Paracosm are a development partner on Google's Project Tango, they are trying to build a crowdsourced 3D map of every place on Earth. Read more on the Project Site https://www.google.com/atap/projecttango/#project
Congratulations to Sophie Healy-Thow, Emer Hickey and Ciara Judge, Kinsale Co Cork, 2014 Google Science Fair grand prize winners Google for Education Editor's note: "Last week, 16 year olds Sophie, Ciara and Emer, from Kinsale, Ireland, scooped the grand prize at the 2014 Google Science Fair. Today, they’re sharing more about their project and giving us a glimpse into their experience during the competition." Read the full article on the Google for Education Blog
Google has just announced unlimited storage with Drive for Education
Unlimited storage: Store as many Google Drive files, Gmail messages, and Google+ photos as you need. Individual file sizes up to 5TB will be supported. This is Free for Education! "..Drive has become the cloud storage and sharing solution for more than 190 million people worldwide who use it regularly at home, work and school. For many of the 30 million students and educators using Google Apps for Education.." here is the official blog post .
Excellent article by Eran Feigenbaum, Director of Security, Google Apps
To make it easier for everyone to verify Google's security, Google are now publishing their updated ISO 27001 certificate and new SOC3 audit report for the first time, on Google Enterprise security page.
"Talk to Google when you're using Chrome - hands-free, no typing. Simply say "Ok Google" and then ask your question. To access hands-free search on your laptop, download the Google Voice Search Hotword extension from the Chrome Web Store"
"Thanks to new improvements in how Gmail handles images, you’ll soon see all images displayed in your messages automatically across desktop, iOS and Android. Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers. "