Sometimes, things just go along swimmingly and it's possible to let your guard down. We all do it. Here's a quick check to see if your protection detector is in gear. Or, you might wish to use this in the classroom to raise the awareness of students. The resource is call Safe Page from Google. … Continue reading A safety checkup
Warning - time sinkhole ahead. A really fun and challenging one though. From Google Research comes Semantris. It's a pair of word games driven by machine learning. You have a choice of playing for speed or for accuracy. I prefer to play for accuracy so head to the Blocks option. This is where the machine … Continue reading Them’s fighting words
Right off the bat, I'll admit that I don't own a dedicated personal digital assistant. That doesn't mean that I'm not interested; I just don't have a need right now. At least, one that I know of. That can always change. If I'm within listening range, I can say "Hey, Google" and the Assistant comes … Continue reading Need to know more
That's the advice in so many camps. But what happens when you use it and you end up losing it anyway. That was the feeling this week around here with the demise of Google Inbox, Google+, and Goo.gl. We knew it was coming. Google had been good about giving us lots of notice in advance. … Continue reading Use it or lose it
Doesn't it seem like things have grown in your community over the years? I know that, around here, there are subdivisions where there were once farmers' fields or forests. There's another way to get a real sense of growth and what we're doing to our communities and indeed, our planet. It's called Google Timelapse. The … Continue reading My, how you’ve grown
... Carmen Sandiego? No, this isn't a post best written for a Sunday morning. It's a revival of the fun game from years gone by - now appearing in Google Earth! The premise is the same - a crime has been committed and you've been recruited to see if you can solve it. You get … Continue reading Where in the world is …
It was after reading this story this morning The Man Who Invented the World Wide Web Has Mixed Feelings About What the Internet Has Become that I got thinking about the "good old days" when we just went online to do research or reading or communicating or whatever. We actually paid for the service so … Continue reading A better internet?