Well, Google is one step closer to making this a reality - by introducing it's new self-driven cars on the roads of America - developed by Stanford Professor and Vice President of Google - Sebastian Thrun. The vehicles have been licensed to legally drive on the highways of Nevada - the first of which is a Toyota Prius.
The cars themselves rely on a number of elements to ensure that they are safe - from radar sensors to a series of lasers, video cameras and also on a large database collected by real world drivers. So far, self driven cars have travelled on, amongst others, the Pacific Coast Highway and the Golden Gate Bridge.
With the prevalence, and the incredible detail being poured into Google Maps, self-driven cars were really only a matter of time. It will be quite interesting, from a safety point of view in the future to see how successful these cars are - especially in terms of the reaction time of a computer versus a human.
Search giant Google has launched a new video aiming to explain SEO principles on a basic level in under 10 minutes.
Ever wonder what happens when you send an email? Well, Google have developed an interesting animation to explain the process.
As you may know we are super excited about Google's 'Project Glass' product, at the moment it is still in production but we have found their first ever video sample from the project team.
According to a new report titled 'Our Mobile Planet: Understanding the Mobile Consumer', 43% of Irish people now have smartphones while 61% have used smartphones every day for the past 7 days.
75% of us don't leave our homes everyday without our smartphone.
For anyone who grew up before the invent of Facebook, Bing, or even MySpace, the image above will be quite familiar. Old ASCII style interface.
But this is actually a proper Google search - it's called the Google BBS Terminal - developed by Masswerk and it's an amazing and retro version of the search engine.
The home page even returns the latest news stories, accessible by pressing…yes, pressing a key - no clicks allowed!
You can check it out for yourself by visiting the Masswerk site, or else, have a look at the video below.
We all use Google Maps - it's a fantastic tool. The introduction on Streetview a few years ago was an equally impressive step forward. You could visit anywhere you wanted - at any time.
However, the latest idea now is to move in from the street inside. Go to Google Maps, type in 'White House' and then click on the Streetview person - drag them onto the White House - and go exploring!
Google Maps have partnered with The White House in order to let the world take the tour - from the comfort of their own computer screens.
The White House YouTube explains...
Search giant google announced this week that they have acquired the highly popular and successful social media management platform 'Wildfire Interactive'.
Foursquare have now unveiled a new update service which lets business owners target repeat customers with special offers, deals and news.
Social networking and checkin site Foursquare has today announced changes and a revamp of its iOS and Android apps.
According to Foursquare's Head of Search Andrew Hogue, the checkin site has 'evolved into a life-logging tool' which knows you 'like an old friend'.