This week, the news surrounding the world of Google was booming with activity! Here are the highlights of the past 7 days.
New Google Plus Features
“A Google A Day” Trivia hits Google Plus
Over the past few weeks, Google has been trying to bring attention to their new trivia game: A Google A Day. It seems now they have gotten all the bugs out of it and it is ready to hit the mainstream web!
Every day a new trivia question is posed to the user, and they must utilize their Google skills to find the answer. They are then rewarded with points depending on how fast or how creative their searching capabilities were. These points will be displayed on a leader board daily, so that you can see how you are fairing against the world of Google. Google Plus users can also challenge their friends to these daily trivia contests by clicking on the “game icon” located on the left of the home page or you can learn more here.
The Google Art Project
The Google Art Project has been slowly gaining steam since its introduction a little over a year ago. This past week, the founder of the Google Art Project, Amit Sood, was interviewed by CBS news about this endeavor to bring works of art from across the globe to everyone’s fingertips.
People will have the ability to view works of art (mainly paintings for now) with just a click of the mouse. Users will be able to zoom into paintings to see the individual brushstrokes and detail, an option no one has when viewing them in their respective museums. Many museums have signed up for this non-profit over the past year and have generously allowed all of their works of art to be uploaded into the Google Art Project database, but more are still on the list to sign up. Learn more about the Google Art Project here.
Google Plus News
Google Nexus 7 Tablet
The internet has been a buzz over the last few days about the recent leak of information regarding the new Nexus Tablet brought to us by Google.
The Nexus Tablet has been given an “unofficial” release date of June 27th with a price tag of $199. With the upgrades to processing power and the affordable price, one may assume that Google is planning on winning the market for Tablets, seeing as this will eclipse the same priced Kindle Fire and be much more affordable than the cheapest iPad priced at $399. Next week proves to have more information regarding this release, so only time will acknowledge or denounce this recently attained information.
Google Zeitgeist Event 2012
Every year, Google hosts an invitation-only convention to bring the most influential minds around the world to discuss technology, politics, and the arts. The event is media-free, so that no outside media is let in to document the conference, however some video clips are posted online later to be viewed by the public.
Click on the link above to see a 45 minute segment revolved around the new technology Google plans to unveil in the near future.
Check back next week for another update of what has been happening in the Googleverse and what new features or updates to already released news may be available for Google users!