If Google were a real person, he would probably have the world's most frustrating job. I mean, Google has to deal with all the crud we type into the search engine and spit out results that match up to our perverted tastes, stoned questions, deepest fears, doddering mistakes all while trying to not to judge us.
Google has acquired a London-based artificial intelligence company called DeepMind for $500 million to add it to its existing AI division. DeepMind is dedicated to find "the best techniques from machine learning and systems neuroscience to build powerful general-purpose learning algorithms." One step closer to…
Google is working in a new device that will monitor your glucose levels: smart contact lenses, connected to your phone using a wireless chip. It's just the beginning of something that will be much bigger—this is going to be one of the sensors that will turn your phone into the Star Trek medical tricorder.
Your Google search history is probably littered with typos, questionable queries, embarrassing visits to malware-infected websites, porn, Facebook, porn, Facebook, basic math questions a 6-year-old would know, juvenile jokes and so forth. It's not a proud place to be. But what if in order to make all those searches…
What's Google hiding in their mysterious barges near San Francisco, Portland, and Maine, surrounded by chain-link fences and 24-hour armed guards? Why did they gag government officials with non-disclosure agreements? And how can a private company do that, anyway? The questions pile up.
This was bound to happen. Following Facebook's highly controversial attempts to make social endorsements ubiquitous on the site, Google just announced a Terms of Service update that will enable the company to use your name, photo and endorsements in its advertising network.
Scientists have already reversed aging in some experiments. Google's newest company wants to defeat death building on these discoveries. Can it be done?
Google and the Department of Defense signed a weird deal in 2007: the former would let the latter use a federal airfield and buy government jet fuel at half the normal price—for scientific and official purposes. However, Google's top brass used tons of this fuel to travel to these hot playgrounds.
A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last…
What is the saddest thing? For millions of people who fool around on the Internet all day while other people do the work, the saddest thing is a web video that's slow to load. YouTube is on the case, and Gizmodo has an exclusive look at how online video will change forever.
When the Google Street View team rolled through Tokyo recently, a bunch of writers from a Japanese humor website were there with these eerie pigeon masks. The "human pigeons" then stood around gawking at the Google van, and here are the weird results.
In response to PRISM—the NSA and top tech companies' spy network to capture all your calls, photos, videos and files—hacker group Anonymous has published 13 secret US government's secret documents. These include documents about PRISM and the Department of Defense's Strategic Vision for controlling the internet.
You might not have noticed, but in the last two weeks Google has fixed the thing you hate most about Android.
This cat was, apparently, cut in half by Google Street View cameras. But the blog from which the image comes—Google Street View World—doesn't provide the coordinates that would allow us to see half cat in his (her?) natural Street View habitat. Where can I find half cat?