Yes, Google Has Done It Again

FastForward Reporters visit Google for a sneak peak of their new product

OnLocation: October 2013

Image of the Google logo By Alina Rainsford, Nate Friend, Alec Douglas, Pierce Freeman, John Hassen, Taylor Galla, Isabelle Kitze and KC Badala from Branson, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic and Sir Francis Drake High Schools

A sleek white box. Packaging that turns into a stand. A color coordinated USB chord. For years, Google has gone above and beyond, creating new products and ideas that are extraordinary and revolutionary. Now, however, Google has stepped up and created a product like no other on the market, continuing their legacy of excellence with the new Google Glass.

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FastForward Drops In on Dropbox

Storing for Tomorrow with Dropbox

OnLocation: December 2013

By KC Badala, Joe Blair, Alec Douglas, Pierce Freeman, Nate Friend, Taylor Galla, John Hassen, and Alina Rainsford from Branson, Marin Academy, Marin School of the Arts, Marin Catholic High and Sir Francis Drake High Schools

Cover image for Dropbox story While still a student at MIT, Drew Houston had a big idea. After boarding a bus with his laptop, Houston was dismayed to find that his flash drive–along with all the work he had planned on finishing during the ride–was left at home. Turning his frustration into ingenuity, Houston returned to his Boston dorm room and began working on a project: a personal form of online storage, one that would ensure his files would never be out of reach again.

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FastForward Visits The New Exploratorium

The New Exploratorium - A place for the curious mind

By Parker Bizjack, Natalia Castillo, James Chase, Matt Copeland, Samantha Friedman, Gillia Friend, Charlotte Hee, Sara Kashani, Alexander Le, Jessica Le, Dexter Llama, Maia Manzagol, Matgo Marsh, Tessa Pares, Ethan Singleton, Emily Spears, Cole Summers, Ellie Wynne and Alia Rainsford from Bacich, Branson, Brandeis Hillel Day, Katherine Delmar Burke, Kent Mille, Mill Valley Middle, Miller Creek Middle, Marin County Day, Saint Mark's, San Domenico, Tam High and White Hill Middle Schools

Science was everywhere. The air was thick with it. Click. Clack. Tink. Tink. Plink. These sounds, resembling classic cartoons, filled the endless hallway of the new San Francisco Exploratorium museum located at Pier 15.

Through the giant glass doors, the tall grey walls surround the many fascinating exhibits. Children run gleefully from station to station, winding a wheel to see a wooden bird fly, or exploring the world of 3D objects through different colored glasses. Waves crash against the rocks in the Bay Observatory, while inside the tinkering studio people of all ages explore new worlds never imagined before. At the Exploratorium, all minds become thrust deep into curiosity, as they examine each exhibit and wonder how it works.

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