Tag Archives: Google

What’s Google Experimenting With?

13 Apr

Google is continually exploring tool that are more accessible for everyone. They currently have 1,500 experiments and counting. They are conducting experiments that push the boundaries of art, technology, design and culture. Like Shadow Art, where you try your hands at the art of shadow puppetrywith some help from artificial intelligence (AI) or Alphabets Got Talent where you use Morse Code, input a letter and receive a dancing animal with the same letter.

https://experiments.withgoogle.com/

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Find The Cheapest and Best Flight

6 Apr

A friend of mine told me the other week they booked their travel through Google Flights. I discovered you can find plane tickets, track flights, and find the best fares on flight prices with Google Flights. You can also find out which airlines have bag fees and what currency you’ll need depending on where you are traveling.

If you are looking for a great way to book your flight, check out Google Flights.

https://www.google.com/flights

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Get Ultimate Tips Working With Spreadsheets & More

24 Mar

Do you get stuck in Excel, Google Sheets, and Outlook? I found a blog that provides some great tips to make your work in spreadsheets more efficient and save time. Discover Excel tutorials, functions and advanced formula examples. The blog is sponsored by Ablebits, a software company that adds capabilities to spreadsheets, and they do a nice job offering free advice as a public service.

https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/

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Explore Top Trends on Google

18 May

What are the top search topics on Google? What are the most trending terms people are typing today? What have been the most popular searches over the last 12 months? Google Trends gives you the ability to explore what people are thinking about now. You can even type in your own search term and see where it ranks.

http://www.google.com/trends/explore

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KidRex Safe Search

1 Aug

Parents have you tried KidRex? The search engine sits on top of Google’s search technology with the intention of only bringing back results that are child-friendly. You may want to think about this as an alternative.

http://www.kidrex.org/

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Track Santa and Countdown to Christmas

6 Dec

I just caught this today, but this Google site is perfect for your kids to visit and countdown to Christmas. Each day a new activity is added to the site and then on Christmas Eve you can track Santa as he approaches your area. Explore learn and play online with Santa’s elves all December long with Google’s Santa Tracker.

https://santatracker.google.com/

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Searching Safely On the Web

4 Mar

Are you worried about your kids searching online? A new site called Kiddle gives kids and parents safe search options. These are safe, trusted sites that are not written specifically for kids, but have content written in a simple way, easy for kids to understand. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors by safe search results from Google. Kids can search for web, images, news and video content.

http://www.kiddle.co/

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138 Tips To Do More With Google

22 Oct

Google recently published 138 tips to use Android, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, Play, YouTube, Chromecast, Drive, Translate, Docs, Wallet, Hangout and Classroom better. The site features videos, tutorials and diagrams to inform you on the best practices of using their products. You can sort by product or how you learn. If you are Google fan like I am, then you should check out this site to learn something new or just strengthen your skills.

https://get.google.com/tips/

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The Wonders Of Google Translate App

10 Sep

I read about how the Google Translate App is now using Word Lens a few months ago – it’s where you hold up the app to text and it will automatically translate it to another language on the fly. However the other day, I actually saw the app used in front of my eyes and now I am a believer.

The experiment with the Google Translate App we attempted first was on a magazine – we did English to Spanish. The app had a few issues because the lighting needed to be just right to translate. The app also could only pick up specific text on the cover, however it worked 80% of the time. The real test was when I took the app outside and used it on a street sign – it worked exceptionally well translating!

Download the Google Translate App for Android and Apple; discover the wonders of the app for yourself!

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Bing Versus Google

30 Jul

Right now Bing is 20% of what people use to search online. So have you tried using it to search? The other day I stumbled upon Bing It On which compares Bing and Google’s search results side-by-side. The site asks you to enter in a search term, review the search results, pick one you like and then tells you which one’s results you preferred.

http://www.bingiton.com/

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