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Illustration: John Hersey Google Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two former Stanford geeks who founded the company that has become synonymous with Internet searching, and you’ll find more than a million entries each. But amid the inevitable dump of press clippings, corporate bios, and conference appearances, there’s very little about Page’s and Brin’s personal lives; it’s as if the pair had known all along that Google would change the way we acquire information, and had carefully insulated their lives—putting their homes under other people’s names, choosing unlisted numbers, abstaining from posting anything personal on web pages.
Invisible cloak technology has been in the news quite a bit recently and over the past few months numerous videos demonstrating this amazing technology have surfaced on the web. Below are three of these videos demonstrating the first of two different techniques various inventors and companies are using to achieve this effect once thought of as "magic" and impossible. The first method involves using a camera behind the cloak which projects the video onto the front of it, sort of like a wearable projector screen.
Corin Anderson does not work like most of the world: his office is a glass tent, which he shares with two other people. His desk hides behind a complex Rube Goldberg-esque maze, built by Anderson out of a toy called the Chaos Tower, a sort of theme park for marbles.
When I mean serious, I mean serious. Google Maps has a huge bug. And by bug, I don't mean a technical glitch, I mean a real bug.
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<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-18016" title="google_venture" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2010/05/google_venture.jpg" alt="google_venture" width="660" height="410" /> Google unveiled its strategy for its year-old venture-capital-funding arm Monday: Follow the tips from Google employees to find companies worth investing in that also need help from Google’s immense computing power in the hopes of making billions down the road. Google Ventures plans to invest $100 million a year in startups, following on nine initial investments in 2009, ranging from an electric vehicle manufacturer to a company finding ways to bring product-placement ads to online images. At a briefing Monday with reporters, Google Ventures partners David Krane and Bill Maris struggled to explain the scattershot strategy, until CEO Eric Schmidt dropped in to explain. “This is not a stalking horse for acquiring companies — if people want to get bought, they are going to talk us,” Schmidt said.