Back in 2001, Google had made things a lot easier for the internet community to search for images via the Image Search option. According to the latest reports from the Official Google Blog, that service has been developing and one of the newer updates was called Similar Images which enabled users to find a larger variety of pictures according to what they were looking for. But the Google Labs have been buzzing some more and a new experimental feature that they’re testing, called Google Image Swirl, allows for research to cluster similar images into representative groups in a fun, exploratory interface.
The new search option allows you to further explore additional sub-groups within any cluster. It’s a wheel like design that’s easy on the eyes and simple to use. Image Swirl expands on technologies developed for Similar Images and Picasa Face Recognition to discern how images should be grouped together and build hierarchies out of these groups. Each thumbnail on the initial results page represents an algorithmically-determined representative group of images with similar appearance and meaning. These aren’t just the most relevant images — they are the most relevant groups of image
It seems that the success of the Windows 7 Beta has led Microsoft to believe that this is the perfect way to go forward with all new major software releases. We, for one, won’t be complaining as the company has just rolled out a free download of the beta version of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional.
The suite includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, InfoPath, Sharepoint Workspace, Communicator and Publisher. Microsoft also recommends that users uninst…
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Chrome OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian that uses a lot of open-source software: Host AP Linux drivers, PAM (an authentication mechanism), Syslinux (a lightweight bootloader), IBus (Intelligent Input Bus for Linux / Unix OS), ConnMan(Internet connection manager), XScreenSaver and other software. More on this later.
The source code for Chrome OS is already available.
Chrome, the foundation of Chrome OS
– Chrome has 40 million users
– Chrome focuses on: speed, security, simplicity
– new stuff: Chrome for Mac/Linux and extensions
HTML5: making the web more powerful
– powerful web apps
– web apps should use threads
– offline web apps
– netbooks have an explosive growth
– millions of users are living in the cloud
– instant boot
– Chrome on Chrome OS is faster
– every app is a web app
– all data is in the cloud
– browser security model
– 7 seconds boot time
– the UI is a work in progress
– easy to access favorite apps
– app menu
– panels: persistent lightweight windows (example: Google Talk)
– file browser
– local files open in web apps (including Microsoft Office online apps)
– native video player