Google’s self-driving “Koala” cars hit California roads

June 26, 2015 by  
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As 2015 speeds by, so will Google’s self-driving vehicle prototypes adorably referred to as “Koala” cars. (Except they only move at a safe and steady speed of 25 mph.) Earlier this year Google announced plans to launch several vehicles in Mountain View, and this week the self-driving cars finally hit California streets. Read the rest of Google’s self-driving “Koala” cars hit California roads Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ford self-driving car , google koala car , google mountain view , google self-driving car , koala car , self-driving car , self-driving technology , tesla self-driving car

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Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG

June 2, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 tips to save water in your home

June 2, 2015 by  
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Water is important to everyone and everything: we use it every day and, as a result, sometimes don’t realize how much we waste. With the recent devastating droughts impacting huge portions of the US , Asia and the Middle East, the idea of saving water has never been as important to home owners. This Infographic titled ‘Top 10 Tips For Saving Water’ has the best ways to do just that. It features 10 ways anyone can apply water saving tips to their daily lives and save a large amount of water. From the bathroom sink to the kitchen tap, there’s something for everyone. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 10 tips to save water in your home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california drought , city drought , Drought , drought issues , India drought , infographic , reader submission , saving home water , saving water , saving water in the home , water saving tips , water tips

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Google launches $20 million challenge to innovate designs for people with disabilities

June 2, 2015 by  
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The one billion plus people around the world who live with a disability, physical or developmental, face enormous challenges that too often are ignored by the able-bodied majority. People with disabilities and those who love them endure despite these challenges, but they need advocates to help make the world accessible. It’s hard to think of a more influential, global advocate than Google. The tech giant recently announced the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities , a $20 million grant program that aims to “build awareness, identify solutions and help create universal access for people with disabilities.”   Read the rest of Google launches $20 million challenge to innovate designs for people with disabilities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Americans with disabilities , disabilities , E-Nable , Google , Google Impact Challenge , innovate for change , innovation challenge , Mission Arm , people with disabilities , prosthetic limbs , World Wide Hearing

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Google isn’t ‘feeling lucky’ after Mountain View city council chokes HQ plans

May 6, 2015 by  
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We sort of thought that  Google  was well on their way to owning the world, but it seems that isn’t really the case, especially in Mountain View, California, where plans for a sprawling green headquarters campus have been dashed by a few newly-appointed city council members. In a vote earlier this week , the council considered construction requests from Google and LinkedIn (among others) and—in news of the “whoah”—LinkedIn won. Google already has rights to about 700,000 square feet of land in the area in question, located just north of Highway 101, and had requested an additional 2.5 million square feet of land across four sites. Interestingly, Google’s initial ask was more than the city had to divvy up in the first place. The council members had only 2.2 million square feet of land to dole out, so it was clear at the outset that someone wouldn’t get their way. The Tuesday evening vote awarded LinkedIn with 1.45 million square feet of the requested 1.6 million, while poor Google was granted only 515,000 square feet —a mere crumb compared to their lofty plans. With this news, the hot shot design team Heatherwick Studios  and Bjarke Ingels Group  (BIG) will have to make serious cuts to their original design, which included an enormous greenhouse and an indoor cycling track, among other sprawling luxuries. Unless someone can convince the folks at LinkedIn to turn tail, it looks like Google may have to get used to not being the biggest dog in the fight. Learn more about the original plan for Google’s sprawling campus here , and stay tuned for details as the plans are updated to reflect the much smaller footprint. Via Forbes Images via Google Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: big , Bjarke Ingels Group , Google , google headquarters , google HQ , google hq design , google hq plans , google mountain view , Heatherwick , heatherwick studios , new google hq , thomas heatherwick

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