Posted tagged ‘Google’

Why Google Is The New Pirate Bay

April 18, 2009

From Forbes

“Google now can and does do what the Pirate Bay has always done,” Edelman says. “And if they’re prosecuted, they would have much more interesting arguments in their defense.”

By searching for pirated music or video, Google users can easily scan a range of lesser-known pirate sites to dig up illicit content. Those looking for the upcoming film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, for instance, can search for “wolverine torrent.” The first result is a link to file-sharing site isoHunt, with a torrent tracker file that allows the user to download the full film. In fact, searches for “wolverine torrent” on Google have more than quadrupled since the movie file was first leaked to peer-to-peer networks on April 5, according to Google Trends.

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New Search Engine on the Way.

March 9, 2009
First some backstory

Stephen Wolfram is building something new, something that could be as important for the Web (and the world) as Google.

The service is scheduled to open in May, but not many details have been released yet. However, some details were revealed over at Twine.com .

From Twine.com

A Computational Knowledge Engine for the Web

In a nutshell, Wolfram and his team have built what he calls a “computational knowledge engine” for the Web. OK, so what does that really mean? Basically it means that you can ask it factual questions and it computes answers for you.

It doesn’t simply return documents that (might) contain the answers, like Google does, and it isn’t just a giant database of knowledge, like the Wikipedia. It doesn’t simply parse natural language and then use that to retrieve documents, like Powerset, for example.

Instead, Wolfram Alpha actually computes the answers to a wide range of questions — like questions that have factual answers such as “What is the location of Timbuktu?” or “How many protons are in a hydrogen atom?,” “What was the average rainfall in Boston last year?,” “What is the 307th digit of Pi?,” “where is the ISS?” or “When was GOOG worth more than $300?”

Think about that for a minute. It computes the answers. Wolfram Alpha doesn’t simply contain huge amounts of manually entered pairs of questions and answers, nor does it search for answers in a database of facts. Instead, it understands and then computes answers to certain kinds of questions.

How Does it Work?

Wolfram Alpha is a system for computing the answers to questions. To accomplish this it uses built-in…… Read the rest of this article Here

Gmail is Down!!!

February 24, 2009

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At around 9:30 this morning, Gmail went down. As of 12:00 it’s still down. However IMAP is still working. So if you need your emails, you better get IMAP set up.

12:38 Update: And it’s back up.

Is this Atlantis

February 23, 2009

Any Other News ? – 22.02.09

February 22, 2009

Windows Mobile 6.5

Family Guy “Christian Bale” Spoof.

Christian Bale takes David to the Dentist

Android G2 / HTC Magic

Best Quotes Ever

Top 10 Stories of the Week

February 1, 2009
  1. Vikings on “Google Street View” (Link)
  2. Office Live to merge with Windows Live (Link)
  3. WebbAlert is no More (Link)
  4. Does Bill Gates read FriendFeed ? (Link)
  5. PSP 2 coming soon ? (Link)
  6. Kindle 2 coming on Tuesday ? (Link)
  7. Is Apple killing iDVD ? (Link)
  8. Massively Detailed Inauguration Photo (Link)
  9. BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 may Merge (Link)
  10. The Top 25 Web Celebs (Link)

Top 7 Stories of the Week

January 24, 2009
  • A Plane Crashed into the Hudson River (Link)
  • Google Shut Down a Bunch of Services. (Link)
  • Season 4 of Battlestar Galactica Aired on Sky 1 (Link)
  • Top Windows 7 Tips and Tricks (Link)
  • “Senator Obama” Officially Became “President Obama” (Link)
  • Twitter Overtakes Digg in Marketshare (Link)
  • Sony has Huge Financial Problems (Link)