After entering the mobile market with it’s successful Android-powered gadget Nexus One, Google is now looking forward to another dimension – the TV! Google TV is to be launched in this fall, and there’s already a lot of excitement relating to it on the webosphere. They say that it’s nothing new, and is what other companies like Apple have already came up with. :P (more…)
Google has now stepped in the mobile market with its new phone the Nexus One. Google’s Nexus One gives a tough competition to the one-of-its type, the iPhone :)
Yo everyone! I just managed to get an invitation to the new Orkut by one of my friend who’s a Orkut volunteer…currently it’s not live, only “Orkut volunteers” or “Orkeeters” have access to it and they can invite people to the new Orkut. Orkut’s new interface will soon roll out to all the profiles :) (more…)
Google is very much appreciated for its simple, yet useful user-interface, but they don’t even miss chances of playing with their logo at special occasions…and now, it’s Mr.Gandhi over there at the Google’s logo!
A hour ago, I was surprised to see Google’s logo with Gandhiji’s photo there, when I went to Google out for something that I wanted. At first sight, I was confused that for what reason is that picture over there? Then I remembered of Gandhi Jayanti and realized why it is over there :)
It is not a new thing for Google to morph its logo at such ocassions, and the most recent change was the “11” instead of “l” in the logo as Google was celebrating its 11th Birthday!
The Gandhi logo of Google, was activated at all the country specific TLDs of Google right after 00:00, when the date turned to be 2nd October – the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi :D
The India Space Research Organisation has done a lot for the advancements of Space Research & Administration in India. ISRO created history by the launch of Chandrayaan. And it has established two main Space Systems: INSAT & IRS & has developed two satellite launch vehicles PSLV & GSLV to place INSAT and the IRS satellites in the required orbits.
Now, ISRO is up with Bhuvan to compete with Google Earth. “Bhuvan” is a sanskrit word meaning “Earth”. Bhuvan will provide services similiar to Google Earth & Wikimapia, but it will be confined only within India.
Bhuvan has some special features which sets it aside from Google Earth & Wikimapia. It will have a better zooming efficiency, multilayer viewing technology, and it will update its data yearly unlike Google Earth & Wikimapia which update their data in 4 years. Using the multilayer technology, we can see data from the past dates also!
According to a article at TOI:
Bhuvan allows you to zoom far closer than the aerial view from a chopper. If Google Earth shows details upto 200 meters distance and Wikimapia upto 50 meters, Bhuvan will show images upto 10 meters, which means you can easily see details upto a? three floor high building and also add information.
And the last fact, ISRO’s Bhuvan will be using indian satellites.
Here’s a table of comparison of Google Earth & Bhuvan from Wikipedia:
|Update Frequency||4 yrs||1 yr|
|View||Viewing from only one date.||Options for viewing from different dates.|
I hope to see this ISRO’s new innovation go live soon. :)