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A Google Doodle for Jules Verne

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In commemoration of Mr. Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday, Google’s logo acts as the portholes of Nautilus today. The author of 20,000 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Verne is credited as a Father of Science Fiction, along with the great H.G. Wells, whose birthday was also celebrated by Google, and Hugo Gernsback. The 1954 motion picture adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea also marked Disney’s entrance to the science fiction genre with a bang, surpassing the production costs of Gone with the Wind.

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German software developers can remove objects from live video — Future Stalins will alter recorded history en vivo

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We live in the Future. It’s official. First, someone makes Marty McFly shoes. Then we learn that Google has developed fully-operational autonomous cars. And now, a German software team has released video showing how they can remove objects from live video. The software achieves this by reducing the quality of the image, removing the object, and then increasing the quality again — all within 40 milliseconds.

I mean, seriously. This isn’t that far away from flying cars. Or laser blasters.

In fact, I think I’d prefer laser blasters. Producers of live television will find a multitude of applications for this technology, I’m sure. But for rest of us, is it going to anything more than increase our distrust of television and video sources?

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Google is developing cars that drive themselves

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The latest in the New York Times’ “Smarter Than You Think” series on robotics takes a look at Google’s small fleet of autonomous vehicles, capable of driving hundreds of miles without so much as a touch of the wheel from the driver.

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