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  1. loch ness GoogleRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2015 | RedOrbit

    When you have a powerful tool like Google Street View, you could use it to virtually explore the wonders of the world or visit landmarks from the comfort of your own home. Or you could do something truly important with it - like search for the Loch Ness Monster.


  2. ThinkstockPhotos-529173903Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | RedOrbit

    Social media has become a proverbial minefield for television and movie spoilers, but Google appears to be coming to the rescue with a new tool that will allow you to interact with friends on Facebook and Twitter without having Daredevil or Game of Thrones ruined for you. According to CNET , the Mountain View, California-based tech giant filed for a patent Tuesday for a "system and method for processing content spoilers."


  3. youtube videoRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | RedOrbit

    Let's face it, folks: YouTube is a modern-day cultural treasure. After all, where else on the Web could you see video footage of a dancing man in a horse costume cooking wild mushrooms That's what makes it so frightening to learn that it could have all been lost forever in the blink of an eye had it not been for the efforts of software developer Kamil Hismatullin , who detected and reported a vulnerability that could have allowed someone to delete every video on the site.


  4. Google could soon be a wireless providerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | RedOrbit

    Already responsible for one of the most popular mobile operating systems in the world, Google is now preparing to take on a new facet of the tech industry: wireless service. According to a story published last week by The Wall Street Journal , the Mountain View, California-based tech giant has made deals with Sprint and T-Mobile to offer its wireless service directly to consumers.


  5. satellite internetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | RedOrbit

    Space transportation company, SpaceX, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $1 billion in new funding from Google and Fidelity, confirming earlier reports that the Mountain View, California-based tech giant was looking to invest in a partner for satellite-based Internet project. According to TechCrunch , the Elon Musk-led startup will grant an ownership stake of just below 10 percent to their new investors.


  6. Google, CNES Joining Forces To Improve Project LoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | RedOrbit

    France's space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales , has announced plans to join forces with Google on the Mountain View, California-based company's balloon-based effort to bring the Internet to rural areas and remote countries, Project Loon. Project Loon, launched by the tech company's semi-secret Google X division back in 2011, currently has balloons capable of remaining in the air for up to 100 days, according to Engadget reporter Mariella Moon.


  7. Google-ChromecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Google Chromecast users who will be entertaining friends and family over the holidays can now allow their Android smartphone-owning guests to operate the streaming video device without first having to connect to WiFi. According to Engadget 's Timothy J. Seppala, the Mountain View, California-based tech giant launched ultrasonic pairing on Wednesday.


  8. Google Cardboard VR Device Passes 500K Units ShippedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | RedOrbit

    The cardboard virtual reality headset shown off by Google earlier this year is getting its own section on the Play store, as well as new tools for developers, as the tech giant looks to take on the new Samsung/Oculus Gear VR. The announcements came via Google's developers blog , which touted that over 500,000 Google Cardboard devices had shipped and that there were "dozens" of VR experiences compatible with the system now available in a new Google Play collection.


  9. autism initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Google and Autism Speaks are joining forces to sequence the genomes of 10,000 people with autism spectrum disorder and store the information in the cloud so that it could be easily accessed by researchers. The groundbreaking initiative known as MSSNG was launched with the intention of creating "the world's largest database of sequenced genomic information on people with autism spectrum disorder and their family members," the advocacy group explained in a statement Tuesday.


  10. I'm Not A Robot - Google Unveils New One-Click...Read the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Sick of having to put in a nearly unreadable, seemingly random combination of letters and numbers just to convince a website that you're an actual flesh-and-blood human and not a machine? Google has heard you loud and clear. On Wednesday, the Mountain View, California-based tech giant released a new, easier to use application programming interface designed to replace the standard CAPTCHA system.


  11. Google Glass May Feature Intel Chips In 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | RedOrbit

    The Texas Instruments processor currently featured in Google Glass will be replaced by one developed by Intel starting in 2015, the Wall Street Journal first reported on Sunday.


  12. right to be forgottenRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2014 | RedOrbit

    European regulators are putting pressure on Google to expand " right to be forgotten " requests worldwide, including to the Mountain View, California company's US-based ".com" search engine, various media outlets are reporting. According to BBC News technology desk editor Leo Kelion, a panel of EU data protection officials said that the expansion was necessary in order to prevent the company getting around the law by de-listing results in the European version of its search engine but not the international one.


  13. NASA Opens Cube Quest Challenge For...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency's first in-space competition that offers the agency's largest-ever prize purse. Competitors have a shot at a share of $5 million in prize money and an opportunity to participate in space exploration and technology development, to include a chance at flying their very own CubeSat to the moon and beyond as secondary payload on the first integrated flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket.


  14. Regin TrojanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | RedOrbit

    The same experts who helped discover Stuxnet four years ago have found a new advanced cyberespionage tool that they believe has been used to spy on governments, companies and researchers for over six years. suite of products, and has been identified as "Regin," said Arik Hesseldahl of Re/Code .


  15. Google's Project Loon Balloons Can Now Be...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: A Loon balloon is lifted into position for radio test launch in Nevada, October 2014. Credit: Google Project Loon Team The hot air balloons being used as part of Project Loon, the Google initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to remote regions of the planet, can now fly 10 times longer than they did in 2013, with some remaining airborne for over 100 days, the Mountain View, California-based company revealed on Thursday.


  16. Mozilla Drops Google, Taps Yahoo As New Default...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Mozilla announced on Wednesday that it was ending its 10-year relationship with Google, and had signed a five-year deal to make Yahoo the default search-engine provider for its Firefox web browser in the US. "Google has been the Firefox global search default since 2004.


  17. Diamonds, Other Treasures Found In Gold Rush...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Researchers digging deeper into the origins of the Sutter's Mill meteorite, which fell in California's Gold Country in 2012, found diamonds and other "treasures" that provide important new insight into the early days of our solar system. Researchers digging deeper into the origins of the Sutter's Mill meteorite , which fell in California's Gold Country in 2012, found diamonds and other "treasures" that provide important new insight into the early days of our solar system.


  18. ai googleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | RedOrbit

    As part of an ongoing effort to bolster its London-based artificial intelligence research center, Google has announced a new partnership with Oxford University and the acquisition of two of the institution's spin-off companies. According to Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian , the seven Oxford engineers and computer science experts behind Dark Blue Labs and Vision Factory will be joining Google DeepMind in various capacities.


  19. google fights piratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Google has announced a series of changes to its search engine which will punish websites that publish or promote pirated content by downgrading their ranking and instead featuring legal content providers at the top of the page and in a box on the right-hand side of the results page, various media outlets reported on Monday. The new anti-piracy initiatives were detailed in an updated version of " How Google Fights Piracy ," a report originally released which year that also covers YouTube, Google Play and other services offered by the Mountain View, California-based tech giant.


  20. Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus Smartphone And...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Google has officially unveiled what it is calling the "most ambitious" version of its mobile platform to date, Android 5.0 Lollipop, as well as new Nexus smartphone and tablet models that feature the new operating system. "Lollipop is our largest, most ambitious release on Android with over 5,000 new APIs for developers," Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome & Apps, explained in a blog post on Wednesday.


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