March 19, 2014 |
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to see "Nymphomaniac" now or wait for the edited version on cable. The Skinny: Caught Sunday's "The Walking Dead" last night where the Lizzie character got Fredo'd. Godfather fans will get the reference. Tough to watch, but she had to go. Wednesday's roundup includes a recap of Disney's annual meeting and Viacom's settling of a long legal fight with Google's YouTube. Also, a profile of NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt.
March 17, 2014 |
Google is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a stained-glass doodle in green. On Sunday, Americans celebrated Irish ancestry across the nation, with traditional parades in London, Boston, Montreal, New York and other cities. West Boylston, Mass., even held what it billed as the world's shortest St. Patrick's Day parade -- participants marched 75 feet from Finder's pub to Keeper's pub. Many of them then likely lifted a pint to the...
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March 17, 2014 |
A Palo Alto man who searched his name on Google wound up finding out more about himself than he bargained for when he discovered he was a wanted man. San Leandro police said 27-year-old Christopher Viatafa -- who was wanted by authorities for allegedly firing a gun toward an inhabited dwelling -- turned himself in after seeing the photo. "Although it wasn't good judgment that landed him on the website ... he did use good judgment to turn himself in after seeing his photo," according to a news release from the San Leandro Police Department.
March 17, 2014 |
Monday morning began with a thud for many Internet users who have reported problems with Google Hangouts and Google Drive. Users say they are experiencing issues accessing Hangouts and Drive, Google's instant messaging and cloud-based office suite service, respectively. Hangouts, which is commonly referred to by many as "Gchat," has been having problems since at least 9:22 a.m., according to Google . The Mountain View, Calif., company said it is investigating the problems with both services and will offer an update shortly.
March 13, 2014 |
How to take a white-water trip through the Grand Canyon without getting wet: Stay home and click on Google's Street View of the classic 286-mile ride on the Colorado River. It's red-rock heaven all the way, with pull-offs that scramble up side canyons too, in the latest take-you-there visuals debuting Thursday (today) on Google Maps. Google's take-you-there 360-degree Street Views (no, they aren't changing the name to "river views") have captured major landmarks like the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris as well as five national parks in California.
March 9, 2014 |
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred. But also gone, it would seem, is any concern with discovering how smart applicants really are. "GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless.... We found that they don't predict anything," Bock told the New York Times.