Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Google replacing college?

So remember that video from last night? course you do- it was only 12 or so hours ago.

while playing on google today I found this:


Google Scholar search. It searches tons of scholarly articles and gives you pretty good info. it's only in Beta- but I played with it and it seems to work pretty well.

Google also has a pretty cool service out called 'goog-411'

dial 1-800-4664-411 (4664-goog) and you'll get a free, 411 service that doesn't charge for connections like traditional 411.

or text 466453 (google) and google will respond to SMS queries. I've used this for a while and it works well. It'll do directions, definitions, price look ups, movie times, translations, pretty much whatever you can mash into that little key board.

Makes me wonder the security applications- now even if your basic cell phone gets stolen, how much more data vulnerability do you have? let alone people who use web ready phones.


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Lance Strate said...

hey, thanks Brett! Google is pretty amazing when you come down to it!