Tag Archive | "Google"

Google: Choose The Light or Dark Side

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


It’s time to choose, Awaken the Force within you and your Google apps will follow your path. The new campaign from Google and Star Wars asks users to #ChooseYourSide… and it’s pretty awesome! Choose the Light Side or the Dark Side, and then, say on on YouTube for example, the volume control of videos will [...]

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Google Expeditions: Virtual Reality Field Trips

Sunday, June 7, 2015


It was only a matter of time, but now teachers around the world can take their students on Virtual Reality field trips to amplify their studies thanks to Google Expeditions. It’s an evolution of Google Cardboard, that has a central tablet that powers the tour and automatically syncs each Google Cardboard VR set, so that [...]

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Google Project Soli: The Future of UI

Monday, June 1, 2015


Project Soli by Google’s ATAP (Skunkworks type division that is tasked with creating future objects and devices that the entire world will use) wants to make your hands and fingers the only user interface you’ll ever need with it’s new high-tech micro radar sensor setup that allows you to become the controller. It’s a completely [...]

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Google Photos: Your New Photo App

Sunday, May 31, 2015


Well, Google has just released the world’s smartest Photo App, one that is powered by some serious machine learning tech so that it can automatically catalogue, learn and organise your photos for you. With Facial, Location and Object recognition (eg. Google Photos automatically detects 250,000 popular landmarks worldwide) the Photos app does a great job [...]

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Google Maps: Explore Loch Ness In Street View

Monday, April 27, 2015


It’s here. The Loch Ness In Street View. And with it, the list of things you can actually do on Google Maps continues to expand with ever more functionality and innovation. This week, Google launched the mapping of Loch Ness, street-view style, that lets you search for the mythical monster both above and below water. [...]

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Google Presents “The Android Chorus”

Sunday, February 15, 2015


So what happens when you take 300 odd Android phones, connect them all up and try to make them play a song together? Well, Google calls it “The Android Chorus” and its a little bit of tech-wizardry fun. There’s not much else to do but hit play, turn up the sound, and enjoy. This was [...]

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Google: The Year In Search 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Google’s annual ‘Year In Search’ is out, and in 2014 we searched trillions of times. So what do these searches say about us? About the world? Explore the Year in Search microsite from Google that lets you dig into the biggest stories of 2014, the big moments, the most important sporting/political events and the weirdest [...]

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SlideShare: How Google Works By Eric Schmidt

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Grab your morning coffee and have a good 5 minute read of this SlideShare presentation from Eric Schmidt, called ‘How Google Works’. It summaries the recent NY Times Best Selling book in 54 slides to give you a very top line look at what they unravel in the book about how Google runs its business. [...]

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Burberry ‘Kisses’ Campaign Case Study

Monday, October 20, 2014


About a year ago, Burberry released a very cool piece of work called ‘Burberry Kisses’ which allowed almost anyone to send a virtual kiss from their mobile phone, to anyone in the world… Burberry Kisses is an interactive experience that showcases our ‘love’ for one another, which can then communicated in the most human way [...]

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GoogleX: Project Wing Delivery Drones

Saturday, August 30, 2014


So Amazon hyped their drone delivery service, and now Google follows suit, with GoogleX Moonshot ‘Project Wing’ which is code for Delivery Drones that are being testing in Australia. Google’s ‘Project Wing’ drones are delivering first aid kits, candy bars, dog treats, and water to Australian farmers during the testing phase. Perhaps the reason for [...]

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Google Self Driving Car: The First Drive Video

Friday, June 13, 2014


We’ve heard a lot about the Google Driverless Car, with testing over the last few years well documented. But this is the ‘First Drive’ where you’ll find people actually in the car, being driven autonomously around some slightly empty streets as they continue to near production… The Google Driverless Cars will be designed to operate [...]

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Google Maps: The Street View Time Machine

Friday, April 25, 2014


Have you ever wondered if you could go back in time on Google’s Street View? Well, now you can with ‘Time Machine’ from Google Maps. A new feature that allows users to view street view images, and then go back in time with Doc Brown, via imagery from past Street View collections dating back to [...]

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Introducing The ‘Google Night Walk’ Experience

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Check out this new interactive, rich experience from Google called ‘Night Walk’ where you can explore the streets of Marseille via Google, in a 360 degree, commentated walk through the streets where you can discover unique and interesting details that you would otherwise miss. The experience adds in video, voice, images and interaction to bring [...]

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Infographic: State of Social Media 2013

Friday, January 3, 2014


Here’s a great Infographic that shows the state of social media in 2013. It’s a great reminder of how quickly the world of social media evolves around us and how much can happen in 12 months. A few milestones include: The launch of Vine in January to Vine becoming the most downloaded app in April Instagram [...]

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Google Zeitgeist 2013: A Year In Search

Monday, December 23, 2013


Here we are again, the Google Zeitgeist for 2013 has just been released, summarising the most popular searches for this year in a nice little video. What were we searching for this year? Google’s Amit Singhal, senior vice president, said “We want to find out more about our heroes, explore far-away destinations or settle a [...]

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Doctor Who: 8-Bit Interactive Google Doodle

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Just incase you missed it yesterday, and you’re a fan of ‘Doctor Who’, here is the official Google Doodle for the 23rd November 2013, which provides an interactive 8-bit platform game in which you play the Doctor through all his 11 incarnations. The Google Doodle was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and [...]

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Infographic: Social Media Stats 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Here’s a great infographic created by Digital Insights that covers all the latest Social Media facts for this year, including figures, numbers and statistics. Some of the highlights cover: 4.2 billion people use their mobile device to access social media sites There have been over 10 billion Facebook apps developed so far 28% of Retweets on [...]

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Google Glass: Colour Snap Colour Match App

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Here’s another Google Glass App example, but I’m just not sure how relevant this one is specifically to Google Glass, let alone the quality of colour match from the Glass Camera? I’ve seen a number of iOS and Android apps that do this pretty successfully, but this attempt from Sherwin-Williams, feels a little gimmicky as [...]

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Google Chromecast Device: For Bigger Fun

Monday, July 29, 2013


I thought I should share the new Google Chromecast Ad, which showcases the new Chromecast device, which incase you’ve been away for the last few days, the interwebs have gone a little crazy around this new HDMI device, which allows you to broadcast content from any of your devices… Mobile, Tablet, Laptop or Desktop… Straight [...]

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Google Project LOON: Balloon Powered Internet

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Have you ever heard of a Moonshot? It’s the pursuit of not just the 10% better than everyone else, but the 10x better that what exists to date, a reach for glory through science and practicality. It’s not science fiction stuff, but it’s close. And this is the next Google Moodshot. And it’s called Project [...]

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