Tag Archives: Google

Translate can save the day

When I was preparing for a trip to Russia a few years ago, I made a serious effort to learn the Russian alphabet and some basic vocabulary. But from the moment we arrived at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg it … Continue reading

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TGI Frida

Faces of Frida is one of the most extensive curations on the iconic Mexican artist ever assembled and it’s available through the Google Arts and Culture app. Comprised of 800 Frida Kahlo paintings, artifacts, high-resolution images and features, it offers … Continue reading

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Poetry Generator

Last week, Google launched its AI poem generator, PoemPortraits.  How  does it work? It’s really quite simple. The generator asks you to input, or “donate,” a word to be produced into an algorithmic couplet, as lifted from millions of words … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

For 150 years, New York City’s major retailers have been going all out decorating their store windows for the holiday season. This year thanks to Google everyone around the world can virtually experience the festive sights of Manhattan. Just click … Continue reading

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Virtual Visits

One of my favorite museums in the world is the awesome British Museum in London. Every time that I visit the UK capital, I try and spend at least a few hours there. Now we can all pop into this … Continue reading

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Middle Earth (more of)

With “The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug” hitting theaters everywhere on December 13, 2013, and another Middle Earth media blitz, Google has released “Journey Through Middle-earth, A Chrome Experiment“. This interactive application provides a first person perspective for a trip … Continue reading

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Good Gravity Here

Former shoe salesperson and current Google staffer Bri Hand created this wonderful, whimsical tourism ad campaign inviting extra-terrestrial travelers to drop by and visit Earth. The campaign consists of audio broadcasts and print advertizing that extolls the virtues that make … Continue reading

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Free Wi-Fi (redux)

This summer, New York subway riders might be able to actually get some work done on the train (rather than just beating their high scores in Temple Run). Beginning Monday, free Wi-Fi will be available at a number of stations … Continue reading

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Google Street View Trekker

Google Maps Street View feature is a versatile and helpful tool, as well as a major time-waster for anyone with an internet-enabled gadget or computer. Now Google is bringing the Street View technology to parks, recreation areas and the wilderness … Continue reading

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Is This Your “Streetview” ?

Montreal artist Jon Rafman obsessively reviews tens of thousands of Google Maps Streetview images and compiles an intriguing ongoing world tour. A selection of his culled photos is currently on view at NYC’s New Museum in a show sponsored by … Continue reading

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