Category: Google

  • What Internet search would have looked like when IBM System 360 ruled the world

    Google60 is Norbert Landsteiner’s art piece that tries to convey what search would have looked like back in the 60’s — when IBM System 360 monsters ruled the machine rooms. An absolute gem for all the 360 nerds left out there.

  • Searching the Internet B.G. (Before Google) – Input Output

    Searching the Internet B.G. (Before Google) – Input Output: The first major search advance was Archie, which beginning in 1990 made it possible to search through a site’s file directories. Archie was painful to use, but compared to what we had been dealing with, it was wonderful. Archie was quickly followed by the University of Nevada […]

  • ICAD Kinect Demos….

    On May 17, 2011 Ryersons’ Interactive Computing Applications and Design Group (ICAD) demonstrated their latest projects. The session starts with a demonstration of using Microsoft Kinect hardware to control a computer mouse. Next, the group shows the use of a gestural interface to control Google Earth, followed by a demo of using Kinect to control […]

  • WordPress import plugin for blogger fix….

    Version 0.2 of the blogger plugin for wordpress 3.x has a small little bug in it that produces the following error: Something went wrong. If the problem persists, send this info to support: HTTP/1.0 403 Invalid AuthSub token.Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8Content-Length: 167Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 20:16:35 GMTExpires: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 20:16:35 GMTCache-Control: private, max-age=0X-Content-Type-Options: […]

  • @Google: I’m Canadian and I want my Google TV NOW!!!!

    I don’t understand what’s wrong with companies today. I, like the rest of you have been following the Google I/O conference announcements for the past couple of days and just heard about Google TV today (yeah I know a bit behind in my feed). I was all excited and was thinking of all the possibilities […]

  • How to view slashdotted sites….

    This is a quick tip I came across while trying to get to a site that had gone down due too much traffic. Seems to work in most situations, unless the site was brand spanking new or something. Method 1: You can do a google search for the following where would be the […]

  • Google adds Auto Captioning to YouTube…..

    Wow…..Another amazing feature brought to you just in time for X-Mas by the google…..Auto Captioning or Auto-Cap. You might be wondering Caption-Schmaption…..Why? Well first on the list would be accessibility which is self explanatory, but also searchability and auto-translation. You see once a video has been captioned, google can provide searchability, you can do word […]

  • Get Wavy…..

    Yep, google has taken the giant step for mankind and introduced their collaboration platform….Wave. This is absolutely amazing. A mixture of Email, IM, Bulletin Boards, Versioning System, Wiki with a dash of google magic…..Man I can’t wait for my account…..Oh and did I mention it’s Free and Open Source. Yes, google is giving it away […]

  • Tell Google When You’ve Moved your Site

    If you’re changing from one domain to another for your website, it’s good practice to use a permanent redirect header for all the old pages. Added to that, you can now let Google know of the move in a new Webmaster Tools section called “Change of address”.

  • Could this be the Google Tablet…..

    Not too sure, but the Zoom OMAP34x-II Mobile Development Platform looks too “finished/flashy” to be a Mobile Development Platform (MDP). I guess time will tell……For now we can all drool over the pics….and btw, if you have $1150, you can beat the crowd and own one today. Out of the box features of the Zoom […]