Google added over 500,000 images to Google Maps yesterday taken by spacecraft, many of which were taken by Cassini, which was launched in space 20 years ago.
Are you ready for some surprises?! Just kidding. Leaks on top of leaks on top of leaks suggest that Google will announce the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones as well as a new Google Home Mini, a new Chromebook, and a new Daydream headset at Wednesday’s big Made by Google event.
The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank, was getting rid of one of its teams of scholars, the Open Markets group. New America had warned its leader Barry Lynn that he was “imperiling the institution,” the Times reported, after he and his group had…
My experience with StarCraft was probably the stupidest possible: I really liked the books. Sure, I played the games, but mostly I played single-player because I was not very good, and enjoyed the story. But for some reason, it was Sarah Kerrigan’s tale told through the novelization that resonated with me the most.
Armed with the right login credentials from generous friends and family, you could happily enjoy Netflix, Spotify, and a ton of other streaming services without spending a dime—but is all this password-sharing smart? In some cases, sharing your login info could result in you losing the service altogether. We’ve looked…
The number of views YouTube videos get in a single day is up to the billions now, with hundreds of hours of new content uploaded every minute, versus the month it would take twelve years ago when YouTube launched. Searching through that deluge of video can be harder than searching the entire web, so here’s a helpful…
The art for Sino Alice has been changed on both the Google Play Store and the App Store in Japan. The original key art, which can still be seen on Square Enix’s website, featured low cut outfits. The new art, however, does not.
Even at its usual $69, Google’s Chromecast Ultra is the cheapest 4K and HDR-compatble streaming dongle on the market, and today, you can save an extra $10 by buying it from B&H, with no sales tax outside of New York and New Jersey.
One of the dirty secrets about streaming live TV services like PS Vue and Hulu TV is that in many cases you’re paying the same amount of money as you would for basic cable. The main difference, besides the benefit of not dealing with a godforsaken cable company, is the crazy monthly fees local operators like to…
If you’ve ever had the very specific fantasy of playing Ms. Pacman on your neighborhood streets, there’s good news. The Google Maps phone app will let you transform anywhere into a playable Ms. Pacman stage.
The chances of playing Pokémon Go in China look slim. The Chinese state censor said that augmented reality games like Pokémon Go will not be licensed until they could assess potential security risks.
Please hurry, Nintendo.
Google has released its annual collection of top search results for the year, and as always there’s some good video game shit to dig through. Like the fact Pokemon Go was the #1 search topic in the world for the year. And that many of you like to follow up your Overwatch Googling with something a little more adult.
The tech industry doesn’t just have a diversity problem. It has a results problem. Major tech companies pour millions of dollars into recruiting, but there remain significant, quantifiable discrepancies—in workforce diversity, in gender equity among people of color, and in representation among top leadership. Even the…
As it does every December, Google is in the process of posting some data-filled 2016 recaps. One that’s got our interest is YouTube’s official “top ten” of video game trailers for the year, ranked according to views.
When an app claims to be powered by “artificial intelligence” it feels like you’re in the future. What does that really mean, though? We’re taking a look at what buzzwords like AI, machine learning, and neural networks really mean and whether they actually help improve your apps.
The idea behind Google Experiments’ Quick, Draw! is to teach a neural network to recognize everyday objects based on the rushed scribbles of flawed humans. If it can figure out what I’m drawing, it can do anything.
The Pixel is the first Google phone built from top to bottom, and the company thinks it’s finally made the Android device that can conquer the iPhone. It’s a valiant effort, but is it enough?