Tag Archives: Google

Argh: Another offer that is US only…

I was all ready to get out my credit card and give Google some money. This might be the first time!

Then I see the small print…

Life’s a pig when…

…you’re working on a blog that revolves around people doing technical jobs and the job gets technical.

Surely Google is aiming their product at the webapp-coding world; apparently they’re aiming for my Grandmother…

“By page three, McCloud has lost the entire non-webapp-coding world. “The Gears guys were saying that one of the problems with browsers is they’re inherently single-threaded.” The majority of misfortunates who try to read this comic on Tuesday will have no idea who the Gears guys are. They’ll puzzle at the statement browsers inherently frimble frotz foobar. The rest of the 38-page book reads like the middle of a Neal Stephenson novel. Did you know that taking screenshots and creating a cryptographic hash is an imprecise way to compare layouts? It’s true.”

Google Chrome: Google’s browser comic kind of sucks

How many people turned out for this?

Google Maps

In other Street View news. One of their cars went down our street yesterday. Try explaining to your father-in-law what street view is and why seeing the car is cool!

Knol off to a great start…

…with people writing articles about themselves and then giving themselves 5 star ratings!
 Rachel Marsden – a knol by Rachel Marsden
Makes you wonder if knol can scale quickly. After all Wikipedia had a lot of organization in place when it became mainstream. Google can’t do anything low key these days and therefore they need to move quickly to get a board and reviewers in place.
Maybe they need to buy Mahalo just to get their hands on the resources. 

Google Street View in France…

Google is busy preparing for the Tour de France.Even  better you can watch them build the images out. 
 Google Street View for Tour de France
I assume that that this has to be the best student summer job ever!!!

Testing the link…

This is a VERY cool idea. Almost everyone I know uses www.google.com to test if their connection is working; now they will be able to get the next layer of information.

Google making a network neutrality detector – Boing Boing

Google recognizes some faces…

Google Maps now recognizes faces and blurs them so that you can’t see them. Fantastic technology but…

…why doesn’t it blur the faces in the adverts in these images? Does the recognition system need a body?

Google Street View Faces

Time Square, New York – Google Maps