Google Hangout

Have a Group Chat on an iPad

<b>Q.</b> <i>How do you make a three-way video call on an iPad? Does FaceTime allow this?</i><p><b>A.</b> FaceTime — Apple’s built-in audio- and video-chat app for its iOS devices and Mac computers — currently does not support calling more than one person at a time. While FaceTime group calls are possibly in the works, you …

Messaging

The 48 Travel Apps and Websites We Love and Recommend

After one year on the road, we compiled a solid list of travel apps we came to love and rely on. Some we used before we left, but since developed a …

Messaging

Last night's Training Talk show ruffled some feathers!

Last night we did Take Two of Training Talk. Our last show (on the 21st) was “rained out” due to a Google Hangouts crash, so last night we started …

Self Defense

Using Technology to Facilitate Planning for the Co

Co-teaching has been shown to be an effective, natural support for a diverse range of students in classrooms. When teachers work together (often a …

Google Apps for Education

Extending Classroom Management Online

As more and more classrooms embrace a blended learning environment, it’s important that we talk about strategies for classroom management. For the …

Teaching

Skype, Slack, Google Hangouts: Which Collaboration Tool Is Right For Your Small Business?

There are many tools to help small businesses stay productive and to keep team members on the same page. Technology allows us to interact, …

Collaboration

Let's try that again...

If you tuned into Training Talk last Thursday, you witnessed a technical failure that left me steaming mad!<p>About 10 minutes in, the Google Hangouts …

Messaging

These 5 apps make better phone calls than your phone app — and you probably already have them

The phone app that comes with your smartphone is <i>fine</i>, but it uses your carriers' decades-old technology.<p>Meanwhile, there are plenty of apps out there that use newer technology for better-sounding phone calls.<p>Carriers have been improving the audio quality of phone calls with HD voice, but it's still …

Messaging

Why Text Arguing Can Be Better Than IRL

“I have some things I want to discuss. Can we meet in person and chat?”<p>For me, those are some of the scariest words that could ever flash across my …

Relationships

IBM Forces Workers To Colocate And Here’s Why

IBM has called some remote workers back to the office. This is no small decision, and it wasn’t taken lightly. Approximately 20% of its US employees were remote.<p>Ed Lovely, VP of IBM transformation tells The Wall Street Journal that “Togetherness breeds production.” Lovely goes on to state “We found …

The Workplace

Social Media and Your Photography - ALC

Technology advances and new platform creations have brought photographers new ways of sharing their news and their work. Long gone are the days of …

Social Media Marketing

How to Spread the Word & Convert Listeners in Non-Podcasting Niche | Podcraft 816

In this episode I talk to Andrew Clews of The Motoring Podcast about how they’ve gone about breaking into very non-podcasting niche.<p>We also delved a …

Podcasting

Slack has some real competition with this new work chat app

Colleagues have so many ways to communicate, but it's debatable if all those messages and emoji are actually leading to productivity. Workers are …

Collaboration

The makers of HipChat are launching their Slack competitor, Stride

The Slack competitor space is a little crowded these days. There's Facebook's Workplace, Microsoft's Teams, Google Hangouts and Doist's Twist. Now, Atlassian, the makers of HipChat, are introducing another option -- Stride.<p>Stride offers chat services as well as video conferencing and even a …

Messaging

Say Goodbye to the Blob. Google's New Emoji Have Arrived

The blobs first appeared in the spring of 2013. They were roundly amorphous, like cookie dough plopped onto a baking sheet. Their faces, a rainbow of …

Android Oreo

To Billy in Fullerton

When I spoke at the Freethought Alliance Symposium in Fullerton, California a couple weeks ago, there was some misguided superstitious believer there …

Biology

Walmart Uses Uber To Deliver - Attacking Amazon By Exploiting Network Effects

This is an interesting little development, Walmart is using Uber drivers to deliver to customers, thereby exploiting network effects in that battle with Amazon. The point being that Amazon has most definitely spent a great deal of money in creating its own delivery network and to match that Walmart …

Opinion

How to make Allo for web look identical to Google Hangouts

While many in the Android and Google-fan communities used and loved (well, sometimes loved) Hangouts for messaging others from mobile and desktop, Google is now shifting the app’s focus to enterprise. In its place is Allo, which only started working on the web this week. Although we can’t help you …

Google

The James Damore Interview

By virtue of a 10-page rumination on his workplace culture, James Damore is perhaps the most famous former Google employee in the world. Damore, who …

Messaging

EdTech Websites by Category

• This resource contains a collection of educational technology websites divided into categories<br>• I have successfully utilized all of these amazing …

Education Technology

6 Strategies To Ask For Workplace Flexibility

As you’re struggling to get yourself out of the house on time for work, slogging through your daily commute, freezing to death in an over-air conditioned cubicle and navigating tricky office politics, do you ever wish your job came with more flexibility?<p>How does working for a month from a glamorous …

The Workplace

10 Possible Reasons Rihanna Photoshopped That Pic

Everybody on the internet is flipping out over a recent Instagram photo posted by superstar Rihanna that appears to be photoshopped (and by …

Kendrick Lamar

Blog: A practical guide to working remotely

Game producer and UX/UI designer Kris Hattori serves up a practical guide to working remotely in a small team using mostly free tools. ...

Game Design

Principles of Product Design—essential practices to build great products

Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? I admit, I’ve played a few times. You won’t be surprised to learn I never did win the big jackpot. Seeing …

Customer Service

Yup, Google Hangouts is down [update]

No, it's not just you.<p><b>Update</b>: Reports of Hangouts failing to send and receive messages have greatly diminished. Aside from lingering back-ups, …

Technology

PSA: It’s not just you, Hangouts is (again) having lots of service interruptions [Updated]

Hangouts is once again experiencing service interruptions. According to a massive number of people reporting the outage on Twitter and DownDetector as well as some testing done in-house, Hangouts does, in fact, appear to be struggling at this time…<p>The outage appears to be affecting people across …

Google

These are the worst mistakes we've seen young people make in job interviews

At Business Insider, we have interviewed hundreds of job applicants.<p>We are usually impressed with the calibre of candidates. Most people we meet seem smart and accomplished, and applicants "get" our all-digital, fast-paced, anti-boring way of handling business news.<p>But ... young people are human, …

Employment

Best webcams 2017: The best 720p and 1080p webcams from £20 to £70

Don’t let gloomy video spoil your next Skype chat - make sure you look and sound your very best with our pick of the finest webcams<p>We know what you …

Laptops

How I Used Deep Learning To Train A Chatbot To Talk Like Me

<b>By Adit Deshpande, UCLA.</b><p><b>Introduction</b><p>Chatbots are “computer programs which conduct conversation through auditory or textual methods”. Apple’s Siri, …

Deep Learning

Dean’s Note From The Year 2040

What will law school look like in the future after Google, Amazon, and Facebook have taken over everything?

Law