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Why is the EU so …?, Eagle Eye

Why is the EU so …?

I found another excellent map of the United States on the Amazing Maps Twitter feed yesterday, showing Google autocomplete results for each state when you type in “Why is [state] so”.
Naturally, I spent the next 15 minutes typing the countries of the European Union into Google to see what it came up with for them.
If [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 26 January 2014 at 9:58 pm

Driverless Cars Will Save Lives, Eagle Eye

Driverless Cars Will Save Lives

Fabulous long article by Burkhard Bilger in The New Yorker: 11,000 words on Google’s ambition to make driverless cars.
He quotes Sergei Brin, one of Google’s founders: “We’re not trying to fit into an existing business model. We are just on such a different planet.”
“In God we trust,” the company faithful like to say. “Everyone else, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 24 November 2013 at 5:35 pm

Women in Science: Be aware! Computing is everywhere!, Notebook

Women in Science: Be aware! Computing is everywhere!

Computing devices are everywhere nowadays. For many of us, life would be unthinkable without a smartphone, a tablet, or a laptop. The pace at which technology is developing is rather astonishing and its impact in our modern life is possible only because in the thirties of the last century, a new science was born: computer science.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Monday, 26 August 2013 at 7:00 am

What to do without Google Reader?, Eagle Eye

What to do without Google Reader?

Most of you won’t know what I’m talking about, but those of us internet fogeys who use Google Reader have just had a reminder that Google is “ceasing to support” it from 1 July.
It used to be called a blog aggregator, and for a while before Twitter it was the main way in which I [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 7 May 2013 at 6:28 pm

Almost Ungooglable, Eagle Eye

Almost Ungooglable

I was reading Paul Johnson’s Brief Lives (yes, I am so old and revisionist), when a friend said that Johnson’s wife, Marigold, had been a Labour candidate in South Bucks in 1974.
It turned out that this was one of those facts that is just on the edge of Googlable knowledge, from which I derive childish [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 at 3:11 pm

Privacy challenges ahead 2013, Battle of Ideas

Privacy challenges ahead 2013

Joe Bloggs wishes to use a pseudonym on Facebook as he does not want his employer and his tutors to know that he has an account. Or, Jane does not wish to have her Google services merged into one account

By | Battle of Ideas, Notebook | Monday, 4 March 2013 at 6:51 pm

Interflora suffers SEO setback as Mother’s Day approaches, Notebook

Interflora suffers SEO setback as Mother’s Day approaches

News last week that Interflora, the popular online florist, had been kicked into the long grass by Google for breaching the search engine’s rules, or Webmaster Guidelines as it calls them, has triggered a fair bit of talk across the search engine optimisation (SEO) and marketing community.

By | Notebook | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 6:43 pm

A closer look at the Google Glass experience, Bytesize

A closer look at the Google Glass experience

Google has released a video showcasing Google Glass’s initial features, user interface, and the overall experience of using Google Glass in everyday life.

By | Bytesize | Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 1:30 pm

Watch out Facebook, Google+ is now the world’s second largest social network and it’s growing fast!, Bytesize

Watch out Facebook, Google+ is now the world’s second largest social network and it’s growing fast!

Figures from Global Web Index now track Google+ as the second largest social network in the world, with 343 million monthly active users. Can Facebook fend off competition from Google?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Monday, 28 January 2013 at 4:24 pm

Google updates image search with inline previews and faster performance, Bytesize

Google updates image search with inline previews and faster performance

Google’s desktop image search receives a UI overhaul starting today. The update include faster results, inline previews and a more intuitive design.

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 1:41 pm

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