A new Google-powered website lets you compare every constitution in the world and write your own

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In 1787, a few dozen men at the Philadelphia State House drafted the US constitution.  They debated and revised the document For four months, until they had something they could generally agree on.  Now a new site could let anyone work on drafting a new constitution in real time over the web. Continue reading… “A new Google-powered website lets you compare every constitution in the world and write your own”

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56.1% of Paid Online Ads are Never Seen

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An incredible 56.1% of ads on the internet are not seen by humans, according to new research released today by Google.
“With the advancement of new technologies we now know that many display ads that are served never actually have the opportunity to be seen by a user,” said Google group product manager Sanaz Ahari in a blog post.

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Ray Kurzweil believes we don’t need to fear artificial intelligence

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Ray Kurzweil:  Stephen Hawking, the pre-eminent physicist, recently warned that artificial intelligence (AI), once it surpasses human intelligence, could pose a threat to the existence of human civilization. Elon Musk, the pioneer of digital money, private spaceflight and electric cars, has voiced similar concerns.

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Google sues Visa and MasterCard

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With little ceremony and only two days before Christmas, Google filed an antitrust law against Visa and MasterCard for setting “supracompetitive” interchange rates from 2004 to 2012. This is but one more volley in the Battle Royale between big companies like Wal-Mart, Target, and Macy’s and major players in the payments industry.

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Which Smart Home Device will be Under your Tree this Year?

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Apple’s splash into home automation with addition of HomeKit to iOS 8 is expected to have a huge impact on sales of smart home devices in 2015 according to a Park Associates report that found 37% of U.S. Households plan to purchase one or more devices next year.

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Google to launch 180 low-orbit satellites that provide Internet access

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The billion-dollar project will complement Google’s balloons and drones.

Google wants to deploy a fleet of satellites to extend internet access to areas around the world that do not have internet access. The fleet of satellites will cost Google $1 billion. Google “will start with 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites, and then could expand.”

 

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