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Google’s ‘Project Zero’ Aims to Find Exploits and Prevent the Next Heartbleed

Google’s ‘Project Zero’ Aims to Find Exploits and Prevent the Next Heartbleed

Google announced on Tuesday that it is launching Project Zero, an internal team of security specialists tasked with finding vulnerabilities in third-party software — not to exploit them, but to alert the developers and avoid the next Heartbleed. The Heartbleed bug put the whole software industry on heightened alert, and ...

‘Thread’ is a New Wireless Networking Standard from Samsung, Google’s Nest and More

‘Thread’ is a New Wireless Networking Standard from Samsung, Google’s Nest and More

Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed Thread, it is a low-power, mesh network protocol that also supports IPv6. The standard is built on the existing radio hardware used by ZigBee devices (802.15.4), which means that a company could update ...

Google and Novartis are Designing Contact Lenses to Aid Vision, Track Diabetes

Google and Novartis are Designing Contact Lenses to Aid Vision, Track Diabetes

With Glass and Android Wear, Google has already invested a lot of time and resources into developing the next-generation of wearables, but it's another of its eye-focused projects that has on Tuesday received its first major boost. The search giant's secret Google[x] team has confirmed that it's licensed its smart eyewear ...

Google Will Now Let You Know if a Site Won’t Work on Your Device

Google Will Now Let You Know if a Site Won’t Work on Your Device

Google is on track for mobile search queries to overtake those on desktop this year, and on Tuesday it took one more step forward in how it is will control that experience on behalf of its users — for better or for worse. The company has announced that it will now flag to its users when websites listed in their search ...

Microsoft’s ‘Project Adam’ Significantly Ups the Bar in the AI War

Microsoft’s ‘Project Adam’ Significantly Ups the Bar in the AI War

We’re entering a new age of artificial intelligence. Drawing on the work of a clever cadre of academic researchers, the biggest names in tech—including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple—are embracing a more powerful form of AI known as “deep learning,” using it to improve everything from speech recognition ...

Microsoft’s Holiday Goal: Conquer Google’s Chromebooks

Microsoft’s Holiday Goal: Conquer Google’s Chromebooks

Microsoft is aiming straight for Google’s Chromebooks this holiday season. At the company’s partner conference today, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed that HP is planning to release a $199 laptop running Windows for the holidays. Turner didn’t provide specifications for HP’s "Stream" device, but he did detail ...

MindRDR on Google Glass is an App That Can Read Your Thoughts

MindRDR on Google Glass is an App That Can Read Your Thoughts

Google Glass has made a name for itself (somewhat infamously) as head-mounted hardware that you can control with your voice and a sliding finger. Now, a team based out of interactive studio This Place in London, is launching a new app that it hopes will kickstart an even more seamless way of interacting with the device: ...

Google Opens a $100M Fund for European Startups

Google Opens a $100M Fund for European Startups

Google is popping down the bureau de change and changing $100 million to euros to try and find the next Spotify or Skype. The search engine giant is establishing a London office for the Google Ventures investment fund to back European companies. Founded in 2009, Google Ventures is an arm of the Big G that provides venture ...

Larry Page Says Google Can Save “100,000 Lives a Year” With Access to Medical Records

Larry Page Says Google Can Save “100,000 Lives a Year” With Access to Medical Records

If you think that Google has got enough of your personal data, think again. In an interview with the New York Times, Larry Page has said that he wants access to your medical records, but don't worry, it's all for your own good. In describing how Google's services frequently outrage privacy advocates before their potential ...

You Can Now Correct Google Now’s Misheard Commands With “No, I Said…”

You Can Now Correct Google Now’s Misheard Commands With “No, I Said…”

If you’ve ever been using any form of Google voice recognition and gotten frustrated that the friendly female on the other side just can’t understand you, you may be happy to know that a quick command can now fix misheard words. Previously, you would have to start the query over completely, but the Google Search app can ...