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Guide offer tips and tricks to enhance value of Google Maps

Digital Trends: “Google Maps boasts more than 1 billion active users today, making it the most popular navigation software in the world. It gets millions of us where we need to go every day, but are you sure you’re getting the most out of it? It’s easy to miss new features or hidden options. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide on how to use Google Maps. It’s time to take your first step on the road to mastery with our Google Maps tips and tricks…”

Wired – The Golden Age of Free Speech?

It’s the [Democracy-Poisoning] Golden Age of Free Speech: “..In today’s networked environment, when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, it would seem that censorship ought to be impossible. This should be the golden age of free speech. And sure, it is a golden age of free speech—if you can… Continue Reading

Google Street View Now Has A Soundtrack, Thanks To AI

fastcodesign: “Google Street View has never felt so enchanting. In New York’s Botanical Garden, children shout and play in the distance. On a highway in Shibuya, Tokyo, cars whoosh by with so much detail, you can hear the first drops of rain on the street. At Gaudi’s famous Barcelona cathedral, La Sagranda Familia, a priest… Continue Reading

Europeana Migration – collaborative project focused on cultural heritage of migration

“At a time when the word ‘migrant’ is often accompanied by the word ‘crisis’, we at Europeana are focusing our 2018 activities on gathering and enriching Europe’s cultural heritage relating to migration in cooperation with museums and the people of Europe. Making Europe richer – From folklore and traditions to visual arts, our cultural heritage… Continue Reading

Yahoo Search results driven by ads

ghacks.net: “If you visit Yahoo Search right now from a location in the United States, the chance is high that you get more ads on the search results page than organic results. A search for laptops, for instance, returns five ads at the top that fill most “above the fold” space, and another batch of… Continue Reading

Using deep learning and Google Street View to estimate demographic makeup of neighborhoods across US

Using deep learning and Google Street View to estimate the demographic makeup of neighborhoods across the United States. Timnit Gebrua, Jonathan Krausea, Yilun Wanga, Duyun Chena, Jia Dengb, Erez Lieberman Aidenc, and Li Fei-Feia. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Vision and Learning Laboratory, Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of… Continue Reading

What does machine learning actually mean?

World Economic Forum: “…Machine learning is all around us: it informs everything from our Facebook feed, our suggested traffic routes in Google Maps, our autopilot email spam filters, and even the security of our banking information. But current day iterations of machine learning have r adically evolved since the 1600s. Today, machines can learn with… Continue Reading

Google Maps Go are alternative to Google Maps

ghacks.net: “Google unveiled Android Go some time ago. Android Go is an optimized version of Android designed specifically for low-end devices and infrastructure….Google launched several Go-optimized versions of its services for Android Go. Google Maps Go is one of the recent ones that it launched. While listed on Google Play, it is not available for… Continue Reading

Misleading and unidentified country of origin postings no longer acceptable for Google

Bloomberg: “Google moved to strip from its news search results publications that mask their country of origin or intentionally mislead readers, a further step to curb the spread of fake news that has plagued internet companies this year. To appear in Google News results, websites must meet broad criteria set out by the company, including… Continue Reading

A New (Beta) Interface for the UK Web Archive

“The UK Web Archive has a new user interface! What’s new? For the first time you can search both the ‘Open UK Web Archive [The Open UK Web Archive was started in 2005 and comprises of approximately 15,000 websites that can be viewed anywhere] and the ‘Legal Deposit Web Archive’ [The Legal Deposit Web Archive… Continue Reading

Improving Search and discovery on Google

Google Blog: “Search is not just about answering your questions—it’s also about discovery. We search to explore new topics of interest, to find new angles to ideas or things we think we already know, or even to uncover information that we didn’t even think to ask about. Over the years, we’ve developed many features to… Continue Reading

Open source journal articles combined with topical search engines change paradigm of pay to read

Wired: “…But most science is still paywalled. More than three quarters of published journal articles—114 million on the World Wide Web alone, by one (lowball) estimate—are only available if you are affiliated with an institution that can afford pricey subscriptions or you can swing $40-per-article fees. In the last several years, though, scientists have made… Continue Reading