This is kind of neat. From the Official Google Blog: "Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View imagery in Google Maps for desktop. We've gathered historical imagery from past Street View collections dating back to 2007 to create this digital time capsule of the world."
If you depend on Google for email, docs, notes, photos, scheduling, etc, be aware that they can lock you out without explanation. From Business Insider: The developer feels betrayed by the company for shutting off access to vast swathes of his digital life in an instant, with little logical recourse. "It feels like getting baited… READ THE REST
Few logos have pained me as much as the original Gmail logo. It was a Frankensteinian creation by committee with so many things wrong with it that it's hard to pick the worst part. The mixture of fonts. The different letter weights. The haphazard letter heights. The case mixing. The double ™ signs. Agonizing to… READ THE REST
You no longer have to rely on piece of recorded music to figure out the name of a song. Now you can hum, whistle, or sing a melody and a new Google feature will name that tune. CNET reports that the tech behind it isn't new, "The technology to match tones to a database of… READ THE REST
Your smartphone, while being an unquestioned technological marvel, can also get you into all kinds of trouble. Because it demands so much of your attention, it's easy to get distracted and miss what's happening around you, especially if you're shooting video or taking pictures. In fact, it can even get downright dangerous if you aren't… READ THE REST
Kitchen appliances and cooking tools are usually among the hottest doorbuster items every Black Friday. Unfortunately, there really aren't many doors to bust this year, due to COVID. However, cooking is eternal; so, despite the changes, deals are still flying fast and furious for a full assortment of air fryers, pressure cookers, and grills, all… READ THE REST
If you know a kid, then that means you might know a kid who wants a PS5 or an Xbox Series X. There's no question that the new next-generation gaming consoles are true marvels, but beyond playing games, there is another side of this activity that could fire up a kid's imagination or personal ingenuity… READ THE REST