Archive for the ‘Google’ Category

Brains. More Brains.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

No, this is not the repetitive chant of a zombie… although it could be. However, what I’m referring to, is Google’s latest acquisition in the area of great minds. I’m referring to the DNNresearch company led by Prof. Geoffrey Hinton, who’s research in the field of convolutional neural networks has attracted quite some attention in the area of Machine Learning. And this is just the latest of a continuing trend in Google’s plan to attract the greatest researchers to push the current boundaries. I wonder what “online” will become in 20 years.

The Google Movie

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Remember how The Social Network (2010) was called the Facebook movie? Well, it seems this year there’s a Google movie coming out. And here’s the shocker: it’s a comedy and it’s kinda a recruitment film. Whatever, as long as it’s with Owen Wilson, I know I’ll be laughing.

Google Maps Indoors – Cool Idea

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I’ve been playing with a similar idea for years now. It was called ToDo Maps, and has been implemented as a prototype. Here’s the idea: have you heard about the method of loci for quickly memorizing random objects? If not, check here:

The main idea is that it is easier to remember a set of objects or tasks if you create a story that revolves around objects and places in a familiar place to you, like your house. Well, it seems that many people use this method in their everyday lives, and the tool was aimed at exactly this: instead of storying the objects or task that you would like to remember or do, just store on a map where you would like to do them or the location of an object that would remind you of the item/action you had to remember. What do you think? It worked for me!

Now wouldn’t it be cool if one could combine this idea with Google Maps and Google Maps Indoors? Of course, you can already add pins to your maps on Google, but this is not yet truly dedicated for the task of quickly storing some locations. But who knows what the future will bring?

Google Glasses Show You The Future

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

…or at least a possible one.

Tips And Tricks For On-line Research

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Google Shuts Down Health And Body

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

… I of course mean that the two services, Google Health and Google Body are being discontinued. Too bad, I think both of them were tremendous projects, with a great potential to improve the well-being of humans all over the globe. Oh well, at least Google Body will be offered for free by another company, Zygote. Hope they launch it soon 🙂

Plus 1

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I should really go with the times and add a +1 plugin for my blog 🙂

IE Just Got Better… With The Help Of Google Chrome Frame

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

It seems Google set out to improve the functionality of IE, especially of the older versions of IE. Watch the video above, and check out Google Chrome Frame here.

Google StreetView – VIrtual Roadtrips Across America

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

BumpTop Has Been Acquired By Google

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I just found out, but that doesn’t make it less important. So BumpTop is no more, but the software they were working on will probably live on in some Google apps.

In the mean time, here’s a reminder of the BumpTop software: