Category Archives: Google News
The future is here, well around June 15th anyways.
Re-blogged from Urbergizmo
We live blogged the Google I/O keynote on Wednesday where major announcements were made, including the launch of the Google Chromebook computers manufactured by Samsung and Acer that will be available June 15 in the US for $449 (Samsung WiFi version), $499 (Samsung WiFi+3G version) and $349 (Acer).
“The future is on the web”…”in a browser”, Google says, so the search giant is bringing its dream to the market in the form of the Chromebook.
For those who did not follow the Google computer story, since the beta model codenamed CR-48 launched last year, here is the deal: the Chromebook runs the Chrome OS and users have access to data and applications only from the web via the Chrome Browser. Google claims that this new “computing model” enables a higher level of security, since users do not have to install anti-viruses, instead relying on web services and Google “multi-layers” security including sandboxing, data encryption, and verified boot, features that were in the CR-48, go to this page and this page to get a detailed overview.
My brother pointed out something funny that shows up in the form of Google Maps directions from China to Japan. Check out step #41. Hilarious. Click here to check it out yourself.
If you’re like me I use my gmail heavily, in fact its my home page. I log in with my personal but have two business emails that forward their inbox to my personal inbox, basically I am checking 3 email accounts within 1 account. Hectic? Yes. It also takes up tons of storage space, and I know most people think wow Google gives you almost 8gb of storage. Well when you think about transferring and emailing files between clients at a max attachment size of 25mb that storage space can be eaten up quickly.
So the other week I had officially got the storage reaching maximum capacity error message. Basically you can clean out your email or buy additional storage. I checked out the price and the lowest package is only $5 a year for an additional 20gb totally about 27gb storage. What a deal, I did it right away. If you are skeptical about this process I documented my journey through it and in the end you feel a lot better seeing you have extra storage.
If you don’t want to wait until you are near storage capacity here is the link to buy additional storage.
Samsung just released their Galaxy S phone and news about their ipad competitor the Galaxy Tab. Today they released a new ad for their newest phone the Galaxy Player. The ad is fairly long showing all the possibilities and features that Samsung and Google have to offer. My favorite part of the ad has to be at the 1:25 min mark =), how can you not love that sound that the little guy makes.
Apps for the TV opens up yet another door for developers. The TV is the usually the heart of most homes. “Without a TV how would you know where to put the couch?”. Can’t wait to see what comes out down the line.
On a related note, my friend Nancy and I will be attending the Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles on October 23-27. The conference is full of lectures and labs highlighting the entire Adobe line, many of which consist of android and TV app development. We will definitely be taking full advantage especially because school picked up the tab on the very expensive tickets, thank Art Center.
Google TV products on sale at Best Buy. Pretty cheap for what it is however I personally would not touch anything from “Geek Squad” even if it was in a collaboration with Logitech.