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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

  • GoogleSearchGlobeVisualizesDailyQueriesAroundTheWorld

    See the search globe yourself, best viewed in google chrome Smile

    Developed and designed by the Google Data Arts Team using WebGL, the backend of the technology uses your computer’s hardware to generate fast, 3D graphics. Google says that in order to use Search Globe you need a WebGL-enabled browser (like Google Chrome), to see the Globe.

    and they open source the project so developers can build their own globe

    The WebGL Globe is an open platform for visualizing geographic information in WebGL enabled browsers. It supports data in JSON format, a sample of which you can find here. dat.globe makes heavy use of the Three.js library, and is still in early open development.

    Get the code at https://github.com/dataarts/dat.globe

  • GoogleHAS released its first version of the Google toolbar for Mozilla Firefox LINK HERE Since 4 years, it was only available for IE but it seems that GoogleIncdo not want to let the increasing number of Firefox users without their toolbar.
    In the meantime,
    You can still try the open-source Googlebar, developed and supported by Google fans:

    Update: the boutton "Agree and install" is not working, it is complaining about my firefox even with the latest version 1.0.4, so here is the link:  Found with view HTM source ;-)http://toolbar.google.com/firefox/extensions/toolbar/google-toolbar.xpi

  • Another Google Labs beta product...

    With Google Trends, you can compare the world's interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they've been searched for on Google over time. Google Trends also displays how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and which geographic regions have searched for them most often.

    Be careful, data are not accurate as state in the main page:

    Google Trends aims to provide insights into broad search patterns. It is based upon just a portion of our searches, and several approximations are used when computing your results. Please keep this in mind when using it.

    Google is also opening some new services, these URL may work in a couple of hours, days

  • Google Video enables you to search a growing archive of televised content – everything from sports to dinosaur documentaries to news shows. In order to fully appreciate this new service, You will have to install a free Google viewer (Firefox and IE are supported)
  • chrome-logo

    From Google Blog

    It's been an exciting nine months since welaunched the Google Chrome browser. Already, over 30 million people use it regularly. We designedGoogleChrome for people who live on the web — searching for information, checking email, catching up on the news, shopping or just staying in touch with friends. However, the operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no web. So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be.
    Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we're already talking to partners about the project, and we'll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

    read more at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

    Linux may get mainstream with Android and Google OS maybe :-)

  • Some interesting book that draw my attention:

    Commercials

    • Google secrets: How to get a top ranking, ebook by Dan Sisson. A how-to guide for getting your website ranked in the top 10 on the Google search engine. 109 pages full of tips, best practices, checklists, and samples. I found that it is also available as PDF here for Ex. A website is also available with some extract of the book, extended chapter summary. In the meantime, I discover a lot of litterature on the subject:
    • Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
      by Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest (Oreilly ISBN: 0596004478). review [amazon]
    • How to Do Everything with Google (McGraw-Hill Osborne Media ISBN: 0072231742) review [amazon]

    Free papers

    • The Google cluster (Published by the IEEE Computer Society 0272-1732/03/$17.00 Ù 2003 IEEE) an interesting paper with a lot of figures which try to determine the number of machine, used by google. As always, full of superlatives (read power consumption chapter)
    • Googled is a collaborative blog which try to write a book online (start in 2003). Readers can submit freely ideas, information and comments. Seems dead now and outdated

    Google speak!

    • Google is also though Google's labs releasing some top informations about their technologies that make them the best search engine today.
    • Let me finish this news with some FREE tips and feature descriptions provided by the king itself Google features

    for finishing, a very good internet portal http://www.pandia.com/
    Happy googling ;-)
    You can also try Google AdWords: You market your own site, or an affiliate marketing site, via the Google AdWords program and Google AdSense: You get paid by Google to put AdWords ads on your own site. They makes sure that all of the ads that run on your site are relevant to the type of content you have on your site.

    200 million searches per day, 100,000 advertisers
  • Ever want to know how Googleassigned a pagerank to internet page?

    1. Google's PageRank Explained!
    2. Google's PageRank calculator!

    I am currently writing my own module for Joomla to display the Google's pagerankof my page (PHP). When I was experimenting the code I found the following concerning my site:

    • www.waltercedric.com has a Google pagerankof 4/10... while
    • waltercedric.com has a Google pagerankof 3/10...

    So i've made a big mess one more time by publishing incorrectly my site :-(




  • The biggest news of the week is the port of Google's Picasa to Linux.with WINE!

    Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Think of it as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft-free code, but it can optionally use native system DLLs if they are available. You can find more info atwww.winehq.org
    Several months ago we reported that CodeWeavers was contracted to port some Google apps to Linux. 

    "Picasa incorporates nearly all the features of the current Windows version of Picasa, providing you with the tools you need to easily find, edit, and share the photos on your computer," explained Google's Open Source Programs Manager Chris DiBona. "And because it runs on a carefully tested version of Wine, Picasa avoids the slowing effects of an OS emulation or a virtual machine."

    I am using it, and very satisfied by its speed and ease of use: It looks like and react like the windows Picasa version. Do not wait any longer and give it a try, it is the perfect tool  to administer our growing library of pictures.
    Google/CodeWeavers have also committed all patches for WIne to make this happen into the main development tree, it may also allow more windows apps to run under linux, and that's great for the whole community!
    You do not have to install WINE, the total size is only 17Mb compressed, not bad for such a software and all its function wrapped to Linux API.
    The only functionalities missing would be a neural network to automatically recognize and query pictures by their statistical content...but I am asking too much :-)
  •  from Google Code Jam <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
    Hello elta68,

    As a participant in the Google(TM) Code Jam 2004, we thought you would be
    interested in hearing about the Google Code Jam 2005, Powered by TopCoder(R).
    This exciting competition puts you head-to-head with some of the best coders in
    the world. Take this opportunity to contend for $155,000 in cash and a chance
    to impress Google with your skills. [...]

    You're a crazy coder? with an exceptional scientific background in maths/physics? and want to fight in a turnament against the best coders in the world? then Google™ Code Jam 2005may be for You!

    The competition is available in four programming languages - Java, C++, C#, and VB.

    I've tried last year the qualification round. And I am proud that I was not able to solve any problems :-)... They are always combining mathematics, algorithmics, recursivity, and large data collections. Most of the time, a physical concept/background is also needed to start resolving the problem. The question is how looks like developers which are able to resolve such questions in so less time/with stress, and are the questions/answers really useful in a real life of development.

    Yes it is only a turnament...I invite You to create an account and look at the questions and maybe make a try....But be prepared to do a lot of training before ever thinking going to the real arena :-)

  • googleBuzz.small Buzz is a new way to share updates, photos, videos and more, and start conversations about the things you find interesting.

    • Share updates, photos, videos, and more.
    • Start conversations about the things you find interesting.
    • You're already following the people you
    • Email and chat with the most in Gmail.
    • Follow your friends and get recommended
    • Buzz from others — all within Gmail.

    I did rewrite nearly the whole code in behind, better administrator panel, 2 different outputs, all is customizable through CSS, Better caching of all costly operations like RSS, profile retrieval.

     

    If you are limited with space in your template, use the compact layout:

    Google.buzz.joomla.module

    While if you have at least 320 pixel wide left/right/module size, you can enjoy the buzzy box output

    google.buzz.for.joomla

    The administrator panel has now a bit more settings:

    google.buzz.for.joomla.adminpanel

     

    Download GoogleBuzz module 1.1.0 for Joomla!

    googleBuzz.logo Enjoy

  • Preinstalled applications are in /system/app folder, these are the one that can not be removed without root access. User installed applications are in /data/appbut also can be seen nor downloaded without a root access.

    If you just want to get an APK file of something you previously installed, you can do this:

    1. Get AirDroid from Google Play, this app let you wirelessly manage, control and access to Android Devices from a web browser Over-The-Air.
    2. Access your phone using AirDroid from your PC web browser,
    3. Go to Apps and select the installed app,
    4. Click the "download" button to download the APK version of this app from your phone.

    airdroid2

  • An interesting articles which also explain You how to empower the queries capacities of Google serach engine. Note that Google has nothig to do with this security breach, their search engine is simply too efficient and users not enough clever to store all sensitive data in a cryptographical container like PGPdrive, or TrueCrypt.

    Google is in many ways the most useful tool available to the bad guys, and the most dangerous Web site on the Internet for many, many thousands of individuals and organizations. Read more at SecurityFocus

    Google has been and will always be a valuable tool in my daily work as It allow me to resolve a lot of developer problem in no time...

  • I did have the chance to try a HTC Desire (non HD with Android 2.1) 3 week end in a row, and I did really like what i was seeing compare to my iPhone 3GS.

    htc-desire-hd

    HTC desire HD

    Made of a solid block of aluminum, a 1GHz 8255 Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video recording, Dolby Mobile, and HSPA+ data with 802.11n WiFi and enhanced HTC Sense experience with HTCsense.com services (backup, erasing/locating device remotely)

    But&160; I will wait a bit more till Android Gingerbread (3.0) and Dual Core CPU at 1.5GHz (crazy) appears in Smartphone

  • It seems that in the graphical and overall user experience, Android is catching fast the iPhone (even if HTC add a layer call HTC Sense UI on top of android). Non Android handset, aka all windows mobile 6.1, should also get this new UI as an update soon.

    HTC Hero

    HTC.hero.android.sense.ui

    HTC Hero Trailer

    HTC Sense UI

    &160;

    • Processor Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
    • Operating System Android™
    • Memory&160; ROM: 512 MB RAM: 288 MB
    • Dimensions (LxWxT) 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)
    • Weight 135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery
    • Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320x480 HVGA resolution
    • More..
  • Are popping up on the Internet. This great phone is also now available in Switzerland as well :-)

    htc-touch-hd-1

  • With a nice comparison with the Apple IPhone side by side

     

     

     

    For me a real Apple IPhone killer would be a HTC Touch HD bundled with Google Android

    Key Touch HD product specifications:
    • Size: 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm
    • Weight: 146.4 grams/5.164 oz with battery
    • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz WCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
    • Software/Operating system: HTC Touch FLO 3D with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
    • Display: 3.8 inch Wide Screen VGA screen (480 x 800 WVGA)
    • Camera: 5.0MP with auto focus – Second Camera: VGA
    • Internal memory: 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM
    • Memory card: micro SD™ memory card (SDHC™ capable)
    • WLAN: 802.11b/g
    • Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR
    • GPS: GPS/AGPS
    • Interface: HTC Ext USB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
    • Battery: 1350 mAh
    • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 390 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 310 minutes***
    • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 450 hours*** / GSM: Up to 390 hours***
    • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7201a™ 528 MHz

     

    Size comparison:

    htc.touch.hd.size.comparison

  • wavelogo

    &160;

    I offer 10 14 Invite to Google Wave

    All you have to do is to put a comment below and fill

    • The field Email, so i can invite you AND
    • The field Website / use twitter account in comment body if you don’t have any website.

    So I can verify both data and avoid/limit people stealing Google Wave invite to sell them on ebay.com

    Google Wave is more fun when you have others to wave with, so please nominate people you would like to add. Keep in mind that this is a preview so it could be a bit rocky at times.&160; Invitations will not be sent immediately. We have a lot of stamps to lick.

    Happy waving!

    First come, first served :-)

    The 14 lucky new Google Waver

    • andresmaturen
    • elbrackeen
    • bluewaterfunds
    • dstrunks
    • jafabel
    • kaben.livingston.kramer
    • yann.ryan
    • seobradley
    • netbost
    • wpaccione
    • ann.mackay
    • lolo8304
    • raevenna
    • pinkties

    If you did not make it, it’s because

    • Some of you did not provide their site or twitter account,
    • Your site was not working!,
    • Your twitter account was x hours old!
    • One asking for Google wave invite in 10 different languages and RT (Retweet) all the time (must be a bot)

    Attention

    • I will always type your email in Google to see what’s is coming out
    • I will always look at Netcraft data of your site.

    ONLY 3 MORE INVITE LEF
    I HAVE NO MORE INVITE FOR GOOGLE WAVE


  • wavelogo

    I offer 8 4 Invite to Google Wave

    All you have to do is to put a comment below and fill

    • The field Email (it must BE a Google GMAIL account), so i can invite you AND
    • The field Website / use twitter account in comment body if you don’t have any website.

    So I can verify both data and avoid/limit people stealing Google Wave invite to sell them on ebay.com

    Google Wave is more fun when you have others to wave with, so please nominate people you would like to add. Keep in mind that this is a preview so it could be a bit rocky at times.&160; Invitations will not be sent immediately. We have a lot of stamps to lick.

    Happy waving!

    First come, first served :-)

    The 8 lucky new Google Waver will be announced below

    • walter.hangartner
    • grishchenkov
    • jmoorefield
    • samuel.kock
    • ..

    If you did not make it, it’s because

    • Some of you did not provide their site or twitter account,
    • Your site was not working!,
    • Your twitter account was x hours old!
    • One asking for Google wave invite in 10 different languages and RT (Retweet) all the time (must be a robot)

    Attention

    • I will always type your email in Google to see what’s is coming out
    • I will always look at Netcraft data of your site.
  • getting-invited-for-Google1

    Google+ is a new social media platform currently in limited Field Trial only. You can only join Google Plus after invitation from a Google Plus user.

    How to get an invite?

    Send me your either your Gmail address/ Facebook email together with your website (if you have one) so I can verify that you won’t be selling them afterward on eBay. Do not publish your email on my blog in the comments below, send them to:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    To avoid spam, jetable.org provides you with a temporary email address. As soon as it is created, all the emails sent to this address are forwarded to your actual email address.

    I will check your email in Google, so don’t cheat or you’ll get nothing in return.This email will expire in 24hours. I may renew this offering in the next few days.

    Final words: Do not give money to free riders! so

    • DO NOT/NEVER buy Google Plus Invitation on eBay
    • Don’t Fill an Online Form with Personal Information to
  • Do you want to relocate your Blockchain company to an ICO friendly country? the ICO friendliness rating index is a interactive way to go through the list of countries that are hostile or favorable to ICO and Cryptocurrencies.

    Attention! a disclaimer is required:

    No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship: This chart is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Recipient should not act upon this information without seeking advice from a lawyer licensed in his/her own state or country.

    I've created the ICO-Rating Index, a number (0-5) that represent how friendly a country is toward ICO and Cryptocurrencies in general. It can have the following values:

    • unknown (0),
    • prohibited (1)
    • mostly unfavorable (2),
    • mostly favorable (3),
    • favorable (4),
    • legalized (5).

    All maps are generated every 12 hours automatically. Official sources or link to online rating are always provided.

    Switzerland hosts the fourth highest number of ICOs, after the U.S., the U.K.,  Russia. 

    The US Security Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently trying to categorize Cryptocurrencies, and landscape will changes a lot in the coming months. In between you can still apply the Howey Test (online test) to distinguish in which category your token apply. Your token can be either a Utility token or a security token:

    Utility Tokens

    Utility tokens, also called user tokens or app coins, represent future access to a company’s product or service. The defining characteristic of utility tokens is that they are not designed as investments (if properly structured)

    Security Tokens

    If a Crypto token derives its value from an external, trade-able asset, it is classified as a security token and becomes subject to federal securities regulations. Failure to abide by these regulations could result in costly penalties and could threaten to derail a project. However, if a startup meets all its regulatory obligations, the security token classification creates the potential for a wide variety of applications, the most promising of which is the ability to issue tokens that represent shares of company stock.

    https://ico.tokens-economy.com display in an entertaining way the state of ICO worldwide legal framework and will be a work in progress for the next months to come.

    I need your help! you can submit map corrections by using this form.

  • chromium.os.logo

    Chromium OS is an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. In this small post I provide you the URL to a binary build, and a small how to install it on a USB stick.

     


     

    After 2 seconds boot time, and the login screen, you should see the following:

    chromiumos

    Download

    http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/index.php

    Instructions

    Linux Instructions

    Extract ChromeOS-Cherry.img and run the following command in the same directory as the file, where X is the device name of your USB drive.
    # sudo dd if=ChromeOS-Cherry.img of=/dev/X bs=4M
    Once the command finishes, you can then boot from the USB drive

    Windows Instructions

    Download Image Writer for Windows (http://bit.ly/7gRu0n) and extract the program. Launch the program, and select the image (ChromeOS-Cherry.img) and your USB drive letter from the drop down box. Click "Write". The install image will then be copied to the drive. Once it's done, close the program and you can then boot from the USB drive.

    Mac

    Firstly, unmount the drive you want to install Chromium OS to. Place the downloaded file onto your desktop. Open System Profiler, click USB on the list at the side and then select the entry that represents your USB disk. Now look for the BSD Name column (http://bit.ly/5mG4WK), ie disk1

    open up Terminal and type the following commands.
    # cd Desktop
    # tar -zxvf ChromeOS-Cherry.tar.gz
    Replace X with the name of the disk you found earlier, ie disk1.
    # sudo dd if=ChromeOS-Cherry.img of=/dev/X bs=4m
    This command will ask you to enter your password (the same one you enter when installing software for example), type it in and press enter.

  • shaunthesheep_google_chrome_3d_css

    The latest version of a Chrome browser show its muscle in version 12 (just restart your chrome browser to get this new version), major new features

    • Hardware accelerated 3D CSS
    • New measures to prevent malware and phishing attempts

    Watch Shaun and his friends' antics in clips from "An Ill Wind", "Snowed In", "The Big Chase", and "Twos Company" through an interactive experiment created with hardware-accelerated HTML5 video, 3D CSS Transforms, and WebM. Use the controls to expand and shrink the video, rotate the scene, bring up a rotating carousel of videos, turn on puddle reflection, and navigate between videos in a snap.

    HTML5 and CSS make these advanced functionalities (and more!) a part of the modern web standard, and allow developers and artists to create immersive, imaginative experiences for everyone to enjoy.

    http://www.chromeexperiments.com/shaunthesheep

    Google is really pushing the web and they show it nicely.

    I am also a fan of Wallace & Gromit as well Smile

  • From the Official Google blog

    The Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination; The Mansell Collection from London; Dahlstrom glass plates of New York and environs from the 1880s; and the entire works left to the collection from LIFE photographers Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili, and Nina Leen. These are just some of the things you'll see in Google Image Search today.
    We're excited to announce the availability of never-before-seen images from the LIFE photo archive. This effort to bring offline images online was inspired by our mission to organize all the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
    This collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s.
    Only a very small percentage of these images have ever been published. The rest have been sitting in dusty archives in the form of negatives, slides, glass plates, etchings, and prints. We're digitizing them so that everyone can easily experience these fascinating moments in time. Today about 20 percent of the collection is online; during the next few months, we will be adding the entire LIFE archive &8212; about 10 million photos.

    Visit LIFE photo archive hosted by Google now!


  • Microsoft  must be really desperate if they feel they need to take this step...Why not competing in a fair way???

    Microsoft: Use our search and we'll pay you

    Microsoft is offering to pay corporations if they get their employees to use Live Search at work, the company confirmed on Friday....From news.com

    By the way, Googlestill bring more accurate results...sorry Microsoft you can't always win.

  • Google.buzz.logo

    What’s new

    New: You can output 3 different kind of layout:

    1. The 1st layout is compact
      • BuzzyBox = false
    2. The 2nd layout
      • Require at least 320 pixel wide menu
      • BuzzyBox = true and
      • Use Image = Yes
    3. The 3rd layout
      • require at least 200 pixel wide menu (you can change default width in css)
      • buzzyBox = true and
      • Use Image = No

    Google.buzz.joomla.moduleGoogle.buzz.for.joomla2   google.buzz.module.noimages

    New:an improved administrator panel with tab help

    google.buzz.module.admin

    New:The origin of the buzz can be displayed twitter rss
    New: Internationalization, through .ini files
    New: 3 css files, one per layout
    New: debug mode = true and logs files are written in /logs/mod_buzz.php

    Features

    • Native Joomla! 1.5 module, since it is a Joomla! module, it is easily customizable and can be place anywhere in your Joomla! template,
    • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
    • 3 different layout all are CSS driven,
    • Ability to display source of Buzz, currently recognized Twitter and RSS
    • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8,
    • Use latest PHP5,
    • RSS Caching, retrieval of Profile info,
    • Improved administrator panel with Help,
    • Internationalization,
    • Approved at Joomla Extension JED,
    • GPL v3.0,
    • Non commercial.

     

    Support

    If you require support for this Joomla! module extension please visit the Support Forums.

    Download

    Download Joomla! Module Google Buzz 1.2.0 HERE

    Documentation

    Official documentation available at Cédric Walter Wiki.

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