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Google’s SKPR Hexapod Robot and Androids in Space!

I’ve been going to Maker Faire almost every year (except this one) and Google went big this year and launched their first Maker Faire booth, exhibiting cool stuff like their SKPR Hexpad Robot and Nexus S phones launched into space with balloons.

What excites me the most is the conversion of Android and Arduino, which brings up a lot of possibilities for hacke

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Google Instant Search!

Google has launched their “instant search” and believe me, I think this is great!   Although I use the Chrome browser URL bar or my Android browser’s, this allows me to search without ever hitting the Enter key after the first time I search something.

Anyways, this could be Google’s most innovative improvements ever.  The concept isn’t the po

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Search Engine Wars – Google Down, Yahoo Up, Bing the Same.

With the recent ComScore search engine numbers, Google is a bit down , Yahoo is a bit up, and Bing is pretty much the same.

But I still haven’t seen anyone tell someone else to “Yahoo” or “Bing” something, have you? Maybe you can Google that for me, thanks.

Google ended July with a 65.8% piece of the search pie (down from 66.2% in June), Yahoo! increased from 16.7% in June to 17.1% in July, and Bing stayed constant month-over-month at 11.0%. AOL shed a tenth of a percentage point from June to end up with a 2.3% share.

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Google Android App Inventor Builds Apps in Seconds!

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Google has launched their new Google Android App Inventor that allows non-programmers and alike to build apps without having knowledge of Java.

This is certainly a game changer for Android as now many more regular folks can join in the revolution of app invention, not just companies who have millions of dollars to invest on engineers.

It does look pretty revolutionary to me at first sight, as a Java engineer myself, I can appreciate what has been put into this new App Inventor.

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Google Nexus One Car Dock!

Google has just announced that their new Google Nexus One car dock that has built-in speakers (for better in-car experience), will auto-load the in-car menu, and re-charges your phone via the cigarette adaptor provided.  I think this is simply awesome and I am going to have to get one real soon.

The Nexus One Car Dock is the perfect place to put your phone when you’re in the car. In addition to holding your Nexus One, the car dock also charges your phone’s battery, lets you use your phone handsfree, and provides easier access to voice and navigation apps.

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Steve Jobs Talking to Eric Schmidt in Palo Alto!

Well, here’s some good news, Steve Jobs of Apple and Eric Schmidt of Google has been spotted talking together in Palo Alto.  I am guessing they are probably talking about Apple’s recent lawsuit to HTC.  With all that has gone wrong, I believe these two people can work it out like real people instead of hiding behind lawyers.

I can’t really see any benefits if this Apple-HTC lawsuit keeps going, it’s a lose-lose situation really for

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Why Apple is Scared of Google and What They are Really Afraid of.

Yesterday I mentioned why Apple shouldn’t be suing HTC for the main reasons that they did not invent the multi-touch surface nor multi-touch gestures.

Today, let me get into the details of exactly why Apple is scared of Google and what they are really afraid of.

First of all, Google Android operating system is based on Java running on top of linux. Java has not been too popular as desktop platform but it has been making a lot of progress for embedded a

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DIY Google Street View Snowmobile!

It’s probably true, Google’s Masterplan to take over the world has just started with Google launching various different products in the last 6 months including the Google Nexus One, Google Buzz, and now… the Google Street View Snowmobile.

I am sure many of you have spotted the Google Street View van but if you spot these Street View Snowmobiles, make sure to take a

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Germany Warns Against Use of Internet Explorer!

Recently, I’ve been hearing a ton of tweets on Twitter about Google’s accounts being hacked by Chinese hackers. I guess it turns out security flaws in IE has been at fault. My suggestion? Use Firefox or Google Chrome, I find these new browser are faster and better than IE.

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security is urging people to stop using Internet Explorer because it isn’t safe and to find another web browser instead.

The warning comes after Microsoft admitted that it was a flaw in Internet Explorer that allowed Chinese hackers to get into Goog

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