Fly Google Earth on your Wii balance board

Sat 10 January 2009 17:22, Bas van den Beld

Well this is something fun to do in the weekends. Therefore very much a short posting for a Saturday. At MacWorld Google Earth iPhone engineer

He let's you stand on the balance board and 'surf' around the world. By shifting your balance you can manouvre from left to right. Pretty neat stuff.

And again there is a new Google favicon

Sat 10 January 2009 13:49, Bas van den Beld

And again there is a new Google favicon

Last June the world turned up side down. 'Everybody' was talking about it. But people were not discussing wars or a financial crises, they were discussing the new google favicon.

Well allright, not everybody, but it was suprising to see how much discussion the new favicon, which appeared almost unannounced, stirred up. It was reason enough for Google to set up a special website in which users could send in their own version of the favicon.

Yesterday Google announced the 'winner'. The new favicon is based on an idea of André Resende, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil. He send in his idea, Google- designers took it, adjusted it and here it is, the new Google favicon. The favicon has got all four Google colors in it and has a 'off center' G in it. Let the discussions begin...... read more

Dutch meet Android for the first time

Fri 9 January 2009 15:57, Bas van den Beld

Dutch meet Android for the first time

Europe most of the time ‘comes second’ when it comes to launches of a new product. And then when it comes most addicts will already have bought the product in the US, hacked it and sometimes gotten rid of it.

With the Google Android phone things seem to be a little different. Partlyu because the phone didn’t launch with the same kind of ‘bang’ as the iPhone, partly because Europeans can already ‘play’ with the phone. For that purpose a group of Dutch mobile-adepts organized the first “Android Dev Camp Amsterdam”. With T-Mobile as the sponsor an event which couldn’t fail.... read more

New design for Google Universal Search?

Thu 8 January 2009 21:29, Bas van den Beld

New design for Google Universal Search?

The Spanish website OJOBuscador yesterday seemed to have picked what seems to be a new design for Google Universal. They had to go to Google Korea for it. There they performed a search for "Zen buddhist temple". What showed up was the resultpage you see below.... read more

Grandcentral making its way to Spain

Thu 8 January 2009 12:34, Bas van den Beld

Grandcentral making its way to Spain

Google seems to be planning to getting into the Spanish mobile phone market. According to the Spanish website Google wants to roll out its voice service Grandcentral in Spain during 2009.

With Grandcentral you can ‘control your phones’ through the web. You get a phone number from Google, when the number is called it is redirected to any number you want. That way you can filter numbers by who is calling and you can actually listen in when somebody is talking into your voicemail. When you think its urgent enough you can then take the call.

Other features that Grandcentral offers are recording calls, Switching phones, blocking users and recording custom greetings.... read more

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