Google Celebrates Akira Yoshizawa’s 101st Birthday

To mark the 101st birth anniversary of Akira Yoshizawa, popularly known as the Grandmaster of origami, Google has come with a colorful origami-themed Google doodle, which has replaced the company’s usual Google logo on its homepage.

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The patent speaks extensively about detecting motion patterns, and it seems like these motions will be used as gestures. There are references to two distinct motion types in the patent filing. The first one is “touch motion”, which is the typical touch interface on a touchscreen device. The second one however, is a “release motion”, which is the gesture controlled input system Google has in plan.

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Nevada was the first state of choice for Google’s driverless cars because it has ample open space. Recently California is working o rules for autonomous vehicles, thus welcoming Google’s autonomous cars. However, the state of California will not be an easy drive-by for Google.

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Google is working to speed up multiple layers on the network protocol stack. SPDY speeds up the application layer, it has plans for hacking TCP to speed up the transport layer and internet layers, and Google fiber speeds up the underlying physical medium. Although slowly, the next internet upgrade is coming, and clearly, Google is driving it.

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After remaining undefeated for four consecutive years, Google Chrome was finally taken down this year by hackers at Pwn2Own and Pwnium. Zero-day vulnerabilities present in Chrome were used to bypass the browser’s sandbox.

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Google today is celebrating the 101st International Women’s Day by featuring a colorful doodle on their home page by replacing their standard Google logo with a simple colorful symbolic illustration that forms the word “Google.”

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Google has rebranded the Android Market as Google Play, and will be offering movies, music, ebooks, apps and games through the Google Play Store.

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[Editorial] Google Panda Completes 1 Year: A Timeline, Analysis and Suggestions

This algorithmic update, as you might know, was designed to target content farms and spam sites but the real scenario was very different from theoretical goals. Here is an analysis of how Google Panda reshaped our content curation strategy and the best practices in a post Panda world.

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Google has confirmed that a new Panda update was rolled out in the last week of February, 2012. Along with 40 improvements pushed to the filter, it is expected that this update will have a lasting impact on sites who practice unethical link building

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Apple won a ruling against Motorola, which states that Motorola cannot ban the sales of the iPhone or the iPad in Germany while Apple’s appeal is being considered by the courts.

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The number of Android device activations has jumped to 850k per day. There are now more than 450,000 apps in the Android Market.

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Google has patented a search gesture on Android that follows the letter+lasso style. Therefore, if you want to Google text content anywhere, you simply have to draw a lowercase ‘g’ and draw a lasso around the content. As soon as you lift your finger, the search will be performed automatically.

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Apparently, LG is in talks with Google to build the next Nexus smartphone or tablet, which will run Android 5.0 Jelly Bean.

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Windows Live now allows you to connect to Google to keep contacts in sync. Is this is prepration for native support of Google services in WP7/W8?

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Microsoft has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Motorola and Google for abusing standard essential FRAND patents and demanding an unreasonably high royalty.

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