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Google Wants To Give AI The Weird-Arse Brain Of An Artist

Google’s artificial intelligence has already taken on the form of a human nerd, but now it’s time for its next act. Can AI be an artist?

Google Turned A Maserati Into An Android Car

Video: At Google I/O 2016, the software giant’s Android N platform got a lot of attention. New APIs and new software hooks are massively increasing the way that Android can be used in devices other than smartphones and tablets, and to demonstrate that the Google team chopped up the dashboard of a shiny new Maserati Ghibli.

Google And Levi's Have Made A Smart Jacket

Google’s ATAP advanced experimental projects division has teamed up with iconic American workwear brand Levi’s to create a jacket with the tech giant’s new Project Jacquard tech built in, with touch-sensitive fibres and hands-free Bluetooth control of a connected smartphone — which might come in especially handy for city cyclists.

No, The First Commercial Google Car Won't Necessarily Be A Chrysler Minivan

Earlier this month, Google and Chrysler announced that they were working together to build self-driving cars based on the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan. But Google is keen to point out that this is still very much experimentation and not the birth of a commercial vehicle.

Google's Modular Smartphone Will Ship To Developers This Spring

Project Ara, Google’s dream for a truly modular smartphone, has been a long parade of exciting visions of the future punctuated by disappointing delays. But Google just made a big promise that developers will be be getting their hands on a device this spring with a consumer version due in 2017. Finally!

Turn Yourself Into An Emotionless Robot With Google's New Messaging App

These days, thinking of ways to communicate with your friends and family is just too difficult. Thanks to Google, software will now do that for us.

The Next Version Of Android Supports Vulkan Graphics

Part of the fun and games in the graphics sector over the next couple of years is the rise of low-level programming APIs. They’re interesting because they allow developers to access hardware at a much lower level than before, reducing the amount of overheads and resulting in faster performance for you, the gamer. Nvidia and id software made a big deal of this at the GTX 1080 launch when they showed DOOM running using drivers for one of these fancy APIs — the open-source Vulkan.

But Vulkan’s aiming for bigger and better things. And at their I/O annual conference today, Google announced that the next version of Android would also support the Vulkan API.

Google Just Gave You A Million New Reasons To Buy A Chromebook

Google just announced that Chrome OS will open up to Android app developers this June. Google hopes that within a couple months, apps will move to a stable beta release and finally work on Chromebooks this spring.

Your Move, Apple

It feels like it’s 2001. A ton of companies had released a ton of MP3 players, and they all sucked. The iPod was just months away.

But it’s 2016, and instead we’re drowning in smarthome gadgets, most recently the voice-powered Amazon Echo and whatever Google Home is.

Google Patented A Sticky Car Hood That Traps Pedestrians Like Flies To Keep Them Safe

Google loves to brag about how its self-driving cars and their ability to save lives by being really good at not crashing into things. But crashes do still happen, and when they do, Google apparently has a backup plan: human flypaper.

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