Google Image Search

Sometime over the summer, and apparently without enough fanfare for it to ping my sonar, Google announced a new “search by image” service. The idea is that you can either upload an image file, or post a link to an online image, an Google will go out and search either for matches to that image, … Continue reading Google Image Search

Google Books Explored

Yesterday Google rocked the eBook world by announcing its entry into the market. Their approach is to host everything in the cloud, and all access would be remote. The upside would be that your books are available on any device. The downside would be that you would have to be constantly connected to read them. … Continue reading Google Books Explored

Bring Your Own Bandwidth

While in Washington State last week I didn’t have good Internet access. Laura’s mom still uses AOL dial-up. Neighbor Duff offered access to his WiFi, but we were just out of range. So this was the perfect chance to try tethering my laptop to my HTC Android phone. It worked brilliantly! I had explored several … Continue reading Bring Your Own Bandwidth

Google Squared

Google has released two cool new products this week. First, there is a major update to the user interface for Street View.  The transitions between scenes are much smoother, and it reminds me of Microsoft’s Photosynth technology.  One gets the feeling of looking around corners, and actually being immersed in the environment.  For a good … Continue reading Google Squared

Google Web Elements

Google has made it easy to add cool stuff to your website with the release of Web Elements.  Each of these elements have been available for some time now, most with embed codes or API’s readily available.  Web Elements is a collection of eight tools in one easy-to-find place, each with a simple interface and … Continue reading Google Web Elements

Reflections on Twitter and The Death of Conversation

A synopsis/compilation of recent conversations… Me: Yesterday several of my friends and I went for a hike in the… Sibling/Friend: …yeah, I read that in your blog. Me: For our anniversary we went to Disney and… Sibling/Friend: …I saw your posts and pictures online. Me: Um, is there anything new I can tell you? Sibling/Friend: … Continue reading Reflections on Twitter and The Death of Conversation

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