Google’s mysterious Portland barge is being scrapped

Google’s mysterious Portland barge is being scrapped

Google’s mysterious barge generated national attention when it was towed into Portland Harbor in Maine last October. The barge was intended to be "an interactive space where people can learn about new technology". That dream has yet to become a reality, and according to recent reports, it never will. The barge was moved to South Portland on Wednesday in preparation to be moved elsewhere. The owner of the cargo terminal where the barge is docked claims that an "international barging company" purchased the barge and it and is soon leaving … [Read More...]

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Google details the process it uses for “right to be forgotten” requests

Google details the process it uses for “right to be forgotten” requests

Back in May, the European Union put a law into place that it believed would protect an individual’s “right to be forgotten”. This meant that anyone could request to have themselves removed for a search engine’s results, and all search engines would have to comply with the rules. Naturally being … [Read More...]

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Fashion brands are turning to startups to compete with Amazon

Fashion brands are turning to startups to compete with Amazon

The Age of the Internet is tough for physical retailers, particularly those in the fashion industry. Not only do they have to deal with high rates of returns and price pressure, now they have to compete with online retailers like Amazon who provide an easier shopping experience and don’t even … [Read More...]

The Marine Corps is developing a self-driving Jeep

The Marine Corps is developing a self-driving Jeep

The United States Marine Corps has competed the first live tests of a new autonomous off-road vehicle called Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS). It was developed by TORC Robotics, Virginia Tech University, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). The purpose of the … [Read More...]

Netflix has acquired exclusive streaming rights to yet another documentary

Netflix has acquired exclusive streaming rights to yet another documentary

In the last year or so, Netflix has been working hard to expand its arsenal of documentaries. The latest such acquisition is the documentary “Virunga”, which Netflix now has exclusive rights to stream. The film, which will be coming to Netflix later this year, is about a team of park rangers at … [Read More...]

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin’s Reddit AMA Experience for #Apollo45

Social news site Reddit has always had some pretty amazing AMAs (Ask Me Anything) with celebrities ranging from movie stars and music composers to world leaders, including President Barack Obama. One of their most recent ones with astronaut Buzz Aldrin made from some pretty amazing … [Read More...]

Nine new game of Thrones cast members have been revealed

Nine new game of Thrones cast members have been revealed

Game of Thrones revealed its season five cast members at San Diego Comic Con Friday, during a panel discussion in front of an audience of over 6,000 people, many of whom had camped overnight to attend. The impressive list includes acclaimed British thespian Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow, a … [Read More...]

Lyft finally has approval to continue with its New York City launch

Lyft finally has approval to continue with its New York City launch

Lyft is finally launching in New York City, but it's making some concessions to do so. After a back-and-forth battle between Lyft and the city, the two have finally struck a deal that will allow Lyft to begin offering service throughout the city's five boroughs, but only so long as Lyft drivers … [Read More...]

Bose is suing Beats of noise-cancelling headphones

Bose is suing Beats of noise-cancelling headphones

The Bose Corporation has filed a legal complaint against Beats Electronics for allegedly infringing patents related to its noise-canceling headphones. Bose claims that Beats is infringing upon 50 years of research and development of noise cancellation technology that is protected by 36 U.S. patents … [Read More...]

Facebook is now worth more than Coca-Cola and AT&T

Facebook is now worth more than Coca-Cola and AT&T

It seems like a century has passed since Facebook's IPO and subsequent stock performance came under scrutiny. Turns out all Facebook needed was to post a stellar earnings report, as it did earlier this week, and investors would be frothing at the mouth to own a chunk of the world's most popular … [Read More...]

Apple is giving regular users a chance to beta test the new version of OS X

Apple is giving regular users a chance to beta test the new version of OS X

Apple has a new version of OS X coming to Macs this fall, and for the first time ever, it’s giving up to 1 million members of the public the opportunity to test it out in advance – for free, and without requiring they register as a developer, starting this Thursday. The purpose of the advance … [Read More...]

Amazon announces big losses despite increased sales

Amazon announces big losses despite increased sales

Writers are peeved at Amazon. On Thursday, investors became disgruntled too. The company, which is embroiled in a very public conflict with the publisher Hachette, announced second-quarter losses nearly double what Wall Street predicted. It also warned that the third quarter would be worse. Much … [Read More...]