Is the Google Moonshot as We Know It Dead?

Since Google morphed into a new company called Alphabet last year, there’s been an apparent bloodbath for the tech giant’s popular (and costly) “moonshot” projects. These longer-term, riskier ventures are suddenly being held to account for the amount of money they were losing. The result hasn’t been pretty. Alphabet has since systematically killed many of the projects, and we can now add one more to the growing list. Read More >>

Google X Is Now Just Called ‘X’

The most threatening letter of the alphabet is now the new name of Google’s quasi-secret moonshot lab: Google X is now just “X.” Hear that? That’s the sound of paranoid civilians boarding up windows and prepping drone-downing canons. Read More >>

Samsung Sets Up Google X Labs Rival For Mad Projects

Telepresence robots, unmanned vehicles, virtual reality hardware; Samsung's new research and development division for "innovative" projects sounds like it'll be a blast. Read More >>

The First Look Inside the Google X Life Sciences Lab

In the past year, Google X's secretive life science division has been tantalising us with seriously cool-sounding shit: contact lens that monitor glucose, cancer-tracking nanoparticles, etc etc. The Atlantic has made the first video from inside the lab and—oh, were you actually expecting Google to unload a bunch of secrets? Nah. But hey look, it's some fake human arms. Read More >>

A Brief History of People Thinking Google’s Loon Balloons are UFOs

Some South African sheep got a nasty little surprise earlier this week when a Google-branded internet balloon came tumbling down from the heavens to say hello. The sheep are in good company, though. Because this happens a lot. Fortunately for the conspiracy theorists among us, this means all the UFO fodder their chemtrail-addled brains can handle. Read More >>

Google X Wants to Track Cancer With Nanoparticles and Wearables

Google X, the company's secretive arm tasked with dreaming up the future, is more than a little ambitious. But in the area of medicine, their plans seem ripped from the pages of science fiction. Today at the WSJD conference, Google X announced a project that wants to track cancer in your blood with the help of nanoparticles and a wearable gadget. Read More >>

Report: Google is Working on Huge, Lego-Like Modular Displays

The Wall Street Journal says that a crack team of Google researchers is trying to build a modular super-screen, one that snaps together from a whole bunch of smaller displays to create a seamless image. A screen made of dozens of screens! Read More >>

Google X’s Vice President Just Got a Spot in the White House

The White House has announced Google X's vice president Megan Smith as the US's next chief technology officer, filling the void vacated by former CTO Todd Park last month. Read More >>

Meet the Company Google Just Bought To Design its Future

Yesterday, Google announced it's taking a big step into its future: By buying Gecko Design, an 18-year-old product design and mechanical engineering studio, to be part of Google X. What could Google want with a smaller engineering company like Gecko? Its ability to build real-world products, that's what. Read More >>

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Google Glass Creator Doesn’t Sound Convinced by His Baby

Babak Parviz, one of Google's bosses at its Google X division and the man credited as the inventor of the Google Glass concept, isn't particularly great at selling his idea. He says Glass is "not necessarily the definitive answer" to mobile computing and that he's aware that "some of the humanity comes out" of life when wearing a bizarre mobile faceputer. Read More >>

Google X’s Crazy Failures: Space Elevator, Hoverboards, Teleportation

We've all wondered excitedly about exactly what Google might be cooking up in its X lab. But now, Fast Company has taken a peek inside its workshops to found out what happens to the ideas that don't make it off the drawing board. Read More >>

Report: Google’s Barge Will Be an Invite-Only Google X Showroom

CBS is reporting that Google's barge will "feature luxury showrooms and a party deck" for the search giant to show off projects coming out of Google X to special, invite-only clients. Read More >>

A Peek at the Secret Lab Where Google Tries to Invent the Future

Google's got its hands in a lot of cooke jars. It's juggling Android, and ChromeOS, and maps, and Gmail, and Glass, and self-driving cars. But the real, secret goods are (presumably) hidden deep inside the secret "Google [x]" lab, and Bloomberg got an awful close—but not quite uncensored—peek. Read More >>

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This Is What Happens When Your Experimental Lab Has Too Much Time and Money

Why, yes, that is Sergey Brin driving around in a pink zero-emission Batmobile. Apparently that's what the crew of Google's X Lab get up to on April Fools, pimping the boss' £50,000-plus electric Tesla Model S. Rumour has it that he quite likes it too. Oh how the other half live. [Google+Twitter, Brian Li via 9to5Google] Read More >>