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Comic Specific Reading Tools Finally Coming to Google Play Books
Comic Specific Reading Tools Finally Coming to Google Play Books
Digital comics have been an important part of the mobile space since the iPhone first took off. While the early versions of reader apps weren't always the best, in the last eight years we've come quite a long way, seeing an evolution right alongside smartphones and tablets to provide better experiences for the readership. This week, Google is shaking things up with its Google Books app, introducing new tools to make it a better space for comics.
Google Engineers Argue Over Superpowers
Google Engineers Argue Over Superpowers
If you've ever completed a Google profile, you may have noticed that the system asks you an unusual question before completing your registration: What superpower would you want the most? Apparently, this is something that the Google engineers have been trying to hash out amongst themselves, and like any good nerds, they have taken a silly, theoretical question and analyzed it in quantifiable, seri
Superhero Predictive Text: What Google Thinks About Comics
Superhero Predictive Text: What Google Thinks About Comics
There's a lot of fun to be had with Google predictive text, where you start typing something into the Google search bar, and it tries to guess the full phrase the searches of millions of other people. Now, this can be very helpful when you're typing in a very common phrase like, say, the old Spider-Man axiom "With great power comes great responsibility...
Scott McCloud’s Google Chrome Comic Parodied at Gizmodo
Scott McCloud’s Google Chrome Comic Parodied at Gizmodo
The work of sequential art scholar Scott McCloud includes some of the most respected teaching tools in comics, particularly his seminal graphic novel series, "Understanding Comics," "Reinventing Comics" and "Making Comics." And so when Gizmodo decided to parody Google's new operating system by hijacking a sample of McCloud's 2008 online handbook for the Google Chrome