Google Maps got a few significant updates at the company’s I/O event in San Francisco Wednesday, with a refreshed look and some handy new features aimed at letting you explore your surroundings without keyword searching. The updated maps will be coming to desktop and mobile, though you may have to wait a bit to try them out.
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Google I/O, the tech giant’s annual developer’s conference, kicks off today, with a keynote event taking place in San Francisco. We’re right here and ready to bring you all the news live, starting at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET, but for now, here’s what we expect.
Always looking for new opportunities to turn its mammoth search engine and associated features into interactive and exceedingly distracting Easter eggs, Google has put on another show in honor of the 37th birthday of Atari’s classic video game “Breakout.”
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The country’s leading roboticists believe that over the next fifteen years, robots will become as ubiquitous “as computer technology is today,” a new report reveals.
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Ah, romance. Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl. Boy dumps girl. Girl embarks on a campaign of online harassment that lands her a prison sentence. Girl flees country.
From our email to social networks and shopping, there’s probably not a day that goes by that we don’t use the Internet. Paul Miller from The Verge decided to give it up for an entire year, and shares what he learned from his Web-free life.
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With a shot heard round the Internet, the first known 3-D printed gun is a reality. But the bigger ruckus comes from the gun’s digital blueprints, now available for free download by any shooters who want to build their own.
Jose Guevara was 16 when his doctor first told him that he had leukemia.
“They gave me a breakdown,” Guevara told NBC News. “‘You have leukemia, you’re staying in the hospital,’ and they brought a wheelchair.”
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Right now my Google Glass is sitting next to my laptop. It’s resting … er, charging. From the moment I picked it up this morning, my first hours with it have been a whirlwind.
The White House is headed to microblogging service Tumblr, and it promised in its announcement on Twitter that “there will be GIFs.” Not only that, but an administration-posted image offers an executive decision on one of the most bitterly debated issues in the history of the Internet: the pronunciation of GIF.
Tell us, Tumblr: How do you say ‘GIF’?
Turns out, that “special event” that Microsoft has been rumored to have in store next month is real. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant sent out invitations this morning asking reporters to “join us as we reveal a new generation of Xbox.”
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Long slave to the physical demands of picking up a phone, computer, smartphone, or tablet to place an order for food delivery, gamers can now create their own custom Pizza Hut pizzas — and order them — from their Xbox 360 console thanks to a unique partnership between Microsoft and the international chain.
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As recent campaigns across social media have shown, the game industry has slowly begun to own up to its troublesome legacy of sexism — expanding roles for women in the business while updating representations of them in the games.