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Novel Completion Queries, Day Twelve

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Is the novel finished? NO Today’s question: What is the furthest away you’ve ever been from your home? My answer: So far, Melbourne, Australia, which is (or so Google tells me) 9,807 miles from my current hometown of Bradford, Ohio. However, that record is about to be broken, because on Sunday I get on a plane to … Continue reading Novel Completion Queries, Day Twelve ?

Apple, Google & other large tech companies urge the White House & Congress not to renew the Patriot Act

Apple is one of ten tech giants to once again call on the US Government not to reauthorize the Patriot Act in its current form. The Act expires on 1st June unless it is renewed by Congress. Apple was joined by AOL, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo. In an open letter to President Obama, […]

Google Inc (GOOGL)’s Visits to the White House Questioned

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) continues to be the subject of increased criticism over allegations it used its close ties with the current regime at the White House to influence the outcome of an FTC report. Key staffers had recommended the company be sued, something that never happened after the agency’s commissioners voted against the idea. Speaking […]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Impressions: Early, but Positive

Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a free-to-play mobile RPG that stars heroes from across years of Final Fantasy games. It’s currently in soft launch on the Canadian Google Play store, and according to Pocket Gamer’s early (and ongoing) impressions, Square-Enix may have a keeper on its hands (get it?). Show More Summary

Pay Your Bills From Inside Gmail With Google’s Pony Express

Currently, there is only one way to make payments for your monthly bills (phone, electricity, water, insurance, DTH etc) : Visit the individual websites of the service vendors and manually enter the payment details. In some cases, like...Show More Summary

Google will reportedly let you pay bills in Gmail later this year

Pretty much everyone gets their bills by email nowadays, but what if you could pay right from your inbox too? Google is apparently working on that, according to a report by Recode. The tool is currently dubbed Pony Express. It’s likely that won’t end up being the final name, but we can hope. Show More Summary

Obama names Twitter, Google alum first Chief Digital Officer

President Barack Obama has been awfully busy shoring up his administration's tech credentials: Former Google exec Megan Smith is the White House's current Chief Technology Officer, while former Facebook engineer David Recordon was recently named its...

Google Hires Morgan Stanley’s Ruth Porat As Its New CFO

Google has a new CFO, to replace Patrick Pichette, who announced his retirement from Google after seven years on the job earlier this month. The incoming CFO is Ruth Porat, who currently occupies that role at Morgan Stanley, where she has worked since 1987. Show More Summary

Is a Cancer-Zapping Watch On Its Way?

While the world fawns over the impending launch of the Apple iWatch, one wearable currently under-development could actually revolutionize modern medicine. Google, in a recently issued patent application, unveiled a proposed treatment to send “tiny magnetic particles into patients’ bloodstreams,” activated via smart wristband, to zap cancer cells. Show More Summary

A former Google and Square engineer just sold his $14 million Brooklyn mansion

In what could be a record for Brooklyn, former Google and Square engineer Peter Mattis has sold his six-bedroom home overlooking Prospect Park. The home was previously listed for $14 million and is currently in contract. The most expensive home to ever sell in Brooklyn was Truman Capote's former mansion, which sold for $12.5 million in 2012. Show More Summary

Tag Heuer teaming up with Intel and Google for Android Wear-powered smartwatch

Tag Heuer has announced a partnership with Intel and Google to produce an Android Wear-based smartwatch. Past the chip manufacturer and software platform, nothing is currently known about the device, though the Swiss company did state...Show More Summary

Why It's A Big Deal That Google's Chairman Was Called Out For Interrupting A Woman

A powerful male executive reportedly interrupted a powerful female official while she was speaking at a panel discussion at South by Southwest, the tech and culture love-fest currently happening in Austin, Texas. That’s not unusual.Show More Summary

Score $50 in Google Play credit with purchase of select devices from the Google Store

Google is currently running a promotion on the Google Store that could net you $50 in Google Play credit when you purchase specific devices. The devices eligible for the offer are the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, or any Android Wear smartwatch...

Here's A Fix For Chrome's Slow Loading Of Animated GIFs

Google is currently on the case, pushing updates to the stable version of Chrome, but in the meantime, if you’re finding that GIFs bring your browser to its knees, there’s a simple tweak you can apply to make it run significantly better. More »      

Chrome Beta on Android adds site screenshot when you share links

Google has rolled out a new feature in Chrome Beta on Android, currently on version 42, that changes the link sharing functionality in the browser significantly. You may know that you can share links in Chrome relatively easily. If you open the browser and tap on the three dots next to the url, you get […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary

Tech Weekly podcast: Twitter restricts app access, Apple and Google's subscription plans, Tablets and MeeGo from MWC

As Twitter bans (then reapproves) access from two third-party apps, we discuss what the approach says about the company's current state. Plus, a run through some of the best tablets at last week's MWC, and what will happen to MeeGo with Stan Mo Continue reading...

A Google Now open API is in the works… and support for theme park ride queue times

Google Now will one day be able to work with information from all of the apps you use. Expanding on the current pilot program that works with 40 third-party services, the plan is to offer an open API in the future, that anyone can build into their apps. Show More Summary

NASA is developing their own augmented reality glasses for space after Google turned them down

NASA has partnered with San Francisco-based company Osterhout Design Group to develop augmented reality glasses for astronauts to wear aboard the International Space Station.  Astronauts currently use paper manual instructions to figure out how to fix equipment while in space. Show More Summary

Finding the Needle When You Can’t Locate the Haystack – How do you narrow down the scope of e-discovery?

Joffe v. Google, No. 3:10-md-02184, currently pending in the Northern District of California, is predicted to be the biggest corporate wiretap case in history – assuming the plaintiffs have standing.

Google Calendar finally lands on the iPhone

Google has just announced that Google Calendar is finally available for download in the App Store. While there are tons of calendar options available currently in the App Store, there are tons of users who have been patiently waiting for the official Google Calendar to finally be available. Show More Summary

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