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Google Translate for iPhone has lots of potential

Google Translate for iPhone has lots of potential

Google recently launched a new translation tool for iPhone that turns your device into a free (plus data costs) and very good pocket translator. That got me thinking though -- Google has the technology, and ability to make this application far better than any other pocket translator, and a lot more useful than it is already.

August 9, 2008 by in iPhone

Top US search sites in May 2008

Top US search sites in May 2008

Expanded Search EntityMay-08Jun-08Growth, MTMTotal Expanded Search15,46316,6688%Google Sites8,8389,6019%Google6,8147,2777%YouTube/All Other2,0242,32415%Yahoo! Sites2,3872,5708%Yahoo!2,3522,5308%All Other354014%Microsoft Sites9631,10214%MSN-Windows Live9321,06915%Microsoft/All Other31336%AOL LLC831792-5%AOL Search Network456430-6%MapQuest/All Other375362-3%Ask Network4895063%Ask.com3213416%MyWebSearch.com/ All Other168165-2%Fox Interactive Media40245714%MySpace39544813%All Other7929%eBay449444-1%Craigslist.org3143429%Facebook.com12115730%Amazon Sites1411528%Source: comScore

August 9, 2008 by in Networking

A new way to recycle electronic circuit boards

A new way to recycle electronic circuit boards

You've probably read that China is one of the world's largest producer of greenhouse gases and not really concerned by the environment. In fact, this is not really true. China is involved in many eco-friendly research projects. A recent American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac briefly describes how Chinese scientists have developed a new recycling method that could transform old computers into useful objects, such as park benches and fences. (scroll to article #4 in the PressPac). The researchers have used fibers and resins of waste printed circuit boards (PCBs) which previously were considered as worthless. As said the lead researcher, 'there is no doubt that the technique has potential in the industry for recycling nonmetallic materials of PCBs.' But read more...

August 9, 2008 by in CXO

36% of online Democrats, 21% of Republicans  and 28% of  independents have a profile on a social networking site

36% of online Democrats, 21% of Republicans and 28% of independents have a profile on a social networking site

36% of online Democrats have a profile on a social networking site, significantly greater than the comparable figures for both Republicans (21%) and independents (28%), according to Pew Internet Project. Interestingly, despite the pronounced age differences between Obama and Clinton partisans, the percentage of internet users in each group who have a social networking profile [...]

August 9, 2008 by in Social Enterprise

Windows Fiji - Screenshots

Windows Fiji - Screenshots

The Fiji update to Windows Media Center, destined to be part of Windows 7 with a more than likely chance. These screenshots reveal very little about Fiji, because there's very little to report on. As far as I can see, it's exactly the same as it was in Vista.

August 9, 2008 by in Hardware

Windows Fiji - Setup

Windows Fiji - Setup

Showing the new and supposed new Fiji feature pack. This is the setup process; nothing special from what I can see, but it's always nice to see how to get started.

August 8, 2008 by in Microsoft

Pravda, Sutor, and IBM Linux

Pravda, Sutor, and IBM Linux

I've just read a Linuxworldpresentation, by IBM's Bob Sutor, that left me frothing - it's slyly anti-Sun and, I think, just as fundamentally counter-productive and wrong-headed as their collective response to SCO.

August 8, 2008 by in Linux

TfL Oyster deal break reason smells odd

TfL Oyster deal break reason smells odd

There was something that wasn't quite right about the reasoning TfL gave me for breaking its Oyster contract with Transys. I initially thought it could be something to do with the two outages in two weeks, or that security on the MiFare Classic chip used in the card has been repeatedly broken.

August 8, 2008 by in Security

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