Google is using old Atari games to teach artificial intelligence how to learn
Mar 17, 2017

Whoever said video games weren’t educational? Google has been using old Atari video games to train its DeepMind artificial intelligence for a few years, and now it’s actually learning how to remember its strategies.

Google is building a fail safe into AI to shut it down in case it turns evil
Jun 6, 2016

There’s no denying artificial intelligence will play a role in the future of humanity, but just in case it decides to try and kill us all, Google is building in a kill switch. Literally. [Insert Skynet joke here]

Google is working on a computer that is literally injected into your eye
May 4, 2016

If you thought Google Glass was ambitious, it turns out the super-geek glasses were just the beginning. Google doesn’t just want to be in your glasses — it wants to literally be inside your eye.

Google hides Star Wars easter egg in its search function
Nov 30, 2015

This is the Star Wars search feature you were looking for. 

What's with all the pink UFOs showing up on Google Street Views?
Jul 4, 2015

You can see some crazy stuff on Google Street View if you're willing to look around a bit, but this might be a first. A woman in Texas looking for directions happened to spot what looks like a pink flying saucer on the app, and as if that weren't weird enough, it turns out she's not the only one.

Google built an AI designed to debate the meaning of life by studying old movies
Jun 29, 2015

The meaning of life is one of those heady topics that’s fun to dive into with enough time at your disposal, but now Google has created a ‘bot that can (attempt to) dig into the philosophical.

23 of Google's greatest sci-fi (ish) logos
Jun 25, 2015

The search engine celebrates Comic-Con, Tetris, the Moon landing and more.

Google has mapped Loch Ness to help out eager monster hunters
Apr 21, 2015

Now you don't even have to go to Scotland to see if you can spot Nessie.

Google might've just come up with a way to save us from spoilers
Apr 8, 2015

Technology is a wondrous thing, and the minds at Google are hoping to leverage science to potentially save us from Game of Thrones and Walking Dead spoilers. Yes, please.


Google Maps lets you explore the moon and Mars
Aug 6, 2014

Google Maps is taking us even farther than we had expected.

Help get the uncredited co-creator of Batman a well-deserved Google Doodle
Jan 9, 2014

Bill Finger might never get credited on a DC Comics masthead, but we can at least get him some recognition from the world's most widely used search engine.

You can actually go inside for a tour of the TARDIS on Google Maps
Aug 13, 2013

On Earl's Court Road there sits a lonely blue box. What's inside? Google Maps has the answer.

Image of the Day: Google celebrates Trek with greatest doodle ever
Dec 17, 2012

Image of the Day: Google celebrates Trek with greatest doodle ever