All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Labs’

Google Fusion Tables Gets Experimental New Features

Google Research has announced some new experimental features for the Fusion Tables tool. Fusion Tables is a web application that allows users to manage data. The new features are designed to improve and simplify the process of data discovery, management, and visualization. Announced today on the Google Research Blog, features include a redesigned user interface with tabs and faceted search …

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Google Correlate Expands to 50 Countries

Back in May, Google launched Google Correlate, which is sort of like Google Trends in reverse. It looks at search trends, and attempts to apply them to real-world situations. Google described it as an experimental tool enabling the user to find queries with a similar pattern to a target data series. Users can upload data sets (by state or time …

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Google Cleans House

Google is continuing its house cleaning process by shutting down a number of services, including Aardvark, which it acquired in early 2010. Recently, Google announced it would be shutting down Slide. Google has put up an official blog post discussing the future of specific products. Some are getting shut down, and others are being integrated into other products. Here’s Google’s …

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Google Labs is Closing Down

Google Labs is closing down. Google announced as much on its official blog today. I’m not sure what this really means other than new Google experiments will come out without the Google Labs label, and likely just with a beta label attached to them, but here’s what Bill Coghran, SVP for Research and Systems Infrastructure had to say: Last week …

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Google Correlate Launched – Google Trends in Reverse

Google just launched a new Google Labs product called Google Correlate, which looks at search trends, and attempts to apply them to real-world situations. The official description for Google Correlate is as follows: Google Correlate is an experimental new tool on Google Labs which enables you to find queries with a similar pattern to a target data series. The target …

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Google Talk Guru Launched in Google Labs

Google has a new Google Labs experiment out called Talk Guru. Google describes it as: Application intended for chat (IM) users, including users using chat clients on low-end phones, allowing them to answer simple web queries from the context of their chat application. First invite guru@googlelabs.com to chat, and then send queries via your chat client. Categories supported include weather, …

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Google Wants You To Upload Your Data

Google announced today that it’s opening up its Public Data Explorer tool to everyone, meaning you can use it to upload your own datasets. 

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Google Visualizes U.S. Budget Data with Public Data Charts

Back in March, Google launched a Google Labs experiment called Public Data Explorer. In the time since its launch, the company has used it to visualize data from the Census Bureau, Energy Information Administration, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. 

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Google Goggles

Now that Google has released Google Goggles for the iPhone, I think it’s same to assume usage of the feature will go up tremendously. While Goggles may still be in experimental Labs status, the new iPhone release will surely have plenty of people playing around with it. 

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Google Labs Project Breadcrumb Surfaces

Google launched  a new Google Labs project today. It’s called Breadcrumb. Here’s the official description:

Breadcrumb enables you to create a variety of mobile learning applications and allows you to make your application work with only three additions to plain text. Infinitely scalable, easy to create, and readable on Internet-enabled smart-phones or computers, Breadcrumb gives you maximum output for the development time.

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Google Scribe Predicts What You’re Going to Type

Google has a Google Labs project available called Google Scribe. Google Scribe provides text autocompletion as you type. It provides related word or phrase suggestions, using information you’ve already typed into a document. 

"In addition to saving keystrokes, Google Scribe’s suggestions indicate correct or popular phrases to use," says Google.

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New Google Release Could Change Everything. Will it?

This week, Google released a new Google Labs projectApp Inventor for Android. The product is designed to let anybody (as in non-developers) create Android Apps. This could go one of several ways.

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Google Goggles Gives Translations Via Camera

Late last year, Google introduced a very cool mobile product called Google Goggles. While only an experimental labs release, it is looking more and more like it will be one that actually graduates to a real feature, and a useful one at that.

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Google Launches Public Data Explorer Labs Experiment

Google has launched a new Google Labs experiment called Public Data Explorer. The product takes large datasets and gives them a visual  interface with animated charts and maps.

"As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand," Google explains in the description. "You don’t have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings."

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Google Gives Life to the Online News Story

Update: Google has now open sourced Living Stories, giving all developers the code to build their own living stories pages. This means anyone can participate now.

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Google Fast Flip Goes Mainstream

Update 2: Google has now placed Fast Flip at the bottom of Google News.

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