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Mysterious Google Barge Likely to be Invite-only Showroom

For the past two weeks or so, a good chunk of the internet has been wrapped in speculation about the mysterious barge in San Francisco Bay. Some tech writers thought it might be a Google Glass store; others posited that it was a new server farm. Now it looks like we’re getting a bit closer to knowing what the three-story project is all about.

Several news organizations in San Francisco are reporting that Google’s barge is actually an invite-only showroom for Google X products. Those with good memory will remember Google X as the sub-division of the search giant responsible for Glass prototypes, self-driving cars and more. As the super-secret research arm of the company, Google X has become increasingly relevant as many of these projects hit the public.

The idea behind this showroom would be that it could be extremely secure as well as be easily moved and maneuvered to new ports at will.

  • audiophillia
    whatever they are revealing. I hope it is water proof.
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  • smeezekitty
    Considering how much control google has on the internet, stuff like this isn't good.
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  • Icecweam7
    They could be showing off some glass with their logo on it.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Google Cruises?
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  • archange
    Hope nobody sinks their battleship ;)
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  • archange
    Sry, double post. Not very nice :(
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  • brazuka331
    Should made a blimp! would have been so much cooler and easier to move around.
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  • Vigilence
    Probably an NSA employees only bash.
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  • specialk916
    easily moved to international waters for some more controversial projects? hope pirates dont come along and ruin their fun. GO GOOGLE!
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