Videos tagged with Google Tech Talk


Emotion and Motion: Using Movement Design to Shape User Experience (Katherine Isbister)

Emotion and Motion: Using Movement Design to Shape User Experience (Katherine Isbister)

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Google Tech Talk (more below) March 4, 2011 Presented by Katherine Isbister. ABSTRACT With the rise of movement-based input--multitouch, stereo camera systems like the Kinect, accelerometer and gyroscope-enabled mobile and game controls--there's a much broader palette of choices for how people interact with information and interfaces. In this talk, I'll present research about how movement impac...

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GET LAMP: The Text Adventure Documentary

GET LAMP: The Text Adventure Documentary

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Google Tech Talk (more below) March 7, 2011 Presented by Jason Scott. ABSTRACT Jason Scott will talk about making the documentary and we'll be screening some portion of the film. http://www.getlamp.com/ In the early years of the microcomputer, a special kind of game was being played. With limited sound, simple graphics, and tiny amounts of computing power, the first games on home computers woul...

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iMUG Presents: Demystifying Bidi: Bidirectional Languages in Software and Web Apps

iMUG Presents: Demystifying Bidi: Bidirectional Languages in Software and Web Apps

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Google Tech Talk (more below) February 17, 2011 Presented by Roozbeh Pournader. Recorded at the February 2011 meeting of IMUG - The Original Multilingual Computing User Group, San Jose, CA, USA. ABSTRACT Enabling software and web apps for people who write in bidirectional languages like Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Urdu presents many challenges. Not only must we support mixed writing directions...

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Blinding Curiosity: Supporting User Preferences and Privacy Within Workplace Awareness Applicastions

Blinding Curiosity: Supporting User Preferences and Privacy Within Workplace Awareness Applicastions

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Google Tech Talk (more below) November 2, 2010 Presented by Eleanor Rieffel and Jacob Biehl, FXPal Labs. ABSTRACT Awareness systems are an emerging class of technologies that enhance communication and connections between people in both business and social settings. MyUnity, a prototype awareness platform designed and developed at FXPAL for use in the workplace collects a myriad of data from a v...

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The Curious Case of a Black Browser: Cultural Values as a Predictor of Technology Use

The Curious Case of a Black Browser: Cultural Values as a Predictor of Technology Use

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Google Tech Talk February 8, 2011 Presented by André Brock. ABSTRACT Popular conceptions of information technology revolve around feature sets, physical size, speed, and technocultural rhetoric about 'open' and 'closed' platforms. Unlike flashier consumer electronics, the humble web browser has become part of our cultural infrastructure, invisible to our communicative practices until a rupture ...

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Ring-Paxos: A High-Throughput Atomic Broadcast Protocol

Ring-Paxos: A High-Throughput Atomic Broadcast Protocol

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Google Tech Talk (more below) March 3, 2011 Presented by Prof. Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano. ABSTRACT Atomic broadcast is an important communication primitive often used to implement state-machine replication. Despite the large number of atomic broadcast algorithms proposed in the literature, few works have discussed how to turn these algorithms into efficient executable protocols. Our...

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The Little Engine(s) That Could: Scaling Online Social Networks

The Little Engine(s) That Could: Scaling Online Social Networks

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Google Tech Talk (see below) June 17, 2010 Presented by Josep M. Pujol. ABSTRACT The difficulty of partitioning social graphs has introduced new system design challenges for scaling of Online Social Networks (OSNs). Vertical scaling by resorting to full replication can be a costly proposition. Scaling horizontally by partitioning and distributing data among multiple servers using, for e.g., key...

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Does Television Advertising Influence Online Search?

Does Television Advertising Influence Online Search?

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Google Tech Talk February 3, 2011 Presented by Ken Wilbur, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business ABSTRACT Traditional advertising influences consumer information search, and consumers increasingly use television and internet simultaneously. This paper finds a significant association between television advertising for financial services brands and consumers'...

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One Hell of a Long Day - A Summer Working at the South Pole

One Hell of a Long Day - A Summer Working at the South Pole

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Google Tech Talk (more below) March 21, 2011 Presented by David Pablo Cohn. ABSTRACT The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station sits almost two miles up on an unbroken two-thousand mile wide ice sheet at the center of the coldest, highest, driest and emptiest continent in the world. David Pablo Cohn spent three months working for the US Antarctic Program there, doing tech support for some of the mos...

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