Posts tagged ‘Google’

October 10, 2010

Google Goggles. Magic Eyes for Your SmartPhone

by Matt Forcey

Google Goggles is now available for both the iPhone and Android-powered smartphones, as a feature of the latest version of the Google Mobile App.  Expanding on the concept of Augmented Reality, Goggles is an innovative application that works in conjunction with the camera and GPS on your phone to help you discover more about the world around you. 

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October 3, 2010

Germans, Penguins Unhappy With Google, Note Privacy Concerns

by Matt Forcey

Citing privacy concerns, a group of Chinstrap Penguins on Half Moon Island, Antarctica, have filed a formal complaint against Google regarding its use of “Street View” images of their ocean-front residences.

There’s no hiding, Google has now officially mapped and imaged everywhere.  Brian McClendon, Google’s VP of Engineering, announced earlier this week that with the addition of Ireland, Brazil and Antarctica, anyone with a web browser can explore (virtually on foot) all seven continents via Google Maps and Street View.

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October 1, 2010

Don’t Find What You’re Looking For: Google in Reverse

by Matt Forcey

Google’s Page Rank Algorithm isn’t without its fair share of critiques.  This one contributed by Really Magazine slams the search engine for “pushing up” pages which are already popular, in a sort of ‘the rich get richer’ scheme.  In retaliation, the folks at the magazine launched Inframutt, which displays Google’s results in reverse order.

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