Crunch Report | Elon Musk Wants To Make Infrastructure Great Again

Legendary Pokémon come to Pokémon GO, Elon Musk says he has verbal OK to build tunnel on the East Coast, YouTube Live launches in 10 more markets and Intel launches deep learning on a stick with Movidius technology. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

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YouTube launches its counter-terrorism experiment for would-be ISIS recruits

 Google’s big experiment in digital counter-terrorism begins rolling out today. Collaborating with its own in-house think tank Jigsaw, the new effort seeks to bury ISIS-related propaganda on YouTube. Now, when a potential ISIS recruit searches for known extremist content using a predefined set of keywords, they’ll instead be redirected to videos that deconstruct and confront the… Read More

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Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput

 Google today announced that TCP BBR, a new congestion-control algorithm is now available to its Cloud Platform users. The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been around since the 1980s and which typically only take packet loss into account (when networking buffers fill up, routers will discard any new packets). Read More

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Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

 Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into more sharable GIFs. Today, Google says it’s bringing Motion Stills to Android, along with a few changes. Obviously, Android users aren’t in… Read More

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Google Street View now lets you explore the International Space Station

 Google Street View now lets you explore the International Space Station (ISS). This marks Street View’s first foray into space and gives those of us who will likely never get to visit the ISS a chance to explore all of its 15 modules. The new imagery lets you walk (drift?) through the different modules and given the complexity of the ISS, Google thankfully provides explanations for some… Read More

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Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

 Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360 photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. The program has enabled trips to the TaJ Mahal, Colosseum and behind… Read More

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