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Google officially launches its music subscription service at Google I/O

Google took the wraps off its long-rumored music subscription service at its Google I/O developer conference Wednesday, which is dubbed Google Play …

And, bam! Here’s Google Compute Engine

Drum roll, please. Google Compute Engine is now available to everyone, not just those who pay $400 per month for Google Gold support. (Update: …

Prepaid gives Google a huge Android boost (and Apple has noticed)

Wondering where the big surge in Android activations Google announced at I/O is coming from? In the U.S. at least, Google should be thanking the …

Why the snap of a photo changed my mind about Google Glass

As a serious smartphone addict who jumps at the sound of an iPhone (s goog) buzz, I know that I really don’t need more internet in my life. So I …

Google’s growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google(s goog) is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud …

SMS integration coming to Google Hangouts. Will Google Voice follow?

Google’s(s goog) effort to unify its messaging platforms isn’t done yet. The new Hangouts app, introduced on Wednesday at the Google I/O developer …

Yahoo wants to buy Tumblr. Will Facebook swoop in at the last minute?

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer thinks that what Blogger did for Google, Tumblr could do for her aging Internet company — make it relevant and a …

Google jumpstarts Glass development with apps from Twitter, Facebook and Evernote

One of the biggest gripes about Google Glass (s goog) has been it doesn’t have any apps. Well, some of the biggest app developers and content …

Why Google thinks the GPU is the engine for the web of the future

For years, the internet provided users with static clumps of information stored and refreshed in databases on the back end. But as interactive games, …

Gigaom | How Google Music wants to take on Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody

Advertisement<p>Google (s GOOG) entered a crowded space when it launched its own music subscription service this week: Google Play Music All Access …

Android is just the beginning: How Bluetooth is preparing for the internet of things

Last night at Google I/O, Bluetooth scored a major victory for connected consumers when Google said it would support the Bluetooth Smart Ready …

Best Things To Do In Stockholm

Today I’m delighted to be hosting a guest post by Sofia von Porat of travel blog <i>AsWeTravel</i>. The post is particularly timely given our upcoming …

5 Top Places to Visit in Croatia

Croatia looks like it may be the next big thing in European travel – the beautiful country has history, recreational facilities and plenty of nature …

European Travel

German Culture: Etiquette Tips

<b>Want to learn a language? Buy Rosetta Stone today at our lowest price ever!</b><p>One of the most fascinating things about travel and learning languages is …

Tap Water

Lost In A Misty San Marino Micro State

As We Travel - Traveling Tips, Destinations, Videos & Travel Blog Get some useful information about San Marino here to make your trip more …

European Travel

Lyon France Hacks - 5 Things to do in Lyon

France’s third city is a bustle of boutiques, bistros, hidden passageways, riverside walks and historic architectural masterpieces.<p>There is a lot to …

France

A Guide To Magical Cinque Terre, Italy

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam visitors never run out of things to do – this lovely old city has a city center that’s quiet and perfect for walking and biking – with over …

European Travel

5 Must Do Things in Brussels

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the headquarters of both the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). What began as a …

European Travel

Astronaut Chris Hadfield sings David Bowie's Space Oddity in space

Chris Hadfield—astronaut, and commander of Expedition 35 on the International Space Station—is full of surprises. He's been tweeting amazing pictures …

Pumpcast News fake? Jay Leno segment wasn't totally honest. Is that OK? (VIDEO)

CAN I MAKE STUFF UP?<p>Journalist<br>If you make stuff up as a journalist, you will be considered such a liar that the state of California won’t let you …

Google Glass social norms: Will it be too awkward to use in public?

A man sitting alone at his kitchen table pauses before eating his breakfast. He looks at the empty room before him. “Meet me in front of Strand Books …

Pew European stereotypes list.

Pew tells us all about European public opinion, including this funny table of stereotypes in which we see that Germany has developed a terrible …

Google Maps guessing game GeoGuessr: Tips and cheats to beat the game.

Some online quiz games are rendered pointless by Google. But here’s one that would be impossible without it: GeoGuessr, a “where in the world are …

Stop Saying Women Don't Like Game of Thrones Already

<i>Game of Thrones</i> is one of the most outrageously enjoyable shows on television right now, not least because of its incredible roster of female …

Hops Enthusiasts Are Ruining Craft Beer for the Rest of Us

As a beer writer, I often find myself preaching the word about craft beer to people who don’t want to hear it. There are a lot of Bud Light fans and …

Star Trek Into Darkness, directed by J.J. Abrams, reviewed.

In <b>Slate</b>’s <i>Star Trek</i> reader poll this week, <i>The Wrath of Khan</i> is handily (and deservedly) walloping every other <i>Star Trek</i>–based movie. As of this …

Enterprise vs. Millennium Falcon: Which is the Fastest?

Set a Course!<p>Select a destination below and see how long it would take some of the most famous ships from science fiction to travel there.<p>Alpha …

OpenStreetMap To Give Google Maps A Run For Its Money By Launching Its New ‘iD’ Editor

Google has become the king of maps because of the technology that it has developed over the past eight years. One competitor, OpenStreetMap, has developed its own tools and built a community of map enthusiasts that now powers services like Hipmunk, Evernote and Foursquare. Today, as promised, the …

We’re “80% Of The Way” To Fake Meat That’s Indistinguishable From The Real Thing

If you’ve flirted with vegetarianism like I have, then you’re probably aware of a range of meat substitutes, all of which pale in comparison to the real thing. But now Beyond Meat CEO and founder Ethan Brown says that mock meat is about 80 percent of the way to being able to sub in for the real …