A new kind of computer 'Chromebook'

Creativity | 2011.05.12 05:35 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

A little less than two years ago we set out to make computers much better. Today, we’re announcing the first Chromebooks from our partners, Samsung and Acer. These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won’t wait minutes for your computer to boot and browser to start. You’ll be reading your email in seconds. Thanks to automatic updates the software on your Chromebook will get faster over time. Your apps, games, photos, music, movies and documents will be accessible wherever you are and you won't need to worry about losing your computer or forgetting to back up files. Chromebooks will last a day of use on a single charge, so you don’t need to carry a power cord everywhere. And with optional 3G, just like your phone, you’ll have the web when you need it. Chromebooks have many layers of security built in so there is no anti-virus software to buy and maintain. Even more importantly, you won't spend hours fighting your computer to set it up and keep it up to date.
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At the core of each Chromebook is the Chrome web browser. The web has millions of applications and billions of users. Trying a new application or sharing it with friends is as easy as clicking a link. A world of information can be searched instantly and developers can embed and mash-up applications to create new products and services. The web is on just about every computing device made, from phones to TVs, and has the broadest reach of any platform. With HTML5 and other open standards, web applications will soon be able to do anything traditional applications can do, and more.
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Chromebooks will be available online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. More countries will follow in the coming months. In the U.S., Chromebooks will be available from Amazon and Best Buy and internationally from leading retailers.
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Even with dedicated IT departments, businesses and schools struggle with the same complex, costly and insecure computers as the rest of us. To address this, we’re also announcing Chromebooks for Business and Education. This service from Google includes Chromebooks and a cloud management console to remotely administer and manage users, devices, applications and policies. Also included is enterprise-level support, device warranties and replacements as well as regular hardware refreshes. Monthly subscriptions will start at $28/user for businesses and $20/user for schools.
There are over 160 million active users of Chrome today. Chromebooks bring you all of Chrome's speed, simplicity and security without the headaches of operating systems designed 20 to 30 years ago. We're very proud of what the Chrome team along with our partners have built, and with seamless updates, it will just keep getting better. For more details please visit www.google.com/chromebook.

Source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/

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Mailbox_Gmail in Mac OS X menu bar

Creativity | 2011.05.11 16:49 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Looking for a way to access your Gmail acount from your Mac’s menu bar? Zentertain’s Mailbox is a lightweight app that does just that, adding an envelope icon to your menu bar that, when clicked, pops open a window containing your Gmail inbox. You can read emails, reply to conversations and compose new emails from within that window, all without having to open up your browser.

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The first time you click the icon, you’ll be asked for your login details before being taken to your inbox. Eagle-eyed users of the mobile-optimized version of Gmail for the iPhone will probably be very familiar with the version of the web app that pops up; it looks like Mailbox is effectively just a browser window, and the app is tricking Google into thinking that it is serving the site to a mobile device. That’s not necessarily a bad thing: the iPhone-optimized version of Gmail is nicely-designed, provides access to Gmail’s more advanced features (Priority Inbox, Google Buzz, labels, stars, etc.) and works well on smaller displays — like the window that Mailbox uses to display your inbox on your desktop.

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As a very simple, lightweight app that provides speedy desktop access to your Gmail account via your menu bar, it works pretty well. However, if you’re a Google Apps for Domains Gmail user, you’re out of luck: unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work properly with those accounts. Additionally, there are a couple of extra (albeit probably technically hard to implement) features that would turn it from merely being a convenient way to access the Gmail website into a much more useful application. Robust offline access would be really handy, and make the app more of an equivalent to full-featured desktop email clients like Outlook and Apple Mail. Some kind of notifications system for new and unread emails would also be useful — perhaps having a count of unread emails next to the app’s icon in the menu bar, and also having the option of Growl notifications for new emails.

Mailbox can be downloaded from the App Store. It’s free, and requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Gmail Motion turned out to be true

Creativity | 2011.04.03 23:23 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Gmail Motion, which was one of April fools, actually turned out to be true.

One man made it real by using MS kinect. What a beautiful tool it is.

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Gmail motion = April fools (만우절)

Creativity | 2011.04.01 20:01 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Google Gmail motion.

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It was April fools (만우절).

어쨌든 구글은 대단하네요. 만우절 (April fools) 농담도 정말 그럴싸하게 세계적인 스케일로 하다니.

April fools를 확인한 순간 깜짝 놀랐습니다. 정말 빵 터졌지요. 하하하

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Gmail motion_using simple gestures

Creativity | 2011.04.01 19:46 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

역시 구글은 세계 최고의 회사가 맞는 것 같습니다. 항상 기존의 생각 (Stereotype)들을 타파하고 새로운 개념들을 도입해서 사람들이 편리하고 재미있게 좀 더 나은 미래를 살 수 있도록 철저하게 기획하고 준비하고 개발하는 모습들이 아릅답니다.

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그런 구글 (Google)이 이번에는 기존 이메일 (email)에 대한 고정관념을 날려버리고 동작 (Motion)을 활용하여 이메일을 쓰고, 수정하고 발송하고 열어 볼 수 있는 Motion email을 개발하여 베타 (Beta) 테스트 중입니다. Gmail Motion.

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http://mail.google.com/mail/help/motion.html

 

아직은 베타 테스트 중이라서 완벽하진 않겠지만 그래도 한번쯤은 시도해 볼만 한 것 같습니다.

이메일을 쓰고 보내고 열어보고 수정하는 동작들이 좀 어색한 것 같지만 한편으로는 재미있는 것 같습니다.

특히 발송하는 동작 (Motion)이 가장 인상깊은 깊은 것 같습니다. 이메일을 발송하기 위해서 자신의 손에 직접 침을 발라서 봉투에 붙여서 발송하는 모습이 재미있네요.

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<To open an email>

 

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<To reply an email>

 

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<To send an email>

 

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Google's Blogger (Blogspot) dynamic views

Creativity | 2011.04.01 04:59 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

These are how different Google's Blogger (Blogspot) dynamic views look.

I applied to my google blog (http://creafety.blogspot.com/). There are 5 different dynamic views of Blogger (Blogspot).

Flipcare, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot, and Timeslide

This is the original view of my blog(http://creafety.blogspot.com/).

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All you have to do is to put some extra address at the end of your google blog address or to click 'View' in the setting of your google blog.

http://creafety.blogspot.com/view/     Why not trying yours?

1. Flipcard (http://creafety.blogspot.com/view/flipcard)

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2. Mosaic (http://creafety.blogspot.com/view/mosaic)

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3. Sidebar (http://creafety.blogspot.com/view/sidebar)

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4. Snapshot (http://creafety.blogspot.com/view/snapshot)

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5. Timeslide (http://creafety.blogspot.com/view/timeslide)

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Google gives Blogger and Blogspot a dynamic views of a blog

Creativity | 2011.03.31 22:27 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Google is rolling out five dramatically new ways to view blog posts on Blogger, in an attempt to change the typical way people consume content on the web.

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Starting Thursday, visitors to Blogger-hosted blogs will discover new viewing options if they type “/view” at the end of a blog’s URL (e.g. http://cookingwithamy.blogspot.com/view). Unlike traditional blog skins or themes though, these views dramatically alter the entire experience of reading a blog.

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As Blogger product manager Anil Sabharawal told Mashable, it’s about modernizing the UI and “really revolutionizing the blog consumption experience.” Sabharawal says that blogs should be utilizing the full power of the modern web, especially HTML5, AJAX and CSS3 technology that has made websites more dynamic in recent years.

 

To that end, Google has launched five views that harness the power of new web standards:

  • Flipcard: This visual view places square photos side-by-side in neat little rows. Hovering over any photo reveals the name of the post, the date it was published and the number of comments it has. Flipcard has the unique option of reorganizing posts based on recency, date, label or author.
  • Mosaic: Mosaic takes the photos related to each blog post and turns them into a visual experience — a mosaic of photography. Hovering over any photo with the mouse increases the size of the image and displays the title of the post in question. Clicking it will open the post as part of the mosaic.
  • Snapshot: Snapshot turns blog photos into a Polaroid-esque scrapbook with the number of comments and the title of the blog post clearly visible. Hovering over a Polaroid displays a short snippet from the post.
  • Sidebar: Similar in some ways to Gawker‘s redesign, Sidebar creates a left-hand menu bar with all of a blog’s articles as well as their comment counts. Clicking on a title opens the article to the right.
  • Timeslide: This is a three-column layout that displays recent posts. The left column shows photos and short snippets from a blog’s most recent articles, while the middle column displays only summaries of less recent posts. The right-hand column is simply a list of titles of older articles. Timeslide essentially encompasses three different time periods and makes them accessible.

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All of these blog views incorporate dynamic features into nearly every aspect of the UI. Search on Timeslide, for example, automatically highlights posts that match a search query, and all five views incorporate infinite scroll.

While Blogger is still one of the world’s largest blog networks, WordPress and Tumblr garner far more attention and have been more active launching new features and experimenting with new innovations. Google hasn’t made Blogger a priority in years, but the service is getting a major overhaul in 2011. These views are the first of many new features the company hopes will make Blogger the center of the blogging universe once again.

Source: Mashable.com

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How the World Searched with Google in 2010

Creativity | 2010.12.12 07:19 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Since it's birth in 1998, Google has become our gateway to the Web

(its supremacy threatened somewhat now by Apple and Facebook).

It processes over 1 billion search requests every day, each request giving

an inkling of what matters to people in the moment. In 2010, 65% of daily

searches were conducted through Google. It only seems right then to look

back at what was close to people's hearts in 2010 through the eyes of Google. 

 

In the video Zeitgeist 2010, Google shows us top events and moments from

2010 from around the globe through Google search, images, and video.

 

For more on the spirit of 2010, check out the most popular and fastest

rising searches in 2010 on Google. One very popular young man:

16 year old Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber.

Other dominant queries: iPad, Chatroulette (which randomly pairs strangers

for live webcam chats) and FIFA World Cup. People did search for financial

crisis and calamities in Haiti and Pakistan, but apparently the economy

and humanitarian disasters could not compare with the fastest rising list: 

  1. chatroulette
  2. ipad
  3. justin bieber
  4. nicki minaj
  5. friv
  6. myxer
  7. katy perry
  8. twitter
  9. gamezer
  10. facebook

 Retrieved from http://bigthink.com/ideas/25342

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3D hologram screen of Seattle

Creativity | 2010.12.11 01:19 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

A few days ago, I had a presentation about Augmented Reality in Education.

And I today found a very interesting 3D hologram screen video from YouTube.

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On a PDP like screen, I can see the sight of Seattle in 3D. There may be a

critical point where Augmented Reality meets hologram to boost 3D visualization

in the future. Have a look at the stunning video from www.zebraimaging.com

 

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9QR3qaK_Cs]

 

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Google's E-Bookstore

Education | 2010.12.09 01:21 | Posted by 스마트 안전보건

Now that Google launched their long-waited e-bookstore. We can see

what is going in e-book market with Amazon, Google, and others.

Google has launched its long-awaited e-bookstore, Google E-books, bringing more than 3 million books — many of them free — to any device with a web browser in the U.S.

 

The initiative, previously known as Google Editions, offers an alternative sales model from the dominant players in the space, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple.

 
 

Instead of purchasing e-books through a single online store to read only on compatible software (i.e. books bought from the Kindle Store can only be read on Kindle apps), Google (Google) lets consumers buy books either from its store or any other online vendor that sells books in EPUB and PDF formats, and read them on any device with a web browser.

 

This allows independent booksellers with loyal customer bases to advertise and sell Google e-books via their own venues and take an (as of yet undisclosed) cut of the revenue, an opportunity previously denied to them. It also allows consumers to choose whom to purchase their books from on Google’s platform, just as consumers can choose between third-party sellers on Amazon. Google E-books is also launching with an affiliates program in place.

 

It’s a smart move on Google’s end, as the company will have potentially thousands of booksellers and affiliates marketing on behalf of its service.

In addition to a Google Web Reader application, users will be able to read Google e-books on apps for Android (Android), iPhone and iPad devices. Reading content will automatically sync across devices, so if you begin reading in the morning in the iPad, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off on your iPhone or Android device on the subway, and again on your office computer during your lunch break.

 

Nearly 4,000 publishers will be providing content through Google E-books at launch, including all of the major players: Random House, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, etc.

Read more at mashable.com

 

 

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