Fans of Google’s mobile game Ingress were supposed to be getting together at the end of the month in Rio for the latest Anomaly, a thing where Ingress players meet up and play/hang out together. Instead, because of fears over the spread of the Zika virus, the bulk of the event has been moved to Seattle.
Go is a board game from China that’s over 2000 years old. It’s complex as hell: there are more possible positions in the game than there are atoms in the universe. So news that a Google AI has beaten a human master at the game is fascinating/terrifying.
Brace yourself for perhaps the cutest views ever to appear on Street View. Google has scaled down its hardware to capture Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland—the world’s largest model railway.
A team of researchers from Google’s artificial intelligence labs has published results which it claims demonstrate that its controversial D-Wave quantum computer really works.
To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google has put together a set of skins for its apps which let you demonstrate your allegiance to either the light or dark side.
The battle between video game streaming and copyright law is a nightmare, starring heartless YouTube robots, takedown notices and threatened livelihoods. If only there was a quick and easy way around this. Oh wait. There might be.
Every year, when a new tech product is announced, the world divides into two kinds of people: people who line up to buy the New Shiny Thing, and people who rant about how New Shiny Thing sucks. Both of those groups of people are chumps. Loyalty to a brand—whether it’s love or hatred—is a poison that makes you stupid.
Then get clicking on that box. Loudly, if you’re at work. And be sure to keep going past 100 coins.
This isn’t really a deal, but if you want Google’s new OnHub wireless router when it ships at the end of the month, you should preorder it quickly. It seems to be going in and out of stock at Amazon right now, so if you don’t see it available, try refreshing in a few minutes. [Google OnHub Router, $200]…
Meet YouTube Gaming’s app. Do you use Twitch on your phone? This is better.
“What’s the best smartphone?” It’s a question I hear at least once or twice a week.
Overlaying screenshots and photos with Google’s “Deep Dream” algorithm is now something everyone’s abusing and one perfect choice from the world of video games is the original Quake. The game’s dark, haunting, full of crazy textures and this process just adds an extra level of trippiness to it.
Want to experience VR without waiting for an Oculus Rift? Google Cardboard can turn your Android phone into a DIY virtual reality headset, and you can get your own from eBay today for just $5. Once you’ve locked in your order, start downloading some compatible apps! [Google Cardboard Valencia VR Headset, $5] …
When artificial neurons meet anime characters, the going gets weird.
Remember a few weeks back, when we learned that Google’s artificial neural network was having creepy daydreams, turning buildings into acid trips and landscapes into Magic Eye pictures? Well, prepare to never sleep again, because last week, Google made its “inceptionism” algorithm available to the public, and the…
Getting out of the house and meeting new people is hard. For a long time, I let inertia limit me to the same neighborhood and daily routine—until I started playing a mobile, augmented-reality game from Google called Ingress. In just a few months, I’ve explored places I’d never seen before, met tons of new and…
Imitation in the tech world is normal, even expected, but during Apple’s developers conference Monday, Tim Cook and company were in rare form. They didn’t have much uniquely Apple to show off at all.
Today, Twitch is the default service when it comes to streaming video games on the internet. Tomorrow? It might be Google. Maybe.
Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony.