What Happened to the Giant Airship of Brin We Have Been Waiting for 1 Year?

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What happened to the giant airship of Brin we have been waiting for 1 year? Google co-founder Sergey Brin  is building a massive airship, we learned in April 2017, and now The Guardian reports some additional details about the purpose and nature of the project. It’ll be used both as a private luxury air yacht for […]

Drones from Google’s Alphabet will take flight soon. But can they outmatch Amazon?

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On Tuesday, the White House gave the green light for testing of Alphabet’s Project Wing. Now we get to see exactly what the ambitious drone delivery initiative hatched inside Google wants to do. More critically, we’ll see if that direction is able to outmatch the equally ambitious drone project hatched […]

Google CEO’s Quora Account Hijacked by Mark Zuckerberg Hackers

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Pichai’s Quora account was hacked by OurMine, the same group that recently hacked Mark Zuckerberg. Google CEO Sundar Pichai appears to have been hacked by the same group that took over several of Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts earlier this month. The Hacking group OurMine claims to have hijacked Pichai’s […]

Google Chrome to block Flash by default this year

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Google will soon close one more door on the Flash plugin in Chrome, requiring users to authorize each and every site where they want Flash to load, rather than running it automatically. From 2017, Flash will only be available on selected websites including Facebook and YouTube with users needing to […]

When Will Driverless Cars Be in Our Driveways?

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It all depends on who you ask. Honda Motor Co. is receiving a lot of attention this week with the release of its new Civic, which sports some driverless features. The car costs $20,000 and can sometimes drive itself on the highway, making it one of the cheapest semi-autonomous vehicles […]

2 Ways Alphabet’s “Cards” Experiment Threatens Twitter

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As the microblogging platform tries to reignite its growth, a recent experiment by search giant Google could dampen Twitter’s status as the go-to source for real-time news and analysis. It’s been a less than memorable year for microblogging platform Twitter. And the hits keep on coming. Twitter is already in […]

CEO Larry Page defends Google on the stand: “Declaring code is not code”

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“It was established industry practice,” says Page, as Oracle v. Google nears end. Alphabet CEO Larry Page testified in federal court this morning, saying that he never considered getting permission to use Java APIs, because they were “free and open.” The CEO of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, spoke in a […]

Alphabet to announce Google Home

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At its developers conference on Wednesday, Google announced its answer to Echo: Google Home, its own voice-enabled intelligent speaker. Google said the device would have far-field voice capabilities, similar to Amazon Echo, so users could issue commands from across a room. Users will trigger Google Home with “OK, Google” or […]

Alphabet Unveils Program for Carpooling Via App Waze, Fraying Ties With Uber

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Google parent to enable commuters in San Francisco area to hitch rides with app users Google parent Alphabet Inc. is pushing into the rapidly expanding ride-sharing business with a new app that lets commuters carpool together, further fraying its ties with Uber Technologies Inc. Alphabet on Monday unveiled a pilot […]

Alphabet wants Apple’s crown

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At its session low, Apple briefly relinquished its position as the world’s largest company by market capitalisation to Alphabet Inc. At the close, Apple and Google each had market values of about $495 billion, according to various news agencies’ data. In the past year, Apple’s market capitalisation has fallen by […]

Google Chirp Vs. Amazon Echo

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According to insiders, Google is working on a competitor to the Amazon Echo, the smart speaker that has proved to be a sleeper hit for Amazon. The device, which will resemble an OnHub router, has not been officially named yet but is internally known as the Chirp. It has long […]

The 6 Most Important Tech Trends, According to Eric Schmidt

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  Alphabet’s executive chairman has spent decades preaching about how tech can help improve lives. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent, Alphabet, has spent his entire career predicting how technology can change the world. While traveling the globe as essentially the company’s global ambassador, meeting with world leaders and […]