Google is strapping cameras to sheep for a new mapping project

The Faroe Islands, an archipelago under Danish control in the North Atlantic Ocean, is now the site of a fascinating Google project.   Because the islands are remote, Google never bothered to map them for Google Maps Street View. So several citizens went about trying to get Google to come and photograph the islands’ grassy hills and beautiful coastline.   The islands are only home to about 50,000 people, but there over 70,000 sheep live there. So a couple of Faroese decided to strap cameras to the sheep and map out as much of the islands as they could.   Google loved the effort, and announced that it’s loaned official Street View equipment and a couple of professional 360-degree cameras to finish the job.   Google does allow independent people to contribute to Street View.   source : techinsider   Demeter ICT Company Limited, G Suite (Google for Work) Reseller in Thailand Call us for promotion!  02-675-9371  092-262-6390  097-008-6314 (Sales) Official LINE          Demeter ICT มี LINE แล้วนะคะติดตามเรื่องราวข่าวสารหรือสอบถามข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม และโปรโมชั่นพิเศษได้ทุกวันผ่าน LINE ID: @zvc4221c ผู้ให้บริการคลาวด์เซอร์วิสครบวงจรในประเทศไทย

Here Are Google’s 9 Hiring ‘Dos’ And ‘Don’ts’

Many Google employees say one of the best perks of working for the company is being surrounded by other incredibly smart, creative people. That’s exactly how Google wants it: The company makes finding the best people a big priority, through careful evaluation and a peer-based hiring process.  In the new book “How Google Works,” executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of product Jonathan Rosenberg highlight nine “dos” and “don’ts” to think about when it comes to recruiting.  Although these tips come from Google, they set a good precedent for any company that’s looking to bring on new people.  New Google employees have to wear “Noogler” hats. Here are Google’s 9 rules for hiring: Do hire people who are smarter and more knowledgeable than you are. Don’t hire people you can’t learn from or be challenged by.  Do hire people who will add value to the product and our culture.  Don’t hire people who won’t contribute well to both.  Do hire people who will get things done.  Don’t hire people who think only about problems.  Do hire people who are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and passionate.  Don’t hire people who just want a job. Do hire people who inspire

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Here’s Sundar Pichai’s ‘Cockroach Theory’ That Will Teach You A Thing Or Two About Life

Sundar Pichai continues to make global news after becoming Google’s CEO. Stories about his past, schooling and college days are viral. Well at least in India they are. Here’s another story, or rather a speech by Sundar Pichai, that is being massively shared for the past few days. It’s a speech about the ‘cockroach theory’ for self development. Here’s how the theory goes: “At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky. The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but …it landed on another lady in the group. Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama. The waiter rushed forward to their rescue. In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter. The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt. When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw

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Google Drive now makes it easy to switch from iOS to Android

Google has updated its Drive cloud storage app on iOS with a handy new feature for those switching to a new phone this holiday season. It now lets you back up your contacts, calendar and camera roll so you’ll have them all available when you sign into your account on a new Android device.     To use it, launch Drive on your iOS device, select ‘Backup’ in the settings menu and then select the items you want to back up. It can take a while, depending on how many contacts, photos, videos and calendar events you have stored on your device. That’s a whole lot easier than backing up your stuff manually, and it’s certainly useful for folks who aren’t yet fully invested in Google’s ecosystem of services. It’s worth noting that the automatic backup feature doesn’t handle your texts or music – but hopefully support for those files will be added soon. You’ll also want to remember to turn off iMessage for your number before you switch off your iPhone one last time, to ensure that you continue to receive SMSes without a hitch.   อ้างอิง :     บริษัท ดีมีเตอร์ ไอซีที จำกัด ผู้ให้บริการ Google Apps for Work ในประเทศไทย สอบถามรายละเอียดเพิ่มเติมพร้อมโปรโมชั่นพิเศษ โทรเลย!  02-675-9371  092-262-6390        

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5 Google Job Interview Questions That Can Make Even a Genius Doubt Themselves

  The Google Company has become known not only for its achievements but for job interviews you won’t meet anywhere else. The interview can take place in a cafe around the corner or via Skype, and the questions will be so difficult that any brainiac will have to strive for the answer. We decided to test you and put together the 5 most difficult questions that Google has ever asked its applicants. 1. Billiard balls There are 8 billiard balls. One of them weighs slightly more than the others. How many weighings on the scales do you need to define the ball without using weights? 2. Dead man in a desert A man was found dead in a desert, a match in his hand. No traces. Why and how did he die? 3. 4 liters of water You have unlimited access to water and two jars: 5 L and 3 L. Measure 4 liters precisely. 4. Bears You built a house, all the sides of which are south looking. Suddenly you noticed a bear. What color is it? 5. Pills A doctor gave 4 pills to a patient: 2 pills of each type that cannot be told apart from each

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What’s the Difference Between Free Gmail and Google Apps for work?

For additional information and special promotion call now!  02-675-9371   Google claims there are over 425 million users of its free web email service, Gmail. Within that number are at least several million businesses that use a generic Gmail address to contact customers. Google sells an almost identical version of Gmail as part of its online productivity suite Google App, which costs US$5 per user a month. Why should a business use the paid version of Gmail instead? There are seven main reasons which make paying for Gmail a very easy decision. 1. Custom Email Address Businesses that use the free version of Gmail can only send emails as Notice how your bank, insurance company and airline never use consumer email addresses. The reason they don’t is because it looks cheap. For US$5 a month you can have an email address It looks much more professional and is worth it for the branding value alone.   2. Guaranteed Uptime Google stands behind the paid version of its Gmail with a 99.9% guaranteed uptime. That means the service is designed to operate 24/7 without fail, and that unexpected outages will be less than nine hours a year. While there is no similar guarantee for

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Google will punish sites that use annoying pop-up ads

Google is about to deal a small blow to some of the most annoying ads on mobile: pop-ups and interstitials. It’s not a stretch to argue that readers don’t like these ads. So Google is making a call that websites that use pop-ups and interstitials are worse search results and may rank them lower because of it. There are a “hundreds of signals” that go into Google’s search result rankings, so it’s not like every website that uses these ads will feel pressured to remove them overnight. If a site with a pop-up still has the best information, it’s still likely to appear first. But this change ought to benefit one site over another when those two sites appear roughly equal otherwise. GOOGLE’S CHANGES COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE OVER TIME Google’s intention is to not just direct people to more informative results, but to results that work better for them — e.g., don’t annoy them with a pop-up — too. This is something Google has increasingly been doing with its search algorithm. Last year it began boosting the rank of “mobile friendly” websites, and in 2014, it began boosting the rank of sites with encryption as well. As you’re probably aware, not all

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Google Phone


In a nationally televised commercial that premiered last month, an empty search box sitting against a stark white background slowly morphs, becoming taller and skinnier. As Redbone croons “Come and get your love,” the lines take shape and the outline of a phone emerges. It is, of course, the Pixel, a new phone “made by Google.” The metaphor damn near hits you in the face: the search box once defined Google, but now Google needs to be something more.   The phones feel premium and Google has done a lot of the work to banish the bugbears that have vexed Android users for years. The 12-megapixel camera is fast and Google claims it’s great in low-light. It got a DxOMark camera score of 89 — the best score ever given out to a phone. Though there’s no optical image stabilization, Google tied the camera to the gyroscope to eliminate the hand-shake “jelly” effect in video. It has a new Snapdragon 821 processor and 4 gigs of RAM. The camera uses lasers and phase-detection to focus, and every photo or video you take gets saved in Google’s cloud for free, at full resolution, for life. Google also finally reworked some of the systems behind touch

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Could an algorithm save people’s eyesight? Google thinks so

Google’s artificial intelligence research lab DeepMind is exploring whether its technology could be used to identify early signs of eye diseases that ophthalmologists might not spot. DeepMind, which was acquired by Google in 2014, has struck an agreement with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London that gives it access to about a million anonymous retinal scans, which it will feed into its artificial intelligence software. The algorithm will target two of the most common eye diseases: age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, which affect more than 100 million people around the world. Machine learning technology will scour the images and search for signs of the diseases. In a recent media release, Sir Peng Tee Kaw, head of Moorfields’ ophthalmology research centre, stated: “Our research with DeepMind has the potential to revolutionize the way professionals carry out eye tests and could lead to earlier detection and treatment of common eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration.” The work will help advance the ability of AI technology to detect signs of disease among massive amounts of patient data. Can a machine detect disease before a human expert? Ophthalmologists are increasingly using optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans to detect these two diseases. But though

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What would happen if Google were to shut down for 30 minutes?

Ashish Kedia, Intern 2015, Web Solutions Engineer at Google   In August 2013, Google and all of its services came down briefly for 2-3 mins. And the whole internet traffic went down by a massive 40%. A similar incident also occurred in May 2009.  Note that it was just for 2 mins. Imagine 30 mins. It’s highly unlikely but here is what I think will happen –  First few mins people will check their internet connection. Some will even call their Service Provider. Some may even check for hardware failures on their side – which is still more likely than 30 min outage People will then realise that it’s true. There will be a period of disbelief. People will desperately try to reload google’s homepage. People all around the world will start taking screenshots of the Google Server Error Page. Your Facebook Newsfeed will be full of “OMG Can’t believe”, “I witnessed something astonishing” along with several images from previous point. People will search for alternate search engine ~ but how ? Most of them don’t even know that there are alternate search engines 😛 Bing and Yahoo will get huge traffic surge. DuckDuckGo( Page on ) will start trending on Twitter.

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