Daily Dispatch: Google kicks off online science fair; Location aware grocery coupon app

Consumer Reports News: January 11, 2011 03:11 PM

In today's Digital Dispatch:

Google Goggles gets faster, smarter and solves Sudoku (Official Google Blog)

...The new Goggles 1.3 client for Android can scan barcodes almost instantly. All versions of Goggles can now recognize print ads in popular magazines and newspapers. Finally, Goggles has also learned a fun new trick for Sudoku fans.

Amazon Promotes Gold Box Daily Deals With New iPhone App (TechCrunch)

...Called Amazon Deals, the free app features the daily deals listed on Amazon Gold Box. Consumers can browse deals, shop directly from the app itself and also receive notifications if certain products go on sale.

Farewell to Coupon Clipping? New Location-Enabled Grocery Coupons Alert You at the Store (ReadWriteWeb)

...Now, instead of browsing through the newspaper for coupons to clip, you can opt to receive a real-time alert on your mobile device of the coupons available to you, as you enter the grocery store itself.

Google Science Fair seeks budding Einsteins and Curies (Official Google Blog)

...To help make today’s young scientists the rock stars of tomorrow, in partnership with CERN, The LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, we’re introducing the first global online science competition: the Google Science Fair. It’s open to students around the world who are between the ages of 13-18. All you need is access to a computer, the Internet and a web browser.

Health IT Sees Key Market In Family Caregivers (InformationWeek)

Mobile devices, personal health records are among technologies most valued by people caring for elderly or disabled family members, finds survey released at CES.

Social media on full display in wake of Gabrielle Giffords shooting (Tucson Citizen)

...If it was not already obvious, it should now be crystal clear to Tucsonans how news coverage has changed. The flow of words is immediate, and that has implications, some more obvious than others.

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