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Stare into an active volcano with Google Street View

Standing next to a boiling lake of molten rock the size of two football fields has got to be awe-inspiring, but it's also pretty damn dangerous. Google partnered with two explorers to capture images of one such volcano as they rappelled.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetMar 15th, 2017

Google is now letting you get ‘personal’ with its search results

If you're a longtime user of Google's suite of online tools, then its new "Personal" search feature could come in handy. The filter surfaces relevant content linked to you, pulled from tools such as Docs, Gmail, and Photos. The post Google is now let.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News46 min. ago

Bonkers inventor Colin Furze turns a microwave into a video game console

Oh, what to do while waiting for a microwave to cook your peanut-butter-topped onion. Thankfully, bonkers British inventor and YouTube star Colin Furze has come up with a solution. The post Bonkers inventor Colin Furze turns a microwave into a video.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

Google is getting ‘personal’ with its search results

If you're a longtime user of Google's suite of online tools, then its new "Personal" search feature could come in handy. The filter surfaces relevant content linked to you, pulled from tools such as Docs, Gmail, and Photos. The post Google is getting.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 9 min. ago

That laptop ban could be about to whole lot worse for plane passengers

A U.S. security official has suggested the government is considering extending its cabin laptop ban to all flights in and out of the U.S. The original ban came into effect in March, affecting select flights into the country. The post That laptop ban.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 45 min. ago

Failed Google deal left Fields in the lurch

A look back at the timeline of the failed Ford-Google talks reveals a moment that became a turning point in Mark Fields' career at Ford......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 1 min. ago

Mazda"s road to premium

Mazda North American chief Masahiro Moro's "Mazda Premium" strategy aims at turning the company's roughly 2 percent U.S. market share into a "good" 2 percent......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News9 hr. 1 min. ago

That animated GIF you’re sharing could be an ad in disguise

Your GIFs will soon be subtle ads from companies working with search engines like Tenor, who tap on emotion-based GIF search terms. Tenor powers GIF searches for Facebook Messenger, Twitter, iMessage, Google's Gboard, and more. The post That animated.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 53 min. ago

Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts

A recent attack on the accounts of Defense Department employees suggests how easily people can be duped into clicking on dangerous links......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News16 hr. 9 min. ago

New Details On Sergey Brin"s Plan For The World"s Largest Aircraft

An anonymous reader shares The Guardian's report on plans for a new aircraft that's two-and-a-half times the size of a 747. Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building a hi-tech airship in Silicon Valley destined to be the largest aircraft in the world.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 37 min. ago

How Stephen Cox, Farpoint’s composer, turned an old trumpet into a sci-fi drone

Making a virtual reality soundscape takes a different approach than traditional games. Composer Stephen Cox talks us through what it was like sound designing for Farpoint on the PSVR. The post How Stephen Cox, Farpoint’s composer, turned an old tru.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 45 min. ago

Using Google Photos for unlimited IP security camera off-site storage

I recently upgraded my home internet from a measly 2Mbit upload to a more respectable 40Mbps on the Australian National Broadband Network. I’ve been thinking of good uses for this newfound upstream bandwidth and one idea was to off-site my IP.....»»

Category: microsoftSource:  istartedsomethingRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

Google Go-Playing A.I. Retires To Focus On Energy Conservation And Medicine

After "narrowly" beating the world's top Go player, what's left for Google's AlphaGo AI? Engadget reports: Now that it has nothing left to prove, the AI is hanging up its boots and leaving the world of competitive Go behind. AlphaGo's developers from.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

Bill Ford to serve as the voice of Ford in Washington and on Wall Street

The executive shuffle gives the great-grandson of Henry Ford his first operational responsibilities outside of his board position since 2006......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

Self-driving vehicles make inroads in factories

While Elon Musk has laid out a futuristic vision of car factories staffed by robots, the legacy auto industry is quietly putting a version of that vision into motion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

GM gets more support against Greenlight share plan

GM said proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders reject Greenlight's plan to divide GM shares into two classes......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Hackers Have Targeted Both the Trump Organization And Democrat Election Data

An anonymous reader writes: Two recent news stories give new prominence to politically-motivated data breaches. Friday the Wall Street Journal reported that last year Guccifer 2.0 sent 2.5 gigabytes of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee elec.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

We jumped feet first (and sockless) into Giesswein’s versatile Merino Runners

Constructed entirely of Merino wool (save the footbeds), Giesswein's Merino Runners are a comfortable and versatile pair of athletic shoes. We put them through their paces to see if they're worth the $105 price tag The post We jumped feet first (and.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Conan drops players into iconic fantasy battles—and their 1930s mindset

But are there enough brains behind the brawn? Enlarge (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Accused of Underpaying Women, Google Says It"s Too Expensive To Get Wage Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Google argued that it was too financially burdensome and logistically challenging to compile and hand over salary records that the government has requested, sparking a strong rebuke from the U.S......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Vietnam claims Google promised to help remove ‘toxic’ web content

Google is said to be helping Vietnam censor its platform. The Asian country's government revealed that the search giant's parent company, Alphabet, will be cooperating with Vietnam to remove so-called "toxic" and illegal information. The post Vietnam.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017