Tag: Google

This app lets you check out library books on your tablet. Free. From home. Yes!

I love the feeling of being surrounded by stacks and stacks of actual old-fashioned books at my local library. But, I also love that they’re embracing all the amazing new technology that has huge benefits for busy parents like me, who are still emphatic that our kids read as much as possible. That’s where the new hoopla digital app comes in. Let’s just say, life for readers is about to get soooo much easier. With the hoopla app, you can access your local library’s entire collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and even music, movies and television shows to download or stream right...

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Big (real) news! Fake news gets easier to spot with the new Google Fact Check

It seems like an April Fool’s joke (and yes, I double checked the date on the post) but at long last, Google is taking moves to quash fake news with a new Fact Check feature in Google Search and Google News, worldwide. So basically, Google Fact Check is not itself fake news. That’s a relief. According to the recent post on the Google blog, publishers can now enable a “Fact Check” tag in Google News which will mark as news those articles that have been fact-checked by publishers and respected fact-checking organizations, like Politifact,  FactCheck.org and Snopes. It even includes fact-check sites like Climate...

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Web Coolness: Instagram albums, women in STEM art prints, and why you should skip email in the morning

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   We are loving these awesome women in STEM art prints. Room service robots! Why you should skip reading email in the morning. (But oof, tough habit to break for some of us) In case you missed the Women of NASA LEGO set that’s been blowing up the Internet. This adorable 3rd grader is in the National Google Doodle competition, and he wants your vote. If your favorite kitchen gadget is the Instant Pot, you’ll want...

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Web Coolness: The new NASA travel poster, a hot Instagram feature, and why people are leaving Snapchat

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   We’re loving this gorgeous new, free NASA travel poster. (via Laughing Squid) This device lets dads feel the fetus kicking in utero! Whoa. Ooh, wearable tech that’s actually chic and not gimmicky. Here’s how social media might be creating unrealistic parenting standards. Coming soon? Charging devices might be as simple as connecting to WIFI. Here’s everything you need to know about the hot new Instagram feature. 13 email etiquette rules from around the world. Randi Zuckerberg...

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Web Coolness: Geeky Valentine’s Day gifts and cards, VIZIO privacy breach, and the end of Facebook?

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Our favorite Emily McDowell card. Get it for Valentine’s Day! Use the KonMari method with your tech gadgets and digital life. Smart! If you have a VIZIO smart television, you need to read this. Hilarious shirt for the teachers in your life who love Netflix. Is this the end of Facebook? This new Pinterest feature is like Shazam for stuff. Why you want to keep your eye out for the Backpack Challenge, parents. Yikes. This inspiring 22-year...

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Preserve old photographs (yes, real ones) with Google’s new PhotoScan app

As much as I love my iPhone camera roll and the thousands of photos it houses, I do have a very soft spot for old photographs. The ones where the color is a little faded, the edges are a little worn and the memories come flooding back. Thanks to a new Google app called PhotoScan, there’s a super easy way to combine old with the new to get the best of both worlds, just in time for holiday gift giving. Related: The quickest and easiest way to share iPhone photos and videos Related: 21 tasteful ideas for showcasing your favorite...

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Web Coolness: Tech holiday gifts, 10 most popular emoji, and the West World soundtrack

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   15 of the coolest custom photo gifts for the holidays. Wait, marshmallows? Amazon is about to revolutionize grocery shopping. A very handy website for book lovers. Here are 5 women who are changing the virtual reality scene. Here’s how these robotic utensils are changing the lives of people with disabilities. This Google Earth timelapse shows how much the world has changed.   A subscription box gift for kids that can teach them how to make their own...

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Google Flights makes booking travel so much easier. Maybe even cheaper, too.

If you’re booking travel for the holidays, or even next year for spring break or summer vacation, you’ll want to check Google Flights for finding the best flight and rate, straight off the bat. What’s so great about Google Flights is the flexibility and the ability to save trips and get alerts on price changes in the hopes that you can get the best deal possible. Simply visit the website or mobile-friendly version on your phone (no dedicated app yet which is surprising), and do a search for any route. I tested it out and found that there are several options from...

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4 Google Chrome extensions that help you save money on your holiday shopping. So, sure, go ahead and get the new boots too.

If you’re trying to save some money this holiday season, you don’t necessarily have to nix your coffee spending or skip that new pair of shoes. Here are 4 great Google Chrome extensions that help you save money while you’re shopping online. And the best part: you don’t really need to do anything extra. Related: 10 of the very best shopping apps to help save you money. And time. Coupon Cabin Coupon Cabin notifies you of sales at the sites you’re already browsing in a alert bar at the top of the screen. Their promo codes and coupons are guaranteed to...

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Web Coolness: The mini NES Classic, Instagram Live, and the best Alexa hack ever

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   Okay, this new mini NES classic console is the best holiday gift ever. We are loving the new mannequin challenge. This one takes the cake! Would you have recognized this man’s voice if he was your uber driver? So cool! This man hacked Alexa into a wall-mounted singing fish and it’s the best thing ever. Someone hacked the Google Pixel in 60 seconds. Oops.   Very cool new emojis are on the way. (Image via emojipedia) Will Instagram be adding...

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