Tech Dirty to Me
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.
YouTube Killed the Video Star
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
live every week like it's shark week
The Internet’s largest players are slowly figuring out that nobody wants to pay for music or movies, no matter how low the cost. So to figure out what’s next, they’re looking a the rising subscription giants like Netflix and Spotify and just, well, copying them.
YouTube is planning to launch a massive music subscription service called YouTube Music Key, Android Police reports. The service has no planned release date, but Google has already bought the domain youtubemusickey.com, and a series of phone screenshots show off the service’s basic features.
The end of Shark Week can’t come fast enough for Google. The company’s fiber optic cable lines that sit in the Pacific Ocean are being chomped at by hungry sharks so much that it has to undergo a massive repair project.