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  • Android and Lego come together to solve puzzles

    What do you get when you combine the brains of Android with the body of Lego? If you're UK-based chip designer and Lego enthusiast David Gilday, you get a DIY robot capable of solving a Rubik's Cube.

    Written by Chris Brandrick22 July 10 07:29
  • 5 (More) Google Labs Projects that Should Be on Your Radar

    Google Labs, a place for application and tool prototypes not yet ready for primetime, has welcomed in the past few months a group of newcomers. From Google's first foray into Twitter apps to a more visual way to peruse the best blogs and articles from the Web, this class of Google Labs has something to offer everyone.

    Written by Kristin Burnham28 April 10 05:04
  • Schmidt: Private Sector Key to Stopping Google-style Attacks

    White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt says the information security community is right to be spooked by massive, coordinated attacks that recently targeted Google. But he rejects the notion that this is cybergeddon, and believes the best defense remains in the hands of the private sector.

    Written by Bill Brenner08 April 10 05:19
  • Google Jumps Into Social Bookmarks Game

    Google jumped into social bookmarking this week with its new experimental Bookmarks feature, Lists. Lists lets you save links--handy, for example, if you're planning a vacation or compiling information for a presentation--then share them with others or keep them private.

    Written by Kristin Burnham30 March 10 05:20
  • 5 Reasons to Revisit Google Desktop Now

    Google Desktop is a downloadable application that indexes items on your computer such as e-mail conversations, Microsoft Office documents, Web history, PDFs, music, images and video. The app then copies the items' content to your local cache, allowing you to search for any of these documents quicker than your computer's standard search function does.

    Written by Kristin Burnham26 Feb. 10 07:22
  • The 10 dumbest tech moves of 2009

    It's that time of year again -- time to look back and offer my 2009 awards for the most malicious, obnoxious, offensive, or nonsensical behavior in technology. The 10 winners this year include some of the best-known companies on the planet, as well as some obscure but worthy candidates.

    Written by Robert X. Cringely08 Jan. 10 07:12
  • 2010 tech forecasts: What the accurate analysts predict

    A venerable New Year's tradition in the tech world entails trotting out year-old predictions by analyst shops and laughing at their off-base prognostications. But here's a surprise: The two biggest analyst firms still standing -- Gartner and IDC -- did a pretty good job a year ago forecasting the shape of IT in 2009, as did the smaller Forrester Research and 451 Group.

    Written by Bill Snyder06 Jan. 10 07:07
  • 5 Google Labs Projects That Should Be On Your Radar

    Have you checked out Google Labs lately? If not, it's worth a peek. The area, reserved for application and tool prototypes not yet ready for primetime, houses some cool (and crazy) ideas. Past alumni include Google Alerts, the Google Docs suite and Google Reader. Check out these five Google Labs experiments that we'd like to see go mainstream in 2010. Which ones are already on your radar?

    Written by Kristin Burnham18 Dec. 09 08:19
  • In pictures: Google Goggles Visual Search

    Mobile searching has just gotten way, way cooler with the new Google Goggles visual search tool for Android, bringing a high-tech twist to accessing information on the go.

    Written by JR Raphael09 Dec. 09 11:33
  • Google grows revenue, profit in Q3

    Google grew both its revenue and profit in the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, registering results its CEO called "strong" and that exceeded Wall Street expectations.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez16 Oct. 09 09:51
  • The future of publishing?

    Social networks, e-readers and other technologies are transforming the publishing industry and heralding a new era of reading and learning.

    Written by CIO Staff24 Sept. 09 06:50