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19 of the coolest things your Google Home can do

Google Home can do a lot more than tell you the weather. Whether you have the original Google Home, the tiny Google Home Mini, or the extra-large Google Home Max, the device has several hidden tricks that will make your life easier.

Larry Page once led a Google project that would shoot bicyclists 35 miles down a glass tube, from its headquarters to San Francisco

Larry Page's Google project, titled "Heliox," aimed to create a Hyperloop-style tube about the width of a subway car that would propel cyclists with a mixture of gases. It never came to fruition.

A new Pixelbook laptop from Google may have just leaked in an online ad

The first image of the Pixelbook 2 may have just leaked in the form of an ad. The image shows a 2-in-1 flexible laptop with slimmer edges around the display than last year's original Pixelbook.

Waymo could be worth as much $175 billion — here’s a brief history of the Google Car project

Waymo, formerly the Google Car project, is almost ten years old. After more than 8 million self-driving miles, Waymo is preparing to commercialize in 2018 and 2019. Morgan Stanley has pegged Waymo's value at $175 billion.
Eric Schmidt, Alphabet's former executive chairman.

A report on Alphabet employee political donations could light a fire under Trump’s war on Google

Employees at Google's parent company, Alphabet, have donated $15.5 million to Democratic candidates and causes since 2004 and $1.6 million to Republicans. That's the finding of a study by GovPredict, a startup backed by the prestigious Silicon Valley tech incubator Y Combinator.

The Senate is tearing into Google for refusing to send a top exec to testify — and even left an empty chair and name tag to highlight its disple...

"Given its size and influence, I would have thought the leadership at Google would want to demonstrate how seriously it takes these challenges and to lead this important public discussion," Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia said.
Donald Trump.

Trump accused Google of rigging search results against him — but here’s what actually happens when you search for Trump news on Google

President Trump has accused Google of "silencing" conservative voices in its Search results, so we decided to see for ourselves how Google surfaces news stories. Here's how many news articles on Google News come from right-leaning and left-leaning media.

Here’s why Google went to Burning Man to find its next CEO

Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the cofounders of Google, used Burning Man as a stage for interviewing the next CEO nearly two decades ago. Eric Schmidt landed the job because he proved he could cut loose at Black Rock Desert, where Burning Man is held.
Neuroscience led James Stout to computer science, which led to Google and Waymo.

A Waymo engineer told us why a virtual-world simulation is crucial to the future of self-driving cars

James Stout was convinced that he'd become a neuroscientist, but a shift to computer science led him to Google and later Waymo, where he works on the company's virtual-realty testing simulation, Carcraft.

Google’s parent company revealed its plan for a high-tech neighborhood in Toronto — and it could be the world’s largest tall timber ...

Sidewalk Labs wants to make all of Quayside's buildings out of tall timber. The company says timber is beneficial because it supports Canada's timber industry, provides warmth to residential spaces, accelerates construction times, and saves a lot of money in the long run.