Friday, September 26, 2008

Google Timeline for its 10th Birthday

Here is a timeline of Google's main events and milestones during its first 10 years:

Google Mobile Products on Android

There are many YouTube video about Android. Here is one of my favorite. 

An overview of Google products on the world's first Android-powered phone, the T-mobile G1.

Friday, September 19, 2008

US Presidential Campaign

Reminder, there is a lot of info on the US Presidential Campaign at:

Personal genetics, Parkinson's and Sergey Brin

With a simple blog entry Sergey Brin is announcing he has a "markedly higher chance of developing Parkinson's in [his] lifetime than the average person". He learned about it from genome analysis results by the company 23andme his wife co-founded -- I've posted here a video of her describing how 23andme works. This is unfortunate to him.

Most likely this post will raise awareness about 23andme, illustrating exactly what its purpose is: informing you about your genome and sharing this information with others. As a result, you can better share prevention tips and encourage funding research for a cure. To some extend, by making public a very private matter, Sergey Brin is showing to the world someone should not be afraid of doing so and would actually benefit from it.

The price for personal genetics is now $399. It was $999 earlier this year.

Google and GE get serious about clean energy and improving the electrical grid

Well, Eric Shmidt's vision as he described it at the Corporate Eco Forum (video below) takes a good start. Read more on this news: Google, GE team up on clean energy.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Eric Schmidt at Corporate Eco Forum

A visionary CEO on a plan to develop the US electrical grid to adapt it to renewable energies, maimly wind, solar and geo thermal, to reduce global warming and dependency on oil.

His motto is "a crisis is a terrible thing to waste".  

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Face recognition with Picasa 3.0

Google's photos management software Picasa 3.0 provides a face recognition feature which helps you tag your photo collections with names of your friends and family members. It even found the face of this monkey doll (so now I have to give it a name). Which faces do you have in your albums?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Speed up your online experience

There is now a faster browser, Google Chrome, available at
It is really faster at loading many Web applications. How much faster? Check the speed test results from Cnet. It uses independent tabs, making your online experience more stable and safer. Read Google's announcement here and, if you'd like to understand the technical reasons for some of the design decisions, take a look at the comic book explaining Google Chrome.

And yes, searches can be typed directly in the address field.