Google Goggles turns translator

Those of us not lucky/smart enough to read foreign languages have, until now, been fairly poorly served by technical replacements to the trusty travel phrase book. There are, of course, plenty of standalone handheld devices which are simply electronic phrase books with keypads, some of them offering text-to-speech features. An existing Google phone app attempts […]

[GaS] Giveaway – Caption Contest #1: 2 x $50 in Prizes

Hey everyone! My friend Alex over at Neatorama has recently re-opened his site’s online shop, and to celebrate the occasion, he offered me two free $50 gift certificates to distribute among you guys. In case you’ve never heard of the site, Neatorama is one of the top 100 most visited blogs on the Intertubes, and […]

Canada (and everyone else) to Google: You Suck

For anyone who’s not familiar with the huge privacy kerfuffle involving the launch of Google Buzz in February, here’s the basic timeline: Feb. 9: Google Buzz launches Five minutes later: Someone notices a major privacy flaw. Ten minutes later: The world promptly freaks out. Feb. 11: Google makes a small change that doesn’t go far […]

Facebook Relationship Etiquette Rules [Video]

Rule #1: Don’t change your relationship status without consulting the other person. Rule #2: Don’t post embarrassing photographs of other people. Rule #3: Be discreet when posting messages on another person’s wall. Rule #4: Don’t steal other people’s friends. Rule #5: Don’t start hate groups. Got any other rules to add to this list? Let […]

Is the future of the Internet three-dimensional?

It could already be said the Internet is multi-dimensional given how hyperlinks replacing linear text made up the heart of the World Wide Web. But now an Intel representative is predicting a 3D internet within five years. The comments come from Sean Koehl, a man with the somewhat awesome job title of “technology evangelist” for […]