Here we go. Google launches its first UK 60-second ad to promote search and mobile. The follow-up to last year’s “Parisian Love” (see below) uses the strapline “Search On” and is the first in a series that will be hosted on a special YouTube page. via
via youtube.com More work for Google Chrome from the gang at BBH New York and 1st Avenue Machine. Full copy and paste below if you really wanna nerd out. (It’s worth it) These speed tests were filmed at actual web page rendering times. If you’re interested in the technical details, read on. Equipment used: –… Continue reading Making the Google Chrome Speed Tests
There’s something really nice about taking something form the digital space and giving it physical form. Few privacy concerns maybe, but I like it as a concept. Designers Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik from the Industrial Design program at Syracuse University came up with this concept called Google Envelopes. See and download the full gallery… Continue reading Google Envelopes. In concept beta
http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/hgsixMZ1hqw&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&hd=1 via youtube.com A hat-tip to the “good old days” of late night tv. Back when the BBC used to close down for the evening – and handed over to Ceefax. Spot on.
It’s so easy to forget about how much personal information we hand over to Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. My mind was sharply focused again today when I read today that MySpace has taken a bold step and allowed a large quantity of bulk user data to be put up for sale. The truth is that… Continue reading Google. The Beast
via youtube.com Google’s Liquid Galaxy is engineer Jason Holt’s 20% time project. It uses a wraparound view of 8 LCD screens to provide a truly immersive experience of Google Earth and Street View. This is a live demo from TED. Very cool!
via techcrunch.com Google Buzz is easily the boldest attempt yet to build a social network by Google. Imagine taking elements of Twitter, Yammer, Foursquare, Yelp, and other social services, and shoving them together into one package. Now imagine covering that package in a layer that looks a lot like FriendFeed. Now imagine shoving that package… Continue reading See what Google Buzz looks like
I’ve just opened up Picasa for the first time in ages. First thing I noticed was how lightening fast it is compared to iPhoto. It’s blazing!! But just scanning through the photos I noticed a small red pin next to images I’d taken with my iPhone. Turn outs that Picasa now has a ‘Places Panel’… Continue reading Geotagging Data in Picasa