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This talk from November, 2012 discusses some surprising initiatives and accomplishments from Google with links to YouTube videos. Contact the author at gregwilde@gmail.com.

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Google Next

  1. 1. Google Next Some of Googles Initiatives New Orleans Personal Computer ClubGreg Wilde and Greg Speyrer November 7. 2012
  2. 2. Google Earth• New 3D imagery for Google Earth “Since 2006, weve had textured 3D buildings in Google Earth, and were excited to announce that well begin adding 3D models to entire metropolitan areas to Google Earth in the near future. Thanks to new imagery rendering techniques and computer vision, were able to create 3D cityscapes, complete with buildings, terrain and even landscaping, from 45-degree aerial imagery. By the end of the year, we aim to have 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people”• Your world in 3D - Create 3D models using Google SketchUp and add them to the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth.
  3. 3. Google Earth• Oceans, etc. With Google Earth 5.0, you can now travel back in time to see historical imagery, dive below the surface of the ocean and record a tour of your journeys. Download at http://earth.google.com• Moon in Google Earth Land on the Moon in Google Earth. With Moon in Google Earth, you can take tours narrated by Apollo astronauts, view 3D models of landed spacecraft, zoom into 360-degree photos, and watch rare TV footage of the Apollo missions.
  4. 4. Earth• Discover Ancient Rome in Google Earth See Rome as it looked in 320 AD and fly down to see famous buildings and monuments in 3D. Select the "Ancient Rome 3D" layer under Gallery in Google Earth.
  5. 5. Maps• Mapping the Motor City with Google Maps “Learn how the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance uses Google Map Maker to add new cycling routes around the city of Detroit, creating a more comprehensive map and improving biking directions for the entire community.”• 3D Maps go to 43:45 on timeline
  6. 6. Knowledge Graph• The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection of the people, places and things in the world and how theyre connected to one another. With this technology, Google can get you the best possible answers and help jump start your discovery.
  7. 7. Google Wallet• Make Your Phone Your Wallet - With the Google Wallet mobile app, and how you can pay in-store by tapping your phone anywhere contactless NFC payments are accepted.
  8. 8. Google+• Google+ Events This feature helps you get together with others by collecting and sharing both information before and memories after these occasions, even Hangouts. The Google+ Event details page also displays comments, whos going, and any photos from the event.
  9. 9. Nexus 10 Reference Tablet• The Nexus 10 comes courtesy of Samsung. At $399 it arrives with less fanfare and a higher price, but it also comes with a very distinctive selling point: a stratospherically high resolution. This 10.1-inch panel has an eye-watering 2,560 x 1,600 resolution -- the very same as the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display but in a much smaller package
  10. 10. Google Chrome• Chrome browser story - Dallas Clayton uses the web to share the inspiring book he wrote for his son with people all over the world.
  11. 11. Chromebooks• Chromebooks “…are built and optimized for the web, so you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience without all the headaches of ordinary computers. Googles newest Chromebook, made by Samsung, only costs $249 and offers the same general performance of ChromeOS is a smaller, lighter package. Howd they do it? This model uses the same chip type that powers smartphones and tablets.”
  12. 12. Project Glass• https://plus.google.com/+projectglass/posts• Project Glass: One day... “Technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you dont. A team within our Google[x] group started Project Glass to build this kind of technology.”• Project Glass. Skydiving with Project Glass. At Google I/O 2012, the Project Glass team took product demoing to a new level.
  13. 13. Mobile: Android• Enhanced voice search on the Google Search App - In the latest version of the Google Search App for iOS and Android, not only can you say your question out loud, but your search app can speak your answer right back to you.

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