The Green Guide of National Geographic features the Infinite Photograph. The Infinite Photograph is a collection of 300,000 photographs. These photographs are from National Geographic’s archives and submitted by users. All these photographs depict the beauty of our planet. So, make sure you don’t miss this. It’s not just any other collection of photographs. When you zoom into a photograph it just keeps zooming into many other smaller photographs tof different colors  taking you to an infinite zoom.

Not very clear check out the following video and link:

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Google Maps has been providing great services in the West. Now Google Maps gives you driving directions in India. I have been using it on my mobile phone when visiting new places. You can install Google Maps in your phone by visiting m.google.com from your mobile if it is Java enabled. Andriod, iPhone, Blackberry are also supported. However, some Windows Mobile phones are also supported and Nokia phones with old Symbion OS is not supported.

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Unfortunately the construction of the WTC has been delayed according to a study drafted by real estate titan Cushman & Wakefield, the study predicts that the site’s centerpiece, the Port Authority’s 1,776-foot Freedom Tower, won’t be filled with tenants until 2019. Other troubling findings included:

- It could take 12 years to fully lease Silverstein’s Tower 2, a 79-story, 1,270-foot giant that will be taller than the Empire State Building. It could be finished in 2014, but it won’t be filled until 2026.

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The internet is buzzing with the news of Ning – a build your social network service provider, hosting it’s 1000000th social network. The Ning blog reported this  recently. Ning was co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini. Ning, which had its initial beta launch in 2005 and ‘full’ launch in 2007, makes it easy for people to create niche social networks focused on the topics they care about. Anyone can start a new social network on Ning. So you could try your hands on it to start a new social network.

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A tunnel is said to have linked New York city in USA and London in England. Why? Just to see people using some mirrors. Not so clear. Well Paul St George claims his “Telectroscope” connects New York and London via a (very) long tunnel running through the earth’s crust, with the images bouncing back and forth using mirrors. Something like the periscope.

I don’t know if this is true. I mean we have web-cams, video chats, optical fibre. Why a tunnel with mirrors? Waste of money. However, this so called ‘Telectroscope’ doesn’t transfer audio as the technology to transfer video uses only mirrors.

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According to BBC “A top New Zealand telecommunications company has hired a teenager who admitted to taking part in an international cyber-crime network”. Well what could be weird than this. I think cyber crimes should be rising in a couple of weeks in hopes of cyber-security jobs. All you unemployed people specially if you are good with hacking networks I hope you are reading this. Well it’s not that simple to get a job. So, don’t try to break into a network and ask for a job after reading this. Read the rest of this entry »

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If your need to look up a map your first destination might be Google Maps. However, Google Maps is useful only for reference but not for commercial use. Any company offering mapping services charges a fee for commercial use of information. However, OpenStreetMap saves the day. It’s a open mapping service which can be edited like a wiki. It provides data just like Google Maps. Also, unlike Google Maps it provides data under a creative commons license.

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Google launched Chrome browserin September 2008 and failed to make a great difference in the browser market. Google took off the beta tag from Chrome in December. Now Google has launched a new beta version of it’s browser Chrome. However, the beta will not repalce the current stable version of Chrome but it is from another parallel release channel and will run side by side with the sable version of Chrome.

The best thing about this new beta is speed — it’s 25% faster on our V8 benchmark and 35% faster on the Sunspider benchmark than the current stable channel version and almost twice as fast when compared to our original beta version.” writes

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A few days back I recieved a mail from Google Adsense. It mentioned that Google is now going to launch interest based ads. These ads would be based on the interaction of a user with a site. This implies that now google is going to monitor every user of every website that signs up with such ads. Google can nnow really have a good look at all the visitors of a perticular website which registers with such a service.

A part of it is here:

“Interest-based advertising will allow advertisers to show ads based on a user’s previous interactions with them, such as visits to advertiser website and also to reach users based on their interests (e.g. “sports enthusiast”).  To develop interest categories, we will recognize the types of web pages users visit throughout the Google content network.  As an example, if they visit a number of sports pages, we will add them to the “sports enthusiast” interest category.”

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This is an interesting account of Aaron Greenspan founder of Think Computer Coporation. His google account was disabled and he tried his best to get to know why it happened. Google being stubborn neglected him. In an article ‘Why I Sued Google(and Won)’ he first mentions how hard he triedto get an answer from Google. However, the interesting part is the courtroom drama and how easily he won the lawsuit.

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