Why Google Is So Interested In Kenya's Transit System

The thousands of graphics-covered minibuses called matatus that zip through Nairobi make up one of the largest (and liveliest) informal transportation systems in the world. This unregulated—some might say renegade—transit keeps the city moving rather efficiently, and, until recently, was an all-cash business. Until… » 7/17/14 4:07pm 7/17/14 4:07pm

One Website Wants to Track Every Search Result Google Erases by Request

Europe recently decided that folks have a "right to be forgotten" on the internet, giving people the opportunity to get results they don't like erased from Google and other search sites. But the internet never really forgets, and here's proof: Hidden From Google, a new website that documents the things people ask… » 7/17/14 11:32am 7/17/14 11:32am

Imagining Google as a real person is still so embarrassingly hilarious

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. » 7/10/14 9:01pm 7/10/14 9:01pm

You Can Finally Send Anything on Your Android's Screen to Chromecast

The "Cast Screen" function for Google's Chromecast dongle that we reported on during last month's Google I/O developers conference has finally made it out of the keynote and into our mobile devices. Now, anything that plays on your Android device also plays on your TV. Yes, even your porn. » 7/09/14 1:20pm 7/09/14 1:20pm

Google Maps Update Lets You Measure Distances (or Aimlessly Doodle)

Ever try measuring the straight-line distance between two points on Google Maps? You had to hold some object or appendage up to the little scale, then eyeball-measure the distance on your screen. What a mess. No more—a new update puts the task a right-click away. Also, you can doodle with it. » 7/09/14 12:10pm 7/09/14 12:10pm