2011 is closing doors; we made it through another one! And what a year it was!
This was once a fully functional Canon EOS 1000D, now hardly a wreck of the ocean! It was recently posted on Google+; User Marcus Thompson, found the DSLR washed up on a diving job in Bay British Columbia, Canada, and decided to take it home to find out what could be saved.
After removing and cleaning the SanDisk Extreme III SD card inside of it, he was successfully able to recover about 50 photos with EXIF data from August 2010, showcasing what’s described to be a firefighter and his family on vacation. Marcus posted the story and a few identifying details he was able to dig up from the photos, and guess what?! His original post on Google+ has been updated, noting that the owner of the camera has been identified!
Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Google celebrates Mark Twain’s 176th birthday today with its latest doodle, which depicts a famous scene from his most read novel.
The above acoustic experiment for Google voice search was conducted in the middle of the Australian desert by two Google Australia engineers, using a Samsung Galaxy S II Android smart phone and two Parabolic Mirrors. The other experiment below was conducted for the same purpose underwater on the Great Barrier Reef, using a Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Android smart phone and a Transducer. Check how cool those experiments are!
Google is celebrating the 75th birthday of Muppets creator Jim Henson with an interactive homepage doodle that turns the average Web user into a puppeteer; “Become a digital puppeteer today and tomorrow with our homepage tribute to Jim Henson!” Google tweeted.
Each colorful creature sits atop a small button; press it and the character will follow your mouse’s movements. Clicking on the character, meanwhile, will make it “talk.”
Henson, was the man behind some of the smartest and funniest puppet entertainment ever designed, from ‘Sesame Street’ to ‘The Muppet Show’..Happy birthday Jim Henson!
Google are launching a social networking service for their own!! What do you think, facebook days are soon to be over?
We’ve been working on some new stuff to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Come check out the first five features of Google+ at plus.google.com.</blockquote ~Google
Google finally launched the long anticipated ‘search by image’ feature Now you can use an image instead of words to start your Google search..I tried it, put up my own photo, no matching results, however, all the images that came out as possible results were visually similar images and much of the same colors and backgrounds..I also tried it on a celebrity photo..spot on! Not just any link to the celebrity, but the search results were lots of different links to the piece of news related to that photo!
It will definitely take some time to become as affective as the typical Google web search..But in all cases I find it brilliant!