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A Cyclist's Track Stand Befuddled One of Google's Self-Driving Cars

It’s usually easy for our human brains to predict how any given car, pedestrian, or cyclist is going to act, but computers must be programmed to “understand” all of our varying behaviors on the road. The latest thing perplexing Google’s self-driving cars (and thereby entertaining us)? A simple track stand, according… » 8/27/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

This Google Street View Car Drove Through a Tomato-Throwing Festival In Spain

Apart from the Running of the Bulls in San Fermin, Spaniards enjoy some other wild festivals from time to time. One of them is called “La Tomatina.” Once a year, locals in the small village of Buñol engage in a massive battle with 150 tons of tomatoes as their only weapon of choice. Doesn’t seem like the best day to… » 8/26/15 12:40pm Yesterday 12:40pm

How To Get Instant Movie Reviews From Google

In Google’s ideal world, you would never have to leave the search results page to find the information you need, which is why it continues to extend its Knowledge Graph strategy to bring you more bite-sized summaries before you’ve clicked through to any other site. The latest stream of data to be added to Google’s… » 8/26/15 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

Alphabet's First New Company Is the Life Sciences Team from Google X

The Alphabet family just gained a member, after Sergey Brin announced that the zany, experimental life sciences group from Google X would become its own company. This is the same group of nerds that’s been building smart contact lenses. And it sounds like more crazy new inventions are on the way. » 8/21/15 12:25pm 8/21/15 12:25pm

Preorder Google's New Router, While You Still Can

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]… » 8/18/15 1:41pm 8/18/15 1:41pm