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Google

Google Video

Apparently, Google release a service called Google Video in January. Users can enter a search term and Google Video will return video stills from TV shows where the search term occurred. Click on the TV show and you will receive excerpts from the show’s transcript and timestamps for all the times the search term occurred […]

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Browsers

Firefox Popup Improvements

Mozilla is revamping the pop-up feature for Firefox to disable Flash and JavaScript popups by default. Firefox can disable such popups, but the current version has that feature turned off due to concerns that it would interfere with legitimate popup windows that some sites use. A manual method of changing the default to block plug-in […]

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Google

Google Offers Ride Finder

It just keeps getting better. First Yahoo! Maps offers cross streets and inline establishment indicators. Now Google offers Ride Finder. Just select one of the major US cities listed and you can see all the locations for shuttles and taxis in the area. A commuter’s dream come true. Somehow, I don’t think this will catch […]

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Google

GMail Storage Doubled

If the search engine wars weren’t bad enough, Yahoo! recently upped their webmail storage amount for individual accounts to match Google’s 1GB limit. Today, a year after GMail was announced, Google has announced an increase for their limit to two gigabytes.

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General

Conspiracy & Trade Secrets

While I was reading the paper this morning, I came across these two cartoons. Either there is some conspiracy going on here or someone leaked trade secrets.

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Browsers

Deleting Firefox Auto Complete Values

I am working on a project where I have to add several new job postings each day into a data base through a simple web form. Often, the job duration, application due date, city, or company are the same as previous ones. As a shortcut, I simply type in the first two or three characters […]

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Browsers Google

Google Preloads Firefox Searches

ZDNet has an article that states Google now pre-loads websites for the top results of searches made using Mozilla browsers. Reza Behforooz, a software engineer at Google, announced on Wednesday that the search engine now pre-loads the top search result into the cache of Mozilla browsers. “Now Google’s faster than ever on Firefox and Mozilla […]

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General

Dry Cleaning

Mary dropped off my dry cleaning today. They charge 4.50$ for each tie and six-something for suit coats. I’m having two ties and a coat cleaned and it cost more to clean two ties than it did to clean an entire suit coat. Seems a bit backwards to me.

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Google

Google Weather and Movies

Google is really on a roll. First it was their Google Maps that took the Internet by storm. Now they’ve released weather and movie services.

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General

Fingerprint Logons

Someone here at the Faculty of Management just bought an IBM ThinkPad T42. It’s hard to find anythign cool about laptops nowadays, but this one manages to implement something.
Fingerprint security.