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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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THE GOOGLE PHONE : PIXEL

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...

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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...

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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...

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