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Why Sergey Brin is building an airship

Why Sergey Brin is building an airship

Larry Page has his flying cars. Sergey Brin shall have an airship. Brin, the Google co-founder, has secretly been building a massive airship inside Hangar 2 at the Nasa Ames Research Centre, according to four people

Google’s self-driving cars to hit the streets

Google’s self-driving cars to hit the streets

After almost a decade of research, Google’s autonomous car project is close to becoming a real service. Now known as Waymo, the Alphabet self-driving car unit is letting residents of Phoenix in the US sign up to use its

Zuckerberg sets sights on AR technology

Zuckerberg sets sights on AR technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out his strategy for augmented reality on Tuesday, saying the social network will use smartphone cameras to overlay virtual items on the real world rather than waiting for AR glasses to be technically possible. People will

AI: humans back for another Go

AI: humans back for another Go

It’s time for the humans to have another Go. An artificial intelligence program romped to a lopsided victory over South Korean Go master Lee Sedol in 2016. Now, Google DeepMind’s AI software is heading to the

Google joins fight against fake news

Google joins fight against fake news

First fact-checking came to Facebook. Now it’s coming to Google. The world’s largest search engine is rolling out a new feature that places “Fact Check” tags on snippets of articles in its News results. The company had already run limited tests. On Friday, it extended the

Richemont’s first smartwatch: why it matters

Richemont’s first smartwatch: why it matters

Last week, Montblanc became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch. The Montblanc Summit, based on Google’s Android Wear 2 platform, aims to

Google’s ad crisis deepens

Google’s ad crisis deepens

Google’s advertising crisis went global after some of the biggest marketers including AT&T and Johnson & Johnson halted spending on YouTube and the Internet company’s display network, citing concern their ads

Why less tech may soon be more

Why less tech may soon be more

Research on the so-called productivity paradox – declining productivity despite the ongoing technological revolution – abounds in explanations ranging from statistical error to theories

Apple woos developers with concessions

Apple woos developers with concessions

Apple’s App Store has turned countless software developers into millionaires since its launch almost a decade ago. But working with the famously controlling company has often been

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Apple’s next big thing: augmented reality

Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple’s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like

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