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Using Google BigQuery for Geoip Geolocation

Google BigQuery can prove a useful way to aggregate numbers (such as IP addresses) by geography. continue…

Android Chewing Away at iPad’s Market Share

Apple saw its share of the tablet market tumble from 52.8 percent to 36.0 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to Gartner. continue…

Apple’s CarPlay Brings iOS to Vehicles

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Your car could become a four-wheeled extension of your iPhone. continue…

Eric Schmidt Thinks the Internet Will Kill Censorship

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But even in countries with “freer” governments, the Internet often remains restricted in some way. continue…

The Key to Landing a Job at Google May Surprise You

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Any time Google comes up with something new in its hiring, the news is sliced, sifted and stirred like the tea leaves gypsies use to predict the future. Given that the company’s renowned for its smart and motivated workforce, it’s no wonder. Competitors regularly look to lure away its talent, and tech professionals plot their best approach to getting a seat on one of its wireless-equipped buses. Working at Google is a credential not only because of the projects you’ve… continue…

Kurzweil Talks Google’s Big Plans for Artificial Intelligence

The AI researcher (and Singularity advocate) recently sat down with The Guardian to talk about his work with the world’s largest search engine. continue…

Will Cortana Help Windows Phone?

Microsoft’s long-rumored digital assistant will supposedly make its debut with Windows Phone 8.1. continue…

Google’s Project Tango Seeks to Map a 3D World

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At the heart of the project is a prototype smartphone capable of capturing and analyzing 3D measurements. continue…

Authentication’s New Methods Spotlight Need for More Training

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IT security professionals may want to brace for more training and skills development on emerging forms of authentication following Google’s acquisition of Israeli startup SlickLogin and moves by organizations like the Fast Identity Online Alliance (FIDO). Companies are seeking ways to keep their customers and employees secure online beyond reusable passwords, as cybercriminals become increasingly sophisticated and attacks more massive in scope, as evidenced by the recent Target security breach. Earlier this week, Google acquired SlickLogin, which uses a unique,… continue…

The Biggest Tech Acquisitions of All Time

Facebook paying $16 billion for WhatsApp isn’t even the most expensive buy on the list. continue…