google

The Ways Modern Secret Societies Use The Internet To Hide In Plain Sight

Secret societies are as old as humanity, and they sure as hell aren’t going away any time soon. But in an internet age where privacy is harder than ever to come by, secret societies face all kinds of new challenges. And Matt King has seen some of their newest tricks first hand.


Report: The Next Nexus Phone Might Be A Gigantic Motorola

Google and Motorola may have parted ways in January, but it if this latest Android Police rumour holds up, it appears to have been on good terms. The Nexus 6 may be a hefty Moto device, and while details are scant, it does have a delightful nickname: Shamu.


Your Right To Be Forgotten Beats Google's Right To Remember

Last week, Microsoft’s Bing joined Google in acquiescing to the EU high court’s “right to be forgotten” ruling, which allows European citizens to petition for the removal of search results about themselves that are “inadequate… no longer relevant, or excessive.” The Court of Justice sees it as a victory for privacy protection; Google sees only censorship. The company that aims to catalogue the world’s knowledge thinks it has a right to know it all.


Report: Google Is Buying Twitch For $US1 Billion

We’ve heard rumours that Google was in the market to buy Twitch — the game-streaming behemoth that’s up there with YouTube — for a cool billion dollars, and now VentureBeat is reporting the deal’s gone through.


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.