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Creating a Lightsaber with Polymer | Google Web Showcase - Google Developers

How we used Polymer to create a high-performance WebGL mobile controlled Lightsaber that is modular and configurable. We review some of the key details of our project to help you save time when creating your own next time you run into a pack of angry Stormtroopers.

You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Right Now

Go to Google Maps, find yourself an area with lots of roads (New York City will do nicely), and click the big Pac-Man icon

Apps for Google Cardboard - Android Apps on Google Play

Experience virtual reality on your phone with Google Cardboard. Immerse yourself in these hand-picked apps. Learn more and get your own Cardboard at


Google Unveils The Cartographer, Its Indoor Mapping Backpack | TechCrunch

If you have been following the development of Google Maps over the years, you are probably familiar with the Trekker, the backpack that includes a complete Street View camera setup for mapping anything from hikes into the Grand Canyon to walks through penguin colonies in Antarctica. Today, a new backpack is joining Google’s mapping tools: the Cartographer for indoor mapping.

NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking - The Washington Post

The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using "cookies" and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.

How A Former Google Data Guy Could Change What We Eat For Breakfast | TechCrunch

Hampton Creek, the plant-based egg startup known for its product “Just Mayo,” launched in Dollar Tree this week and is expanding its operations to a 90k square-footfacility in the heart of San Francisco in the next few months. On top of that, it just lured away Google’s main data guy, Dan Zigmond. The reason? To turn the food industrial complex on its head. Zigmond has tackled complex data problems for the last eight years for both YouTube and Google maps. His new plan is to build the world’s largest plant database at Hampton Creek. This, in turn, may just change what you and I put in our mouths every morning without us even knowing it. But first…

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won't Even Notice | Co.Design | business + design


Skybox Imaging - Skybox Imaging + Google

We’re thrilled to announce that Skybox Imaging has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google! Five years ago, we began the Skybox journey to revolutionize access to information about the changes happening across the surface of the Earth. We’ve made great strides in the pursuit of that vision. We’ve built and launched the world’s smallest high­-resolution imaging satellite, which collects beautiful and useful images and video every day. We have built an incredible team and empowered them to push the state­-of­-the-­art in imaging to new heights. The time is right to join a company who can challenge us to think even bigger and bolder, and who can support us in accelerating our ambitious vision.

Google rompt avec les annonceurs porno — Le Tag Parfait

AdWords, la régie publicitaire de Google, existe depuis près de quinze ans. C’est elle qui glisse de petites suggestions sur la page de résultats lorsque vous louez les services de l’hégémonique moteur de recherche. Vous voulez prendre soin de votre premier bonsaï ? AdWords vous tend une poignée de sites sur lesquels vous êtes susceptibles de dépenser vos sous : des boutiques de jardinage, des bonsaïstes professionnels, et cetera. Toutes ces annonces sont sélectionnées par AdWords en fonction de votre position géographique, de votre langue, du moment de la journée et surtout des termes utilisés dans votre requête.

Driverless cars and Red Barchettas: Did Rush predict a Google-controlled future? - The Big Event

Peart wrote the lyrics in 1981, and appears to correctly predict the inventions of Google Earth and Street View (“the eyes”). This will become even more prescient in the next decade or two, as the products continue their inevitable evolution toward watching our every move in real time. (Initially for consumer data-tracking purposes, but later co-opted by law enforcement.)

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic

Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.  I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands from the wheel and the computer assume control. "Autodriving," said a woman's voice, and just like that, the car was operating autonomously, changing lanes, obeying traffic lights, monitoring cyclists and pedestrians, making lefts. Even the way the car accelerated out of turns felt right. 

All sent and received e-mails in Gmail will be analyzed, says Google | Ars Technica

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Google added a paragraph to its terms of service as of Monday to tell customers that, yes, it does scan e-mail content for advertising and customized search results, among other reasons. The change comes as Google undergoes a lawsuit over its e-mail scanning, with the plaintiffs complaining that Google violated their privacy.

WebP — Google Developers

WebP is a new image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP lossless images are 26% smaller in size compared to PNGs. WebP lossy images are 25-34% smaller in size compared to JPEG images at equivalent SSIM index. WebP supports lossless transparency (also known as alpha channel) with just 22% additional bytes. Transparency is also supported with lossy compression and typically provides 3x smaller file sizes compared to PNG when lossy compression is acceptable for the red/green/blue color channels.

Classic album covers in Google Street View – in pictures | Cities |

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From Pink Floyd to PJ Harvey, our Street View specialist shows us the world's cities through the lens of famous album covers

Google Glass Diaries

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Google Glass Diaries is a series documenting the lives of people around the world in short video form. It started from the idea of being able to experience life from the POV of another person. Videos are shot using Google Glass and interviews are recorded separately.

Scroll Depth - A Google Analytics plugin for measuring page scrolling

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Scroll Depth is a small Google Analytics plugin that allows you to measure how far down the page your users are scrolling. It monitors the 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% scroll points, sending a Google Analytics Event at each one.

The Revolution in Interactive Storytelling Has Arrived, and Surprise, Google Is Behind It | Cartoon Brew

Last week, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group released the second animated short, Buggy Night, in its Spotlight Stories, a series of interactive mobile-specific animated films available on Moto X phones. Like the first film in the series, Windy Day, which debuted last October, the new short relies on spatial awareness and the sensory inputs of a mobile device to create a distinctive storytelling experience.

Google Glass Experiment

Top-notch cross-platform solution integrating a mobile device, web and Google Glass. Imagine sports as you have never seen before!

MapTiler - fast maps for the web and mobile. Prepare map tiles for Google Maps, Google Earth KML SuperOverlay

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Drop images of maps into MapTiler and with a couple of clicks the software prepares HTML files with viewers based on Google Maps API, Leaflet and OpenLayers. Enjoy the maps on your mobile phone or tablet even while offline.

Create Zoomable Images Using The Google Maps API | Mike Gleason jr's Blog

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I visited the Google+ Project website the other day and to my surprise, it was powered by the Google Maps engine! It is somewhat creative to re-use the Maps engine for any purpose other than mapping. It is just beautiful. It also reminds me of the Art Project I've seen a while back that uses the Street View engine. A must see. Anyways, I'm pleased to show you two samples today: they both let you navigate into an image using the Google Maps engine. I'm also giving up the necessary tools to do it yourself. Enjoy!


NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say - The Washington Post

The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials.