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DeepMind AI matches health experts at spotting eye diseases

DeepMind has successfully developed a system that can analyze retinal scans and spot symptoms of sight-threatening eye diseases.

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House Republicans seek answers from Apple and Alphabet on privacy issues

In the wake of last week's Google scandal around third-party apps accessing user information, top Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to both Alphabet and Apple. The top Republican leaders asked Alphabet CEO Lar...

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Alphabet’s Project Shield expands DDoS protection to politics

Today, Alphabet announced that Project Shield is widening its scope. The free service is now expanding to include protecting any registered political organization from DDoS attacks.

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Alphabet Verily wearable project tipped with exploding micro-needles

Alphabet company Verily is working on a health device that collects blood using exploding micro-needles, according to sources. The device reportedly features magnets and tiny needles, attaching to the patient’s body to collect blood in a less invasive way than existing blood collection tech. Sources claim the company has been working on this device for several years

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Waymo’s early riders are falling asleep in its driverless cars

Waymo has shared video of the first experiences of early riders in its self-driving cars, and anybody hoping for horror or white-knuckle excitement will probably find the whole thing fairly anticlimactic. The Alphabet-owned company, spun out of Google’s driverless car research, began trials in Arizona last year, but it’s only recently that the state has allowed Waymo to do away … Continue reading

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Larry Page’s autonomous air taxi ‘Cora’ flies in New Zealand

Reports surfaced in 2016 that Google co-founder (and now Alphabet CEO) Larry Page had two "flying car" projects in the works, and while we saw the Flyer recreational vehicle unveiled last year, today it's time to meet Cora. An "air taxi" developed by...

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Levandowski faces fresh accusations of stealing trade secrets

The Waymo v.

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Facebook and Google will testify to Senate over terrorist content

It's not just European countries who aren't satisfied with internet giants' ability to curb online terrorist content. The US Senate has summoned Facebook, Google (or rather, Alphabet) and Twitter to testify at a January 17th Commerce Committee hearin...

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Google is reportedly looking to sell Zagat

Google is planning to offload Zagat, the restaurant reviews service it snagged for $151 million in 2011, amidst plans to reign in its mammoth portfolio, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. The company has reportedly held "informal talks" with...

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Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman of Alphabet

Eric Schmidt will no longer serve as the executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors.

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