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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Google’
Posted: March 4th, 2014

chineseChristopher Parker: you can turn your box of Chinese rice into a plate. See the video at left from Food Beast. I never knew.

Howie Eckert: Bluetooth keyboards are fast. Here’s an article on five top keyboards. He sent me this message at 6 a.m. one day.

Kelly Eckert: Google has instant messaging functions in its Google chat — with voice recognition. Here’s an article from Slate about the new updates — 16 hours ago New!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.



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Posted: July 8th, 2013

self driving carsMove over, George Jetson. These cars may not fly, but they pretty much take over at the wheel, and It all started with cruise control.

Driverless cars were the topic of conversation at lunch when my daughter and her boyfriend said Google is testing quite a few vehicles. The cars have been on the road for more than a year now.

From a New York Times article: “Driverless cars could change our lives, give us more green space, mobility, fewer hours wasted,” Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, said this month. “The average American spends 50 minutes commuting. Imagine if you got that back.”

Read the full article by clicking on the photo at left.

Here’s a link to last week’s article in Vehicles World.

According to Wikipedia, 10 Google driverless vehicles are on the road, but they do have drivers in them — just in case. They include: six Toyota Prius, an Audi TT, and three Lexus RX450h.

The vehicles can only be driven in specific states that permit the technology: Nevada, Florida and California, right now. And Google won’t be alone in their pursuit of the next big thing. Techcrunch.com says Mobileye is working to bring its own version of driverless technology to vehicles. Read the article here.

I hear a song in the making, “Google, take the wheel!!”

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: October 31st, 2012











Another masterpiece for Halloween —  the Google Doodle welcomes us to lucky building Number 13. A black cat sits in a trash can while a raven walks the rooftop. A skeleton dances in front. Click on the doors, cat, raven and skeleton, and get a show. The doors open to monsters that spell out Google. Happy Halloween!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: October 12th, 2011

You’ve got to love Gumby and you’ve got to love Google doodles The clever artistry of the Google gang takes me back today. The doodle celebrates the artistry of Art Clokey, Gumby’s humble inventor who died last year. Today is Clokey’s birthday, and he would have been 90.
Some of us will remember the original Gumby from the 50s and 60s. I don’t remember Gumby from my early years as much as the Looney Tunes cartoons, but I do remember Gumby from his long reign on Nickelodeon when I watched with my kids. There is something totally entrancing about watching clay figure animation, and I loved the simple messages that were so clever. The Blockheads — the goofs who always got in trouble — were evil building blocks that Gumby coped with in a near-crime-fighting style. Gumby’s horse, Pokey, was a little slow, and his dog, Nopey had a one-word negative vocabulary.
When Eddie Murphy revived Gumby on SNL, it was like seeing an old friend — well kind of a parodied old friend. But it showed that Gumby still had life among the grown-up kids who watched him. I’d still watch. Cheers to Gumby, a 1950s figure with staying power, and to Clokey for many memories.

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