Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Historypin a map-based time capsule shows your world as it was

July 23, 2011 |  by  |  Concepts, Sites, Video  |  No Comments

Historypin is a digital time machine that creates a new way for the world to see and share history. A non-profit website and app (free, android, iOS coming soon) in partnership with Google aimed at sparking inter-generational conversation and interest in history. Pitch: It uses Google Maps to “pin” old photographs to their location. It allows you to dig out, upload and pin your old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the Historypin map. Uniquely, the site allows you to layer your old images onto modern Street View scenes, revealing a series of windows into the past. In

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Fmeme changes your boring Facebook stream to most interesting shares

July 17, 2011 |  by  |  Concepts, Sites  |  No Comments

If you want to explore popular Facebook shares on your own, check out Fmeme "Hottest Links on Facebook" launched by private banker Oliver Cohen. Because Facebook is designed in such a way that, it automatically surfaces the most interesting content coming into your individual stream. What it doesn’t do is go out and look at all of the content on Facebook and show you whats cool or interesting. Fmeme is developed to show the great things that can be accomplished using the Facebook API and its social plug-ins. Fmeme ala Digg, but instead of Diggs it tracks Facebook likes and scrapes

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The world runs on VMware vSphere – Infographic

July 17, 2011 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

What started as a technology breakthrough is now the foundation of a new era of IT. Building on a history of innovation and a decade of industry first. VMware continues to set the standard in virtualization with the introduction of vSphere 5.

Is this a tech bubble – Infographic

July 14, 2011 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

Infographic created by KISSmetrics and FeeFighters.

How to enable and use Google image search, search by voice and instant pages

June 16, 2011 |  by  |  Google, Tips n Tweaks  |  No Comments

Google Voice Search Google Voice Search has been on Android and iOS for a while, but Google's finally introduced it in Chrome, so you can search the web without every typing a keystroke. Here's how to enable and start using Google's keyboard-free search features. Voice Search doesn't require any setup; you just need to head to Google and click on the microphone in the search bar to start searching. And, of course, you'll need a microphone plugged into your computer. Note that this is rolling out gradually, so if you don't see the mic icon just yet, come back in a

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Google announces search by image, voice search and instant pages

June 15, 2011 |  by  |  Google, News, Video  |  No Comments

Google's two of the biggest new developments are on the desktop. #1 Android-style Voice Search is headed to Chrome (with support for English only, initially), and #2 New Search by Image feature (also available in Chrome, or Firefox with an extension). Voice Search is Useful For #1 Hard-to-spell searches - Makes searching words you're not sure how to spell quicker and easier. #2 Longer searches - Search long queries, even really, really long queries, just by talking. #3 Searches that are just more fun to search out loud. #4 Searching without typing - Use it in the kitchen, in the garage or anytime your

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Google releases developer preview of WebRTC

June 1, 2011 |  by  |  Google, News, Video  |  No Comments

Google has released a developer preview WebRTC (free, open project) a technology for voice and video on the web that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose. Until now, real time communications required the use of proprietary signal processing technology that was mostly delivered through plug-ins and client downloads. The new technology utilises HTML5 and simple Javascript APIs to enable developers to create RTC applications that can deliver real-time communications without having to install third-party plugins or client downloads. With WebRTC, Google has open-sourced

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Guaranteach – online video-math tutor adapts to student’s preferred learning style

May 22, 2011 |  by  |  Sites, Video  |  No Comments

Guaranteach developed by Alasdair Trotter and George Tattersfield is a web-based service that provides tens of thousands of short-form math tutorials along with assessment tools to students, teachers, colleges and schools. It teaches a range of K-12 math topics from Fractions to Calculus. All you need is create an account, Guaranteach will take a short learning preferences quiz which will help it understand the way in which you like to learn. And consequently it will help you learn by recommending videos for you based on those learning preferences. Covers the whole of K-12 math: • with over 22,000 "short-form" videos • featuring the

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Minus – drag and drop file sharing without registring

May 9, 2011 |  by  |  Cloud, News, Sites, Tips n Tweaks  |  No Comments

Founded by John Xie and Carl Hu in September of 2010 in Boston using cloud computing technologies deployed on Amazon's EC2 and S3 Cloud storage Minus which is free and simple sharing platform that allows users to share, publish and discover photos, docs, music, videos, PDF and more. Drag any files onto Minus and start sharing today. It keep all files indefinitely unless deleted by the uploader or if it goes against our terms of service. It allows anonymous uploading too. You and the people you choose to share your gallery and item link with will be able to see your

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Xerox’s Business of Your Brain securely synthesizes data from Microsoft Outlook

May 6, 2011 |  by  |  Apps, Downloads, Microsoft, Softwares, Tips n Tweaks  |  No Comments

Xerox's Business of Your Brain ™ is a desktop app that securely synthesizes data from your Microsoft Outlook Inbox. Through fun and interactive visuals, it outlines by day, week and month the activities, people, events and vocabulary that fill your "brain," aka your email inbox. Examining your email, contacts, calendar of events and even the vocabulary you use, Business of Your Brain™ highlights potential distractions including: - Total time spent in meetings - "Urgent" matters (that probably aren't) - Long-winded emails and the people who send them - Any and all mention of "Fantasy Football" "Every day we work with our customers to help them

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