Character actor Abe Vigoda passed away earlier this week at the age of 94. According to his daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, the actor died peacefully and had not been suffering from any illnesses. Vigoda spent years working in the New York theater scene before he was cast as the mafia hitman Sal Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola‘s The Godfather. Following the huge success of The Godfather, and The Godfather Part II, Vigoda was cast as Detective Phil Fish in 1975 on the show Barney Miller, which ran until 1982 and earned Vigoda three Emmy Award nominations in 1976, 1977, and 1978 respectively. Ironically enough, the announcement of his death re-sparked an old controversy about whether or not the actor was still alive: a false report stating that Vigoda had died was published in 1986, igniting a controversy among movie-goers and fans as to whether or not the actor was really still alive or had actually died. A website dedicated to Google searches for ‘Is Abe Vigoda really dead?’ was updated this week to respond ‘Yes.’ Regardless of his questionable death status, Vigoda’s roles and contributions to film will be remembered by his co-stars like Al Pacino (Serpico, Heat), Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now, The Judge), and Hal Linden (Barney Miller, Out To Sea). Abe, you will be missed!
After working with research labs and university’s across the globe, Google has come up with another ground breaking idea for smartphones. As described in the above video, the project aims to make our phones recognize space and time, therefore making it three-dimentional. Project Tango allows one to record and track their entire environment around them with built in sensors, allowing you to relive nearly every second by generating a 3D map. Woah.
Google is in the proccess create their own TV service to be streamed through broadband connection. Ultimately, they would like to be competition to Time Warner or Comcast, the evil giants of TV. We all know Google has taken a stab at their own internet service (gigabit fiber networks), which is by far better than anything on the market. It only makes sense that the next step for the guys at Google is to package a TV service with their blazingly fast internet. While they have been negotiating with other companies for their distributor options, expect a Google Fiber/Google TV package in select cities in the near future.
Back in 2011 Google made a $700 million dollar deal to buy ITA software which allowed them to do multiple algorithms to launch Google Flights. As of today this blows my mind, how could they never of brought this up in an ad? By a simple click Google allows you to view the cheapest flights around the world in their Google Maps view; just by the simplicity of using this side tab, I want to jump on a plane and fly somewhere. After picking your destination, it also shows you the cheapest flights fifteen days before and after your flight. Go ahead and try Google Flights, simplicity of locating flights at its finest, (they should really be paying us for this.)