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Visit a Google Data Center

Google is a giant corporation. It seems that any person knows about its existance. But where is the heart of it? The answer is in North Carolina, this city has become the home of a Google data center which enables the company to index 20 billion web pages a day. To cope with more than 3 billion dail... (read more)

 

Google Street View adds 250,000 miles of roadways

The update adds about 250,000 miles of roadways in 17 countries, said Ulf Spitzer, Google's Street View program manager

Today we’re making our Street View coverage more comprehensive than ever before by launching our biggest ever update--doubling our number of special collections and updating over 250,000 miles of roads around the world. We’re increasing Street View coverage in Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. And we’re launching special collections in South Africa, Japan, Spain, France, Brazil and Mexico, among others.
No doubt, Street View is a terrific resource for people to get familiar with a variety of places all over the world. What impresses me is that Google are not going to stop, this t... (read more)

 

Steve Jobs' Quotes

Despite the fact that Steve Jobs passed away a year ago, his name is often met among different posts and articles on the web. Today I've accidentally seen the one devoted to his quotes. I'd like to share my favourite ones with you.

1. „People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's ... (read more) (Apple Worldwide Developers' Conference, 1997)

2. „Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me.… Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful — that's what matters to me.“ (CNNMoney/Fortune, 1993)

3. „My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.“ (CNN... (read more)

 

A special week for Facebook

It may happen so that you might be not completely aware of what Facebook did last week and why that week turned out to be a special one. Let me list the most remarkable events:

1. The number of Facebook users has now turned to 1 billion!!!

Thus, one of every seven people in our world are actually using Facebook to communicate.

2. Facebook add

Facebook released th... (read more)

 

The CD is 30 now!

On October 1, 1982, the first commercial compact disc, Billy Joel's „52nd Street,“ was released. Since that time, thousands of billions of compact discs have been sold. The same day the first CD player was presented.

After some time, the new technology allowed to use compact discs to store data an... (read more)

 

The Hottest Smartphones

This year is a special one — almost every week a new phone comes out. Thus, we have a great variety to choose from. So, let me provide you with a list of the hottest ones.

1. iPhone 5

Advantages: a larger screen, more powerful processor, better camera and the ability to run on faster 4G LTE wireless networks.

2. Samsung Galaxy S III

The ma... (read more)

 

Bikes Without Pedals

Just imagine, some ordinary thing changes its design to what we even could never think of. So, how would you react if new bikes would be without PEDALS.

For instance, the Fliz. This odd yellow arch is intended to be a replacement for the bicycle and, while it has the eponymous two wheels of the original... (read more)

 

3D movies with no glasses

The thing that I actually do not like while watching 3d movies is about wearing these dorky glasses. Researchers from South Korea have created a new technology that would allow moviegoers to simply sit down and start watching a 3-D movie with no extra gear necessary. The research was published Monda... (read more)

 

Without a Phone Eating Out Is Cheaper?

That's true that when I sit with my friends somewhere in a resaturant, it does irritate when everybody can't but play games on phones or surf the Interner or do whatever except simply talk to me.

Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles offers diners a 5% discount for leaving their phones with the receptionist for the ent... (read more)

 

Star Wars Game will Be Free

The news is One of the most ambitious and expensive multiplayer games would soon drop its subscription fees.

The message from players exiting the game is clear: 40% say they were turned off by the monthly subscription, and many indicate they would come back if we offer a free-to-play model
Electronic Arts (EA) CEO John Riccitiello said on a recent call with investors.

By making the game free, Star Wars could attract upwards of 10 million players a month, according Michael Pachter, a well-quoted video game industry analyst with Wedbush Morgan Securities.

So, we'll see if it wo... (read more)