Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Speak, Memory

July 23, 2011

Speak, Memory

Remember “The End of History?  Sigh. How quickly they forget.

We now we have The End of Memory. We forget more these days, but it’s okay. We’ve all out-sourced our long-term memories to search engines. That’s according to a new report by researchers from Harvard, Columbia and the University of Wisconsin:

“Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips,” Betsy Sparrow,Jenny Liu, Daniel M. Wegner, Science (abstract)

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Senate and Google Celebrate Calder’s Birthday

July 22, 2011

Senate and Google Celebrate Calder's Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of American artist Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976). It’s a version of his famous hanging mobile sculptures (if you have HTML5, it moves). Here in Washington, Mr. Calder is celebrated every day by the United States Senate.

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April 1: The iPad Reviews Are In

April 1, 2010

April 1: The iPad Reviews Are In

Apple will begin delivery of its long-anticipated iPad device in two days, but advance reviews cram the Web today. Using the Topeka search engine, we found the following:

“Apple admits iPad is a ‘massive joke,'”  Rich Trenholm, CNET UK.

“Apple iPad May Run Android OS In Next Version,” Techie Buzz.

“Pad-Dock iPhone to Tablet Converter,” I Want One Of Those Ltd.

“Adagio Teas iPad Thermometer,” Adagio.com.

Computer engineering professors at Columbia and Harvard are unavailable for comment.

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