monitoring

Google Health Wearable Often when we think of the wearable tech category, we imagine consumer-focused general purpose devices like Fitbit’s range or the Apple Watch. Google has unveiled a new niche device that’s designed to do serious work in a specific setting, however, with a health-focused wristband that provides constant patient information for participants in medical studies and clinical field… Read More

How Yahoo Is Fighting To Stay Relevant In The Mobile-First World

Yahoo Weather In a recent visit to Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters, we got a better look at how the company is adapting the the mobile-first world. Read More

Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft, Amazon And Others Come Together To Develop Common Container Standard

3997957477_df60367e8f_o Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are now working on a new standard for software containers with the help of the Linux Foundation. Other members of this coalition include Apcera, Cisco, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and VMware — that is, virtually everybody who has a stake in building a… Read More

Docker Makes Containers More Portable With New Networking Stack, Adds Plug-In Support

DSC00286 Docker is holding its developer conference in San Francisco today, so it’s no surprise that the company is rolling out quite a few updates to its software container solution. Maybe the biggest announcement of the day is the launch of the Open Container Project — an attempt to create a standard container format and runtime under the Linux Foundation that’s supported by the… Read More
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