Sunday, September 12, 2010

    Diaspora to go Open Sourced in 3 days

    "We have Diaspora working, we like it, and it will be open-sourced on September 15th."
    For those who dont know, Diaspora is the answer to your Facebook privacy problems! Diaspora is a locally hosted social network. Put simply, you install it on your computer, and you control who is allowed to see what. There is no middle man(facebook), and your data will not be sold to the highest bidder simply because you control your data.

     Now dont get too excited just yet, September 15th marks the date of developer interaction. The consumer ready alpha of Diaspora isnt expected until October. But if your a developer, be ready to get down and dirty behind the scenes!

    For more information visit http://www.joindiaspora.com/

    Monday, August 23, 2010

    No more posts...

    After months of attempting to consistently follow the high speed tech world, I am going kill this blog. I simply do not have enough time or resources to keep the content fresh. In order to keep up with whats going on, I feel like I would have to repost things over and over again to simply gain traffic off of the trends, and that is not what I want to do. I will keep all my previous posts like the How to get Google Voice on iPhone and others up for viewing, but I will not be adding new content to the site. For those who have read the blog thank you, and be on the look out for other things I may be trying.

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    Google Wave will no longer be updated

    Google has just posted an update informing us that though internally Wave has been very successful, they public did not show the same enthusiasm and interest in the product.

    What is Google Wave?

    Well Google Wave was one of the first online real-time collaboration tools. In English that means that multiple people could work simultaneously on the same document with no need to e-mail and combine different drafts etc. Wave also allowed the creative people of the world to find some fascinating uses for real-time collaboration. Playing RPG's(role playing games) is just one of the many creative things seen on Wave.

    Whats going to happen to Wave?

    In the blog update Google makes it very clear what their intentions for the future of Wave.
    We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects.
    They also note that the drag and drop uploads, and character by character live typing are still going to be open sourced so all you developers can continue to do amazing things with it.

    Its sad to see Google Wave lose its momentum that it built up around the keynote, but I know I will still continue to use it for my business communications. There really isnt any other real-time collaboration tools out there for free anyways! Who knows, maybe we'll see some of this real-time tech in the rumored GoogleMe social networking site.

    Thursday, July 29, 2010

    Google Chrome: Must have extensions



    I take you on a tour of a few Google Chrome Extensions that are a must have! 

    Youtube Auto-HD Extention: http://goo.gl/PDdo
    Chrowety: http://goo.gl/6Oib
    Google Alerter: http://goo.gl/u8ki
    Google Dictionary: http://goo.gl/0fl8
    Google Voice(Extension): http://goo.gl/oj3X
    Invisible Hand: http://goo.gl/H3KM
    Webpage Screenshot: http://goo.gl/Pt7v

    Services to check out...
    Google Voice: http://voice.google.com (US only)

    Friday, July 16, 2010

    What new with Google

    Its been a long time since Ive posted something here. Since blog success is hard to come by Ive been out trying to get a real job, but enough about me, this is about Google.


    Android

    Google has unveiled some pretty neat Android related stuff while Ive been away. The new App Inventor is a great, easy way for just about anyone to start developing Android apps! Now the demo they show isnt exactly the most impressive app, I can almost guarantee the app developers out there can make beautiful, useful, functional apps with a few clicks. I've already signed up to get early access to the program(hopefully I hear from them soon!) and as soon as I get it I'll be sure to run a quick little review.(FYI you will need a Gmail address in order to sign up)

    Another AMAZING thing coming to the world of Android is Verizons new Moto Droid X(right). This superphone made by Motorola rocks a 4.3 capacitive touch screen(480x854), a 1GHz OMAP 3630 processor, 8MP camera with dual LED flash and 720p HD video capture, HDMI video output, and word of the Froyo update(including flash) in the coming months. This behemoth of a phone will also be a mobile hotspot on Verizons 3G network. It is also the debut of the new MotoBlur, and it is a vast improvement on previous versions that you would find on the AT&T Backflip. It looks great, and it runs lightning fast.




    Youtube Mobile

    Youtube for the iOS, Android, and and other touch platforms got a huge overhaul. If your an iSlave you should really check it out(http://m.youtube.com), it puts that cruddy little iPhone app to shame. The new YouTube Mobile offers the ability to play videos in HQ(most-likely 640p but dont quote me on that). The overall experience is just AMAZING! But dont take my word for it, see for yourself!

    Thanks...

    Thats really all that stood out to me in the world of Google, or at least all I could remember at the moment! I'd just like to take a second to thank all the visitors Ive gotten since the start of this blog. Technology has always been my passion, and its nice to know that someone out there enjoys reading my opinion on things.
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