Posts Tagged ‘ Google ’

Google Internet Bus is roaming all over India

Over the last 10 months, the Google Internet Bus has traveled to 60 towns across 4 states, giving many people their first-ever experience of the Internet. The overwhelming response  receive from the people of each state continues to inspire and encourage  efforts to engage with local communities and build local advocacy for this powerful medium.
Over 20 days focus will be on four themes – education, information, communication and entertainment.
The bus will use interactive content in two languages – English and Malayalam – to highlight how people can use the Internet in their daily lives. What’s more, our Google Map maker team will also be joining us to help people map their own cities in Kerala.

Features of Google ‘Nexus One phone’

Google announced last week on its official blog that it is testing a new mobile device. The handset is being tested by Google’s 20,000 employees, who reportedly received the device just before the weekend.

Here’s over to the gossip mill for all that Google’s Nexus One phone may offer.

Looks
Bearing strong resemblance to Apple iPhone, the handset is likely to have a slightly larger display than iPhone and will lack a physical keyboard. Unlike iPhone’s LCD display, Nexus one is likely to have an OLED display. Reports also suggest that Google phone will come with a trackball.

Features
The phone will have a 5 megapixel camera with LED and auto-focus. For gamers, the phone will offer OpenGL ES 2.0 support.
Google phone will run on Android 2.1 operating system. Speculations are rife that the phone will come with MicroSD, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The handset will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor.

Unlike Apple’s popular iPhone, the Google handset will have an exchangeable battery and the ability for users to add a memory card to the device.

–infotech.indiatimes.com

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Dismisses the Importance of Privacy

That was Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, telling you exactly what he thinks about your privacy.

Top 5 Reasons To Switch To Bing

Google launches “living stories” a more dynamic way of reading news

Today google comes with its new feature of “living stories”.The idea behind Living Stories is to experiment with a different format for presenting news coverage online. News organizations produce a wealth of information that we all value; access to this information should be as great as the online medium allows. A typical newspaper article leads with the most important and interesting news, and follows with additional information of decreasing importance. Information from prior coverage is often repeated with each new online article, and the same article is presented to everyone regardless of whether they already read it. Living Stories try a different approach that plays to certain unique advantages of online publishing. They unify coverage on a single, dynamic page with a consistent URL. They organize information by developments in the story. They call your attention to changes in the story since you last viewed it so you can easily find the new material. Through a succinct summary of the whole story and regular updates, they offer a different online approach to balancing the overview with depth and context.

Mobile Search for a New Era: Voice, Location and Sight

today Google held a launch event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Fresh off the stage, we’ve invited Vic to highlight the mobile team’s announcements, and the unique set of technologies that make them possible. (All links point to event footage that will be viewable later today.

full story here

Google launched online dictionary

Google has launched an online dictionary which will offer meaning of words in two dozen languages. A visit to a Google Dictionary service at google.com/dictionary showed a clean, simple Web page with a box for selecting languages from a drop-down list and a second box for typing in words to be defined, according to Economic Times.

The dictionary service offered definitions of words in 28 languages and to translate terms from or into English.Although Google’s attempt to compete with Wikipedia via its Knol offering has been a remarkably dismal failure for a company that tends to get things right, this is a tool that could displace plenty of other properties like dictionary.com and answers.com. Not only does it provide a really uncluttered interface, but the extensive translation tools are quite useful. While Google Translate is useful for passages or entire sites, often ELL students simply need to clarify a single word; Google Dictionary fills the bill, report The Register.
–siliconindia