Several weeks ago, a legal advocacy group issued a press release, which informed about the organization's efforts on behalf of teenage girls who had been abused in a detention center. It referred readers to a redacted document on its Web site for more information. As the mother of a teenage girl, i...
As repositories of our collective knowledge, libraries and the Internet host our cultural heritage, the memory of our present and past civilizations. Admittedly, though, the cornucopia of information accessible via the Internet and archived in libraries can be overwhelming, particularly if you are j...
Google Maps has conquered the great outdoors. Its Project Tango is an effort to do something even more ambitious for indoor location and other physical spaces. Tango goes beyond 2-D mapping and extends into the creation of 3-D imagery, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Tango is a way...
Today’s businesses run on apps. From the customer relationship management (CRM) software they use to track contacts to the inventory management tools they use to track merchandise. The right tools can mean the difference between success and failure for a growing business, especially if its leaders...
The internet has made researching a topic easier than ever before. Instead of making a trip to the library, people with internet access can simply pull up a search engine, type, and click away. But, in addition to making it easier to access information, the web has also made it easier to access misi...
Guessing Uniform Resource Locaters Basic Principle #1 Think of the organization most likely to provide an answer to your question. Then try to go directly to their Web site. Try guessing the central URL for the organization. Leave off http://Try the common www to start the machine addressUse the...
Everything we know about search is changing fundamentally. An explosion of devices and technologies continues to shape how and where we search. The notion of jumping onto our laptops and typing search terms on Google.com feels increasingly quaint — something the search giant is sensing and respon...
It is clear that search has not changed much in the past 20 years. Back in the 1990s, enterprise search first included indexing multiple, heterogeneous data sets into a single search experience, with full document-level security, using search engines and this pretty much sums up the situation today....
Indexed discovery services are a lot like Google: you can search simply and get results quickly, but the sources you are rocky-trailsearching tend to be mysterious. Do you know if you are searching specialized sources or generic sources? Authoritative or with an agenda? When a researcher pushes the ...
We’ve known for years that search engines like Google change how humans remember information — so what happens when we use online services to keep track of where we’ve been in life? Google on Tuesday announced a new update to its Maps program which will allow people to vis...

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