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I vote for Google

Unlike Pedro, Google has made “all [my] dreams come true”. Just recently, Google announced a public beta of a new sync product for mobile devices. Not only do they have cool online services, but now my iPhone can easily take advantage of those services. Some of you may wonder why this makes me so happy. …
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Italy up close

I’ve always wanted to go to Italy.  It don’t know what it is exactly, but the place just seems cool.  Rome intrigues me with all the history and amazing sites.  I’ve always dreamed of a month-long European trip with at least a week in Rome. But now I don’t have to go.  I’ve already been…
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Explore Ancient Rome

Have you ever wanted to see what Rome was like in ancient times?  Time travel would be nice, but until that happens, you can use Google Earth.  Google recently announced a new layer in Google Earth that allows you to “go back in time” to see what Rome was like in 320 AD — in…
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Olympic Tracking – Google Style

In celebration of the Olympic Games that start today in Bejing, China, Google has created a widget that contains a medal tracker as well as event and venue information. All built on their mapping technology. And here it is: [If you don’t see the embedded map, view the web original post on the site] Be…
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New LDS.org Mapping

Have you ever been on vacation and wanted to know where the closest LDS Church is?  How about moving to a new area and wondering to which ward you belong, to which building you should go and what time are services? The IT team for the church has just released a beta version of their…
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April Fool’s Day roundup

It’s kind of become tradition in the technology industry to put out a fake announcement on April 1 of some cool experimental technology that will revolutionize the industry and is usually completely implausible.  Google always leads the way.  Today is no exception as they have already started pouring in. Google announced a join venture with…
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Google adds Greater Salt Lake Area to Street View

Ratchet up the stocker fears.  Google has just released Street View for Salt Lake (including Utah and Davis Counties). Some of you may recognize the following locations.  I’ll post about the fears and privacy concerns later.

Google Apps rocks!

Recently, I got a new server. While trying to get the email handling installed, I became very frustrated. Not only did managing the email consume a majority of my server administration time, but it took a lot of bandwidth just dealing with the spam I received. Because I’ve had my main domain (acucore.com) for over…
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Where is the world is Santa?

Ever wanted to know exactly where Santa is on Christmas Eve? Well, usually you would have to wait for the news or something similar. But this year, the traditional Santa trackers (NORAD) and Google have teamed up to give you the best way to track Santa. Santa can now be tracked through Google Earth. If…
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Google Street View has embeddable panoramas

Google just released a new feature for Google Maps. It’s an enhancement to Street View, the feature that allows you to see a 360 degree view of the streets in select cities. Now, you can embed the street view panoramas within your own web site. So I figured, I would try it out. Here’s one…
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