Lawmakers want more tech companies to address privacy legislation

Though Facebook has been in a bright spotlight since the Cambridge Analytica fallout, it's obviously not the only company that has to deal with issues surrounding how best to protect its users' privacy. That responsibility falls on all tech companies…

Sergey Brin’s secret airship will deliver aid and schlep his family

Last month, news dropped that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building an airship on the sly — not a traditional airplane but an honest-to-god helium-filled dirigible. While he insisted the project wasn't operating under the tech titan, which had p…

Bloomberg: Google co-founder Sergey Brin has a ‘secret airship’

A couple of days ago we got a good look at a "flying car" backed by Google's Larry Page, and now Bloomberg reports that Sergey Brin has a project too — it's a zeppelin. The airship "which isn't an Alphabet project" is being built in a leased hangar…

Google gives $4 million to pro-migrant causes

Google has revealed that it will donate up to $4 million to humanitarian causes in response to the president's latest executive order. The search engine will hand the cash to four bodies: the ACLU, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescu…

Breakthrough Prize awards $25 million to science luminaries

In a ceremony dubbed the "Oscars of Science," the Breakthrough Foundation handed out over $25 million in prizes to physicists, life sciences researchers and mathematicians. Hosted by Morgan Freeman, the event featured Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and…

Google is now Alphabet, the owner of Google

The paperwork is filed and it's official: Google has restructured itself into Alphabet. As of the close of business today shares of the old Google are now part of Alphabet, which counts Google as a subsidiary. On our end, this doesn't change much -…

Lab-grown burger tasted at event in London, said to require ketchup

BBC journalists tastes labgrown burger, makes the following remarks

A couple of tasters, who claim they’re unpaid and impartial, are currently chomping their way through some very expensive artificial flesh at a publicity event in London. According to the BBC’s science correspondent Pallab Ghosh, who is also at the gathering, the main feedback so far is that the meat — which is presented as a burger — isn’t as juicy or tasty as the real thing, mainly because it’s totally lean. The substance was grown by a team at the University of Maastricht, with a spot of funding from none other than Google visionary Sergey Brin, who believes the technology is on the “cusp of viability” as a solution to animal welfare issues. Lead researcher Prof. Mark Post doesn’t seem too disheartened by the tasters’ comments, but says he’s working to improve flavor. At a current cost of $325,000 per patty, people are going to expect something special regardless of the ethical or ecological arguments — and some cajun spices probably won’t cut it.

Filed under: Misc, Science, Alt


Source: @BBCPallab (Twitter)

Visualized: Sergey Brin rides pink Teslamobile Model S, complete with Chromed out rims

Visualized Sergey Brin rides pink Teslamobile Model S, complete with Chromed out rims

Hello Kitty must be so jealous.

Filed under: Transportation, Internet, Google


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