Google, Bing, NASA, More: Saturday Afternoon Buzz, February 9, 2013

Uh oh — Google’s getting recursive. “Yea, Google built a help document on how users can get Google help, within their help documentation area.”

More Google: it has integrated apps more closely to Google Drive.

Ooopsie. Did Bing accidentally reveal a secret US drone base?

Run your updates — Adobe has put out a Flash update for two zero-day attacks.

The blog Google Operating System has a great hint on getting permalinks for Google Drive images.

NASA is going to host a Google+ Hangout that connects to the space station. “NASA will host its first Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station from 11 a.m. to noon EST, Friday, Feb. 22. … During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by the station crew and astronauts on the ground. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. Additionally, NASA also will take real-time questions submitted by fans on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. The deadline to submit video questions is Feb. 12. To be considered, video clips must be no longer than 30 seconds and must be uploaded to YouTube and tagged with #askAstro. Submitters should introduce themselves and mention their location before asking their question.”

A new search engine with results focused on Nigeria has been launched.

From Archives.com, some quick hints on organizing digital photos.

FindMyPast has added a bunch of British newspapers to its archives.

Google Translate has added new input tools.

Love cats, like Twitter when it isn’t driving me bonkers, but yet I will not tweet in LOLcat. Good afternoon, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

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