Tag Archive: Google

Mar 19 2012

Understanding Android: Three Ways to Find Your Location

It’s not all GPS.  How exactly does an Android device obtain your current location?  I had to hunt the webs for each answer separately, so for users and developers alike this article quickly highlights the three ways Android discovers where you are.  In order of power consumption, Cell-ID, Wi-Fi, and GPS can be powerful tools. …

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Apr 02 2010

Google Is The New God

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When times get rough, where do you turn for answers and support?  Some people look to family and friends, some people listen for the voice within, and some people pray to a higher power for guidance.  Chances are, though, your first stop is the electronic Gaia we call the Interwebs.   Prayer at dawn by …

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Mar 29 2010

Google, Should I?

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I’ll be the first to say that I love Google, and I run to it for information on just about anything that crosses my mind.  Therefore, I include myself in the next statement:  It’s moderately ridiculous how much we depend on Google to help us live our lives.  I don’t remember what I was searching …

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Mar 21 2010

Google: The American National Champion

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Google has been making headlines in almost every arena over the last couple years.  From technology to philanthropy to infrastructure to research to international politics, the Mountain View, CA, company is managing to impact nearly every American in some way and is taking on the role of national champion to spread its influence far and …

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Mar 16 2010

Breaking Language Barriers

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In the beginning, communication was hindered by distance.  Now, all that stands in the way of universal communication is language.  As computers and their programs grow faster and smarter, even this barrier is falling.  Join me as we take a brief snapshot of the budding industry of real-time translation.  Online translation went mainstream (in the …

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Feb 24 2010

Google Energy Aims To Pioneer Market

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The internets are abuzz lately with the news that Google has obtained for its subsidiary, Google Energy, the rights to buy and sell wholesale energy.  The common reasons for this investment are known and accepted, but Google has a knack for taking the common and producing quite uncommon results.  An exploration of Google’s past and …

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