All about your Google search history, Google’s Project Fi, and an Earth Day reading list for techies. It’s Five for Wednesday.
- About the only thing cooler than Google making it possible to see your search history is the ease with which you can delete some or all of it. Find instructions for doing both here.
- A team at Carnegie Mellon has presented a concept called “Zensors,” which proposes using old Android devices, natural language processing, and some human intervention to create a local network that (one day) could be shockingly aware of its surroundings.
- The Apple Watch hype might be too much for some, but there *is* a great deal of impressive technology packed into it: how it measures your heart rate, for example. HT Daring Fireball.
- Today, Google’s Project Fi was officially introduced. It does cool things like automatically connect Nexus 6 users to the fastest available network, which may be a WiFi hotspot in one location, and Sprint or T-Mobile in another.
- People who love and use technology have a particular responsibility to the Earth. How are our tech materials sourced? What happens when we’re done with our gadgets? Wired has a roundup of what you should be reading on Earth Day.