Posts tagged with ‘Google’

No Digital Dark Age as long as we make backups

Friday, 13 February 2015

Google vice-president Vint Cerf warns that the 21st century may become a “digital Dark Age” as a result of the use of digital media for storing our records. He says hardware and software obsolescence will mean future generations will no longer be able to read our documents or view our photographs. Media outlets such as […]

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Google Reader: RSS vs social media

Monday, 25 March 2013

Google announced recently that they plan to close Google Reader on 1 July. Google Reader is a service that allows users to subscribe to feeds published by websites, blogs, news sites, etc. so as to read articles and be notified of updates from those sites all in one place. RSS feeds had been around for […]

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Google +1 valid HTML without slowing page load

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Google have recently launched their “Plus One” feature, which is part of their latest attempt to build a social networking platform to rival Facebook, known as Google+. Now I don’t like Facebook, or any social networking site for that matter. Yet I have decided to trial Google +1 buttons on some of my pages. The […]

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Google Mail becomes Gmail again?

Friday, 18 September 2009

Back in 2005, Google had to rename their Gmail service in the UK to “Google Mail” after losing a trademark dispute. All pages were rebranded with the new Google Mail logo, and every single reference in text on the website was also changed to Google Mail. Any new users in the UK signing up were […]

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Sir Fred hasn’t blamed Google Street View

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

With all the bad press Google Street View has been getting recently, with people claiming it invades their privacy, and leaves their homes vulnerable to criminals, I was slightly surprised not to see any sections of the media blaming it for aiding vandals who attacked the home of unpopular RBS banker Sir Fred Goodwin. What’s […]

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Online tools bad for privacy

Sunday, 16 December 2007

For a while now, I have been using Google Reader to keep track of RSS feeds from websites, blogs and albums that I visit regularly. I had decided it was time I used feeds rather than continually visiting the sites directly in a browser to see if anything new had appeared, and rather than choosing […]

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New Google search interface

Sunday, 6 August 2006

Last week I noticed that the appearance of my Google search results had changed. There was a new column down the left side with links for Images, Groups, News, etc. and alongside each one there was a green bar-chart, presumably to indicate the number of search results for each type of search. There were some […]

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Google Local adding a county at a time

Wednesday, 19 April 2006

Ever since Google extended their Local service to the UK, satellite photo coverage has been, quite literally, rather patchy, with not many areas covered by high resolution images. Recently, however, they have been extending the detailed images, and there has been discussion about whether they are now using aerial photos from aircraft rather than satellite […]

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