Google’s Art Selfies Are the Talk of Twitter

Google’s Art Selfies Are the Talk of Twitter

Google art selfies has just become the talk of the town on Twitter

Google keeps reinventing the simple things into a fabulous tool for millions of internet users worldwide. It has debut a new feature in the lacklustre Google Arts & Culture app which helps in in instantly transforming user’s selfies into an incredible work of an art and effectively calling it art selfies. Google has launched this app almost two years ago but it never became as popular as other but bringing this update everyone is flocking to download this app thereby making it an overnight hit on global scale. Art selfies has struck a chord with almost everyone across the globe regardless of age, ethnicity, religious or political inclination.

This new feature helps in producing art selfies wherein users takes their snap and it is then compared with some of the great art of the world. Google has brought this feature in order to introduce the world with the fine art in a more constructive way.

Taking art selfies is in vogue

Google came with the idea of turning selfies into art quite a while back and this feature was brought to the Google Arts & Culture app in the middle of December just before the holiday season. However it took sometime before it was discovered by the netizens globally. Once people started uploading art selfies on the social media platform like Facebook and Twitter this app shot to its prominence and very soon it made its way into the top charts. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this app is no. 1 on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

Art selfies is available for everyone

Google takes some time in launching the update on its app globally. Even the Android OS update is released based on the specific regions and same goes true for this recent update as it isn’t available in every other nation or cities on global basis. A number of users are left unhappy and even angry in some cases as they can’t be the part of this global phenomenon of taking art selfies.

Take a virtual tour of museums

Google had launched this app way in the November of 2015 which can aim of offering virtual tours of the museums to the users. Currently it has more than 1000 museums in it along with that it has its own website as well which provides museum tours to the users.

It is a crafty way of taking people into some of the renowned museums in the world from the comfort of their house or office or anywhere they are. Apart from the virtual tours this app also offers some subtle art education to the users which don’t appear to be preachy or boring at all.

This app gladly asks users to take a selfies and search among thousands of artworks on the global scale to check which resembles close to you. Users can take art selfies right from their smartphone camera after which Google will search the best possible resembling art work.

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Google Launches New IT Course, Offers Access to Jobs and Scholarships

Google Launches New IT Course, Offers Access to Jobs and Scholarships

Google Launched – IT Support Program

Google together with online learning giant Coursera had recently revealed a new certificate program to train Americans for entry level IT jobs inclusive of those who did not have college degrees. The company has mentioned that they will be filling the requirements in the tech world.  The statistics of Coursera had cited that presently there seems to be around 150,000 unfiled support jobs only in the US.  Initially the IT Support program which will be launched all across the world would be offering courses only in English with 64 hours of coursework in total.  Students are expected to complete the same in 8 to 12 months. The course for the Coursera platform is written by Googlers to impart and then test across six vital areas of customer support namely, troubleshooting as well as customer service, networking, system administration, automation, operating systems together with security where no earlier IT experience is essential.  Moreover it also links the participants with huge employers such as Bank of America and Wal-Mart who have been on the lookout for workers talented in basic IT skills. This online learning initiative called the Google IT Support Professional Certificate charges $49 per month through Coursera.

Support Workers – Footing in U.S. Economy

However for a limited period, Google has stated that it would pay those costs for 10,000 participants. The IT initiative is said to be a part of a huge $1 billion attempt by Google to support workers to obtain their footing in a U.S. economy disrupted by technology, aimed on the skills and education. This effort has come up at a time when Google together with the other tech giants have been attempting to repel the increasing criticism regarding their consequence on society and the workforce. As per a Google executive leading the initiative, Natalie Van Kleef Conley, the new courses have sprung out of the own experience of the company in an effort of locating people for unfilled IT positions. She had stated in an interview with Fortune that the lessons developed by Google’s employee had been targeted at veterans in particular, refugees and lower income communities. She further added that the IT programs would evade other job-training initiative which often does little to place people in the workforce, in part because Google and Coursera are working directly with employers looking for skills provided by the program.

Gateway in Tech Labour Force

Google had mentioned in a blogpost that once people tend to complete the certificate, they have the choice to share their information with the top employers directly, inclusive of Bank of America, Wal-Mart,GE Digital, Sprint, PNC Bank, Infosys, TEKSystems and UPMC together with Google who tend to be interested in hiring IT support talent. Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda on the other hand informed Fortune that online learning has enhanced dramatically recently and that it is a misconception to presume that Internet-based course tend to be inferior in comparison to campus-based lessons. He also mentioned that Coursera together with Google that had worked in partnership in the past have been attempting to ensure that theirITcurriculum does not tend to be stale or obsolete and the program should support the participants in gaining good job openings. He further added that IT program could be a gateway in the tech labour force wherein one could progress from all types of careers.

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How does Google Maps Know How Long Your Journey will Take?

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Google is one of the companies that in addition to giving one of the best supports to the client. and that is not surprising since we see it in every update that launches for Android versions and especially the one that launches Nexus devices, which are the first to be updated. The set of all this and the performance that gives all software made by Google, including Google Maps gives us an almost excellent user experience in all aspects, and the best thing is that they never give up trying to make the day to day easier for the user.

Google is a fairly large company that has several applications, and one of them is Google Maps, which is intended for GPS navigation. This application has been on the market for several years, and is probably one of the most useful for the average user, since not everyone can reach anywhere by car, on foot or by public transport. Its operation is simple, you are looking for a destination, a starting point and it will tell you how soon and where to go, but what is behind all this? We’ll tell you then.

How does Google Maps know the traffic there?

One of the most useful features of Google Maps and at the same time more curious is that it knows the traffic that we will find when we go by car. But how does Google know this? The answer to this is that Google is based to measure traffic in two types of information, the first is that it makes a historical record every day averaging how long it takes to get from one site to another depending on the time and day.

The second source of information is our smartphones, since our mobile is constantly sending reports about where we are, and how long it takes to get from one place to another. When turning on our smartphone, the GPS starts sending anonymous packages of our location and the speed at which we move.

And before smartphones, how did you predict traffic?

Before everyone had an Android smartphone connected by GPS, Google was still predicting traffic, in a way perhaps more effective, but much more expensive. Google measured traffic through radars, sensors that were installed by transport companies or private agencies that collected data on traffic through radars, sensors that were installed by transport companies or private agencies that collected data on traffic. Radars, thanks to their technology, captured the speed of all vehicles and passed information to a server.

Does the Google Maps application spend many megabytes?

This is a question that many people have, and it can be a strong reason for some people not to use this application. Many people do not have a lot of data in their mobile rate, and are afraid of wasting that data in just knowing how to get to a site. Now Google Maps has a function to download the map and use it offline only with GPS, but how much do you really spend on data? The answer is simple, very few. In many statistics, we can see how in trips of 300 to 500km, the Google Maps app can spend between 60 and 80 megabytes, a nonsense compared to the kilometers traveled.

The maps we see are not made by Google

Google can take the credit for many things, but to make the maps in which we navigate is not one of them. These maps are created by a private company with which Google has an agreement. This company is called Tele Atlas and they are the world leaders in location and navigation services. Thanks to this company we can see some maps with such precision, and most importantly, there are maps of even the most hidden part of the world.

How does Google earn money with Google Maps?

Surely Google has many services for which you do not receive any money. It has a large catalog of applications such as Google Keep or Google Calendar that does not generate any benefit, but, although we believe that it does not, it does receive money through Google Maps. Many establishments pay Google to add their site to the Google search algorithm, to be more visited. For example, we can see how in a busy site, if we zoom the map, the first establishments that appear on the map are those that have paid Google for it.

Another way to make money with this application is Google Maps API for work. It is the same application only that focused on business, with customized maps, a little more precise, higher resolution when viewing the map and the possibility of having support instantly.

We hope that we have solved some of the doubts that you had about the application of Google maps, or you have found interesting the curiosities that we have told you. You can never expect the big job behind an application, especially if it’s from a company as big as Google 🙂

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The CES 2018 Techie Awards

The CES 2018 Techie Awards

Discovering the best of technology at the CES 2018

The CES 2018 was as glamorous, awe-inspiring and awesome as it appear to be every other year but this year we saw a rare breath of innovativeness and ambitiousness on the part of the participating OEMs.

The biggest highlight of this year show was the uneasy presence of the humanoid robot named Sophia which left everyone speechless with its thinking and way of understanding the human problems but offering quirky and yet sometime chilling solutions.

Another manufacturer came up with the first prototype named Concept which aimed at rivalling the popularity and monopoly of the Tesla electronic cars. On another hand Chinese giant Baidu has claimed that its app is generating extensive amount of data which can help in lending it an edge over its competitors when feeding it through the artificial intelligence. Here are some of the best devices or electronics which made their way to the CES 2018.

Drones aligned perfectly with impressive performance at CES 2018

Intel had come up with its own innovative and smart project consisting of Shooting Star drones which are designed to work together in an incredible way.

This isn’t a highly sophisticated group of drones at work but they work on reading the GPS couple with the animation software which helps them to fly in formation. This Intel fleet of 250 strong drones doesn’t even have a camera system which is common among the drones of today but it relies on the GPS coordinates only.

Intel is also working towards strengthening the security of the chips after recent negative stories surrounding its processors and some of the industry experts even stated that the display of the drones is an effort of part of Intel to divert people attention from chip security.

A translation device winds the Courage Award at CES 2018

Tech entrepreneurs are a different breed in itself and this year’s Courage Award has been awarded to Danny Manu who invented, manufactured and finally took his Click instant translation earbuds to the market in CES 2018.

Click will certainly have a huge competition in front of it in the form of Google Buds but it is expected to make its way to the market in later half 2018 after missing its deadline in 2017.

Kodak disappoints big time at CES 2018

Not every invention rise up to the occasion or helps in making lives better but eventually ends up being a waste of time and resource. Kodak unfortunately wins this award at CES 2018 by unveiling a bitcoin mining rig which will help in ushering the cryto0-currency and block chain popularity further but that hasn’t seem to be the case.

Furthermore this company even wants that photographers to be a part of its scheme wherein they can invest their time in creating blockchain and earning payment in the new cryptocoin called Kodakcoin which doesn’t have any certain value or usefulness in the modern world. But who knows this CES 2018 invention by Kodak might become a rage in a year or so.

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Lifesaving Calor App Could Help Farmworkers Beat the Heat

Lifesaving Calor App Could Help Farmworkers Beat the Heat

Calor: An app to help farmers work in the heat without endangering their life

There is no respite for the famers as they toil in the soil day and night to get the produce up for the harvesting. Hot temperatures are a great enemy for farmers and with global warming the temperatures are easily reaching to triple digits in California’s Central Valley. This rise in temperature results in second degree burns to anyone who ventures outside or simply walks barefoot on the ground. A team of students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has come up with an app called Calor which has the potential to save lives. This Calor app is essentially designed to send out heat warning to the farmers working in the field automatically. The name choice might seem bit awkward but it means “heat” in the Spanish which is a quite sensible choice for a heat sensing app.

Calor, Saving the Body From the Heat

Our human body isn’t built to last long in the higher temperatures as it has to maintain the optimum level of 98.6 degrees for better inner functioning. But farmers are known to spend almost 10 to 12 hours any given day in the outdoor conditions under the scorching sun.

The death of the farmers each year is 20 times more than the non-military employees within Unite States which is a serious cause of concern.

The team of students has taken upon themselves to make the farmers life better thorough Calor which can help in them working under the sun without endangering their life to the excessive heat.

Teaching Kids to Code Ends Up in Creating Calor App

The team of students was able to develop Calor under the guidance and tutorship of Barry Borhm who is a computer scientist along with holding a TRW professorship in Engineering.

His teaching helped in developing real software with real life applications and in order to get this Calor app developed Barry came up with a noble solution.

He split the students into teams of six with each team given a chance to choose an idea and start coding on it with a year at their disposal before it can be launched.

During the course of the development this team found that extreme temperature has really bad impact on the overall health of the farmers.

It was found that almost every other famer is suffering from the heat sickness due to the unsafe field conditions but no one talks about it and it goes undocumented.

Secondly it was found that the farmers usually face the lack of the good data services at farms which makes it difficult to get exact location data and weather information.

This team of students was advised by Supannika Koolmanojwong Mabasser who happens to be a researcher at the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering.

He stated that the students were extremely eager to bring a change in the hardship filled life of the farmers working in as many as 90,000 farms present in California. This team wanted to bring a balance between the “work and health” with Calor.

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