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Google Docs Masters Edition

on June 29, 2012 by Tim Comments

In what sounds like an 80s ‘Trivial Pursuit’ package, Google is demonstrating how collaboration works within Google Docs. This is especially interesting when you share a text with literary greats like Charles Dickens or Edgar Allan Poe. Read more…

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Build with Chrome and Lego

on June 26, 2012 by Tim Comments

I bet many of you have learned the basic building blocks of life with Lego. While we might already be passing it on to our own kids, we still love building with it ourselves. Google Australia have worked with Lego to bring that building experience into the browser, again showing off what Chrome can do. Read more…

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Write With Images

on June 14, 2012 by Martina Comments

Write With Images is an awesome interactive visual experiment made in South America that allows you to write words and sentences and see them translated into a Google Images based visual language. The project, that is terribly fascinating, comes from Santiago Luna Lupo and Mihail Aleksandrov. Read more…

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Infographic: Google beats Facebook media

on May 16, 2012 by Tim Comments

For the last few years I have been convinced that running Facebook ads is a pretty solid strategic choice. At the same time I found them creatively limiting: tiny pics or video thumbnails and condensing the message into a slither of straight-to-the-point copy. In light of Facebook’s multi-billion IPO comes news that Facebook ads are also not quite as effective as we might think. At least when you compare them to those of the other digital ad juggernaut, Google.

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Now Google can even improve your English!

on May 10, 2012 by Martina Comments

I’m sure you noticed the English of my posts is far from being perfect. My accent is the same, I’m probably better than 90% of the Italians but, still, sometime I do feel I’m speaking like Donnie Brasco. Forget about it, there are words I just cannot pronounce right (ask me the difference between team and Tim for example…). Well, I eventually found the perfect website to improve: EasyWay Test. Using Google’s speech recognition technology the site, designed for EasyWay Language Center, helps you improving your pronunciation while also having some fun. Read more…

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Google’s Project Glass

on April 5, 2012 by Mark Comments

The ‘Minority Report’ type of technologies just keeps getting closer every day! Google believe technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. A team within Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.

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Google – Project Re:Brief

on March 12, 2012 by admin Comments

It is getting harder to find things which are actually new. Those ones that make you stop everything you are doing to log in to your blog and write your impressions about what you saw. Sharing has become a commodity. You have not even finished seeing something and you already share it. Sometimes you share without even seeing it. A friend of yours recommends it and, because you trust their good taste, you pass it on. The text turns into, best case scenario, either a compliment or a brief description of what you are passing on. Read more…

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Google Street View stop motion animation short

on November 22, 2011 by Mark Comments

Google Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins.

Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View. All screen imagery was animated – there are no screen replacements. Read more…

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Google Music launches in US

on November 19, 2011 by Tim Comments

Google Music has just launched, but unfortunately only into the cloud above US territory. The service can host up to 20,000 of your songs for free and – similar to other music stores like iTunes – lets you discover and purchase new tracks. This snazzy micro site explains Google Music’s features. Read more…

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Data Visualisation. Which language do you browse?

on November 5, 2011 by Tim Comments

Google Chrome’s translate feature allowed cartographer Eric Fisher to read the language used by the browser. Combining this information with Twitter’s API he created a beautiful global map of languages, emulating countries’ shapes, while at the same time showing how they fuse together at their borders.

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