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It’s Data, And Knowing What to Do With It

Amazing. The Trick That Makes Google’s Self-Driving Cars Work – Madrigal – Atlantic: ” Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores. … The key to Google’s success has been that these…

Word Lens Is Mind-Blowing

I downloaded and played with Word Lens briefly last year. There was only a text-reversing demo for free, the translation required in-app-purchases. But I see that Google just bought the company and made the app and in-app-purchases free. This thing…

I Worry The iPhone/iOS Has Lost Its Edge

Up until maybe last summer I would have argued that iOS was much better than Android in nearly every way. But in the last two revision Android has made up a ton of ground. It’s nearly as good in a…

Schumer Blasts Obama Over Drones!

“Schumer Blasts Obama Over Drones!” That’s what a proper headline would read in a sane world. But instead Schumer is concerned with Google’s pic-taking drones. He’s apparently troubled by Google’s drones taking pics, but okay with Obama’s drones killing people,…

Google ChromeBook Is Almost Here

And I’m intrigued. You’ll be able to order your ChromeBook right from Amazon. Chromebook: “Chromebooks boot in 8 seconds and resume instantly. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with full support for the latest web standards and Adobe…

Markets In Everything: Google Art & Travel

Free markets are truly wonderful. And in this case we don’t just mean free to trade, we mean literally free to the consumer, as in zero dollar cost. Definitely check these two items out. Street View’s Most Breathtaking Rides –…

What Do Google and Pentecost Have In Common?

More food for through from the great Mr. Jeffrey Tucker. Our Miracle of Pentecost by Jeffrey A. Tucker: “What meaneth this, indeed? What we have in Google’s gmail translator roughly approximates this, in the same way that a robot might…

Thursday Grab Bag Of Links …

Architecture. (pic via BB)Buzz Beast – Allandale HousePine Community School / Riddel ArchitectureThe Rusnak Residence by Douglas FredriksonMetropol Hotel / Chalupa Architekti d u m ArchitektiThe Cave Houses of CappadociaModern House Design Kinloch ResidenceSpoilt for Colour Choice in Burano Food.Mexican…

Liberty & Govt. At Work: Afghanistan, Obama, & More

More war, always, even from the Nobel Peace Prize winner? And good news from Google on China? AP Exclusive: Obama wants $33 billion more for war – MichaelMoore.com: “WASHINGTON – The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional…