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 Wave.google.com "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 Wave"… » 8/31/10 4:49am 8/31/10 4:49am

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

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

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

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

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 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

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