Posts Tagged ‘google’

Considering the amount of time everyone spends online today, it is funny that many people still don’t know what a web browser is, even though they use it every day.

The following video is a questionnaire conducted by Google while promoting their browser Chrome, and it shows that many people don’t know what a browser is, or they confuse a browser with a search engine. Only a few people answered correctly.
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…
No wait!! That’s another set of wars that we are talking about here, one that does not involve lightsabers and droids. According to Wikipedia, the term “Browser Wars” refers to the competition for dominance in the Web browser marketplace. So far, there has been two major browser wars: (more…)

Google Maps strikes again!!!

Another newly added feature to the already amazing Google maps. Google Maps has teamed up with The Weather Channel to offer a new My Maps overlay of current weather conditions and forecasts. You can see different overlays (like clouds and radar), in addition to temperature and weather conditions at different points of interest. All you have to do is go to Google Maps, click the My Maps tab, and enable The Weather Channel from the list of maps.

It seems that Google has started working on a new project; a new online knowledge base (similar to Wikipedia), where information is contributed by users. Google claims that they will not serve as an editor in any way, and will not bless any content. The project is still under development and testing, and it is currently named knol (which stands for a unit of knowledge). You can read more about that project on the official Google blog.

This is actually interesting, since Wikipedia pages seem to show up really high on the Google search results, no matter what you search for. I wonder how this will change, given the new Google knol. Will Google favor results from their own knol over those from Wikipedia, or will it be a fair game based on which has the more valuable information? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

The web is endlessly full of articles that compare different email services, particularly Gmail (from Google) and Hotmail a.k.a. Windows Live Mail (from Microsoft). Still, I found this article:
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I haven’t posted anything here for a while, and then suddenly two posts within a few hours!! Oh well! I just couldn’t let this one go.

Speaking of the Heroes show I was just talking about in my last post, it seems that the fellows at Google have someone with mind reading abilities among them. (more…)