Google releases Search Quality Rating Guidelines first time ever!

Google releases Search Quality Rating Guidelines first time ever!

Google has just released their Search Quality Rating Guidelines and handbook for the first time ever. It is not surprising that an increasing amount of Google searches now occur on mobile devices compared to desktop computers. As we have seen earlier this year, Google continues to make big changes to its secret sauce algorithm to display search results better suited to our mobile world. It takes into account things like your location and what type of search you are performing. In the past we have obtained glimpses of what Google feels is important to have your website displayed on the highly sought after first page and now they have provided access to a lot more details regarding the specifics.

Here is the blog update providing an update on those guidelines and here is a link to the guideline update (160 pages!). Happy reading.

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Charge your Electric Vehicle while you drive

Charge your Electric Vehicle while you drive

What’s the biggest factor that seems to be hindering more consumers from diving in and purchasing an electric vehicle? The lack of a full infrastructure for charging. But it looks like there’s hope for EV owners out there – at least in the UK.

In Britain, sales for electric vehicles have been increasingly exponentially in recent years, something that the government has been paying attention to. Part of the UK government’s future plans is to install plug-in chargers every 20 miles along the highways.

But that’s not all. Highways England, the government company in charge of England’s major thoroughfares, is currently testing a much better solution that could very well prove to be a game changer: highways that directly transmit power to electric vehicles.

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Why Apple made antivirus iOS apps unavailable

Why Apple made antivirus iOS apps unavailable

Earlier this year, Apple cracked down on antivirus apps, pulling a huge number of them from the AppStore. Many believe the reason behind this move is to eliminate concerns about whether or not iOS devices are susceptible to virus and malware attacks.

Apple informed many of them that their app descriptions were misleading and could potentially lead customers to believe that viruses are present in iOS.

Why is Apple so confident in their ability to protect against vulnerabilities?

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The Evolution of Portable Computing

The Evolution of Portable Computing

There was a time when we wanted everything to be smaller. We seem to be going in the other direction lately of wanting bigger. I am seeing a convergence of technologies occurring. It all comes down to convenience. Desktop computing is converging with portability.

Desktops evolved to laptops, and many laptops shrunk to netbooks. Mobile devices got smart and now we want bigger displays (iPhone 6 Plus / Galaxy S6). There is a convergence occurring with wanting the convenience of quickly accessing a touch screen tablet, yet enough horsepower and versatility to run common desktop applications.

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Technology Recap for Back to the Future

Technology Recap for Back to the Future

October 21, 2015 is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in Back to the Future II (1989). Interestingly the movie predicted some tech that does exist today such as hands-free games (e.g. Kinect), flatscreen TVs, and biometric scanners. However we fell short of having flying cars, self-drying jackets and self-lacing shoes. Oh, don’t forget the most anticipated one, hoverboards! Recently we did hear about a creative Texan who had a good attempt using leaf blowers, you can read it here if you missed the article.

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Makerarm – a super versatile 3D device that can make almost anything

Makerarm – a super versatile 3D device that can make almost anything

Imagine a single device that can 3D print, carve, etch, mill, solder, plot, assemble, laser cut, and even ice a cake! A new device called Makerarm can do all that and more, anywhere on your workspace. Though still currently a Kickstarter campaign and not an actual product just yet, Makerarm promises to be a complete digital fabrication system that can create “just about anything.”

The device is a swivelling robotic “arm” that can be mounted onto a desk. It uses interchangeable tool heads to perform its wide variety of functions. It can also work in collaboration with another Makerarm to perform more complex tasks.

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