You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Right Now

April Fool’s Day is imminent, which means that we’re about to see A) lots of unfunny people making awful attempts to prank everyone; and B) some people—often including big tech companies like Google and Blizzard—creating some brilliant things. Here’s one example of the latter. » 3/31/15 10:49am Yesterday 10:49am

Google Thinks Too Many Choices Are A Bad Thing For Car Buyers

When it comes to buying a car, most people probably think the more choices they have the better able they are to make an informed decision. However, analytics experts at Google studied dealership inventory and brand websites and determined that consumers can be easily overwhelmed if those choices are not managed… » 3/19/15 10:18am 3/19/15 10:18am

How Artificial Intelligence Playing Atari Could Help Self-Driving Cars

When Google announced its new artificial intelligence system could play, learn, and beat some old-school Atari games, my first reaction was, "Cool. Call me when it can play Spy Hunter." Actually, what about Gran Turismo? Because that's obviously part of the plan. » 2/27/15 9:30pm 2/27/15 9:30pm

​You Can Be Trained To Test A Self-Driving Car In Less Than Two Hours

The California DMV is in charge of overseeing autonomous car testing in the state. Part of that includes ensuring the people operating the fleet of robo-cars are properly trained, but because the DMV is incapable of getting its shit together, that means some companies only require a couple hours of training before… » 2/25/15 4:46pm 2/25/15 4:46pm

​Why You Won't Be Able To Buy An Apple Car

Apple probably isn't getting into the car business. At least not in the way we know it today. It's getting into the mobility business, where you dial up a ride on your smartphone, Uber-style, get to where you're going and move on with your life. No monthly payments, no insurance, no maintenance and repairs. That's… » 2/25/15 12:02pm 2/25/15 12:02pm

​Google Is Reportedly Developing Its Own Uber Competitor

Well, this is interestingly timed. Hot on the heels of a report claiming Uber is beginning to work on self-driving technology, Google is supposedly in the process of developing its own ridesharing service. » 2/02/15 5:46pm 2/02/15 5:46pm

​Google Doesn't Think The DMV Is Capable Of Regulating Self-Driving Cars

Governments aren't particularly adept at grasping new technology, and Google made that point crystal clear at a meeting this week in California where the safety and regulation of self-driving cars were debated. » 1/28/15 1:48pm 1/28/15 1:48pm

Some Police Think Google's Waze App Helps Would-Be Cop Killers

Waze's community-curated real-time traffic network includes keeping tabs on nearby five-o. And cops aren't very happy about it, claiming it makes it easier to stalk the police. » 1/26/15 10:45pm 1/26/15 10:45pm

The Designer Behind Nest, iPod Could Design Your First Self-Driving Car

Self-driving cars have to be easy if they're going to catch on. Yes, they have to be safe, but they also need to be approachable. Tony Fadell – the creator of the Nest thermostat and one of the guys behind the iPod and iPhone – might be the man to make that happen. » 1/20/15 12:45pm 1/20/15 12:45pm

Four Things You Didn't Know You Can Do With Your Chromecast

Google's Chromecast is a great way to stream anything in your living room, but mastering its intricacies can really make it shine. There are some hidden Chromecast capabilities many people don't know exist, and here are some of the best ones. » 12/31/14 9:22am 12/31/14 9:22am

​This Is The First 'Real' Build Of Google's Self-Driving Car

When Google announced its purpose-built, self-driving car program in May, the prototype it used for demos was a very rough, early build. After testing all of the different systems in a variety of prototypes, Google has built its first complete robo-pod that's ready to take to the streets. » 12/22/14 1:33pm 12/22/14 1:33pm

Google To Reportedly Take Over Your Dash With Next Android Release

Google is already making a play for the dashboard with Android Auto, but the next version of its mobile operating system is being designed to cut out the phone entirely so it can find a permanent home in cars.
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The Most Googled Cars Of 2014

Google just published its year-end "Trends" reports; outlining what people searched for in 2014. Here's the breakdown of what people wanted to know about in the "cars" category, and where they were searching from. » 12/18/14 5:45pm 12/18/14 5:45pm

A Sneak Peek at 2015's Smartest Smart Cars

Here's the driver's dream: A vehicle that sends us where we want to go, plays the music we want to hear, and allows us to communicate (within reason) with the outside world, all with minimal distraction. It's the vision of the connected car, and it's a promise many automakers hope to deliver for 2015. » 11/25/14 12:24pm 11/25/14 12:24pm

Julian Assange Is Here to Discuss His New Book

Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks. A wanted man, he recently began his third year living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He joins us now to answer your questions about his new book, When Google Met Wikileaks. » 9/15/14 11:57am 9/15/14 11:57am

5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now [Updated]

According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords associated with Gmail accounts have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here's what you should know. » 9/10/14 12:20pm 9/10/14 12:20pm

NASA Workers Are 'Guinea Pigs' In Google's Self-Driving Car Program

Google's self-driving cars are required to have a brake, accelerator, and steering wheel to test in California. But the Big G has found a loophole, and it's making unwitting test subjects out of NASA employees at the Ames Research Center outside of Mountain View, CA. » 9/05/14 6:56pm 9/05/14 6:56pm

6 Simple Things Google's Self-Driving Car Still Can't Handle

Self-driving cars are most definitely the future. They have been for decades. For Google, that future isn't quite as close as you might think—as of right now, its autonomous vehicle would fail a driver's license test before it ever got out of the parking lot. » 8/30/14 12:41pm 8/30/14 12:41pm

Google May Buy Historic Spruce Goose Hangar For Office Space

Near Los Angeles International Airport sits a historic 300,000 square foot building that once housed the world's largest airplane — the Hughes H-4 "Hercules," also known as the "Spruce Goose." Now over 70 years later, Google is reportedly eyeing the vacant space in order to house offices. » 8/28/14 3:10pm 8/28/14 3:10pm

Has Google Images Been Hacked To Show A Russian Car Crash?

Early this morning something weird popped up on Google. If you did an image search, the first few pictures would be displayed properly. But if you scrolled down just a bit, every other image was replaced by one single one, of a Russian car crash. And so far, no one knows why. » 8/26/14 9:16am 8/26/14 9:16am