Where technology is anthropology.
Public Alerts provide warnings for natural disasters and emergency situations. They appear based on targeted Google searches, such as [Superstorm Sandy], or with location-based search queries like [New York]. In addition to the alert, you’ll also see relevant response information, such as evacuation routes, crisis maps or shelter locations.
Google exec Marissa Mayer has been named the new CEO of troubled web giant Yahoo!.
“I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet’s premier destinations for more than 700 million users. I look forward to working with the Company’s dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world,” Mayer said in a press release, per Business Insider.
Google is coming to a living room near you.
At the Google I/O conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, Google outed a uniquely designed device, the ball-shaped Nexus Q.
Defined by Google as a “social streaming media player,” the Nexus Q runs on the Android platform and lets users stream music, movies and more from their cloud-based Google Play accounts.
Google at its I/O 2012 media event on Wednesday outed a new Android-powered device, the Nexus 7 tablet.
The device will run Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean), the latest iteration of Google’s operating system for phones and tablets.
Google showed off some of the tablets meaty specs, including a 1,280x800 display, a Tegra 3 chipset with quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU, dual webcams (1.2-megapixel rear-facing camera), WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, NFC capabilities and more. The device weighs in at only 340 grams.
After Google’s whiz-bang Project Glass video dropped a few months ago, I think we were all curious about what the so-called “Google Glasses” would actually be able to do. Though we recently learned that the final product is unlikely to achieve everything shown in the video, we recently got a whole, WHOLE lot more information the futuristic Glasses, as Google has, for the first time, let non-Google employees wear the prototypes and report their experiences.
When one searches for “Homer,” Google gets confused. Does it refer to the cartoon character? The Greek epic poet? The fishing town in Alaska?
The search engine spits back a list of blue links with information about all three, and displays images of Homer Simpson’s bald yellow noggin, side by side with marble busts of the famous poet. Diving into the details about the cartoon, town or ancient Greek requires clicking through the sites shown on the page.
All that is about to change with a major upgrade to Google’s search results that aims to eradicate ambiguity and make clicking on the sites shown in search results increasingly unnecessary.
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Google’s +1 feature echoes Facebook’s “Like” button.