Google recently released information about a monumental project they've been working that could bring internet access to everyone. Project Loon involves specially designed balloons, flying 20 km above the Earth's surface (out of eyes-sight), that can be arranged to form one large communication network. You can read more about loon on the…
What exciting news! We just got word from the Google Currents Team that My Modern Met was just chosen as their "Pick of the Week." For those unfamiliar with Google Currents, it's a social magazine app, much like Flipboard, Zite and Pulse, that lets you browse through your favorite websites, on your tablet or smartphone, in a quick and easy way.
The Wilderness Downtown is an amazing "Chrome experiment" that uses some of the new capabilities in HTML5 to present you with an interactive piece that may leave you pensively reminiscing about youthful sprints through your old neighborhood.
It also presents us with a very fascinating look at what can be done…
Sure you failed at Wave but Google, I have to give it to you, this new, convenient way to call a phone from my computer rocks. Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail. Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least the rest of the year and calls to other countries will be billed at low rates. If you don't see it now, don't worry, you will see the “Call phone” link at the top of your chat list soon. Google's rolling out this feature to U.S. based… Continue
Added by alice on August 25, 2010 at 11:43am —
It is a common practice that large companies in fright of competition buy out their competitors. A recent example is Kraft takeover of Cadbury. After the acquisition, the company either keeps the same logo design or alters it to their desires. While surfing on Google one day, a thought came to my mind… how would it end up if Google buys some of the top companies and alter their logo… Continue
Mac users rejoice! More than a year after its Windows counterpart debuted, Google Chrome is now available for Macs. This new, modern browser is not only fast, with quick start up and page loading, but pretty - with a simple interface based on tabs.
Not since July, when Michael Jackson's memorial tickets were released to a select group, have I seen excitement like this on the web. Earlier this week, Google sent out 100,000 invitations to test out Wave. Over 1 million people applied for a preview of the communication software, which blends elements of IM, email, social networking and collaboration. But what the heck… Continue
Added by alice on October 4, 2009 at 7:30am —
What a fun little idea. If you're one of the gajallion people who use Google today you'll notice that they misspelled their name! In order to commemorate their 11th birthday, they used two 11 to create "Goog11e." Happy Birthday, big… Continue
A few days ago, if you happened to "Google" you might have seen this logo by Jim Lee. The all-star DC Comics artist and Wildstorm Editor illustrated a Justice League version of Google’s main logo, which appears on the search giant’s homepage in celebration of Comic Con in San Diego.
Additionally, Google’s personal homepage service “iGoogle” debuted a group of… Continue
Big news is breaking over at Mashable. On September 30th, Google will start sending out about 100,000 invites for the next version of Google Wave. (Right now, only a select number of people, mostly developers, have their hands on it.) You can sign up to be part of their next wave of testing subjects,… Continue
You're in a big city for the first time and you want to know where to go. What do you do? Check out Google Maps Favorite Places and find out where chef Nobu Matsuhisa and DJ Roger Sanchez would take you. Google's has asked some local experts to pick out their favorite spots - to dine, to visit, for inspiration - so we can stalk them. No really, it's so that we can put away our Time Out or Lonely Planet and start really looking like a local! Google even put up these… Continue
If you're quickly looking for things to do in a new city, try checking out Google's new City Tours. It's the latest launch to emerge from Google Labs that can build itineraries for brief trips to locations around the globe in a matter of seconds. Head on over to TechCrunch to read more about it or you can try it out yourself,… Continue
Added by alice on July 16, 2009 at 11:00am —
For those of you who like to get your news from Google, you'll be happy to hear that they're about to launch a new Google Labs project called Flipper. It promises to be a more visual way to read the news.
You'll be able to browse by sections, sources, keywords, and by elements such as “most popular” and “recommended.” Also, Flipper will pull in full articles… Continue
Check it out! Google just released two new ‘Google Labs’ apps to the public today. First one is 'Similar Images', Click the "Similar images" link under an image to find other images that resemble the one in question. Now you can have more Paris, the city, and less Paris Hilton!
How does it work? Google has its vast database of web images and a lot of metadata because… Continue
Caia Koopman, a MET darling, is a snowboarder and a painter whose designs have been used as graphics on snowboards, skateboards and wakeboards. She currently works as a freelance illustrator and painter in Oceanside, CA.
Yippee! Google does it again, making our lives easier with their fun and useful holiday applications! Sure Google might just rule the world with all the information they've stored on us but for now, let's just bow our heads and give thanks to this company that makes life just a little bit… Continue