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How to use Google Maps to help the homeless

Ashley Sundquist uses Google Maps as more than a way to get around. She’s turning it into an invaluable resource for people experiencing homelessness in her community.

Google launches a cool new document scanner called Stack

Google's Area 120 – an in-house incubator, where Google engineers pursue their pet projects that sometimes turn into actual products – has launched a document scanner called Stack, and it may...

Google Maps’ new directions point you to the ‘cleanest’ route

Google Maps is sprucing up its app, and one of the new looks is an eco-friendly route option. And no, that doesn't just mean biking or e-scooting somewhere.

How to change your signature in Gmail

Your email signature — that text you choose to use as your name and sign-off at the end of a message — is an important part of your personal digital...

Wikipedia wants to charge Google, Amazon, and Apple for using its content

Everybody uses Wikipedia.  It’s currently the 8th most visited website in the U.S. and the 13th most trafficked site in the world. The website bills itself as the “free...

Celebrate Pi Day with a fun Google calculator Easter egg

Many people wisely celebrate Pi Day by eating a heaping slice of delicious pie. But this year, why not take your celebration a step further and challenge yourself to...

Google Maps now lets you draw missing roads and add real-time photo updates

Google Maps has updated how you report new and missing roads on your desktop, allowing you to draw them directly onto the map. Fortunately — or unfortunately, depending upon...

Google Doodle celebrates the inventor of surgical masks on his 142nd birthday

In its latest homepage Doodle, Google celebrates what would be the 142nd birthday of Dr. Wu Lien-teh, inventor of an early version of the multi-layered surgical mask we have...

How to transfer your Apple iCloud Photos to Google

Transferring your iCloud photo library to Google is easier than you think it would be. Apple has launched a handy service that allows users to transfer...

Google makes it easy to pay for transit and parking in Maps and Pay

Google is integrating ways to pay for parking and transit fares right into its Maps app.  On Wednesday, the company launched these new tools in Google...

5 changes Google Maps should make for better driving directions

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many of us away from buses and trains (and Uber and Lyft rides), we've reverted to driving ourselves. This means more time with Google Maps — whether...

How to use Gmail: The best tips and tricks to conquer your inbox

Gmail is a fabulous free tool from Google. However, the email itself can really get on top of you. One way to keep your Gmail account from getting you down is to...

Google to pay $3.8 million to underpaid female engineers and overlooked job candidates

Pay discrimination? In Silicon Valley? We're shocked. Google will be forced to cough up roughly $3.8 million to settle allegations of pay and hiring discrimination, the...

Google workers in 10 countries form union alliance: ‘We will hold Alphabet accountable’

Workers at Google's parent company Alphabet from across the globe are banding together in one big union.  The new coalition, called Alpha Global, consists of 13 unions...

Google’s mobile search is getting a makeover for the new year

Google knows your eyes need a break.  The notoriously data-hungry behemoth announced Friday an upcoming redesign of its mobile search page that will, among other changes, include larger and bolder text. The...

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Watch this adorable penguin visit his neighbors on a ‘field trip’...

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