If you ask me which is my favorite game of all times, among all the games I have played that must be over a thousand, I will definitely pick “Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis.” That game was legend… wait for it ….ary. It was smart, funny, it kept you for hours and now… its back. If your reaction was “SAY WHAT!!” then you had the exact same reaction i did. Well the rumors are true you can now, or to be on the safe side in a while, play your games on Google’s Chrome browser. The whole project which has yet to be released was created by NaClBox and is based on Google’s Native Client technology. That means that you have to wait for an official release or risk with the unoficial version and be exposed to security vulnerabilities and system freezes and things like that. There are a few games currently supported with Jazz Jackrabbit, The Secret of Monkey Island and SimCity 2000 among them.
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There are some wars between corporations in the computer industry that are almost epic, for example Apple vs Microsoft or IBM vs Dell. This is also the case between Facebook and Google as with the latest report from the daily beast there is no cease-fire. As it appears Facebook hired a public relations team not to polish the company’s image but to smear the image of Google by planting a series of false or exaggerated news over the internet. The whole story broke loose when a blogger that was contacted by the PR firm blew the whistle and everything came to the surface. USA today actually spotted the whole story and made it public.
Read more on an excellent and detailed article by Dans Lyons on the daily beast here.
Source: USA Today
The google I/O is a small conference organised by Google so that developers from around the world can share ideas about Google products and various platforms. As Google states at the events page (take a look at the first link):
“Google I/O brings together thousands of developers for two days of deep technical content, focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.”
The big question is why should we be happy. Well as with all other developers conferences we get to learn about new products, services and everything new the company will offer in the following year along with info on products to be that are currently under development. In this IO we had a few big hits like:
1. Ice Cream Sandwich, the new version of the Android software, will be available in Q4 this year.
2. New version (3.1) of Android for tablets rolling out today for Verizon Xoom in US. The rest of the tablets to follow.
3. Android@Home platform for home automation.
4. New API for creating accessories based on the company’s new Open accessory standard, plus new arduino based ADK.
and many more.
More info in future posts.
Source: Google I/O
Lets say you look for some info on the net, sports, tech or something else. What do you do to find it? If your answer is “I google it up!” then you just might be part of the following visual display of google searches over the world by language. And if you really are interested on how much your country uses google then I suggest you look it up here.
By the way if you think that’s cool just check the second link with the population numbers of the 1990s.