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Google Doodle Celebrates Sculptor Edmonia Lewis; 5 Facts You Need to Know

Google Doodle Celebrates Sculptor Edmonia Lewis; 5 Facts You Need to Know

To kick off Black History Month, Google has chosen to celebrate the first internationally renowned African-American sculptor. Edmonia Lewis is honored by the search engine on February 1. Lewis, who was of African and Native American heritage, was born in New York in 1844 but lived most of her professional life in Europe, settling in Rome. Until her teenage years, Lewis went by the Native American name, Wildfire.

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Researchers Use Google Glass to Help Autistic Kids Better Interpret Emotions

Researchers Use Google Glass to Help Autistic Kids Better Interpret Emotions

Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder. Now the 10-year-old San Jose boy is getting help from “autism glass” — an experimental device that records and analyzes faces in real time and alerts him to the emotions they’re expressing. The facial recognition software …

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Google Files Patent for Electronic Device That Is Injected Into Eyeball

Google Files Patent for Electronic Device That Is Injected Into Eyeball

Merging biology with electronics isn’t a question of if, but when. Some enterprising biohackers have even decided that the time is now. Google-parent Alphabet appears to be preparing for our cybernetic future with a new patent for electronics that can be injected onto your eye. The company has been interested in eyeball tech for awhile, most notably with its longtime development of smart contact lenses for monitoring …

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Google Will Pay $100k if You Can Hack a Chromebook

Google has put up a $100,000 reward for anyone who can hack a Chromebook virtually via the web. The motion doubles last year’s top reward of $50,000, which was exclusively for hacking that effects long-term use in guest-mode. For Chromebooks, guest mode is designed to completely erase all history and cookies upon the conclusion of the session. Google noted that, even after dangling …

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Google Paid $12,012.26 to Man Who Owned Google.com for 1 Minute in September

Google Paid $12,012.26 to Man Who Owned Google.com for 1 Minute in September

Google has revealed how much it paid a former employee who managed to briefly become the owner of Google.com due to a computer glitch last year. Sanmay Ved purchased the Google.com domain through Google’s own Google Domains service in September 2015, for the low price of $12 (£8.35). He initially thought the listing was an error, but was surprised when his payment went through and he …

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