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Google to introduce the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam this spring (Video)

April 1, 2016 — by feedmeister0

     Now you have to admit, this definitely sounds like something out of a si-fi movie. 
It took me a while to grasp the concept of the self-driving car, but after a through analysis, I can understand the basics.  The self-driving bicicle on the other hand sounds like a cruel April Fools joke to all the techies.  

     The video was uploaded to a Google Nederland channel on March 31, 2016.  This is what they had to say in their description.

“This spring, Google is introducing the self-driving bicycle in Amsterdam, the world’s premier cycling city. The Dutch cycle more than any other nation in the world, almost 900 kilometres per year per person, amounting to over 15 billion kilometres annually. The self-driving bicycle enables safe navigation through the city for Amsterdam residents, and furthers Google’s ambition to improve urban mobility with technology. Google Netherlands takes enormous pride in the fact that a Dutch team worked on this innovation that will have great impact in their home country.”

     Now watch the video for yourself, and see if this a dispicable April Fool’s joke, that ranks up there with the first hoverboard invention video, or a real-deal certified invention.


SOURCE: Google Nederland on Youtube

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Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot is Almost Ready for Your Job

February 24, 2016 — by feedmeister0

     Hats off to Boston Dynamics. It looks that they have just made a major quantum leap with the Atlas Robot after watching they’re newest video on YouTube. Google bought Boston Dynamics a few years ago, and you can see that the robots have advanced dramatically. 

     Watch as the Atlas humanoid robot walks through the woods, picks up boxes, placing them on shelves, and even picks itself back off the floor after being pushed over. The Atlas also has self balancing and defensive characteristics built in like they’re 4 legged beasts that you saw on the videos from last year. 

      I calculate that by the advancement made with the Atlas, that these guys might be in a warehouse near you by 2025. Here is the video and a link to Boston’s channel is below, enjoy.


SOURCE: Boston Dynamics on Youtube

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Google Acquires Spider.io To Help Spot And Stop Online Ad Fraud

February 23, 2014 — by feedmeister0

London-based Spider.io has been acquired by Google, the company’s DoubleClick advertising blog announced today. Spider.io is a startup that specialized in weeding out fraudulent clicks around online ads.


The three-year old company has tech that will help Google identify bad behavior around their content in video and display ads on the web, to help them get a more accurate picture of what is and isn’t succeeding.  Here is the full story about The Spider.io acquisiton