Google Mobile Apps - Voice Search

Just a few days ago Google released its much awaited voice search. Now the only way you can get it right now is if you have an Iphone, but don't worry I am sure they are working hard on getting a computer version out soon. I can see why they started with the phone though. It is so hard to try and type anything into a phone with those tiny keys! Check out this video from Google below for a bit more information on how exactly this Google Mobile App Voice Search works. O did I forget to mention that like most things Google, it is free!

Google Releases Chrome

Google Chrome is an Internet browser that has just been released in 100 different countries just the other day. There are a few different tweaks in Google Chrome that are lacking in Firefox and Internet Explorer. First of all, and I think I like this one the best, when you open up Google Chrome is automatically gives you a screenshot of the 9 most visited webpages that you frequent. On the side there is also a easy way to find recent searches, bookmarks and even recently closed tabs. Of course like a lot of other things Google, Chrome is open source, which makes it much easier for people to develop applications on it. Don't forget the speed either! Google Chrome has built a JavaScript Virtual Machine called V8, this makes it the fastest browser on the market. Google Chrome has also incoropate the popular tabs feature only the tabs are at the top instead of below the address bar like in Firefox. Google Chrome's address bar is actually called an omnibox and is complete with auto complete and search suggestions to help you find exactly what you are looking for. If you need privacy Google Chrome has you covered there too with Incognito mode. This mode makes it so nothing that occurs in that window is ever logged on your computer. No more cookies to delete in this mode. So well, what is the price, well like most things Google it is 100% free. So what are you waiting for try it out. You can download it here or learn even more first by watching the video below...

Google Calculator

Another one of the little known uses of Google is the Calculator. The Google Calculator is a very useful tool that is actually built right into Google Search. All you need to do is type something like "1m in cm" or how about "1mile in feet" or "5739f in c" (for temperature). This will work with many mathematical measurements and is very handy when doing time consuming unit conversions.

You can also type in math equations into Google, for example "55*90+(sqrt 10)^3=" surprisingly this works quite well even on more difficult equations. So don't go out and waste your money on a fancy Calculator just type it into Google...

Share Your Expertise With Google Knol

After 7 months of testing behind closed doors Google has finally opening up Google Knol to the public. This site is similar to Wixipedia, but with more of an emphasis on the author of the post. You the expert can write your own Knol on the area of your choice. You then have the option to allow other people to edit your Knol or just suggest edits that you would need to approve. You can even make it so no one can ever edit your Knol. Google is basically building an encyclopedia for all of the worlds information from the ground up and is making it possible for its users to profit from it as well. That's right Google has made it so you can display Google Adsense on your Knol! So you to can make you money for your knowledge. The possibilities are endless...

Google Gives Us Virtual Reality For Free!

Unlike the popular Second Life which cost $9.95 a month, like most things Google Lively will be completely free and only requires a plugin to get started. Lively's users will be able to sculpt an avatar that can be male, female or even a different species. An avatar can assume a new identity, change clothes or convey emotions with a few clicks of the mouse. You will also be able to create virtual rooms that you design yourself and visit your friends rooms, coffeehouses and even exotic islands! Google even gives you the ability to setup TV where you can watch Youtube videos in your room. A Google spokeswoman said that there isn't any currency in Lively, but that users will be able to add objects from Lively's catalog to their rooms free of charge. And users can't yet create their own items but should be able to down the road. This application already works on Facebook and Google is working to get it operational on MySpace. I can only imagine where it will go from here! Check out the video below for some screen shots...

To check it out just click here!

Use Google To Answer Any Question In The World!

A lot of die hard Googlers might not even know this one. You can use Google to fill in the blank for pretty much anything you can think of. Just use the * key as the blank. That's right try out a couple and see what comes up.

Try something like...

The inventor of something is *

Portugal is West Of *

Best time to fish for walley is *

What other good ones could you come up with?

Google Signs A 40 Year Lease With NASA

In a show of just how tight the Google and NASA releationship has become, Google announced today the lease of 44.2 acres for a office complex that will be built on a NASA's federal government research center. The 1.2 million-square-foot campus announced Wednesday fulfills a vision that Google first laid out with the NASA Ames Research Center in 2005.

With the release of Google Earth, Google Moon and Google Mars who knows what could be on the horizon for these two giant innovators. If you think about it NASA has a ton of data and they need efficient ways to organize it. Google's mission to organize the world's information fits it perfectly with this bold project. Here is what NASA and Google had to say...

"With this new campus, we will establish a new era of expanded collaboration with Google that will further enhance our Silicon Valley connections," said Ames Director S. Pete Worden. "This major expansion of NASA Research Park supports NASA's mission to lead the nation in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research."

"This long-term lease agreement is a key component of Google's strategy for continued growth in Silicon Valley," said David Radcliffe, Google's vice president of real estate and workplace services. "We believe this collaboration between Google, NASA and the city of Mountain View is emblematic of the mutually beneficial partnerships that can be created between the public and private sectors."

Advertise On Television With Google Adwords

Google yesterday unveiled that they would be opening up Google TV Ads to most Adwords customers. This potential breakthrough in advertising should level the playing field against some of the more entrenched advertising players. In the end though, it will only benefit the consumer. More competition = lower prices for the purchaser, and isn't that what everyone wants?

I can only imagine we are just a step away from more real local ads on cable and satellite, instead of the barrage of car and drug company commercials that really don't do much good. After all, I already have a car and feel in tip top shape. Google has created the ability to target ads locally so well, that any small business should be able to advertise only in a small target location, therefore costing less, and not waisting ad dollars.

Google has already given their Adwords users the ability to advertise on the radio, but television is a giant leap. Plus, we are now more than every seeing the transition to computers and television working together for example TIVO and Youtube new partnership. The convergence is well overdue...

Check out this video that shows you how to setup your account and let us know what you think about Google's new push into advertising on television?