eWeek: Google Ending Its Google Glass Explorer Edition

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eWeek has a piece on Google’s halting of the Google Glass Explorer program.  They report that it is not the end of the program, but it is being pulled from the Google[x] development and research division.  It will become its own division within Google.

The full article is available here.

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WSJ: Google Translate

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The Google translate app has been updated.  It now translates verbal conversations in 38 languages.  It can also translate text on images using a smartphone camera between English and French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.  The app is available for iOS and Android devices.

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YouTube YouTube Embedded Player Parameters

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Interested in tweaking your YouTube embedded videos?  Here is the Google Developer page that lists the parameters: https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters

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iGoogle Dies Tomorrow. Replacements?

Here are two articles about replacements for iGoogle, which dies tomorrow.

ComputerWorld: There’s No Place Like Home Page: 8 iGoogle Alternatives

LifeHacker: Five Excellent, Customizable Start Pages to Replace iGoogle

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