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Google Glass: If You Want One, You Better Get It Now

As has been widely reported, Google Glass, at least in its current form, is going away. Google says it will continue to develop the technology, and we might see a different version somewhere down the line, but the Glass Explorer Edition that has been the focus of Google’s efforts since unveiling the device, is no more. According to TechCrunch, this …

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Google Works With Nanoparticles To Detect Disease

Google’s Google X unit is reportedly working on a system for disease detection involving nanoparticles that float around in the bloodstream. The effort is led by the Life Sciences department of Google X, which is run by Andrew Conrad. Steven Levy interviews him about the effort on Medium. Conrad explains: So this nanoparticle platform we’re talking about essentially does the …

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Google Reportedly Readies Ambitious ‘Google Y’ Branch

People have accused Google of a lot of things, but nobody can accuse the company of not being ambitious or forward-looking. Google already has a robot lab, a company that is trying to cure aging, and Google[x], which is behind high-tech initiatives like Google Glass, self-driving cars, Internet balloons, smart contact lenses, and delivery drones. Now, they’re reportedly trying to …

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Google’s Megan Smith Is Your New US Chief Technology Officer

The new Chief Technology Officer of the United States is a Googler. The White House has announced that Megan Smith, vice president at Google X, will be your next CTO. Smith co-founded Google’s Solve for X and as VP of Google X, helped to oversee some of Google’s most ambitious projects. She also served as Google’s VP of Business Development …

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Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones

Late last year, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious effort to bring a delivery-by-drone experience to customers. I don’t suppose it should come as much of a surprise that Google is also working on delivery drones. Perhaps a little more surprising is that they’ve been doing so for two years in secret. The secret is out. Google made the …

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Google To Collect Genetic And Molecular Info From Thousands

Google is reportedly set to collect genetic and molecular information from thousands of people (it’s already done so with 175) to get a better picture of human health. This is according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, who describes Google’s latest “moonshot” project called Baseline Study. The project is helmed by molecular biologist Andrew Conrad, who has …

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Google’s 20% Reported To Be Dead, Then Reported To Be Not Dead By Same Publication

Update: Quartz has posted a follow-up after Googlers came out and said that 20% time is still part of the company’s culture. Google has long had an interesting approach to innovation called 20% time, which has historically enabled Google employees to take one day out of each work week to work on side projects, which if good enough, could go …

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Google Splitting Up Mapping and Commerce, Former SVP Jeff Huber Joins Google X

Google is shaking things up even more today as the Wall Street Journal reports that the company is breaking up their mapping and commerce units. According to the report, Google’s mapping unit will become part of the search division, and the commerce will fall under the advertising division. The personnel blowback of this is that Google SVP Jeff Huber is …

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Google Glass Project Explored In New Mini-Documentary

Google Glass took everyone by surprise when it was revealed at last year’s Google I/O, and quickly became one of the most anticipated pieces of hardware in development. Since then, the company has been working on the hardware and software, while setting up the first hackathons for those who invested in Glass. Unfortunately, the rest of us will have to …

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Google Glasses Preview Round-Up: Reporters Finally Get Their Hands On the Device

This year’s Google I/O keynote presentation was a whirlwind of huge announcements. Developers and reporters at the conference would have been overwhelmed with just the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, and Nexus Q announcements. Nobody was holding out too much hope for a big Google Glass announcement, but Sergey Brin wasn’t about to have his pet project upstaged by …

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Google Glass Pre-Orders Available at Google I/O

Google left no stone unturned during today’s Google I/O keynote presentation. In addition to announcing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the new Nexus 7 tablet, Sergey Brin showed up to show off his pet project, Google Glass. Brin put on quite a show, with Google Glass-wearing skydivers, repellers, and bicyclists. The announcement behind all the spectacle was that Google I/O …

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Google Chimes in on Cat-Finding Computer Neural Network

This morning we brought you the story of Andrew Ng and the 16,000-core neural network that was able to decipher on its own what a cat is from thousands of pictures taken from YouTube videos. This afternoon, Google has chimed in and provided some background on why it is funding machine learning research. Over on the Google Official Blog, Google …

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