September 8, 2010
If you are in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain or Russia and you use one of the following browsers: Chrome v5/6, Firefox v3, Safari v5 for Mac or Internet Explorer v8, you should go type something in Google right now. I KNOW! It’s AWESOME! Google figures it cuts searching time by 2-5 seconds, which adds up to hours if you use the internet as much as I do. I figure it adds 25% more nerdgasm into my day.
But seriously, this is really cool. And it’s unbelievable that computing power has leapt forward so much that this is even possible. I can’t even think of how you might do this at a local system, searching a local database, but the guys (and girls) at Google figured out how to do it over the web! Along with the addition of the “live feed” feature (which shows twitter and news posts that match your search term and adds them into your results page in real-time), Google is making me want to marry them so that even if they go away someday, I still get half their stuff.
June 7, 2010
External bluetooth keyboard support? iMovie on the iPhone? The clearest screen… ever? A bigger battery and a faster chip? What’s not to love? To celebrate, I’ve created this short spot to highlight how Android phones are pretty much done.
July 9, 2009
Alright, I thought I was gonna dump this blog out of loss of interest, but after Google announced their own operating system for netbooks, I had to chime in.
The first thing that I want to point out is that now is not the time for people to be freaking out on either side of the spectrum. I’m all for getting excited, but this product is still a year away at least, and until we actually see a release candidate, there’s no way to know what the specific strengths and weaknesses this OS will have.
With that in mind, I’ve been hearing different concerns regarding wether Google Chrome OS will be a viable alternative to Windows 7 or not, and I’d like to respond to each in turn.
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April 1, 2009
I’ve always said Google would rule the web someday, and now they’ve finally done it.
Introducing CADIE, the first self-aware AI program. Written entirely in INTERCAL, this program has already integrated itself into Gmail (it will write emails on your behalf), Google Docs (it will embelish, proofread, even fact-check for you), and Google Code (generating code in your preferred language to accomplish a specified task).
Google is so proud of their amazing accomplishment, they have even made the source code available for free download. Check it out, and enjoy the multitude of benefits we will see in all Google services thanks to CADIE.
March 4, 2009
Looks like Google is adding more services to its list of services that support Gears, making them useable offline. Reader was the first to show it off, then WordPress began taking advantage of it, recently Gmail got offline capabilities and today Calendar supports Gears as well.
Thanks Google, you are making web apps truly practical. I can’t wait for the day that all of our computing is done in some offline-capable web app, from email and appointments to photo editing.
February 25, 2009
Apparently Google (along with Mozilla, the folks behind the enormously popular Firefox browser) thinks that Microsoft is being unfair by packaging Internet Explorer with Windows. so much so that they are joining a European antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft.
Now wait a minute: doesn’t Google “package” its other services within each other? For example, if I do a Google search on “porsche picture,” the very first result is some sample results from Google Image Search. Is this fair? Of course it is. If you wanted a Yahoo! Image Search result, you could have used Yahoo! search in the first place.
So why is it unfair to include Internet Explorer in Windows? Let’s be smart about this. If Internet Explorer wasn’t included, how the hell would people get online to download other browsers? As much as I hate IE, it simply isn’t feasible to ship an OS without a browser. Besides, nothing in Windows prohibits (or even inhibits) the user from using another browser.
Honestly, if anybody should be sued for antitrust, it should be Apple.