So, you’re ready to add a handy, home digital assistant to the family. Doing so will put Internet search, weather data, music, news, sports scores and more just a voice command away. But which one? Amazon has Alexa and for those of you that are addicted to the Prime service (I love it) then Alexa and the Echo Dot is likely a first choice for you. However, if you happen to be a Google fanatic (and Chromecast user) then the Google Digital Assistant is for you. [Read more…] about A Home Assistant – “Hey Google “, a Google Home or Google Home mini?
Yes indeed, the new Google Earth is finally here! Now you can check it out via this video and then go take it for a drive for yourself – enjoy! [Read more…] about Video – The new Google Earth
This from Google … “we’re introducing an easy way to measure your site’s performance across devices—from mobile to desktop—and give you a list of specific fixes that can help your business connect more quickly with people online.”
Sample report after testing our GISuser.com [Read more…] about New Google Tool Tests Your Website Performance – from mobile to desktop
If you use google services then you likely have a location history stored by Google – don’t worry though, only you can see it! By accessing your history you can view all the places you’ve been (while location sharing was enabled on your device).
A timeline of activity relating to the deprecation of Google Maps Engine and the subsequent interest from Esri and CartoDB in particular.
Yes indeed, out of the blue (seemingly) users of the Google Maps Engine service have been informed via messaging in an official user forum that the company has discontinued development of the service and will no longer be allowing new free sign-ups. However, existing GME project will be available for use through January 29, 2016 [Read more…] about Google Maps Engine users Told to Seek Alternatives
This via the Google Developers Youtube… Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments. Google’s Steph Hannon chats about the future of Code for America and how to get involved.
Women Techmakers presents Jennifer Pahlka interviewed by Steph Hannon
Route 85 is coming to the Google Developers Youtube Channel – is working on a series of videos for iOS developers. Bet you never would have thought this would come out of the GooglePlex!