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  2. Google to sell humanoid robot

    Robots may become mainstream sooner than you think if Google has its way

     

  3. Celebrate the Rubik’s cube’s 40th anniversary with a few fun facts

    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s cube, the world’s best-selling toy, and Google has created an interactive, playable digital version in its honor. We’ve rounded up a few things you might not know about the iconic toy.

     


  4. We’re gaining the ability to track how often we listened to pop hits, and how much time we waste on Facebook. Soon we may be letting Apple listen to the sound of our blood in hopes that the information will inspire us to become fit. Big Brother is now the geeky shlub in the mirror: you.
    — Michael Brendan Dougherty, in Our hacked lives
     

  5. 'Tits and Glass': The inevitable porn applications for Google's newest innovation 

    Google lists lots of physical activities where holding a device is impractical if not impossible for Glass. Really, it was only a matter of time before people began using it for sex.

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  6. The story behind today’s Google Doodle subject: Dian Fossey

     


  7. 62.5%
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    The amount of all web traffic that comes from non-human “bots”.

    Fully 30.5% of all web traffic is from spamming, e-mail address-stealing, site-hacking “malicious” bots.

     

  8. Say hello to WildCat, a cheetah-inspired military prototype that can prance and gallop at 16 mph.  The company that made this and a bunch of other military robots was just bought by Google.

     

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  11. The stories behind 3 great business mantras

    Ever wonder where Google’s “Don’t be evil” manifesto came from? What about Apple’s “Think different”?

     

  12. This is what you get when you go into “incognito mode” on Chrome now. Note the bullet points.

     

  13. Yesterday, Google Maps released a crowdsourced view of North Korea, which before was just white space.

    The big grey blob you see here? That’s Hwasong Gulag, a 212-square mile concentration camp. It houses 10,000 people, and reportedly, no one has ever escaped.