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The Google Translate Trick

Step 1 - Go to www.translate.google.com 

Step 2 - Enter in the following text in the first box to the left: 

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Step 3 - It will ask you “Translate from German” at the bottom right corner of the first box - click that. 

Step 4 - Click on the audio button that pops up. 

Via Adam Port on Facebook

Google Glass: Overlapping Computing And The Internet With Real Life (Augmented Reality)

These glasses are what Google has in mind for the future. They’ve already started their ‘Project Glass' page to open up discussions from what you would like to see done. 

From the video posted above, we already get a clear view of the full initial intent of these glasses. It overlaps what we already do with out smartphones right over the world we see with our eyes. 

You can already imagine that this is just the beginning. There are tons of possibilities. Even something as simple as seeing the speed limit in the corner of your vision without looking down while driving. You see where the possibilities start. 
 

The prototype version Google showed off on Wednesday looked like a very polished and well-designed pair of wrap-around glasses with a clear display that sits above the eye. The glasses can stream information to the lenses and allow the wearer to send and receive messages through voice commands. There is also a built-in camera to record video and take pictures.

We’re excited to see what they come out with after initial testing. 

Imagine if they were secretly recording what you were looking at? That makes current privacy issues seem minor in comparison. 

(Source: The New York Times)

Apple Worth More Than Google And Microsoft Combined

I give major props to Apple, even though I personally do not own a single Apple product. I love apples! But no Apple products. 

They are amazing at marketing as well. 

Brilliance!

First on AI: Apple’s stock soared to new heights on Thursday, pushing the company’s market capitalization to $456 billion, a number that is greater than the values of rivals Google and Microsoft combined.

As of Thursday morning, Microsoft’s market cap was around $256.7 billion, while Google was valued at around $198.9 billion. With Apple’s stock up more than 3 percent in morning trading, the company surpassed the combined totals of both Google and Microsoft.

The milestone comes soon after Apple reported its best quarter ever, earning $13.06 billion on sales of 37 million iPhones, 15 million iPads and 5.2 million Macs. Total revenue for Apple’s holiday quarter was $46.33 billion.

But Google’s shares fell more than 9 percent last month after the company missed expectations on Wall Street for both earnings and revenue. And while Microsoft met Wall Street expectations, revenue from its Windows operating system fell 6 percent to $4.74 billion.

Apple’s market capitalization passed Microsoft alone in May of 2010 when the iPhone maker’s value hit around $222 billion. And last August was the first time that Apple passed Exxon to become the world’s largest company by market cap, then with a value of $346.74 billion.

[Via source]

Icons of the Web

So you see a bunch of pixels, and I know you’re wondering what it is. You see Google, Yahoo, etc, and you can somewhat figure out that this has to deal with popularity. 

You’re right:

Online traffic counter Alexa have compiled a list of the top 1,000,000 websites out there in cyber space, and have created a collage of site icons to represent the data.

Nmap gathered icons and logos of the 288,945 most popular sites from that list, put each icon on a page and then scaled the icons according to the popularity of the site. So as you can see for yourself Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, YouTube and Facebook for example all appear as huge icons, testament to just how huge these sites are.

Here is the interactive version where you can look at this in depth:
http://nmap.org/favicon/?q=www.google.com

Or if you prefer, here’s a bigger image:

http://nmap.org/favicon/alexa-1.2-small.jpg 

Street Photography

Take a guess at who took these images? 

A talented Pittsburgh-born photographer by the name of Aaron Hobson has taken the time to comb through many of Google Street View’s images, and while I can’t image how much chaff he sifts through before he gets to the wheat, there are some stunning images in there.

That’s right, these were done via Google Street View! It goes to show that it’s truly the photographer, and not the equipment, that makes the difference.