News of the News Corp.
Curation and aggregation drive online news. Reporters dig up and collect bits of information for their stories, other news sites aggregate and pass the stories along, and news ticker services boil them down further. But when we think of the news ecosystem, we often forget the one organization to rule them all: Google.
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Tech Dirty to Me
Every other week, some automotive CEO or founder you’ve never heard of will make news and keep their stock prices stable by guessing at the future of self-driving cars. Late Wednesday night, the robot-fearing space explorer and transportation tycoon Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX took his turn when he told the Wall Street Journal that Tesla would have self-driving cars ready in six years.
“The big car companies have been a lot slower than I thought,” he said.
Mr. Musk is fond of making fanciful predictions and projections about the future of transportation, but saying that he’ll have a self-driving car in six years isn’t as far fetched as, say, a bullet-speed interstate monorail in the sky. After all, Nissan says that they’ll have self-driving cars ready by then, too.
Fight the Power
A couple of years ago, porn producer and director Colin Rowntree started feeling that mainstream search engines, like Google and Bing, where “trying to ghettoize the adult entertainment industry,” as he puts it. Google “blow job,” and you generally have to click through three pages of totally un-sexy content — you know, like a Wikipedia entry on the phrase’s etymology — before you actually arrive at the porn sites you were looking for in the first place.
Google Plz Google Me
Everyone from professional photographers to Martha Stewart is using little quadcopter drones to take stunning landscape videos and aerial photographs. But if you’re a glass-half-empty type — or maybe just a shoot-that-drone-out-of-the-air type — there’s now a handy tech toy to defend you from unwanted surveillance.
An upcoming device called Cyborg Unplug will allow you to disrupt the connections of drones, Google glass, wireless microphones, and other devices to your WiFi connection. The project is led by Glasshole-hater Julian Oliver, and lists the dystopian ‘Stop the Cyborgs’ campaign as an inspiration and “conspirator.”
“If you want to work at Google, you have to think big” is what we assume this guy was thinking.
A Canadian man named Fred Brumwell rented a billboard directly across from Google’s Kitchener, Ontario, offices in hopes of landing a job with the company.
Even Google isn’t bothering to work this week.
Some users were alarmed this morning when a picture of an apparent car crash in Russia appeared instead of whatever they were trying to search for on Google Images.
It’s no secret that one of the biggest drawbacks to Google Glass is its geeky appearance. The technology might be kind of cool, but many don’t think it’s worth the embarrassment factor of walking around in public with a nerdy-looking computer attached to your face.
gone to the kids
Google Street View’s car stops for no one — even if you’re cute and cuddly.
The Internet is perking up its collective ears at a series of pictures on Maps showing the search company’s car possibly mowing down a dog and leaving it to die. It happened on a highway in Chile, and if you view it frame-by-frame, it looks like the little dog was minding its own business, then boom, it’s seen lying motionless on the road.
that's new jersey
Google is about to be as annoying as a Limited Too on a Saturday afternoon. The company is reportedly mulling offering accounts to kids under 13 years old, a move that needs to be intricately done so it doesn’t violate U.S. laws.
Attention Cory Booker, you’re going to want to see this. Redditors are alleging that Google Street View’s snooping camera caught two people entangled in a drug deal on the streets of Camden, New Jersey.
Reddit user wowurdumb (obviously) posted on r/funny three days ago a picture of two guys acting very suspicious. “So I’ve Read More