“Local Traffic-weary homeowners and Waze are at war, again.”
“Google has banned an extension of its Chrome browser which was being used to identify Jewish names on the internet by surrounding them with three sets of brackets, or parentheses. Those identified were then subjected to anti-semitic abuse via social media.”
“Google is selling Boston Dynamics, the robotics startup it bought in 2013, to Toyota, reports Tech Insider. The robotics division has been a source of tension within the company since Andy Rubin, the exec who led it, left in 2014.”
“A jury has ruled that Google’s use of Java software — owned by Oracle — in the creation of Android constitutes fair use, and is thus not a copyright violation. This marks the end of the retrial of Oracle’s initial 2012 suit against Google, in which a jury handed down a partial verdict.”
“Google wants to make your apps smarter, and it has just released a new API for developers to do just that. (CCM) — On Thursday, Google announced the new Android Awareness API, which gives apps a basic understanding of your device’s surroundings.”
Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager. Stylish lets you easily install themes and skins for many popular sites.
This is one of my favorite extensions for Chrome. I use it most for one reason, my Blue Scroll Bars style: https://userstyles.org/styles/64318/blue-webkit-scrollbar. This style changes the scroll bars in things like TweetDeck, Gmail and Google+ from hard to find light grey to a nice shade of blue.
Google said on Tuesday it had bought Skybox Imaging, a company that provides high-resolution photos using satellites, for $500 million in cash.
Go onto Vimeo and do a search for what Skybox can do. Whoa.
A sample: http://ift.tt/1qvFcML
I stumbled across this. Probably been around a while, who knows. Anyway, simply go to Google or in the address bar of Chrome, start typing your query like “add to calendar meeting friday 1pm to 3pm” and start your search. You’ll be presented with a Create event dialog and once you click the link an event will be created in your Google calendar. You’ll then have the ability to edit your entry and provide more details.
Typing dates works too. For example: “add to calendar meeting june 3rd 1pm to 3pm”. Doing “add to calendar meeting tonight” gave me an entry dialog of 7:00 to 7:30. Still, half the work was done.
I've been taking the message from Google #IO13 to heart and trying to use Google as my darkroom. I have a metric ton of photos from some family vacations that I figured I'd upload and see what Google's Auto Awesome processing would do to them.
Google+ gives you a method to drag and drop photos onto the browser based uploader but that isn't really a great method for bulk uploading tons of pictures. I tried lots of pictures at once and it froze up. Google Drive might be an option but the 2 services aren't connected that well. You can share from Drive to Plus but Plus doesn't treat your photos the same way. Photos stored in Google drive aren't part of your albums and don't get processed in the background.
As far as I know, the best method for bulk uploading from a desktop is to use Google's Picasa software. In Picasa you go into Tools –> Bulk Upload. From there you can choose your folders and upload straight into Google+ for processing.
This all seemed like a great idea. My upload speed at home isn't all that great but I didn't really care. Just get the process going and leave my laptop on for as long as it takes. Then it stopped working and I got the message saying "long term bandwidth exceeded." I was able to upload the picture seen here via the web based uploader so apparently I am not completely locked out. I can't tell you exactly how many pictures but I'd say a few thousand.
From some brief Google searching, I'll be in Picasa Jail for 20 to 30 days. So, use Google as your darkroom but be careful about how quick you expect it to work.