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Google Hangouts this Holiday season

Google Hangouts this Holiday season

With the world being so much larger and friends and families tend to be spread across the globe. But technology makes things like this seem less traumatic and manage to keep us all together in a virtual sense.

Google Hangouts are not really well known I’ve found, but yet they’re the perfect virtual space to reside together. Yes you have Skype and other such to chat – but these are direct phone replacements with video. But as I hope a lot of you find with Skype and such, you end up playing a game or sharing videos in the chat portion and then battle with over lapping videos as you all try to not interfere with each others sound yet watch together.

Well, Google hangouts seems to cater for those of us like this, for those that a chat is more about sharing the cyber realm than simply just a chat – anyways enough blabbering, let’s get to the meat of this post… this is a really nice heart string ad that champions Google Hangouts. So in short, give it a go… it is free 😉

Watch now!


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Google Doodles (Guest Blogger)

Screen Shot 2012-12-01 at 23.53.31Hello everyone, great to be offered a guest appearance on Big Geek Little Geek. My first guest blog is a short but I feel punchy one – Google Doodles. Google is a technology base that I always get impressed by, using the world as guinea pigs to create and perfect online technologies. Hopefully you know the Google cheats that allow you to get a little surprise in Google search, but this is about the Google Doodle – this has grown and grown in popularity because you wonder; what’s next? is it interactive? did I miss a good one?

Well, one day I clicked the “I feel lucky” button and what did I find? That’s right, a list of all Google Doodles past and present… so I’d like to share the library with you all for a gallery of inspiration.

My favorite, is the interactive and sound integrated Google Doodle for the Star Trek anniversary! Which was the main reason I went searching!