Get Inspired by the 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge!

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We are excited to announce the launch of the 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge, an international competition sponsored by XPRIZE and Google that invites kids to design, create and program their own lunar rover.

Just in Time for Memorial Day*: Enjoy the 2013 Doodle4Google Winner

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A Wisconsin 12th grader is singlehandedly bringing millions of people — especially military spouses, military children and servicemembers — to tears. For her winning 2013 Doodle4Google contest entry, Sabrina Brady wholeheartedly deserves the $30,000 scholarship, new Chromebook and $50,000 technology grant to her school that come with winning the 2013 Doodle4Google competition.

Samsung Galaxy Camera: Sharing, Editing, and Android

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Does your camera run Android? This one does. The Samsung Galaxy Camera is part of a new class of device. It’s got every part of a phone, including a possible two year contract, but this camera doesn’t make phone calls.

Happy Birthday, Google!

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Google is celebrating their 14th birthday. Can you believe it? Google is old enough to be a freshman in high school.

Google Is Now America’s Most Awesome ISP

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After a summer of waiting, Google finally emerged with details on their new Kansas City Fiber network. The price for Google Internet starts at free. That’s right, for the $300 installation fee, Google will give you free Internet at “today’s speeds” for at least 7 years. If you’re used to thinking of these speeds as fast, take a gander at this comparison and then imagine seven years of technology innovation.

Marissa Mayer: Yahoo’s New Pregnant CEO

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Marissa Mayer is a big deal. She’s Google employee 20, the first woman engineer, and the highest ranking woman there. Well, she was. As of yesterday, she’s a Xoogler. Mayer quit Google in order to become Yahoo’s new CEO. As if that weren’t enough, the same day she made the announcement, she tweeted that she and her husband were expecting a baby boy in October. That’s right, Yahoo hired her with a visible baby bump.

Hack Build With Chrome for Pink Legos!

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Josh Rowe, the creative director for Build with Chrome, let me in on a little Easter Egg. Legos come in all sorts of colors, but not so for Build. It turns out there were some issues with “WebGL shaders work and the complexity of the 3D scenes.” In other words, they could make it fast, or they could offer 150 colors. They went with fast. I’d say that’s a good call. Here’s how you get pink back.

Nexus Q Aims to Be the Center of Your Living Room

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The Google I/O conference officially kicked off with the keynote this morning. They introduced the Nexus 7 tablet – already leaked before the conference, but they also introduced a Nexus something new. The Nexus Q aims to build on the connected entertainment environment. It’s a tool designed to allow you and your friends to control your home music and movie experience.

Lego Build With Chrome Wins the Internet

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If you’ve got kids or just really like Lego – that pretty much includes everyone, right? Use your Chrome browser to navigate to Build with Chrome and start grabbing a piece of virtual Australia or New Zealand. The rest of the globe will still have to wait.

Google’s New Privacy Policy

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Google sent out emails to users to let them know that they’re changing their privacy policy and Terms of Service, effective March 1. That’s usually enough to start a good panic, and I doubt it will be different this time. Just how “evil” is Google?  Well, it probably depends on who you ask. There were plenty of people spreading the rumor that Google was stealing

A GeekMom’s 34 Goals for 2012

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A friend of mine recently published her professional website after months of preparation. One of her premier posts shared 30 things she would like to do this year in honor of turning 30. It’s not a milestone birthday year for me, but the idea made sense. In an effort to set reasonable goals instead of unattainable demands, I’m going to follow in IndieKate‘s blog-steps and create a

GeekMom Is Now on Google+

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At long last, Google+ has rolled out pages for businesses, organizations, and websites. We’re delighted to announce the brand-spankin’-new GeekMom page on G+—let the circling begin! If you’re new to G+ and still finding your way around, here’s our four-part series of Google+ tips: • Part 1: Don’t let circles make your head spin • Part 2: Privacy and profiles • Part 3: Finding your

Why Curated Content Matters: A Lament for Reader Share

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Google Reader unveiled big changes this week, and the internet recoiled. Some folks (I’m one of them) loathe the new design: the excessive use of white space at the top of the screen, the heavy black-and-gray palette, the black-underlined links that have replaced the stand-out blue. But far more irritating to many users is the death of Reader’s Shared Items feature. If you used Reader

Yes, It’s Another Social Network: Erly’s Claim to the Event-Based Social Niche

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I caught wind this past week of a new social network that hit the airwaves on September 14th.  Erly.com, started by Eric Feng, the founding-CTO of Hulu, is deeming itself a “new social platform for organizing and sharing your personal content.”  It’s attempting to shift our perspectives on social media: while most of our social media experiences have been individually-driven, Erly is attempting to collect social

Google Breadcrumb: Slightly Geeky and Fun Mobile Learning Tool

According to a Microsoft infographic on the Digital Buzz website, there are four billion mobile phones in use around the world.  Even more intriguing is that mobile Internet usage is on course to overtake desktop Internet usage by 2014. In addition, of those four billion mobile phone users, over 60% of them are using their devices to play games.  Thanks to Google Breadcrumb, these four