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Watch The US Marines' New Self-Driving Car Navigate A Battlefield

While we’ve all heard about Google’s silly-looking self-driving cars. But did you know that the military’s been working on own autonomous vehicles of its own? Honestly, it’s no huge surprise that soldiers would want this technology too. It sure does look badass though.


Set Reminders In Google Now Just By Searching Text On Your Laptop

Google Now reminders are great, but if you don’t feel like pulling out your phone and whispering part of your to-do list at it, there is now another way: Just hammer it into your search bar.


Google Maps For Mobile Now Lets Cyclists Avoid The Hills

Good news for cyclists everywhere: Google Maps for mobile now provides you with an elevation chart of its routes, so you can choose to avoid the hills — or take them on.


A Google For iOS Easter Egg Lets You Jumble Up The Logo

Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz just discovered a cheeky little Easter egg in the Google for iOS app: Drag the letters out of the Google banner and you can pinball them around your screen. Is it functional? No, but it’s fun!


Why Google Is So Interested In Kenya's Public Transport System

The thousands of graphics-covered minibuses called matatus that zip through Nairobi make up one of the largest (and liveliest) informal transportation systems in the world. This unregulated — some might say renegade — transit keeps the city moving rather efficiently, and, until recently, was an all-cash business. Until Google stepped in.


One Website Wants To Track Every Search Result Google Erases By Request

Europe recently decided that folks have a “right to be forgotten” on the internet, giving people the opportunity to get results they don’t like erased from Google and other search sites. But the internet never really forgets, and here’s proof: Hidden From Google, a new website that documents the things people ask Google to erase. Sneaky.


Google+ No Longer Requires You Use Your Real Name

Following years of criticism, Google has announced that it’s scrapping its requirement that anyone using Google+ uses their real name on the network.


Report: Microsoft Is Banning Google As A Default Search On New Lumias

Microsoft has apparently decided to remove the ability to set Google as a default search engine on new Lumia Windows Phone handsets. The Verge reports that the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930, the first handsets to be released officially under Microsoft control, ship without an option to use Google as the default search engine in its browser.


Google's Smart Contact Lenses Are Going To Become A Real Thing

Remember Google’s smart contact lenses? Well, now the giant Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is turning them into a commercial reality.


The Price Is Right: Should You Still Buy The Nexus 5?

When the Nexus 5 was released back in November of last year, it flipped the script on the smartphone market. Never before had a flagship phone with such amazing features been so price accessible. It’s such good value that we’re still comparing it to flagship devices released in mid-2014 like the Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8. As the Nexus 5 comes up on its first birthday, we thought we’d take a look at the field as it sits today to see if Google’s pride and joy is still good value, both on contract and for outright purchase.