Ubergizmo: Update To Google Trips Makes It Easier To Plan Your Holiday. “One of the nifty features we love about Inbox by Gmail is that it can automatically sort your emails for you and bundle them together. For example if you booked flights and a hotel to a particular destination, the platform is smart enough to bundle it all together under a single trip for easier access. However if you’d rather not keep opening your email, not to worry as Google also has a separate app in the form of Google Trips, and the good news for users is that Google has recently made an update to the app that will make it easier for users to plan and manage their next holiday.”
ZDNet: GitHub open sources OctoDNS, new tool for managing DNS records. “The frailty of the DNS system became all too evident last year, when DNS host Dyn was hit by a major Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that brought down large swaths of the internet. With the threat of DDoS attacks only expected to grow, experts urge organizations to build redundancy into their DNS services. GitHub, the online code-sharing and development platform, is introducing a new open source tool to make it easier to create that redundancy.”
TechCrunch: Google launches a virtual reality artwork gallery on the web. “Google’s virtual reality sketching/painting/modeling Tilt Brush program has amassed a following amongst novice VR users as well as artists looking to explore virtual reality as a new medium. Starting today, you’ll be able to peer into the 3D virtual reality canvases of other Tilt Brush users on the web while also gaining the ability to share your own work online. If you see a work you like you also can dive into it inside the app and add your own style to the existing creation.”
SEO Roundtable: Google Updates The How Search Works Site. “Google noted in their project Owl announcement that they also updated their How Google Search Works site. The site was first introduced in March 2013 and had some content and feature revisions over the years. It now has been totally redesigned and a lot of the content has been removed or hidden in other places.”
Google Blog: Discover more of the things you’re into with Topics on Google+. “Millions of people use Google+ to connect around the things they’re interested in. To help you sort through the many Collections and Communities where people share, we’ve created a new feature called Topics. With Topics, you’ll see a high-quality stream of Collections, Communities and people related to things we think you’ll be interested in.” The three people I used to hear from regularly on G+ are not nearly as active as they used to be.
TechCrunch: Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else. “Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.”
Congratulations to Florida Memory for reaching its 200,000-photograph milestone!. “All photographs available on Florida Memory are now offered under the Public Domain Mark Creative Commons license. Members of the public are encouraged to download and share the digitized archival images, provided they credit the State Archives of Florida.”