One of the things I love if gathering ideas and content that I can use for whatever project I am working on or topic I want info about. I am dialed in to a few news apps and RSS readers that help me sort and gather content and recently found a google tool to add to that arsenal. Click over to www.wdyl.com and search an interest, it is a pretty cool and helpful tool.
So, Google [X] is heating up the web with a crazy new project. What is Google [X]? According to cnet.com, “Most of what we know about Google X Labs comes from a New York Times article last fall which said engineers are working on a driverless car and other robotics projects, the “Web of things,” and even a space elevator.
The secret lab, where Google co-founded Sergey Brin is said to be deeply involved, is meant to tackle difficult technical problems and develop products that one day could bring Google new sources of revenue.”
Right now a group from Google[x] started Project Glass to build a technology that helps you “explore and share your world.” It is a sort of iPhone for your face.
Right now this device does not seem to exist…and yes this news came out after April 1st. Check out their site, watch this video, and give them input. I could see this replacing my iPad while teaching, it doesn’t seem much more distracting than an iPad and a headset mic.
Google…I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE (If tribute tested out your beta products).
First let me say that everything Google does for my Android phone is amazing. I mostly use an iPhone but on long trips I switch over to my Droid X because Google Nav is amazing (even better than my Garmin GPS). Google Voice is great for 3 main reasons; Free 2nd phone number, Free voicemail that gets transcribed (typed out for you), and Free text messaging…a 4th reason could be the perfect integration with the phone (which IS available for iPhone), it really is a great app. There are other great Google apps but I want to share my top 14 non-Google apps.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…In No Specific Order (all from the app store from my phone)
Top 14 Favorite Non-Google Android Apps…
Astrid - To do list with timers
Seesmic – Twitter
Youversion – Bible
Advanced Task Manager – Stop apps one at a time or all at once
Evernote – Remember Everything
Glympse – I can send an email link to let someone follow me via gps
Remote for iTunes – Remote for iTunes
Fake Call – Set a time for your phone to ring, looks like real call
Ringdroid – Create ringtones
TED – Video workshops from leading leaders
Shopsavvy – Best bar code reader/price checker
SportsTap – Great sports score app (better than Google’s)
Monkey Kick Off – Dumb game…I play it for hours
Toddler Lock – Keeps the kids occupied at crucial moments