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Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference

Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference

By Chris Crum September 19, 2014

Scientist Craig Venter, known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome, spoke at Google’s Zeitgeist conference in Arizona this week. The topic: reprogamming DNA to create “a more information-driven species”. Yeah, it’s some pretty mind-bending stuff. …

Google Adds Callout Extension Support To AdWords API Google Adds Callout Extension Support To AdWords API

Google announced new “callout extension” support in the AdWords API. The company introduced callout extensions for its ads earlier this month. In a quick note on the Google Ads Developer blog, Ray Tsang from the AdWords API Team says: Starting …

Google Could Use Your TV Viewing As A Ranking Signal Google Could Use Your TV Viewing As A Ranking Signal

It seems almost crazy to think that Google could deliver your search results based on what you’re watching on TV at any point in time, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, and the company was even granted …

Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One

Google announced the launch of Android One, this week. It’s a series of more affordable Android devices aimed at getting smartphones in the hands of more people, starting in India. The company is now calling on developers to ensure support …

Google’s Chromecast Gets Support From More Apps Google’s Chromecast Gets Support From More Apps

Google announced a handful of apps that have added Chromecast support, including WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, WATCH Disney XD, Twitch, iHeartRadio, and DramaFever. The Disney apps will give users access to titles like Girl Meets World, Doc McStuffins, and …

Eric Schmidt Talking With Jimmy Carter [Video] Eric Schmidt Talking With Jimmy Carter [Video]

Google’s annual Zeitgeist conference is underway in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and the company has been uploading numerous discussions from the event to YouTube. Following is Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in a half-hour discussion with Jimmy Carter. Bill Clinton is reportedly …

Google Updates Transparency Report Google Updates Transparency Report

Google released its updated Transparency Report today. This is the tenth update, and shows the number of government demands the tech giant has received for user data in criminal investigations for the first half of the year. It also shows …

Google Aims To Get Smartphones To More People Google Aims To Get Smartphones To More People

Google announced that it’s launching a new line of “affordable” Android One smartphones in India in a bid to get smartphones in more people’s hands. “There are three big reasons why it’s hard for people in countries such as India, …

Google Talk Looks At How Tech Drives Fashion Google Talk Looks At How Tech Drives Fashion

Google recently hosted a panel discussion as part of its Talks at Google series, called “The Modern Shopper”. It’s about how technology is driving the fashion industry. Panelists include: Steven Alan: Founder of Steve Alan; Leah Chernikoff: Editor at Elle.com; …

FairSearch Shares Panel Videos About Google Probe FairSearch Shares Panel Videos About Google Probe

The FairSearch coalition convened this week in Washington D.C. for a panel to discuss U.S. and EU competition policies, and the next steps in the European Google investigation. The panel criticized the FTC’s investigation, which led to a settlement with …

Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster

Google’s Penguin update is notorious for taking an extremely long time to get refreshed, leaving sites negatively impacted by it out of luck until Google finally pushes a refresh through. You can make all the changes you want in an …

You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks

Google has been hinting at merging Chrome OS and Android into one operating system in one way or another for years. It’s also suggested that it won’t do that. While the operating systems are hardly one now, Google has indeed …

Google Acquires Polar For Google+ Google Acquires Polar For Google+

Polar, which offered an online polling solution, is being acquired by Google. Polar announced the news on its website, and it was first reported by Re/code. A message on the Polar site says: Polar started with the simple idea that …

Google Updates Webmaster Tools API Google Updates Webmaster Tools API

Google announced that it has updated the Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those who already use other Google APIs, the company says, should find this one easy to implement. According to Google, the …

Google Acquires Lift Labs For Google[x] Google Acquires Lift Labs For Google[x]

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Lift Labs, with the team joining the tech giant’s “moonshot” branch Google[x]. Lift Labs makes a spoon that uses a stabilization technology to counter tremors for those with Parkinson’s disease. Here’s a …

Google Changes Search Ads On Smartphones Google Changes Search Ads On Smartphones

Google announced some tweaks to the way it displays mobile search ads on smartphones. Beginning on October 15th, ad extensions may show instead of the second line of ad text. Here’s the before and after: Google says the adjustments are …

Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked

According to various reports, starting with Russia’s CNews, nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked, and published to a Russia Bitcoin forum. You can see the original report in Russian here, but The Daily Dot recaps: Much of …