Here’s How to Get a Job at Google

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Description: Google’s Head of People Operations Laszlo Bock explains what does and doesn’t matter when applying to work at the company. Source: CNN Money Date: April 12, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would the opportunity to work at Google be a dream job for you? 2. If you were offered the job of a lifetime, but had… Read more »

Google Announces Budget-Priced Chromebits and Chromebooks

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Description: Google has announced new Chrome-powered computers, which are set to target budget-conscious consumers and schools. Source: BBC News Date: April 1, 2015 The range includes a new type of device called the Chromebit, which looks like an oversized memory stick, and turns monitors and TVs into computers when plugged into their HDMI ports. The tech firm also… Read more »

Which $200 Laptop is Right For You?

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Description: CNNMoney puts the Samsung Chromebook 2 and the HP Stream head-to-head to see which low cost laptop is the better buy. Source: CNN Money Date: April 1, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. When it comes to laptops; do you prefer Apple products, Microsoft products, or something else? 2. When it comes to purchasing a new laptop… Read more »

Take a Virtual Swim With The Dolphins on Protected Brazilian Islands

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Description: Google’s new ‘Street View’ additions include under water photos from a group of Brazilian islands. Source: Mashable Date: March 17, 2015 Days after it added stunning imagery of Mount Everest, Google Street View has been updated with beautiful photos from the other side of the world — the Brazilian islands of Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas. The… Read more »

Magic Leap Makes Internet Lose Its Mind

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Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »

Google And Mattel Revive The View-Master

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Description: The View-Master is back with a digital twist thanks to a partnership with Google. Source: Tech Crunch Date: February 13, 2015 Mattel’s venerable View-Master, the stereoscopic photo viewer so familiar to kids, is now using Google Cardboard Virtual Reality technology to bring life to those old 3D images. The View-Master of yesteryear was a beautiful… Read more »

Will Google and Uber Invade Each Other’s Turf?

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Description: Google’s partnerships seem to be all over the map lately…we will have to wait and see what the future holds for Google launches. Source: ECommerce Times Date: February 6, 2015 Google is working on its own ride-hailing service to compete with Uber, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Uber has announced a strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon… Read more »

The Google Doctor Will See You Now

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Description: Google is attempting to alleviate the incorrect self-diagnoses of those googling symptoms and then jumping to conclusions about their health. Source: Mashable Date: October 13, 2014   It seems Google is trying to bring an end to all the fake “diagnoses” resulting from folks searching for their symptoms and arriving at the wrong conclusions — or… Read more »

Android Stays ‘unbeatable’ in Smartphone Market — For Now

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Description: Google’s mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs. Source: CNET Date: October 31, 2014   Android continued to dominate the smartphone market last quarter, far outpacing Apple’s iOS, according to research released Friday by Strategy Analytics. For the… Read more »

Surgeon Uses Google Glass To Get Critical Data

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Description: As Google Glass becomes a little more mainstream, we take a look at how one surgeon is using the technology to gain insights into his patients’ conditions. Source: CNET Date: January 16, 2014 Part of your doctor’s prep routine for surgery could one day include putting on Google Glass. CNET’s Kara Tsuboi takes us inside… Read more »