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The End of Drunken Emails

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Google Labs has just added a feature to gmail that is designed to stop you getting drunk and speaking your mind to people via email in ways you may later live to regret. Mail Goggles, when enabled, will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email after several pints. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind?

By default, the app is set to active late night in the weekends when activated, but you can adjust for daytime hours if you’re an alcoholic, or on the brink of a nervous breakdown.

Written by alsays

October 8, 2008 at 1:34 am

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G1 Google Phone

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Today T-Mobile G1 with Google announces the T-Mobile G1 $179. The first phone powered by Android, an Google’s mobile software platform. The T-Mobile G1 included a 3-inch touch-screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a one-handed navigation button. It also has a 3-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G radios. It features let you experience web service that includes popular Google services such as Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube and others. The T-Mobile G1 will launch on October 22 for $179 with a two-year contract.

Written by deejmark

September 24, 2008 at 2:24 pm

The google future of mobile

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“There are currently about 3.2 billion mobile subscribers in the world, and that number is expected to grow by at least a billion in the next few years. Today, mobile phones are more prevalent than cars (about 800 million registered vehicles in the world) and credit cards (only 1.4 billion of those).”

A number of mobile trends outlined in the google blog. Always interesting to hear people’s thoughts on the future of the internet.

Written by stewartmatheson

September 21, 2008 at 11:07 pm

The Google browser has landed!

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Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.

Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.

Shortcuts for your apps
Get desktop shortcuts to launch your favorite web applications.

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Now another browsing testing…wa ha ha ha ha

Written by tokkipipi

September 3, 2008 at 6:16 am

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Google street view in Australia

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I love google maps.  I would be lost with out them so I was very happy to see that at last google has added street view for Australia! See if you can find your house.

Written by stewartmatheson

August 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm

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Google marries Digg

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Google is experimenting and will soon launch a new social bookmarking and commenting service that is much like Digg, but will work on any keyword. This may change the way SEO is done and I can already see hordes of fakers trying to manipulate the system.

http://blip.tv/play/AcLYFYu8cA

Written by tokkipipi

July 20, 2008 at 3:31 pm

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Information from millions of Web pages that use the animation software is now available to search engines.

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The Web would be useless without search engines. But as good as Google and Yahoo are at finding online information, much on it remains hidden, or difficult to rank in search results. On Tuesday, however, Adobe took a major step toward opening up tens of millions of pages to Google and Yahoo. The company has provided the search engines with a specialized version of its Flash animation player that reveals information about text and links in Flash files. It’s a move that could be a boon to advertisers, in particular, who have traditionally had to choose between building a site that’s aesthetically pleasing and one that can be ranked in a Web search.

The new software is required only to index Flash files, not to play them, says Justin Everett-Church, senior product manager for Adobe Flash Player. Web surfers don’t need to download a new Flash player, and content providers don’t have to change the way they write applications. “For end users, they’re going to see a lot more results and a lot better results,” says Everett-Church. “The perfect result may have been out there but trapped in a SWF [Shockwave Flash file]. But now they can find it.”

Currently, Google indexes nearly 71 million Flash files on the Internet (this number can be acquired by searching “filetype:swf”). These files have, to a limited degree, always been searchable. Before Adobe’s announcement, search engines were able to look at a Flash file and extract static text and links from it. But they couldn’t tell where on the Flash site the text fell–on the main page, for instance, or deep within the site–which made it difficult to evaluate its importance. Search engines would also miss moving text inside animations.

Adobe gave Google and Yahoo new Flash player technology that works in conjunction with the “spiders” that search engines use to index Web pages. (Microsoft, which has developed its own competitor to Flash, called Silverlight, is not publicly involved in Adobe’s initiative.) Spiders are autonomous programs that browse through the Web in a systematic fashion. Adobe’s new player allows these spiders to load Flash files, read the text and links, and click any buttons or tabs. This allows the spider to make inferences about the context in which a word or link occurs–something it couldn’t do before.

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July 6, 2008 at 2:05 pm

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