AI Technology · Android · Digital innovation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information literacy

#507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning to search what you see…and it’s really cool. You can use Google Lens (either through the app, Google Assistant or Google Photos) to identify objects in images and then return a Google search based on that image. It can read text,… Continue reading #507 Google Lens: Search what you see

#iOS · Android · Curation · Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Google Chrome · Timesavers · Top tip

#466 Google Keep

Google Keep is an amazing little app to organise your thoughts. It has all the features of a notes app but it also has some interesting tools to make note keeping even easier: Record a voice memo and Keep will transcribe it Add drawings to annotate images Create a to-do list with tasks to tick… Continue reading #466 Google Keep

Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Images

#441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

PhotoScan (https://www.google.com/photos/scan/) is an app from Google Photos that lets you scan and save your favourite printed photos using your phone’s camera. It’s simple, fast, effective and free. It could be useful for any research projects that involve collecting and organising old photographs, or just simply to bring back some old family photos back to life.… Continue reading #441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

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#277 Change your default search on IE from Bing to Google

If you are an Internet Explorer (IE) user and you prefer using Google to Bing, then here is a quick and easy way to change your default search engine on IE11. Watch how to here… Featured image: “search” by Pleuntje is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0

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#246 View your revision history in Google Docs

Google Docs, a part of Google Drive, has a great revision history feature. The revision history show the changes that have been made to your document and make it really easy to roll back to an earlier version (no more cold sweats when you realise you’ve accidently deleted a section of your document!). It’s also… Continue reading #246 View your revision history in Google Docs

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#244 Creating VR [1/3]: Photospheres with Google Street View

Your phone now gives you the power to create VR (virtual reality) just using its camera combined with the power of Google Street View (get it on play or get it on iOS). This video shows how you can create photospheres, which you can use in various apps to create VR experiences. Really useful for virtual tours of areas… Continue reading #244 Creating VR [1/3]: Photospheres with Google Street View