Searching For The N Word On Google Maps Pulls Up The White House And Other Minority Institutions

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 8.58.02 AM Searching for racist keywords brings up things like the White House and other historically black institutions in Google Maps. The Huffington Post and other media outlets reported yesterday that typing in “nigga house” in Google Maps sends users to the White House. However, searching for “n***** king” also leads to the White House and typing in “n*****” or… Read More

Google Adds Tweets To Its Mobile Search Results

TWITTER-GOOGLE Google has added Tweets to its search results on mobile, via the official Android and iOS Google apps, as well as on desktop and mobile browsers. The search results are triggered by “Twitter” keyboard searches for specific accounts and hashtags, and also provide popular results from the social network for other keywords. In its official blog post detailing the news, Google says this… Read More

Google’s Tone Chrome Extension Lets You Share URLs By Sound

4345518893_4ea3ec1900_o Google launched an experimental Chrome extension today that lets you share the URL from your current browser tab with anybody within earshot. Tone, which is now available in the Chrome Web Store, uses sound to transmit the information and uses the speakers and microphones now typically available on any laptop. Read More

Vivint Launches A New Home Automation System Complete With A Tiny Doorbell Camera

vivint1 Home security and automation starts and ends with the front door. It needs to keep the bad guys out yet let the good guys in without hassle. Either a system gets it right or it doesn’t, and, until now, I had yet to see a system that’s truly impressive. Meet the Vivint Sky Smart Home — a home security and automation system that offers a tantalizing glimpse into the future but… Read More

Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

Meteor framework The competitive landscape for app development tool providers continues to become tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and mobile applications in JavaScript. Read More

Google Drops Cloud Computing Prices By Up To 30 Percent, Launches Preemptible Instances

PRY_22 Google today announced yet another round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, as well as a new instance type that will allow businesses to save even more on some of their cloud computing tasks. Read More

Google Introduces Two New Sub-$250 Chromebooks In India

india flag Mobile is the big tech focus for India — with initiatives like Facebook’s and Google’s Android One, to name but two — but that isn’t stopping Google from introducing new budget Chromebook laptops in the South Asian country. Read More

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Will Hit Public Roads In Mountain View This Summer

google car Google is shifting its self-driving car program up a gear, after it announced that it will begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in Mountain View this summer. Read More

Gmail’s New Login Screens Hints At A Future Beyond Passwords

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 4.37.21 PM Google quietly rolled out a new login screen for Gmail this week, and not everyone is happy with the update. Where before, Gmail users would enter in their username and password on the same page, the new login flow separates this process. Now, you’ll first enter your username, then be directed to a second page where you enter your password. Some complain that this change slows them… Read More

Google Finally Goes All In On Cloud Internally

Young woman putting all her chips in at poker table. Google announced this week that it was going all in on the cloud. It doesn’t seem like a bold statement for a company that was one of its earliest proponents, but The Wall Street Journal reports today Google is moving almost all of its internal applications to the Internet. Consider that as recently as 2013, Google resisted using external cloud applications because of security concerns.… Read More
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