Just figured Google Nose (beta) in Google Search results, a great new feature which make you smell the things. Like how does a ‘wet dog’ smell and how do the ‘lemons’!
Here is a promotional video of Google Nose (beta) from YouTube, which explains how can you smell things from your device!
Seems like a false title, should have been “Life after the announcement of death of Google Reader” – whatever, Google Reader is reaching to its end now — people are quickly moving to other RSS feed readers after Google announced the death of the best feed reader service on March 13. I was using this service since 2009 and have read over 20 of thousands of articles through it. As a student, Google Reader meant a lot to me; whether it’s about reading the informative WordPress.com News or going through Terence Tao’s notes: Google Reader was everywhere. Now all the applications which were based Google Reader API, will not be functioning after 1st July, so there was a desperate need of finding a new Feed-Reader for me.
Here are the Google Reader alternatives, which I gave rigorous tries and found useful.
Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.
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To help make today’s young scientists the rock stars of tomorrow, in partnership with CERN, The LEGO Group, National Geographic and Scientific American, Google is introducing the first global online science competition: the Google Science Fair. It’s open to students around the world who are between the ages of 13-18. All you need is access to a computer, the Internet and a web browser.
To enter, register online and create your project as a Google Site. Registration is open through April 4, 2011.
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The much talked about Cloud Computing promises to change the way Information Technology People look at delivering IT and the way business people perceive it. This one is now a general and important part of IT.
What is “Cloud” & Why it is Connected to Computing?
The name cloud computing was inspired by the cloud symbol that’s often used to represent the Internet in flow charts and diagrams. Cloud Computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet.
Services? What Services?
The services are broadly devided into three catagories:
• Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS):
Infrastructure as a Service involves Infrastructures, like PC, Laptop, Mobile, Notebook, Mini Note etc..
This involves Plateforms like Remote Server or Database or Remote Desktop.
SaaS is most important service. It is an application hosted on a remote server and accessed through the Internet. A simple and concrete example of SaaS are the free email systems offered on the internet such as Hotmail, GMail, Yahoo Mail etc. Each program meets the basic criteria of an SaaS application:
•vendor hosts (Microsoft, Google, Yahoo) all of the programs, logic and data in a central location and provides end users access to this data and the software which is run and used over the world-wide-web (WWW).
Profits of Cloud Computing
A cloud service has three distinct characterstics that differentiate it from the traditional hosting.
• It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour.
• It is elastic – a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time.
• The Service is fully managed by the provides and the consumer offer nothing but a personal computer or a mobile and Internet access.
Significant innovations in virtualization and distributed computing, improved access to high speed internet and a weak economy, have accelerated interest in cloud computing.