Project Wing: Google's Secret Delivery Drone Program (Update: Video)

The Atlantic reports that Google's skunkworks Google X team has spent the last two years working on a secret program. More than a loosely sketched concept like the teaser Amazon pushed out earlier this year, Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air—getting products from the warehouse to their destination… » 8/28/14 6:13pm Thursday 6:13pm

Google Partners With Rockchip to Power Project Ara

Google works on so many projects, it can be hard to keep track of them all. They've put computers on our faces, sent internet balloons into the atmosphere, and created contact lenses that measure glucose through our tears. Project Ara is another example of trying to take an ambitious idea and make it possible—all… » 8/24/14 10:00am 8/24/14 10:00am

Meet the Company Google Just Bought To Design Its Future

Today, Google announced it's taking a big step into its future: By buying Gecko Design, an 18-year-old product design and mechanical engineering studio, to be part of Google X. What could Google want with a smaller engineering company like Gecko? Its ability to build real-world products, that's what. » 8/22/14 3:42pm 8/22/14 3:42pm

​Google Wanted To Keep Secrets About Its Self-Driving Cars

We've moved beyond the geewhizOMG phase of autonomous cars and into the dirty, nasty, contentious world of legislation and regulation. The California DMV has issued its rules that Google (and others) have to abide by, and with that fight over, now we know what the crew from Mountain View wanted to hide. » 8/22/14 3:30am 8/22/14 3:30am

Google's Awesome 360-Panorama Photo Sphere App Comes to iOS

Since making its debut on Android a little over a year ago, Photo Sphere has been one of those "Hey, look what my phone can do!" things that Android users have lorded over their non-Android friends. Today, though, Google is opening the doors to iPhone users with the Photo Sphere Camera app of iOS. This is good news… » 8/19/14 12:00pm 8/19/14 12:00pm

Why the Military Is Pinning Its Hopes on Google's Modular Phone

In its small red brick headquarters, Vanderbilt's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is working on a revolution in smartphone technology. It's not better screens, or battery life, or anything for a major carrier. It's a puzzle-piece phone that will (hopefully) change the way the military communicates. » 8/18/14 3:26pm 8/18/14 3:26pm