Google hires the guy that created Tesla’s Autopilot feature

Tesla recently lost one of its top engineers to Apple, a company rumored to have autonomous car ambitions. Now we've learned that another one has left Elon Musk's company, this time heading to Google.
Home Theater

Chromecast domination: The streamer beats out Roku, Apple TV in Q3

Streaming devices are continuing to grow in popularity, and when it comes to digital media streamers, Google Chromecast has been snatching up the biggest global market share, according to a new report.

Russia plans to build its largest data center on top of a nuclear power plant

While most of the world still balks at the notion of using nuclear energy to power large-scale enterprises, Russia recently announced plans to build what could be its largest data center right on top of the Kalinin nuclear power plant.

Google getting plenty of right-to-be-forgotten requests, reveals examples

In the 18 months since Europe issued its controversial right-to-be-forgotten ruling, Google says it's evaluated 1.2 million URLs from 348,085 requests, rejecting 58 percent of them. The company this week revealed examples of cases in a…

Google might step in and make TouchWiz faster and less buggy

Google might be planning to work with Samsung on optimizing its custom Android user experience, TouchWiz. The two companies will work to make sure the skin is faster and has less bugs, hopefully improving the experience for millions of…

YouTube is copying the RIAA’s legal tactics, except this time you win

To defend the legitimate reuse of copyrighted material, Google plans to raise the cost to content owners of filing baseless copyright infringement claims by defending uploaders of videos to YouTube against what it feels are baseless…
Movies & TV

A long search ago: Google adds gold Star Wars crawl for famed franchise phrase

Type the words 'a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away' into Google, and you'll get a pretty cool result as the mega media company helps celebrate the upcoming launch of the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.

This is how you should shop on Black Friday, according to Google

This new font of wisdom from Google provides some pretty incredible insights as to when to shop, where to shop, and of course, how to plan ahead. So without further ado, here are a few pro tips to help you do Black Friday better.

Use Android Pay for a good cause: Google donates $1 per purchase to special education

For every Android Pay purchase you make until December 31, Google will donate $1 — up to $1 million — to On Black Friday, Google will double its donation. The proceeds go to students and teachers.

Google now offers quotes for home mortgage rates in California

Credit cards, auto insurance, and now mortgages? Google's new site lets you see and compare home mortgage rates — but it's only available in California for now. You can even request a callback from the lender to a random number.

Will you join the Dark side? Google’s Star Wars promo brings X-Wings to Maps and more 1:00

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is getting closer and the hype is getting stronger. Google's running a promotion that lets you change how its apps look, depending on how you feel about the force.

Google once made, but never released, a Star Trek-style Communicator badge

Google built its own version of the famous Communicator pin from Star Trek. The revelation came from a Google executive, who also revealed the device never made it past the prototype stage.