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Google /ɡuːɡ(ə)l/ is a United States-headquartered, multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. read more at WikiPedia

  • Google Chrome is go for beta on Linux! Thanks to the many Chromium and WebKit developers who helped make Google Chrome a lean, mean browsing machine. Here are a few fun facts from us on the Google Chrome for Linux team:

    • 60,000 lines of Linux-specific code written,
    • 23 developer builds,
    • 2,713 Linux-specific bugs fixed,
    • 12 external committers and bug editors to the Google Chrome for Linux code base,
    • 48 external code contributors.

    Note in the URL the usage of w00t that is used to express joy, particularly that felt during success or victory.

    http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/w00t.html

    A lot of people were already using Google Chrome DEV build on Linux (including me with a great stability even in 64 bits), the BETA state means even greater stabilities.

    Related Chrome Articles http://www.waltercedric.com/component/tag/chrome.html

  • If you want to know a bit more on the infrastructure that is used by Google...

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    Google Labs has open a search code page, which complete the offer provided by Krugle, Koders, and Codease.

    The search can be narrow to a lot of language. Ive search for some crazy string like "bill gates", "cedric walter", "walter cedric",


  • A great tools for either finding some examples of code, checking syntax or... simply look for public source code.
    http://www.google.com/codesearch
     
  • 2 weeks ago, a post on Google&39;s official blog announced a project that allows users to step inside the private world of its data centers. For the first time, the company&39;s impressive efficiency records and green ethos have been given a face in the form of the stunning photographs by Connie Zhou and the Street View-able hallways of the Lenoir facility in North Carolina...

    GoogleDataCenters

    http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/gallery/#/

  • Google Desktop 2 includes Sidebar, a panel on your desktop which provides convenient, one-glance access to all sorts of personalized information. Sidebar includes the following plug-ins:  Email,  News,  Weather,  Photos,  Stocks,  Web RSS,  Scratch Pad (post it/notes),  Quick View (history of visited pages)

    For more details and download

    CP00BSM

  • Google was set to launch late on Wednesday a beta version of Google Desktop search for Linux in a sign of encouragement by the search giant for Linux on the desktop.

    Google Desktop allows people to search the Web while also searching the full text of all the information on their computer, including Gmail and their Web search history. Because the index is stored locally on the computer, users can access Gmail and Web history while offline. from News.com

     You can now use on linux:

    Mac user can also enjoy some Google tools like Desktop search

    t was a nice surprise for me to see that google desktop does not eat too much resources, even when indexing the harddrive. Better than beagle (.NET under Mono) or Strigi, Pinot, Tracker and Recoll (these five search engines work together on a common search API for the free desktop called Xesam [freedesktop.org].).
    Time to install OpenSuse again :-)
  • What are the features of Google desktop enterprise edition, and why You may prefer use it, as a simple user, to theGoogle desktop public edition

    • It is free! asall other Google search products...
    • It support web history of the most famous alternate web browser:Firefox!
    • It can search on all drive, and be connect to the a Google appliance server (if Your company has put one in its intranet)
    • The data created by google desktop search on your disk are encrypted... (by which cipher this is unknow :-( )
    • It is reading a lot more enterprise files, like.... Lotus Notes mail! Yeah after 3 years of use, I can drop the catastrophical built in search of Lotus Notes!!! and 
      Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape Mail, Mozilla Mail and Thunderbird for naming a few...
    • Native support of  PDF, MP3, image, audio and video files are also supported while You need to install some plugins in theGoogle desktop public edition.
    • The premium support Costs are described here.

    It can be download free of charge athttp://desktop.google.com/enterprise/

    Last but not least, to unleash the power of Google desktop, some internet page are providing some very good tips an tricks like for example: Google Desktop Search Tips

    Happy Googling! :-)

  • At Google, we want to help developers build better web applications. That's why we’ve created APIs and tools to quickly enhance those applications, integrate with Google products and reach millions of users.

    That’s also why we’re holding Google Developer Day.

    Google Developer Day is a chance for programmers around the world to meet Google’s developer product teams and learn something new – be it an introduction to GData or a deep dive into KML. It’s also an opportunity for us to listen to you and hear about what you’re doing today, what you’d like to do in the future and how we can help make that happen.

    Whether you’re writing an AJAX application with the Google Web Toolkit, integrating Google services through GData or using Google Maps to create geo applications, we hope you’ll leave Google Developer Day with a new set of building blocks to use in your next project.

    Mountain View, California
    São Paulo, Brasil
    London, United Kingdom
    Paris, France
    Madrid, España
    Hamburg, Deutschland
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    Elsewhere Google Summer of Code have been announced! Google accepted over 900 student applicants from a pool of nearly 6,200 applications, more info and list of projects here
  • DevFest is the biggest Google tech conference in Switzerland. All about machine learning, programming, emerging technologies and much more!  GDG DevFests are large, community-run developer events happening around the globe focused on community building and learning about Google’s technologies.

    This year i will be helping and organizing some of the side activities between the talk session. And i prepared a lot of stuff, enough for 11 screens!

    Not everything is on pictures, NES and SNES classic are missing for example.

    Screen Google Related Flyer Require Links
    1 Google Chrome OS 1 HDMI / Wifi / keyboard / mouse Rapberry Pi 3
    2 Google Chrome OS 2 HDMI / Wifi / keyboard / mouse Rapberry Pi 3
      Google Android Thing 1 Wifi Rapberry Pi 3 + Tensorflow Sample
      Google Android Thing 2 Wifi Rapberry Pi 3 
    3 Google Coder Wifi Rapsberry Pi 1 + Make web stuff on PI
    4 Google Chromecast   HDMI + Wifi  
      Google Home Speaker   Wifi  
    Electronic DIY
      Rapsberry Pi1 + Pi Face Digital   Wifi / Switch for SSH  
      Rapsberry Pi1 + Gertboard   Wifi / Switch for SSH  
      Raspberry Pi 2 + PI Sense Hat

    +

    +

     Wifi / Switch for SSH  
    • Gyroscope
    • Accelerometer
    • Magnetometer
    • Temperature
    • Barometric pressure
    • Humidity
    Fun
    6 Nintendo Wii U 1 + 4 Pad + Mario Kart 8   HDMI  
    7 Nintendo Wii U 2 + 2 Controller+ Mario Bros u   HDMI  
    8 SNK Neo Geo X + Games + 2 pad   HDMI  
    9 Nintendo NES mini classic + 2 pad + 21 games   HDMI  
    10 Nintendo SNES mini classic + 2 pad + 21 games   HDMI  
    11 Sega Megadrive Streefighter / Sonic + 2 pad   RCA  
      2 Gameboy Classic   N/A  
      3 Gameboy Advance SP   N/A  
      Nintendo DS Lite   N/A  
      1 Gameboy Advance   N/A  
      Chess Game   N/A  
      Rubik's Cube + Mindcuber   N/A  
      Powerball   N/A  

     

    Get your ticket now https://devfest.ch/ 

    BTW, I was also there last year in 2016, watch the gallery and also the interesting talks

     

    Rapsberry Pi Gertboard

    Named after its designer, Gert van Loo, the Gertboard is an IO expansion board for the Raspberry Pi with a lot of flexibility.

    Plug the Gertboard into the GPIO header on your Raspberry Pi and you’re ready to start detecting and responding to events in the real world. Jumper wires (called “straps”) and pin jumpers are used to reconfigure the board in any number of ways. Whether you need to detect button presses or analog voltages, control motors or relays, the Gertboard is the ultimate tool for exploring the Raspberry Pi’s full I/O potential!

    Features:

    • Plugs directly onto Raspberry Pi GPIO socket
    • Motor controller, capable controlling a motor bi-directionally, delivering 18V and 2A maximum
    • Dual-channel D-to-A converter, 8-bit
    • Dual-channel A-to-D converter, 10-bit
    • Onboard Atmel ATmega328 MCU for running off-board programs which are written, compiled and uploaded to Gertboard from Raspberry Pi
    • 6 x open collector outputs
    • 12 x LED indicators
    • 3 x momentary push switches
    • 10 x strap cables included
    • 18 x jumpers included

     

     

     

  • Another Google Labs Publication...

    Google has designed and implemented the Google File System, a scalable distributed file system for large distributed data-intensive applications. It provides fault tolerance while running on inexpensive commodity hardware, and it delivers high aggregate performance to a large number of clients. more here
  • I am looking for a new hardware, probably a Athlon 64 with raid5 support and nvidia chipset. a shame; Nforce4 is not well supported on Linux. Anyway, I came across that page at Wikipedia on GOOGLE hardware. Quite interesting reading..

    Google platform


  •  Google has launched today it's new service: Google Schoolar. It looks like it will be a lot easier for actual students to do their homework ;-)

    What is Google Scholar?
    Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

    How does Google Scholar work?
    Just as with Google Web Search, Google Scholar orders your search results by how relevant they are to your query, so the most useful references should appear at the top of the page. This relevance ranking takes into account the full text of each article as well as the article's author, the publication in which the article appeared and how often it has been cited in scholarly literature. Google Scholar also automatically analyzes and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if the documents they refer to are not online. This means your search results may include citations of older works and seminal articles that appear only in books or other offline publications.

  • The Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies, developed Android: the first complete, open, and free mobile platform. To help developers get started developing new applications, we're offering the Android Software Development Kit.

    ANDROID is now OPEN SOURCE software

    At http://source.android.com/download they describes how to set up your local work environment, how to use GIT to get the Android files, and how to build the files on your machine. The source is approximately 2.1GB in size.

    Try android emulator for FREE

    free.android.emulator&160;

    Important links:

  • Amazon Alexa recently hit 10,000 skills and there is talk around what will drive adoption for the next 10,000. I won't be diving into specifics and discussing issues like retention. Now back to the subject, even if Google Home is coming late in the party, it is growing fast and thanks to Google vast amount of data and resources, it is poised for success!

    How to use

  • Google increase security by using only HSTS and it is a good idea to do the same for your server. HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) instructs browsers to communicate with your site only over HTTPS.

    For many years, we’ve worked to increase the use of encryption between our users and Google. Today, the vast majority of these connections are encrypted, and our work continues on this effort.

    To further protect users, we've taken another step to strengthen how we use encryption for data in transit by implementing HTTP Strict Transport Security—HSTS for short—on the www.google.com domain. HSTS prevents people from accidentally navigating to HTTP URLs by automatically converting insecure HTTP URLs into secure HTTPS URLs. Users might navigate to these HTTP URLs by manually typing a protocol-less or HTTP URL in the address bar, or by following HTTP links from other websites.

    see Bringing HSTS to www.google.com

    Quoting the Mozilla Developer Network:

    If a web site accepts a connection through HTTP and redirects to HTTPS, the user in this case may initially talk to the non-encrypted version of the site before being redirected, if, for example, the user types http://www.foo.com/ or even just foo.com. This opens up the potential for a man-in-the-middle attack, where the redirect could be exploited to direct a user to a malicious site instead of the secure version of the original page. The HTTP Strict Transport Security feature lets a web site inform the browser that it should never load the site using HTTP, and should automatically convert all attempts to access the site using HTTP to HTTPS requests instead. see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/HTTP_strict_transport_security

    An example scenario:

    You log into a free WiFi access point at an airport and start surfing the web, visiting your online banking service to check your balance and pay a couple of bills. Unfortunately, the access point you're using is actually a hacker's laptop, and they're intercepting your original HTTP request and redirecting you to a clone of your bank's site instead of the real thing. Now your private data is exposed to the hacker. Strict Transport Security resolves this problem; as long as you've accessed your bank's web site once using HTTPS, and the bank's web site uses Strict Transport Security, your browser will know to automatically use only HTTPS, which prevents hackers from performing this sort of man-in-the-middle attack.

    For NGINX add this in the server block for your HTTPS configuration:

    add_header Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=63072000; includeSubdomains; ";

    I would also add the X-Frame-Options header to your HTTPS website to make sure it is not embedded in a frame or iframe. This avoids clickjacking, and might be helpfull for HTTPS websites.

    The X-Frame-Options HTTP response header can be used to indicate whether or not a browser should be allowed to render a page in a `<frame>` or `<iframe>`. Sites can use this to avoid clickjacking attacks, by ensuring that their content is not embedded into other sites. see https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/HTTP/X-Frame-Options

    For NGINX add this in the server block for your HTTPS configuration:

    add_header X-Frame-Options "DENY";

    Don't forget to restart NGINX.

  • Day 1

    keynote where they announced Google Music, Movie Rentals, Android @ Home, Android Open Accessory, Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 3.1

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    Day 2

    Day kicked off with the announcement that Chrome is now at 160M active users, up from 70M last year. Watch for more announcements from the Chrome Web Store, Angry Birds, Chromebooks and Chrome In-App Payments

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  • Google is the new Internet behemoth, snatching up small companies left and right. So, in this article, I ask:what tech gems are in the running for Google's growing subsidiary menagerie? To help predict, I will first take a look at who Google has acquired in the past and what Google has done for them, and then I'll throw out a few possibilities for Googlification and discuss where they might fit into Google's strategy.  Read more at http://www.kuro5hin.org
  •  Google Maps' new Hybrid mode, available in the US, Canada, the UK and Japan is NOW displaying both satellite view and maps plan! What a blast!!!! I hope to see this feature for Europe soon.

  • I would have say that Microsoft is more evil than satan, some M$ developer seem to have humour
    http://beta.search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=more+evil+than+satan&FORM=QBHP
    With some chance MSN search engine may be vulnerable to SQL injection :-)
    I add here 2 very humorous articles:
    Microsoft Purchases Evil From Satan By Brian Briggs
    Redmond, WA - Microsoft purchased evil from Satan for $2.7 billion after many months of tough negotiations. "We've been after Satan for some time," said CEO Steve Ballmer. "Negotiations were tough, but I think both Microsoft and the Prince of Darkness are happy with this deal."
    And
    More Evil Than Dr. Evil? By Danny Sullivan, Editor November 1, 1999
    "So here's the deal -- a post on Memepool back in October noted that if you searched for "more evil than satan himself" on Google, the Microsoft home page was listed first."


  • Google may soon start a new service Google Base according to Ars technica


    Google Base is Google's database into which you can add all types of content. We'll host your content and make it searchable online for free.

    Examples of items you can find in Google Base:

    • Description of your party planning service
    • Articles on current events from your website
    • Listing of your used car for sale
    • Database of protein structures

    You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle and Google Local.



  • Some figures like every year to close 2008 and start 2009.

    My Google PageRank has never been so high, jumping from 6 to 7 has taken me nearly 2 years :-)

    Most visited homepage of all countries Netcraft pagerank of 36985

    pagerank.of.7

    Alexa

    Waltercedric.com has a worldwide traffic rank of: 73,016

    waltercedric.com.ranking2008

    Ad revenues

    Thanks to Google ADSense, I am now nearly able to cover the cost of a root server (40 to 45$ per months last months was less)

    waltercedric.com.radsense&160;

    813 guests in my Joomla! front end alone, this is a new record! the server cpu load top at 60% (1GB ram)

    a813guest.infreontend&160;

    Top 10 most trafficked posts of 2008 (in order)

    Total number of articles:1420 (+203)
    Total number of comments&160; 1417 (+677) for main site, 2430 (+891) for my forums
    Number of registered forums member: 998 (+440)

    Top Downloads

    • SecurityImages 4.1.2&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160; 34244
    • com_securityimages 4.3.3&160; 34121
    • SecurityImages 5.1.1 for Joomla! 1.5 14989
    • SecurityImages 5.0 0RC1 for Joomla! 1.5 12986
    • OpenComment 3.0.21&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160; 11923
    • component Hashcash 1.2.2 6890
    • JoomlaPatches for Joomla 1.0.13 for securityimages 4.x only&160; 6772
      JoomlaPatches for Joomla 1.0.15 for SecurityImages 4.x only&160; 6648
    • plugin_system_securityimages5.0.0RC1 6242
    • JoomlaCloud 1.0.2 6118
    • AkoCommentPlus1.1.7 new install 6020
    • opencomment 3.0.30 5768

    I will try to speed up my Joomla! development capabilities by going to a more professional route, so stay tuned for more exciting development news in 2009.

    A warm Thanks to all of you

  •  Google Reader makes it easier to keep up with your ever-expanding reading list of content from across the web.

    It is lke a RSS feed reader, but it also work for site which do not have RSS!!!, it is condensing content in a very fast fashion and extracting all headlines of your prefered internet sites. Very useful if you want to crawl daily on 30+ internet pages like me....read before the presentation and then make a try .-)

  • The new edition of Linux Journal has a special insert: TheGLAT (Google Labs Aptitude Test) is a Google recruiting quiz presented as a spoof of standardised aptitude tests. It is filled with math and Google-related trivia. On slashdot, a lot of users have tried to find the answers to the test.
  • More and more technical papers are published by Google. If You're a developer, or working in computer area, You may want to know more about all technologies which makes Google so special....

    Note: Google is using in it's Google Video's player , a special version of Videolan. Google has even release a patch for it :-) more to read at Google open source portal: Google Code