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Thanks Matt.

Courtesy of his invite, I finally got the invite to Google+. Though it’s going to go public by the end of this month, it feels good to be one of the early birds. (I was one of the early birds for Facebook as well, back in 2004?)

Anyway, the point is, if any of you are interested. (well, preferably my ‘real’ life’ friends), drop me a message or something and I’ll send you the invite. A social circle is pretty pointless with no friends in it right?

Oh well, now I have something to play with (:


Nexus S Ad

Alright, I swear I love Google’s way of advertising. It’s always so simple, so elegant, yet straight forward and easily understandable. Now, they’ve added a fun element.

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They’ve created a little game in which the goal is to “make” a Google phone. It’s unexpectedly fun and MIGHT just take up half an hour or more of your time. Give it a try, it’s pretty darn interesting.

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To get a piece of the fun, head on to this link. nexuscontraptions


Google Science Fair

Ah, I’m so sorry. I wanted to post this quite a long time ago but I forgot. And it’s probably already over.

But still I think that this is a really really good ad. Way to go Google!


Android rulez

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Oh yeah, I keep forgetting to use this image. But yeah, this is what I think about the smartphone industry ^^

I mean come on, almost everything is powered by android. (because it’s essentially free).

So anyway, let me just give you a short short history (based on what I know) of android.

Android, is actually a Linux OS. It originated from a dude called Linus who did it as a side project, he totally didn’t expect it to bloom to such a state. I guess many people agree with the ideal that software should be free.

So in case you didn’t know, Google DID NOT invent android. In fact, they bought over a starting company like 4 to 5 years back as some sort of investment. It originally started off as a project or test to venture into mobile space.

So if you own an android phone, go to your settings, about phone, and look at the kernel version. I’m running 2.6.32.9 If you ever messed with Linux OS before, you’ll realize that oh hey, that’s one of the linux kernel versions. So yeah.

So well, it started with the G1. And over time, more manufacturers joined in and made more phones. The most significant one was the Nexus One. As it was the flagship device created by Google in conjunction with HTC. It was a state of the art, high resolution display, 1GHz processor, and always the latest Android updates from Google.

And hence, it sparked off the whole trend.

Everyone is using android because,

1. It’s free.
2. It’s easy to develop on.
3. It’s highly flexible (it’s linux after all)

So uh, android is like a customized version of Linux created and maintained by Google.

And honestly it’s everywhere. It’s in many many phones. It’s starting to appear in computers. It’s a dominant player in the tablet marketplace. It’s appearing in TVs. It’s literally everywhere.

Well, just wanted to say that I’m proud to finally be part of the Android family ^^

 

Okay side note. If you’re wondering how Google is earning from all these since they made Android free and they’re not really the ones making the phone. They earn from service. They don’t need to earn from hardware. Google is a search company. By creating an ecosystem that uses their services, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Docs, etc, they’re already generating a revenue stream. (of course there’s much debates about this but hey, money is money.)


Microsoft gets the last laugh

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*Troll face* LOL


Google Social Search

Okay. Stick through with the article cause it’s only funny if you do.

Google’s been talking up its Social Search function for sometime, but up until now your friends’ tweetsprobably haven’t made it to the top of your search results — unless of course you’re besties with TMZ, and you’ve been searching the Miley Cyrus bong salvia rip again. Thankfully, it looks as if that could change with El Goog’s latest update to the socially minded search function, which now mixes updates from your contacts’ various online accounts, like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, in with the standard search fare — pulling them up from their previous position at the bottom of your results. Google’s also included a photo and annotation to show the origins of relevant links, and given you the ability to manage how you connect your accounts — either publicly through your profile or privately through your account. The new functions started rolling out yesterday, which means you could be seeing a whole lot more from those contacts you regretted friending in the first place. Isn’t social media a wonderful / disastrous thing?

source Google

[via Engadget]

 

So obviously you’re going to get real funny comments with things like these. This is the. Most lol one I found.

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Humorous, but I can’t help to think that it’s going to be true.


Chrome Browser 9

Alright, a little geek update to all those who are using the chrome browsers.

It has just been updated to version 9

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So well, if yours hasn’t been updated and you want it to be, just click on the wrench on the top right corner and click on “About Chrome” Then it will automatically update itself.

Unless of course, you’re using IE, Firefox, Safari or Opera. (or unless you’re being funny and use so weird ass browser)

Since I’m on this topic, I would like to introduce an extension that allows you to change the CSS style of your browser. Well, if you don’t know anything about CSS then I recommend you stop here. But if you’re interested then read on!

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