Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google’s new wireless service will automatically switch you between T-Mobile’s network and Sprint’s network depending on which signal is best.

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Google’s New Phone Service Bridges Cell and Wi-Fi Gaps

Google’s New Phone Service Bridges Cell and Wi-Fi Gaps

Google is inviting a small number of people onto its new phone service, Project Fi. The company wants to show wireless can be both cheaper and better.

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Google’s Search Update Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image

Google’s Search Update Will Remake the Web in Its Own Image

“Mobile-geddon” it’s not. But Google’s latest changes to its search algorithm are a reminder of how Google uses its market power to accelerate change.

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Xiaomi’s Smart Strategy to Design Phones for Everyone

Xiaomi’s Smart Strategy to Design Phones for Everyone

Hugo Barra had a pretty good job—I mean, assuming you consider building the most popular mobile platform in the world to be a pretty good job. As global product lead at Google Mobile and then at Android, Barra served near the top of a division that essentially built an industry-defining business from scratch. A prominent […]

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The Woman Bringing a Startup Mentality to Washington DC

The Woman Bringing a Startup Mentality to Washington DC

As the United States Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith is bringing a hefty dose of Silicon Valley to government.

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Finally, Neural Networks that Actually Work

Finally, Neural Networks that Actually Work

As a senior at the University of Minnesota, Jeff Dean built an artificial brain. Kinda. Using what was considered a supercomputer at the time, he mimicked the networks of neurons inside your head, creating a system that could analyze information—and even learn. The trouble was it didn’t work that well. Those computers didn’t provide enough […]

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The Meme-Worthy Judge of Silicon Valley’s Titans

The Meme-Worthy Judge of Silicon Valley’s Titans

Judge Lucy Koh’s rulings don’t just influence the big-name tech firms that test the boundaries of the law. They affect every one of those firms’ users.

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Meet the Woman Launching Google’s Fastest Moonshots

Meet the Woman Launching Google’s Fastest Moonshots

Darpa’s HTV-2 was a drone aircraft shaped like the nib of a fountain pen that flew faster than anything ever built by humans. But during its 2011 test flight its metal skin melted under the atmospheric friction of 13,000-mph flight. It crashed into the Pacific Ocean nine minutes after takeoff. That made it a long […]

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The Man Behind the Hidden World of Magic Leap

The Man Behind the Hidden World of Magic Leap

Many believe that the technology Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz is working on could usher in the next big change in how we use computers.

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