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Google’s Conversational Search Now Live In Chrome

Google has quietly rolled out its new conversational search feature in the latest version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.<p>Users that hit up the Google homepage will now see a small microphone symbol in the right-hand side of the search field, as well as at the top of any page …

Quora's David Cole Settles the Apple Logo / Golden Ratio Issue Once and For All

While I understand the appeal of the golden ratio as a rational approach to aesthetics most people would probably agree that it's impossible to …

The world’s tallest building will be in the middle of an empty field in China

A Chinese firm best known for building air conditioning units is constructing a vertical city. Broad Sustainable Construction (BSB) said this week that next month it will finally break ground on the tower that will not only be the world’s tallest but could, according to BSB, become a model for how …

Donald Trump Says Kickstarter Is Missing One Key Ingredient: Donald Trump

Last Wednesday, Donald Trump launched FundAnything, a crowd-funding company that many have called a rip-off of popular tech sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But The Donald explained to FORBES that those sites lack one thing: himself.<p>FundAnything offers no new features or lower fees, and its website …

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

Google Glass

Big International Social Networks Are Closing In On Facebook

It lost users.<p>While the network did pass the 1 billion monthly active user threshold globally in 2012, Facebook also lost 1.4 million U.S. monthly active users late last year, a small but symbolic decline. Nor was it the only network experiencing a slowdown.<p>After years of double-digit expansion, …

Social Media

Are Machines On The Net Making Humans Obsolete?

The Industrial Age reinvented productivity. The Information Age reinvented communication. Now man and machine are coming together and it’s even bigger than the Internet. What is it? The Internet of Things!<p>The Internet of Things connects the physical world to the Internet through sensors embedded in …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

Creating the Photograph: Stéphane Pironon's "Weightlessness"

<i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and</i> …

The ‘Invisible Man’: Liu Bolin Talks About His Process and Motivation

Back in March, we shared a time-lapse that showed photographer Liu Bolin — also known as the “invisible man” — disappearing into the stage at TED …