After hearing Google shut down their secret barges, Ashley and Rich reminisce on other projects Google has killed off. Also, they discuss a curious piece of couture that claims to change color based on brain activity (Rich says it looks like a fancy swim cap).
On today's show, we discuss Google killing its secret barge plans, exosuits helping shipbuilders lift heavy parts, and an odd couture headpiece that tracks brain activity.
Two Google Barges in California and Maine have sat idle and unfinished for months. Now a report says Google has sold the Maine barge. Not good news for the company's retail hopes.
Google may be selling its would-be floating showroom in Maine to an international barge company. But the Google Barge in California still sits idle.
The floating showroom leaves its original home alongside Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay and heads to the Port of Stockton, where Google is said to have signed a six-month lease.
Yesterday, CNET reported that Google may be moving its famous barge to the central California city. But has the tech giant said anything to officials there?
Even though the famous floating showroom is leaving Treasure Island for Stockton, it's still far from ready for prime time -- and Google is still on the hook for half a million dollars in rent.
Richmond, Calif., is itching to have the now famous barge but it may face competition from nearby Stockton, a city left teetering on the edge by the nation's housing crisis.
The floating showroom is expected to set sail for its new home as early as next week. Now, maybe Google will finally tell us what's behind all the black netting and scaffolding.
CNET has learned that the famous barge project is expected to be moving from Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay to a new construction home, most likely somewhere else in the bay.