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CrossOver Chromium Ports Google Chrome to Linux (and Mac)

CrossOver Chromium Ports Google Chrome to Linux (and Mac)

Enterprising open source developers have beaten Google to the punch and released a Mac and Linux port of Google Chrome's open source code base, Chromium. CrossOver Chromium offers a native install for Mac and Linux users, but don't get too excited—the developers don't recommend that you use CrossOver as your main browser, and in fact, they [...]

Google planning “data barges” at sea… away from national laws and taxes

Google planning “data barges” at sea… away from national laws and taxes

Google may take its battle for global domination to the high seas with the launch of its own “computer navy”. The company is considering deploying the supercomputers necessary to operate its internet search engines on barges anchored up to seven miles (11km) offshore. The “water-based data centres” would use wave [...]

The crazy history of your browser User-Agent string

The crazy history of your browser User-Agent string

In the beginning there was NCSA Mosaic, and Mosaic called itself NCSA_Mosaic/2.0 (Windows 3.1), and Mosaic displayed pictures along with text, and there was much rejoicing. Mosaic was developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) beginning in late 1992. NCSA released the browser in 1993, and officially discontinued [...]

Google restores Chrome’s shine

Google restores Chrome’s shine

Google has acted with speed and retracted the objectional sentences in Chrome's EULA, so that any content you post via Chrome is yours and yours alone. The ruckus was caused by our old friends, the paralegal firm Cut 'n' Paste Inc. Their employment has now been terminated and a new contract arranged with Fink First, Cut 'n' Paste who have [...]

This Post Not Made In Google Chrome

Well there's no Linux version out yet, but if you're like every other Windows dork, you were one of the many people who downloaded Google Chrome within minutes of it's 3:00PM EST release yesterday. There's no doubt about it -- Chrome is ridiculously faster than Firefox and IE. But you, like virtually every computer user out there, probably didn't [...]

Google confirms Google Chrome Browser: Windows version release today

Google confirms Google Chrome Browser: Windows version release today

Good to hear they're working on a Linux version this time. From GoogleBlog... At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.” While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well! As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit "send" a bit early on a comic book introducing [...]

Google Releases an Open Source Cryptography Toolkit

Google Releases an Open Source Cryptography Toolkit

Google has just released an open source cryptographic toolkit: Keyczar. The company is aiming to make inherently complex cryptography easier and safer for developers to implement. In addition to the Google Code page where you can get the toolkit, there is this information page, and a link to a discussion group. Keyczar is released under an Apache [...]

YouTube Ditching High Profile Users In Fear of Copyright Enforcers. Has Viacom Made Google Scared? (

YouTube Ditching High Profile Users In Fear of Copyright Enforcers. Has Viacom Made Google Scared? (

Google, YouTube’s parent company, often has a very strong and formidable stance about copyright issues. The internet giant is regularly pushing for more relaxed definitions of copyright law and often quoting ‘fair-use’ and the DMCA to fight off rights holders who don’t appreciate how Google allows their content get [...]

Former Google employees prepare rival search engine: Cuil

Former Google employees prepare rival search engine: Cuil

SAN FRANCISCO: In her two years at Google, Anna Patterson helped design and build some of the pillars of the company's search engine, including its large index of Web pages and some of the formulas it uses for ranking search results. Now, along with her husband, Tom Costello, and a few other Google alumni, she is trying to upstage her former [...]

Google backed out from releasing private YouTube user data to Viacom

Google backed out from releasing private YouTube user data to Viacom

Viacom wants to know which videos YouTube employees have watched and uploaded to the site, and Google is refusing to provide that information, CNET News has learned. This dispute is the reason the two companies, and lawyers representing a group of other copyright holders suing Google, have failed to reach a final agreement on anonymizing [...]

Virtually unlimited e-mail addresses on your single Gmail account

Virtually unlimited e-mail addresses on your single Gmail account

I'm sure everyone already knows about this, but you might have forgot or recently overlooked this "feature." Long story short: username@gmail.com = user.name@gmail.com = us.er.na.me@gmail.com = username+junk@gmail.com = u.s.ername+ballsack@gmail.com ...et cetera. Very useful for when you sign up on various sites. You can use different e-mail [...]

Google Finance Shows Real-Time Stock Data

Google Finance Shows Real-Time Stock Data

Starting from today, Google shows real-time price data for all NASDAQ stocks, informs Google Finance Blog. Google partnered with CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Xignite and managed to convince NASDAQ that providing free access to real-time stock data is the right thing to do. "With universal access to the Internet and the real-time nature of the web, [...]

Goosh: The Unofficial Google Shell

Goosh: The Unofficial Google Shell

The first thing I typed was uname -a and I didn't know what to expect... (more…)

Clean Room Implementation of Google Page Rank Algorithm

Clean Room Implementation of Google Page Rank Algorithm

Finally a clean-room implementation of Google’s Page Rank Algorithm in Java, reverse-engineered from their numerous commentary on Page Rank. public static int getPageRank(url) { // start off with a random low PR int pageRank = rand.getInt(0, 3); if ( isHostedOn('google.com', url) ) { pageRank++; } else if ( [...]

Can We Trust Google With Our Medical Records?

Can We Trust Google With Our Medical Records?

When my mom was battling cancer, she decided to seek additional input from a cancer center miles away. She went to her oncologist to collect her medical records, only to discover they were stored in several different places. My mom was weak and sick from chemotherapy, yet she traipsed from hospital to hospital to collect medical files, [...]

Google: No kids allowed

Google: No kids allowed

Google's terms of service, while ignored by the vast majority of users, contain a pretty shocking clause: Under 18's are not permitted to use any of Google's Web properties. That's right, kids--no search, YouTube, Gmail, news, or images. Under 18s wishing to watch YouTube videos of skateboarding dogs, or perform research for a school project [...]

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When I'm programming and i need to view variable values in a program, I usually use a debugger - looks like I've missed out on the new-age-fangled approach where you code it so the values you are interested in get emailed to your gmail account. ugh... What happened with G-Archiver? It has come to our attention that a flaw in the coding of [...]

Manage Your Online Reputation

Manage Your Online Reputation

Are you happy with the results people get back when they Google your name? If not, there are easy ways to monitor and guide what information is published about you online. Two years ago Lifehacker.com covered how to have a say in what Google says about you, and more recently, and how to track down anyone online. But a rash of social media sites [...]

Use a Googlemail.com Address to Lessen Gmail Spam

Use a Googlemail.com Address to Lessen Gmail Spam

The Digital Inspiration blog points out a Gmail trick that's been just under the surface all along. Everyone who has an "name@gmail.com" address can also receive mail sent to "name@googlemail.com." What's the big deal? Well, knowing this gives you a stronger hand when you fight against spam, bacn, and all that other not-so-important but [...]

Google Ventures Into Health Records Business

Google Ventures Into Health Records Business

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Google Inc. will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that's likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the Internet search leader. The pilot project to be announced Thursday will involve 1,500 to 10,000 [...]

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