Google eBookstore Online

Google’s eBookstore has opened their virtual doors with the goal of capturing some market share away from other eBookstore’s including Amazon for the Kindle, Apple’s iBooks, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Kobo from Borders with over 3 million titles from some 4,000 publishers. Google provides a web reader but the iOS and Android apps have… Continue reading Google eBookstore Online

Web Browsers Benchmarked

Ars Technica performed a battery of tests with modern browsers. All tests were run on the latest stable and the recent nightly build of each browser. The tests included SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark to measure JavaScript performance, V8 Benchmark Suite which is developed by Google, Nontroppo General Browser Load-Time Test and the Peacekeeper: The Browser Benchmark.… Continue reading Web Browsers Benchmarked

Are Google and Verizon still getting together to speed Google’s traffic to Verizon customers?

After last week’s New York Times story about Google and Verizon getting into bed to (presumably) discuss flaunting the net neutrality convention, Google was quick to respond that they were doing no such thing. Verizon and Google then quickly followed that up with a press conference today to further repudiate the claim and have also… Continue reading Are Google and Verizon still getting together to speed Google’s traffic to Verizon customers?

Google now offers simultaneous multiple account sign-in

Another one of those ‘at last’ features: Google now has a multiple account sign-in feature, so you don’t need to use a different browser or logout-and-login in order to check a different Google account. For now, this feature only works with a select few G-services, but they include Gmail, Calendar, Reader & Voice. To use,… Continue reading Google now offers simultaneous multiple account sign-in

Microsoft shows off Street Slide, trumps Google’s Street View

I don’t know about you, but I use Google’s Street View option in Google Maps all the time. ┬áIt is just one of those completely ‘wow’ products that is also totally practical. Well guess who’s knocking on the ‘wow’ door of street level imaging? Microsoft. They just showed off their new Street Slide (hmm… nice… Continue reading Microsoft shows off Street Slide, trumps Google’s Street View

Google signs a 20-year contract to buy wind power

I know that in the past few years, Google has received a lot of grief for seemingly acting contrary to their “Don’t Be Evil” motto, but you have to give credit to them when they do something that is genuinely positive, even altruistic. Take for example, their goal to become carbon neutral and the ensuing… Continue reading Google signs a 20-year contract to buy wind power

App Inventor for Android lets you build apps without programming

Here is where a little Google magic may make Apple’s iPhone/iPad division worry a bit, if not a lot. Google Labs is rolling out a new tool called App Inventor, which is an Android app development tool that does not require any coding. Let me say that again – you can build applicaitons for your… Continue reading App Inventor for Android lets you build apps without programming