Students will compete in Dubai this week with a transforming smart home

Modular smart homes are all the rage, and now some students from Virginia Tech are putting their money on their FutureHAUS, a modular, solar-powered, transforming smart home they’re taking to the Solar Decathlon in Dubai.
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Google could buy more than $110 million of land for mega-campus 15 miles south of its HQ

The city of San Jose just released details on its negotiation with Google to buy a swathes of land to build a mega-campus just 15 miles south of its headquarters. 

DT Daily: Global internet, quantum computing prove the future is now

Global internet, quantum computing, and fire-resistant exoskeletons may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but as we learned on today’s episode of DT Daily, all these things may soon be reality.
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Google’s new cloud chief has a culture clash ahead of him after 22 years at Oracle

Thomas Kurian, who was named the new head of Google’s cloud on Friday, is facing an instant culture clash when he starts at the internet company. Google and Oracle, where he spent 22 years, are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute.