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Google employed the specialist directing development of an auto pilot for Tesla and flight software for SpaceX

2 years ago


Robert Rouz has an impressive summary. He was employed in NR, still when studied at Oregon state university. Then he developed such toys known nowadays as Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and Resistance: Retribution, being already an employee of Sony.

In 2009 he moved to California to hold a position of the specialist in development of flight software in SpaceX. Robert Rose created this software already for Falcon 9 and Dragon. He quickly became a head if more precisely — the unit manager, software developing flight. Took this place of Rose till July, 2014. After it worked in the Vicarius company creating systems of machine learning a little and passed into Tesla, to rukvodit division, the creating Autopilot for Tesla cars.

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Google will show the AMP websites in search results next year

2 years ago
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The search giant begins to pay more and more attention to new technology of creation of the Accelerated Mobile Pages web pages (it is known at the beginning of October, now Google intends to show AMP pages in search results at the beginning of the next year — about it there is a speech in the official blog of the project. By this time a set of the large websites, such as BBC, Sankei, New York Times, News Corp, Washington Post declared the support of a new initiative of Google.

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Instead of one thousand words, or Promotion of applications through videos

2 years ago
Video advertizing forces out everyone and everything, some experts of internet marketing even predict death of banners and transition to short videos. Honestly — the demonstration roller shows all delights of your product in "action", in half-minute, relieving of need to read descriptions and to consider screenshots. We considered several options and made recommendations as it is the best of all to advance the applications on different platforms, using video advertizing.
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The Chrome developers consider the possibility to put to the websites reputation characteristics

2 years ago
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The famous evangelist of Chrome Francois Beaufort (François Beaufort) on the page in Google + paid attention on tikt design teams of the browser according to which the possibility to measure extent of interaction of the user with a certain website is considered. This reputation characteristic which is called Site Engagement has to show how this resource is popular with the specific user and depending on it to put down it a mark in the form of some number of points. Depending on this characteristic the browser will define how many to select resources, such as battery power and amount on a disk, to a certain website.

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Google tests a striming of Android applications

2 years ago
In the official blog Inside Search it is reported that the search giant tests a new possibility of a search engine: if by search of any information it becomes clear that to it in the best way there corresponds content in an Android-application, then this program will appear in search results and after click on its link "contents" of the application it will begin to be displayed as if it is already set on the user's smartphone. Already now function of a striming support some applications, such HotelTonight, Chimani, Daily Horoscope and New York Subway.

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Google developed system of remunerations for responses in Google maps: it is possible to receive 1 places Tb in Google Drive

2 years, 1 month ago


The search giant updated the Local Experts program (Local Guides), having added to it system of achievements in the form of points for which it is possible to receive various encouragement from the company. It is that the people well familiar with this or that place on the card, by means of the updated application of Google Maps for Android and for iOS, can give any institution marks, leave comments, publish photos or edit already existing information. For it special bonuses which Google calls points and for which it will be possible to receive will gradually collect, being at list top, a trip on a meeting of "Experts" to a campus of Google.

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Chromebit will turn any monitor or TV into the full-fledged computer for $85

2 years, 1 month ago


Asus and Google, at last, started sale of Chromebit — the miniature PC on the basis of Chrome OS at the price in only $85. The gadget can be connected to any HDMI port. After that it is necessary only to take Bluetooth keyboard and a mouse, to turn on power supply button on the screen, and we receive the ready computer which will not pull heavy games, but as office PC can quite be used.

Stik Chromebit is something like the miniature and simplified Chromebook. For work the browser and web applications which allow to carry out the majority of daily tasks, including check of mail, work with IM messengers, surfing, editing documents is used here. As the computer very small, is not present either the touchpad, or the screen, and or the accumulator here thanks to what developers managed to reduce the price of the device considerably.

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Google, Verizon, Sprint and Skype provide free communication with France

2 years, 1 month ago


A number of telecommunication companies, telecom operators offer subscribers an opportunity to perform a free call or sending the message to France. Thus, the companies help people to find out whether everything is good with their family who is in France now. As it was already reported, in Paris a number of acts of terrorism therefore 129 people died was performed, and were much more wounded.

In these conditions communication is very important — people can be convinced that with their family who is in Paris everything is all right now. Calls to Europe from the same of the USA not and are cheap therefore telecommunication companies decided to help the clients. Here, as it occurs.

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The new tool of Google aggregates all personal information of the user in one place

2 years, 1 month ago
Yesterday Google started the new tool "About" intended for display and editing personal information of the user who is brought together at once from all services of the search giant. Service looks as a set of the cards storing information of a certain type (for example, the "Education" or "Career" which are earlier specified in Google+) in which data can be edited or changed availability settings.

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Support of Google Chrome on Windows XP/Vista will stop in April, 2016

2 years, 1 month ago
The Google company in 2013 warned that it is going to stop support of the Chrome browser on old, unsupported operating systems like the Windows XP. Yesterday date when to users of Chrome updates cease to come is officially declared. It will happen in April, 2016.

Since April release of updates for Chrome under the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 stops, "as these platforms are deprived of active support from Microsoft and Apple".

Chrome will continue to work, but without updates and security patches.

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