You can already do plenty of calculations and conversions right in Google’s search box, and it looks like the company’s now made it even smarter still. Searching for the title of an upcoming movie or video game plus “release date” will now instantly give you Google’s best guess for when the title will actually be released ( which i guess is apparently based on how often it’s been mentioned on certain websites).
Searches for movie and video game release dates are now showing what Google thinks is the best answer based on info that it finds on various websites. As you can see in the image above, just use the name of the movie or game and add “release date” to the query to get search results like this. Google shows what it thinks the release date will be and also lists the sources it used.
YouTube is currently testing a brand new interface for its website. Although only a few people have been able to test the new layout.
If you want to test the new design right now,here’s a nifty trick to get the secret YouTube design right now even if its not enabled in your account.
This method uses a simple cookie to enable the new layout. Following are the required instructions:
Remember back when you were in School, you had to deal with Functions….yeah those pesky little pipsqueaks for which you had to manually draw all those graphs.After reading this news, you will be wishing that you had this functionality back then….
So what is this exactly ?? In short, it’s a simple way to plot numerous mathematical functions and you can do it right on Google.com’s search results.
How to do it ?? Simple just go to Google.com and type in the function of your choice in the search box(You might have to write two or more sometimes). I wrote ” x^2, x*4, cos(x+1) “. Instantly, an interactive graph will pop up, complete with zoom buttons, pan options and the ability to see the x and y values for every single dot on the function’s line as can be seen in the image below. Do note that the different functions will be presented in different colors, and you can switch between them using the dropdown menu on the right.
Whether you’re a hardcore math lover, an unwilling student, or just curious to see how even mathematical functions can be fun to play with, head over to Google.com and give it a try.
Google is all set to retire Google Buzz (one more after wave!!!!!!!!!). This is in a series of various failed attempts at Social Networking….hope Google+ does not go the same way.
This is from their help page :
Google Buzz is going away, but your posts are yours to keep
In a few weeks we’ll be retiring Google Buzz. At that time you won’t be able to create any new posts, but your existing content will remain accessible in two ways:
Thank you for using Google Buzz.
How long do you think plus will survive ??
What do you do when you want to know what your IP is ???
You follow the logical pathway. You go to Google and type in “what is my IP” and then click o the first link which coms up. If that feels taxing to you, then here is a very easy solution to your problem : Google offers to give you the answer.
Google “accidentally” (read it as you want) published a video on the company’s official YouTube video channel that introduced a new Gmail interface. The video has been set to private shortly thereafter but many viewers were quick enough to save it and re-publish it.
The video announcement highlights many upcoming Gmail design changes and features. This includes a new look and feel that looks very similar to the Google Plus interface, and other new features like Gmail’s ability to adapt automatically to the windows size in which it is displayed. Users who resize their Gmail window will notice that the relevant information, for instance the sender, subject and date of each email in the inbox, are always visible on screen.
Google has uploaded new high resolution themes that users can switch to.
There is no official word yet on the availability of the new features but it is likely that they will be rolled out soon….very soon.
Looks like Gmail Interface is also going the new G+ way. Here is a preview of the New Gmail Sign-in Page which is available :
Google today began warning Internet users, Google Search Results page, that their computers are infected with a malicious program that hijacks search results and tries to scare users into purchasing fake antivirus software.
If you are seeing the above “Your computer appears to be infected” message in a yellow warning box at the top of Google Search Results page, you should definitely scan your computer with a good anti-virus and anti-spyware.
Google has announced that all Google Profiles which are private (i.e. withholding names or gender from public Search) are to be disabled at the end of the month. Google Profiles are tied in to Google Plus, designed to help manage an individual’s identity on the web.
The company has spelled this out via the Google Plus help topics surrounding public profiles. The entry states:
The purpose of Google Profiles is to enable you to manage your online identity. Today, nearly all Google Profiles are public. We believe that using Google Profiles to help people find and connect with you online is how the product is best used. Private profiles don’t allow this, so we have decided to require all profiles to be public.
Keep in mind that your full name and gender are the only required information that will be displayed on your profile; you’ll be able to edit or remove any other information that you don’t want to share.
If you currently have a private profile but you do not wish to make your profile public, you can delete your profile. Or, you can simply do nothing. All private profiles will be deleted after July 31, 2011.
This change makes a huge difference from the private profile options seen on Facebook, which allows users to remove themselves from search results, messages, friend requests and more. Though Google’s approach only requires the name and gender fields to be public, it is a sort of Dictatorial tactic to force everyone into the same boat.
Guess who is jumping on the social band wagon ??
Yup!!! It’s Micro$oft, It is now planning to launch its very own social networking (or a hybrid search/social-networking service) website called SOCL.com. This project has currently been code named “Tulalip” internally. A splash page showing “Tulalip” was “accidentally”(or maybe not) on the domain Socl.com.
Here is a screen shot :