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Google's Latest Hire Has A Creepy Plan To Track Your Mental Health

Google’s parent company Alphabet has just hired Thomas Insel, the former head of the US National Institute of Mental Health, who has some pretty weird ideas about what his new job will entail.

Eric Schmidt: There's Gonna Be A Lot Of Alphabet Companies

When Google announced that its new parent company was going to to be called alphabet, the world shrugged. But according to Eric Schmidt, the company could grow in size and importance, and fairly quickly.

Google Just Bought

Google is now part of Alphabet, a parent company created to house all of the web giant’s diverse efforts. But unfortunately for Google, they couldn’t buy, which was already taken. So they have done the next best thing. They bought the entire alphabet:

Google Becomes Alphabet Today

Remember how Google announced plans to create a new parent company to rule them all? It’s called Alphabet, and the company just announced that today is the day the plan becomes reality. When markets close, Google shares will become Alphabet shares.

Google's OnHub Is A Mysterious And Slightly Terrible Device

The OnHub is Google’s latest weird experiment. It’s a $US200 router stuffed with fourteen antennae that’s being marketed as a cure-all for people who have a zillion wireless devices with different network needs. But what does that actually mean? I tore down my OnHub with the hardware hackers at iFixit to find out.

Google Project Fi Review: My Time With Google's Telco Was A Disaster

I used Google’s Project Fi. I glimpsed the future, before it collapsed into bullshit.

Google X's Zany Life Sciences Experiment Is Alphabet's First New Company

The Alphabet family just gained a member, after Sergey Brin announced that the life sciences team from Google X would become its own company. This is the same group of nerds that’s been building smart contact lenses. And it sounds like more crazy new inventions are on the way.

The Android Wear Smartwatch Is About To Become A Personal Translator

Slowly but surely, smartwatches are becoming more useful. And this might be one of the most useful feature for a smartwatch yet: Google just announced it’s bringing Google Translate to Android Wear watches, letting you carry on a bilingual conversation with a literal flick of the wrist.

Why Isn't Google Launching Its Modular Ara Smartphone In Puerto Rico?

In January Google announced that Ara, its highly anticipated modular smartphone, would debut first in Puerto Rico as part of a pilot project. Today, Google says it’s not launching Ara there after all, and that it’s “re-routing” its plans. What gives?

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