Tag Archives: google

Lego Build With Chrome Wins the Internet

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. Read More

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Google’s Erez Lieberman Aiden – How the Human Genome Folds

What do Ramen noodles, knots, and genome globules have in common? If you’re researcher Erez Lieberman Aiden, these are models for his groundbreaking research on 3-D mapping the human genome. At the end of the day, he shares advice and wisdom with aspiring young scientists. His connections to TED and Google lend a “cool” factor… Read More

Google’s New Privacy Policy

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… Read More

Google Science Fair 2012… What is your question?

Its time for the second annual Google Science Fair. Last year over 10,000 students submitted 7,500 entries from 90 countries from around the globe. The 2011 winner, American Shree Bose, discovered a way to prevent cancer cells from becoming resistant to the chemotherapy drug, cisplatin. With such amazing entries last year everyone is waiting in excited anticipation… Read More

A GeekMom’s 34 Goals for 2012

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… Read More

GeekMom Is Now on Google+

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 •… Read More

Perhaps The End Of Google + Nymwars

It was a few months ago that Google started cracking down and enforcing their real names policy on their new social media network, Google +. There was a lot of fear going around as stories of people losing access to all their Google accounts because of using a pseudonym on Google +. The talk of the controversy… Read More

Felicia Day Hangs Out with GeekMoms

Yesterday eleven (if I’m counting right) GeekMom writers gathered in a room for the first time–sort of. We met face to face in a Google+ Hangout. Of course, you can only have ten people at a time in a Hangout, so GeekMoms Amy and Andrea graciously ducked out to leave room for our guest of… Read More

A Fun Google Doodle for Art Clokey’s Birthday!

Celebrate Art Clokey’s 90th birthday today with a Google doodle honoring his pioneering work in stop-motion animation! Clokey presented Gumbasia to the world in 1955 from University of Southern California.  Then, from Gumby and Pokey in the 50s to Davey and Goliath in the 60s, his influence has been seen right up through this decade!… Read More

Google Turns 13!

Image: Google.com “Hmm, I’m not sure…Google it!” is a phrase I utter probably on a daily basis. Obviously, as a writer for GeekMom, I’m a nerd, a geek, a brainiac; what ever you want to call it and as such I tend to be the go-to gal for everyone in my office whenever they have… Read More

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

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… Read More

Google+ Nymwars – On How to Fear a Name

If you are using the Google+ social network, then you probably have heard the stories of people having their Google+ accounts, along with all their other Google accounts, locked. This has caused quite a stir throughout the internet as well as causing a lot of fear and speculation. I’m one of those people who is… Read More

All Is Not Lost!

(Okay Go’s latest video “All is Not Lost” [an HTML5 video created for Google’s “Chrome Experiment” program] can be watched in any browser–but only Chrome users get the full experience!) A couple of weeks back, amidst the initial “I got a golden invite” hub-bub over on Google+, I asked, “Would my Google+ experience be any… Read More

Celebrate President’s Day with Google Earth

In celebration of President’s Day, Google Earth offers up an entirely new way to discover a little presidential knowledge. Their Explore Our U.S. Presidents map pinpoints where each President was from and offers an image of the President with links to more information. You can download the file and launch it in Google Earth or… Read More

Enter the Google Science Fair!

I never got to enter a science fair as a kid. My local school district never sponsored one and I was a kid long before the days of instant mass communication. If you couldn’t find it in the phone book and it wasn’t posted on the bulletin board at the library or a commercial on… Read More

Neighbors: The Good, The Bad, and The Creepy

When my husband and I moved back to our home town after living in California for eight years, we started looking for our first house. I will admit that after being married for 12 years I was more then ready to move out of apartments. Our little town that we had grown up in was… Read More

Geek Speaks From Experience: It Gets Better

Until college, I can’t remember passing a day at home or school without being teased for being a brainiac and a tomboy. I was so used to being a pariah in my own life that I actually had a hard time adapting to living among friends. But my fellow grown-up nerds were patient. They all… Read More