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Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls

After centuries of war, Catholicism and science reconciled over meridian lines.<p>A disc of light moves across the cathedral floor. The marble in its …

Google accused of burying webmail service on search results

ProtonMail says it was in effect removed from Google for almost a year, demonstrating the existence of ‘search risk’<p>Google has been accused of hiding a competitor’s webmail service from its search results in a “suspicious” manner for almost a year, costing the service hundreds of thousands of …

Privacy

Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

Apps

8 predictions for A.I. and bots in the next 24 months

In the last twelve months, we’ve witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning. Many startups, including my own (ReplyYes), are utilizing A.I. and chatbots to help consumers engage with brands through their mobile devices in …

Google is turning Maps into a social platform

Google will sunset photo-sharing site Panoramio as it focuses on building out features in Google Maps, Digital Trends reports.<p>For context, Panoramio allows users to upload and share their photos by location on Google Maps and Google Earth. However, Google would like users to upload their photos …

Artificial Intelligence
Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing

Indian police detain pigeon carrying note that threatened Narendra Modi

Bird ‘taken into custody’ after it was found carrying a warning to the prime minister near the heavily militarised border with Pakistan<p>Indian police have taken a pigeon into custody after it was found carrying a warning note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the nation’s heavily militarised …

Pakistan

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …