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Google is bringing a rainforest right to your smartphone

Image: Simanjuntak/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Yvette Tan2017-02-09 09:34:09 UTC Most of us have never stepped anywhere near a rainforest, much less had a chance to explore it — something Google hopes to change with its new augmented reality experience. The “Into the Wild” exhibit sees some 1,000 square meters turned into a …

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Google, Ikea Nordic Wind-Power Crush Comes Too Soon for Sweden

The quest to supply everything from data server halls, insurance companies to large furniture stores with green electricity has flooded the Nordic region with wind power and crashed a $100 million renewable-certificates market. While that’s good for the environment and the image of companies from Google Inc. to Ikea Group, the …

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Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g. traffic lights) to the complex (e.g. a nation’s whole economy), but leaving aside the problem of whether …

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Evernote is getting faster thanks to Google’s Cloud Platform

Ben McCormack, Evernote’ VP of operations told PC World: “We have seen page loading times reducing quite significantly across some parts of our application. I wouldn’t say it’s everywhere yet, but we are starting to see that benefit of the Google power and the Google reach in terms of bridging …

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Here’s how Evernote moved 3 petabytes of data to Google’s cloud

Evernote decided last year that it wanted to move away from running its own data centers and start using the public cloud to operate its popular note-taking service. On Wednesday, it announced that the lion’s share of the work is done, save for some last user attachments. The company signed …

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Google Station is coming to an Indian city before anywhere else in the world

Moving beyond railway stations in India, Google will soon begin working on its Station project to bring fast Wi-Fi at other public places. About 150km south-east of Mumbai, the city of Pune will soon become the first place in the world to see Google deploy fast-internet hotspots at public places …

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Google and H&M’s new app creates a custom dress based on users’ data

When you think Google, you probably don’t think high fashion. That’s about to change. In honor of New York Fashion Week, the tech giant announced a partnership with Swedish retailer H&M to solve a problem we face every day—figuring out what to wear. Ivyrevel, a fashion house backed by H&M …

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Google Doodle Celebrates Samba Star Carmen Miranda

Decked in a “fruit hat” inspired by the baianas—the Afro-Brazilian fruit vendors she grew up around—singer, dancer, and actor, Carmen Miranda wowed first Brazilian and then international audiences. And through her dazzling performances, samba sashayed onto the world stage. On Thursday, Google marked what would have been the performer’s 108th …

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This Hyperlapse Was Made from 3,305 Google Maps Screenshots

Today is Google Maps’ 12th birthday, and graphic design student Matteo Archondis is paying the platform homage in a really cool way. A fan of timelapse and hyperlapse techniques, Archondis created a visual hyperlapse tour of the world using only screenshots taken within Google Maps. The result is beyond impressive, …

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