Google, Delicious, Data Mining, ProQuest, More: Morning Buzz, January 7, 2014

How would you like to use Google Glass to help drive your car? (Press release) “HARMAN will demonstrate how Google Glass can be seamlessly integrated with the company’s ADAS engine at the showcase. The system uses an Android camera feed and image processing to analyze in real-time camera the potential road risks provide alerts through the Google Glass.”

Apparently Google is launching an entire initiative to bring android to cars. “Google acknowledged that many already bring Android into cars by simply using a mount for their phones on the dashboard, but said that this was not a ‘driving-optimized’ experience. The better way, as Google described, would be to use the car’s built-in controls and hardware.”

Pinterest has acquired VisualGraph. “Pinterest has just acquired two-man startup VisualGraph, which creates machine vision, image recognition, and visual search technologies.”

Did you use Delicious in 2013? Don’t forget to pick up your annual report.

Beyond Search has a quick pointer to a free book on mining large data sets.

The British Red Cross has received a grant to create an online database of over 200,000 Voluntary Aid Detachment cards. “These paper cards include details of nurses, ambulance drivers and seamstresses who contributed to the war effort. They were organised on a county basis and allocated to carry out a variety of roles between 1914 and 1918.”

Bing has launched an awards site — it’s being called that because it covers the Grammys, the Oscars, and the Golden Globes.

Network World takes a look at Ubuntu 13.10 and lists five things it loves – and five things it hates!

ProQuest is now offering a free version of its tool Flow, even to those researchers in institutions which do not subscribe to ProQuest. “Users can save web page content and metadata, create collections to organize documents and citations, and upload PDF and Office documents. Plus, Flow has built-in recognition of documents and citations so users don’t have to enter metadata manually. Once saved to the cloud, these documents can be read, highlighted, and annotated.”

The British Library blogs about four new online collections. “To celebrate the start of 2014 we have four new online collections available with over one hundred thousand images. Two of these collections come from India with the other two collections originating in China and Indonesia.” Very nice. Good morning, Internet…

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