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  1. 5 Million Gmail Passwords Hacked and Leaked, Here’s How to Check Yours

    Or you could use this as a reminder to change it for general safety.

    5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked on a Russian forum. Check to see if you need to change your password immediately instead of at your regularly scheduled password change date, which is a thing you have, right?

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Google’s Search Algorithm Has a NSFW Suggestion for How to Eat Sushi

    Totally a faux pas. Unless it is wanker sushi, of course.

    But at what point should I cut a hole in the box?

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  3. Google Is Trying to Stop Sharks From Eating the Internet

    Repeat after me: "The Internet is friends—NOT food."

    Undersea fiber optic lines keep the Internet humming along at a steady pace, but that humming has apparently been attracting sharks. Now, Google has to go back and reinforce some if its more than 100,000 miles of fiber optic cables so that sharks don't eat the Internet.

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  4. Google’s “Hey, Let’s Just Cure Death” Company Calico Launches New Website

    Googles never say die!

    Last year Google launched a side project that's fairly ambitious—curing death. Yup. That death. The company is called Calico, shortened from California Life Company. They just launched a new site. There's not much information on it yet. It's just some broad language about extending life and a look at the current team, but we can probably expect to see more soon.

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  5. Google Done F@#$ed Up, Autocorrect Doesn’t Believe Women Can Teach Themselves Calculus

    Google, did you mean: Don't suggest that women can't teach themselves calculus?

    TED.com editor Emily McManus tweeted a pretty disturbing screengrab this morning. After searching Google for "english major who taught herself calculus" Google stupidly asked, "Did you mean: english major who taught himself calculus?"

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  6. Google’s Floating Showroom Dreams Sunk, Mystery Barge to Be Dismantled and Sold

    You might say their ship has sailed. And then you might have no friends.

    One of Google's "mystery barges" will vanish as mysteriously arrived, which means we'll never get to sit around and envy the rich and famous who would be invited to attend its anticipated swanky party for the floating showroom's opening. Now, has made its way from Portland Harbor to Turner's Island Cargo Terminal, where it will be dismantled. But why? It is a mystery. Kind of.

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  7. NBD, Just a 17-Year-Old PhD Student Programming Robots to Learn From Humans

    Dear Tesca, Please use your robot army for good. All the best, Humanity.

    Google's Made With Codeinitiative is all about getting school-aged girls coding, and part of that is simply inspiring them to want to code. This video of 17-year-old Tesca, a Georgia Tech robotics PhD student -- did we mention she's 17? -- is certainly inspiring. You can watch more of these on the Made With Code YouTube channel.

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  8. Google Wants to Pay for Women to Learn How to Code

    Not being evil.

    Since tech companies like Google started releasing their diversity numbers it's become quickly apparent that those numbers skew heavily towards white male employees. It's a problem, but one Google acknowledges and wants to fix. They've announced a plan to pay for women and minorities to learn to code.

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  9. Watch the Google I/O Presentation for “Android L”

    Oh hai, new Android.

    Google I/O 2014 is underway and we have the live stream right here. Get the first look at the next version of Android, currently being referred to as "L" but you can also probably expect a cute codename soon. Lollipop? Lemon Drop? Lembas?

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  10. The Gender Gap in Tech Could Shrink If Google’s “Made With Code” Initiative Has Anything to Say About It

    Take THAT, gender gap in tech!

    Google's Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Youtube, knows coding is kind of a big deal. She also knows there's a serious gender gap in the tech field, and she wants to change that with Google's new "Made With Code" initiative -- a program to get school-aged girls coding early.

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