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Google Unveils Top Search Trends for 2014

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 17
The 14th annual list of top trending searches is out, with the late Robin Williams coming in at number one.

Spanish News to Vanish from Google News Globally

PERSONAL TECH | By Alan Clendenning | Dec 12
Google News in Spain will shut down on Dec. 16 - several weeks before a new Spanish intellectual property law takes effect Jan. 1 requiring news publishers to be paid.

Backlash Forces Google to Ditch Anti-Gay Shooting Game, 'Ass Hunter'

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 24
After a backlash over its virtually murderous, anti-gay app, Google has removed "Ass Hunter," a game from the Android store that advocates killing gay men for sport.

After Uproar, Google Exec To Sell Oregon Home

HOME | By Steven Dubois | Jun 30
A Google executive who had planned to tear down his historic Portland house has instead opted to sell it after outraged neighbors complained and 3,000 people signed an online petition urging him to preserve the 19th century home.

Google ’Glassholes’ Tell ’Daily Show’ They’re Victims of ’Hate Crimes’

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 13
Google Glass wearers, aka "Explorers," tell "Daily Show" corespondent Jason Jones they are assaulted and the victims of hate crimes because of the controversial technology they wear on their face.

Google Makes Statement About Russian Anti-Gay Law

CORPORATE | Feb 7
Google makes a stand on Russia’s anti-gay law just before the Sochi Olympics begin.

Shakuntala Devi, ’Human Computer’ & LGBT Activists Honored in Google Doodle

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 4
Monday’s Google Doodle honors Shakuntala Devi, a math genius known as the "human computer." But many don’t know she was also one of India’s first LGBT activists.

Exploring Google Glass Through The Eyes of Early Adapters

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 28
Geeks aren’t the only people wearing Google Glass. Among the people testing Google Inc.’s wearable computer are teachers, dentists, doctors, radio disc jockeys, hair stylists, architects, athletes and even a zookeeper.

Review: First Peek Through Google Glasses Impresses

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Aug 8
Google hopes to change the face of technology by persuading people to wear computers on their heads. That’s the inspiration behind Google Glass, a spectacle-like device that contains a hidden computer, a thumbnail-size transparent display screen above th

Finally! You can Google ’Bisexual’

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 13
Since 2009, Google has blocked the term ’bisexual’ from its search features. Finally, after a campaign headed by a bisexual advocacy group, the nation’s dominant search engine has unblocked the innocuous word.

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