Wednesday, November 19, 2008Two centuries of Life magazine photos online now
Google’s oft-stated mission of “organizing all the world’s information” yesterday added something a little more interesting than robot-crawled website caches – Life magazine photos documenting over two hundred years of history.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008Wiimote mashup with Google Maps creates Tokyo jogging sim
Fresh from his hack-tastic Wii Balance Board mashup with Google Maps Street View, Tokyo otaku supreme Ryo Katsuma has just dropped me a line to say he’s one-upped Nintendo with his own take on the dull-as-ditchwater Wii Fit.
Monday, December 10, 2007Japanese cellphone operator gets Android up and running
The Open Handset Alliance‘s Android may not exactly be the platform we all anticipated, but the flood of developers we’ve already seen working on it suggests it won’t be long before some half-decent hardware running the open-source Google-spawn emerges.
Friday, November 09, 2007DoCoMo: We don’t really care about Android
After Monday’s announcement by Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) of their Linux-based Android platform for mobile phones there are more questions than answers about exactly what it means for the end user.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007Google eats humble pie over video fiasco and apologizes for shafting customers
When Google bought YouTube in all its video-sharing goodness last year it was only a matter of time before its own Google Video site would see some major changes. So, the company’s recent announcement that it was no longer renting or selling videos for a fee was no surprise.
Monday, July 30, 2007Google brings Gmail to mobile phones in Japan
As Google continues its bid for domination of the internet, particularly in the expanding mobile arena, we hear word from Japan of the US company offering a customized version of its Gmail email service to phone users there.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007New Hitachi search engine can analyze images and videos based on content
Internet searches for more obscure topics can sometimes feel like the old needle-and-haystack conundrum - if what you want is out there at all, finding it can be a stretch, even for Google. Images and video present an even greater challenge - unless they’re tagged or labeled accurately, it’s often a matter of wading through thousands of possible matches.
Friday, May 18, 2007Google will block adult searches in Korea with age verification
Google has caved in to pressure from the South Korean government and agreed to implement a system that will censor certain search terms unless the user can prove he or she is not a minor.
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