Monday, July 16, 2012
The students, faculty and staff at Georgetown University are using an app developed by Google called Apps for Education.
Georgetown University has "gone" Google. The school has teamed up with the search engine giant to launch Google Apps for Education, "a powerful cloud computing solution," at the university. Lisa Davis, Chief Information Officer at Georgetown University, recently blogged about the partnership on the official Google Enterprise Blog. "Going Google was an opportunity to reimagine technology’s role at Georgetown and unify our campus by moving to a powerful cloud computing solution that worked no matter where our users were or what device they used. We had calendars, mail, and file storage and sharing tools before, but they were fragmented and in dire need of replacement. Our email system was twelve years old, only allowed 250MB per user, and …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Tommy Wells got to check out Google’s new driverless car.
Google's new driverless car took to the road Thursday downtown with Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Tommy Wells each taking a turn behind the wheel. The Google car, which uses data collected through Google's street view map network, video cameras, a rooftop sensor and artifical intelligence software to navigate, is not yet legal in D.C. But the Department of Motor Vehicles gave a special permission for the Thursday test-drive. The car does have options for a driver to take control by stepping on the brake or turning the wheel. Just last week Google's blue Toyota Prius, tagged with California license plates, was parked on 30th Street in Georgetown. The Nevada state legislature was the first in the country to permit testing of driverless cars, …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Toyota Prius was parked on 30th Street near Citronelle.
A blue Toyota Prius parked on 30th Street in Georgetown isn't really worth a double take. But if that same Prius is part of a Google's elite self-driving fleet of cars, that's a different story altogether. The car, tagged with California license plates, is outfitted to use data collected through Google's street view map network, video cameras, a rooftop sensor and artifical intelligence software to navigate. On Wednesday morning, it was parked on 30 Street below M Street near Citronelle. (Note: This car was only spotted parked on the street. The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles and Google have not confirmed the legality of a self-driving car in the city.)