Texting, sure, has many benefits. One, of course, is its ability to keep you in touch with your friends and lovers. Imagine how many times it has helped you kill boredom when you were stuck in a boring bus station or at a hospital. It has even helped so much, while you were traveling alone.
Now think back. There have been instances when you have dozed off while in the process of texting! And as you wake up, you would realize that you had sent some incredible spy languages! But these were situations when you needed company. But what if you even do this when it is your bed time? Yes, many of us take conversation till the time till we doze off. Again, the result is the same. You wake up in the morning to see some strange languages in your send items folder. Continue reading
The Dutch parliament has approved the law of Internet neutrality, which bans mobile telephone operators from blocking access or charging extra for certain Internet-based communication services. The Netherlands is now the first European country to enshrine the concept of net neutrality. Continue reading
Google Books will enrich its collection through a scanning project planned to take several years: the addition 250,000 books to the Google database is what CEO Larry Page plans, in order to contribute to his vision of having every book ever written available online, free of charge. Roughly 40 million pages will be scanned, titles currently found in the British Library of London. Continue reading
The name of the world’s fastest computer comes from the Japanese work ‘Kei’ meaning 10 quadrillion, a threshold that the machine aims to pass in terms of calculation speed. K Computer has been built by Fujitsu and is already a source of national pride for Japan. Continue reading
After allowing domains written with characters outside the Latin alphabet, ICANN has recently accepted the entry of more domains on the web, and we expect to see in the near future even domains like .coke or .cannon or whatever the client wishes it to be. These are expected to be seen starting with 2012.
However, the tax for introducing a private domain like this makes it possible only for strong companies, with rumors telling about a registration fee of about 185,000 $, and a yearly tax of about 25,000 $ added to this, making a personalized domain a commodity few can afford.
A new search method by Google makes it possible to search with the help of pictures and photos that you either upload, or insert via link. The system is yet to be implemented accordingly, yielding satisfying results in just some of the cases. However, the new system is quite interesting and promises much for the future, if tweaked to offer good results. For those of you who desire further information and explanations, a presentation video is available on YouTube.
Google has recently announced an application that promises to revolutionize transactions. By storing credit card information on the phone, the user will be able to make the same operations a credit card is used for. Google Wallet promises the next step in the evolution of transactions, offering a lot on new and exciting advantages.
By tapping your phone on the counter of a participant store, you will make a payment in pretty much the same way as you do it by credit card, but without the bulk of a wallet to carry around, because Wallet allows you to store a vast number of cards in the same phone. Besides, the application is combined with Google Offers, storing its coupons on your phone, for increased accessibility. There are also more interesting aspects Google is currently planning to introduce with Wallet, such as membership suggestions. Continue reading