Google Wave Saved: Now Known as Apache Wave

Looks like the people behind the "Save Google Wave" site have succeeded. Google's given it to the Apache Software Foundation, where it'll be known as Apache Wave. High fives all 'round, nerdlingers! [Google Wave Blog] » 12/07/10 4:50am 12/07/10 4:50am

Google's Biggest Mistakes? Wave, Gmail's Launch, and DejaNews

Google's made some grave errors in the past year (Wi-Fi snooping and Buzz to say the least), but VP Marissa Mayer's picks of their three worst are surprising, to say the least. » 11/03/10 8:00am 11/03/10 8:00am

Death of Google Wave Clarified

Writing on the Google Wave blog yesterday, Lars Rasmussen from the Wave team spoke of its scheduled death, confirming that "will be available at least through the end of the year," and that "there will be ways to export your waves before the end of the year." Those 28,000-odd fans of the "Save Google… » 8/31/10 4:49am 8/31/10 4:49am

The "Save Google Wave" Site Has a Surprising Number of Fans

When Google announced that it would be closing down Wave, hardly a tremor was felt across the land, but seemingly some people out there were using it, as close to 28,000 people are supporting the Save Google Wave website. » 8/11/10 7:20am 8/11/10 7:20am

Rest in Peace, Google Wave

While I know that it was useful during manhunts and that Lifehacker loves it, I still don't really understand Google Wave. But no more worrying about this particular lack of knowledge though, because Google appears to be abandoning the project: » 8/04/10 5:17pm 8/04/10 5:17pm

Google Wave Out of Beta, Sure to Become Immensely Popular Now

Google Wave is officially out of beta, so you no longer need an invite to sign up. That is almost certainly why almost no one has been using it, so look for Google Wave to just blow up! I mean, why else would something so complicated and of spurious utility not be popular? [Google via Slashdot] » 6/21/10 10:45am 6/21/10 10:45am

Everybody Can Ride the Faster, Easier Google Wave Now

There's a lot of under-the-hood changes to Wave to make it faster, more stable and more extendable with new APIs, among other improvements, but the big news for most people is that now anybody can use it with their standard Google (or Google Apps) account—it's just going to live in Google Labs for the time being. [Wave » 5/19/10 12:00pm 5/19/10 12:00pm

Cyber Sex on Google Wave: Proceed With Caution

Click to viewAll this time I thought people weren't using Google Wave because it was generally unwieldy. But after watching this I finally understand: people don't use Google Wave because it's specifically unwieldy, for cyber sex. [College Humor] » 3/02/10 6:00pm 3/02/10 6:00pm

Google Wants To Control All Communication

Google's two new announcements: integrating a Twitter-like service into Gmail and a goal of a real-time speech translation service shows what direction they're taking the company: Into the space between you and every other human being on the planet. » 2/08/10 7:47pm 2/08/10 7:47pm

Google Wave Presents the Year 2009

I cannot, I will not use the pun Google wants me to use. But this video kept my attention for the whole two-and-a-half minutes, which is no mean feat in this easily distractable time we bananas are surprisingly filling! » 12/22/09 1:20am 12/22/09 1:20am

The Disgruntled Worker's Gift Guide for 8 Insufferable Bosses

In this guide we suggest gifts for a variety of bad bosses, from the ones who try too hard to the ones who make you work too hard. Not that I, as a Gizmodo intern, would know anything about that. But for those of you who do hate your bosses, here are the best gifts to give them. » 12/15/09 6:40pm 12/15/09 6:40pm

First Made-For-Google Manhunt in Progress (Updating Live)

A Google Wave started by the Seattle Times is being used to track information about the search for a man suspected of killing four police officers. It's the first Google-supported manhunt and finally a decent use for Wave. Update 6. » 11/30/09 5:19pm 11/30/09 5:19pm

What if the Declaration of Independence Was Created in Google Wave?

So you've scored an invite and watched the videos, but still confused about Google Wave? Google's latest explanatory tactic: recreate famous documents to showcase Wave's features. Here's the declaration of independence, complete with edits from the founding fathers. » 11/24/09 9:18am 11/24/09 9:18am

Google May Be Making Their User Interfaces Look Halfway Decent

Engadget got a few screenshots of what may be the user interface for all Google web applications, from Gmail to Google's search itself. As you can see in these images, they may adopt Google Wave's look. » 11/09/09 10:12am 11/09/09 10:12am

Second Use for Google Wave Discovered: Role Playing Games

I'm trying to like Google Wave, but at the end of the day, I can't. I don't really give a damn about it. Recreating movie scenes is cute, but hardly the life-changing paradigm they predicted. RPGs, on the other side... » 10/29/09 10:20am 10/29/09 10:20am

Google Wave Pulp Fiction: So That's What This Thing Is For

I've read the articles, watched the instructional videos, and gotten an invite, but nothing—nothing—has done more to explain to me how this mind-melting Internet Thing works than Pulp Fiction, spectacularly adapted for Google Wave. (Warning: Tarantino language ahead) » 10/16/09 10:22am 10/16/09 10:22am

Google Wave Is Going to Create a Horrifying Dystopian Future

The following information on Google Wave may not be 100% "real" or "accurate," but you'll agree that it makes a lot of sense and that it's probably what Google has planned. I mean, maybe. In any case, it's shocking. » 10/14/09 3:20pm 10/14/09 3:20pm

Email is Dead? Oh Really?

The WSJ is making the call—email isn't as important as social networks. It's an interesting conclusion, derived from the fact that both growth and absolute numbers are on the side of social networking this year. That's kind of weird. » 10/12/09 3:01pm 10/12/09 3:01pm

Things Easier to Understand Than Google Wave: Metaphysics,…

Don't understand Google Wave, even after Google's helpful video and Lifehacker's review? You're not alone: Some jokester created a site where users vote on how confusing Wave really is. Interestingly, while death is easier to understand, women are far harder. » 10/10/09 1:45pm 10/10/09 1:45pm

Still Don't Know WTF Google Wave is All About? This Two Minute…

So I get that Google Wave is an attempt to re-invent a modernized version of email. But its mashup of email, documents, and social networking is kinda hard to get your head around. For me at least, this video helped: » 10/02/09 9:00am 10/02/09 9:00am