Google is the number-one place college students want to work for the fifth year running —here’s what it’s doing right (GOOG, GOOGL)

Scott Beale/Laughing Squid For the fifth year running, Google is the number-one company that college students from leading universities want to work for. That’s according to new data from education software company Piazza, which surveyed 150,000 students from more than 600 schools in North America, including Stanford, Harvard, and MIT, about where they most wanted to […]

Google Maps Street View reveals eerie abandoned island said to be haunted by locals

Google Maps Street Views gives users the rare opportunity to explore one of the world’s most unique places. This Japanese Island it utterly abandoned, a sight that would give many the chills. But to make matters worse, locals are convinced the area is haunted. Would you dare travel to this island alone? Hashima Island is […]

Former Google and Instagram engineers got millions to take TV into the future: Here’s what it looks like

Zoë Bernard/Business Insider Dreams is a new company that’s reformatting TV for smartphones. It got $ 5 million from investors including Box Group, NEA, SV Angel, and Ronny Conway’s A Capital Ventures. It’s made watching TV on your smartphone an intuitive experience by reformatting it to fit a mobile frame. When you first enter the […]

Google Maps Street View: What is wrong with this woman? Blonde looks weird in short dress

Google Maps Street View captures footage from all around the world, including the weird and wonderful. In the footage, a blonde woman walks past the Chichen Itza ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico. From the knees up, the woman looks like just another tourist. She is wearing a short white dress which exposes her legs and […]

ARK Survival Evolved Mobile LIVE, Android update coming soon to Google Play Store

Having teased its release earlier this year, War Drum Studios’ handheld port is now available to download. There are no restrictions between iOS and Android, although there are some issues stopping people playing. ARK Survival Evolved Mobile on Android has a list of issues that have stopped many from accessing the full experience today. While […]

Court allows man to sue Google for defamation over search results

An Australian court has given a man the go ahead to sue Google for defamation after image search results and autocomplete predictions linked him to underworld crime. Milorad “Michael” Trkulja was shot in the back by an unknown gunman in Melbourne in a 2004, at a time when there were a series of underworld killings […]

Google Maps uncovers mystery symbols – are they the entry to secret Scientology base?

Google Maps is one of the most widely-used tools in the world for viewing life across all four corners of the globe. Designed to help travellers navigate new areas, it has also inadvertently become a way to see people captured going about their daily lives. And as well as this, the tool has captured many […]

Google Maps Street View: Jeep appears to have crashed into thin air – what happened?

Google Maps Street View, created in 2007, uses 360-degree panoramic views to open up the world to online users. First launched in the US, it has since extended to hundreds of countries and some of the most remote areas. Google Maps has covered many streets and roads across the world capturing exciting shots of the natural […]

Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain

Enlarge / Meet inventor Jarek Duda. (credit: Jarek Duda) When Jarek Duda invented an important new compression technique called asymmetric numeral systems (ANS) a few years ago, he wanted to make sure it would be available for anyone to use. So instead of seeking patents on the technique, he dedicated it to the public domain. […]