Bringing some clarity to Google’s ‘mobile friendly’ algorithm

Bringing some clarity to Google’s ‘mobile friendly’ algorithm

If you’ve read any piece online about Google’s recent ‘mobile friendly’ algorithm update, you no doubt must think the world is coming to an end. I’ve seen headlines with the terms “mobilegeddon” or touting “crippling penalties” for non-compliance, or “the biggest change in years!” To bring you up to speed, Google recently rolled out an update to it’s search algorithm that prioritizes mobile optimized pages over non-optimized ones when searching from a mobile device. I’ve written before about how this kind of hyperbolic tech reporting drives me batty, and the…

Google to stop selling Glass

Google to stop selling Glass

From the Wall Street Journal Google Inc. is making big changes to its troubled Glass wearable-computing project, giving a former Apple Inc. executive oversight of the initiative as the Internet giant grapples with the best way to expand from its software roots into hardware. I’ve long been unimpressed with Google’s hardware chops and this may be a step in the right direction, but the Glass project has been a boondoggle from the start. I used them for several weeks and found them to be a complete mess. Having the Nest guys work on…

Everything wrong with health tech reporting in one article

Everything wrong with health tech reporting in one article

Before I delve into this rant, let me start by saying that Business Insider isn’t exactly the Economist of technology reporting. I’d equate it more to a poor man’s HuffPo, but the format of their SEO-optimized clickbait articles (or listicles in this case) means that they permeate the web at a high volume. Good for their ad rates, natch, but bad for informing the public at large in any meaningful way. I write this because these types of articles shape the opinions of a large number of people who don’t…

A Deep Review Of My First 2 Months With Google Glass

A Deep Review Of My First 2 Months With Google Glass

I’ve recently been adopted into the Google Glass explorer program. I debated whether or not to accept the invitation, but ultimately felt it probably would be a good idea, if for no other reason than there may be something unexpected that came from using them for a bit. Having had the chance to play with Glass a few times prior to this, the experience left me rather nonplussed. Factoring in the $1,500 price tag, and my interest was marginal. Had work not agreed to cover the expense, I probably would…