Google has finally introduced a file hosting feature that many of us was expecting.. You can upload any kind of file you want and share it with anybody.
Just simply click on the “Documents” tab on the upper bar of google home page and you will be immediately notified of the new uploading feature..
File size is limited to 250MB and the amount of space at your disposal is 1 GB but you can uprade to bigger storage limited by paying..
These are the prices
20 GB ($5.00 USD per year)
80 GB ($20.00 USD per year)
200 GB ($50.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card
400 GB ($100.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card
1 TB ($256.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card
I hope.. 🙂
I’m not teasing.. Adobe flash is one of that things that have changed our way of surfing the web.. You can see a flash animation in quite every site, every video you see on youtube for example is thank to Flash..
So what’s the problem? Flash is becoming always more powerful, but this power must be taken from somewhere, and that place is your CPU and your ram.. The result is that every time you watch a video or do something “Flash addicted”, your machine will become very slow (unless you have a very powervful machine obviously).. Without speaking about the other huge amount of problems that Flash causes.
Until now I and many others were using a nice plug-in for Safari that blocked every Flash animation until you decide you want to see them with just one click, and coverted quite every video on youtube in h264 which uses a lot less CPU with the same quality (sometimes even better) of a video watched with flash player.
But today it comes a real revolution..Thanks to the Google support, Youtube has finally become HTLM5 enabled, so if you are using a browser that runs on web kit and/or support html5 you can go on youtube at this URL www.youtube.com/html5 and gain the advantage of no more using flash on the most popular videos site.
I really hope that HTML5 will become a real substitute of Flash. Maybe Adobe will understand that they should develop better their application from the lightness point of view and not only focus on pure power.
A personal thought..
Apple decided to go without Flash on iPhone.. Maybe they already thought about the future and didn’t waste time and money on developing something that won’t be used anymore? Who knows..
It seems that cloud computing service is a trending topic of the last period between the most famous “internet” companies.
And probably this will regard consumer in the not so far future..
After Ubuntu and Apple (the ones I remember most) are going to develop their own cloud computing services here it comes Amazon, the world famous books and music online retailer.
More specifically Amazon is going to release to the public (to all users of its EC2 cloud-computing services) its Virtual Private Cloud as a beta. This release follows a limited test that began in August. Amazon says that the VPC is one of the most requested feature from enterprise customers.
Google has lauched a new service: a new public DNS resolver.
The Google Public DNS IP addresses are as follows:
This will make you web pages to load faster, which is a very good news for these days of highly structured HTML web pages full of multimedia contents and any kind of flash widget.
I”m testing it and it seems that it really brings some improvements and speed to the browsing.
In my humble opinion this is very useful for google wave that is still very heavy and slow..
Here is an extract of the google code blog post announcing this service
- Speed: Resolver-side cache misses are one of the primary contributors to sluggish DNS responses. Clever caching techniques can help increase the speed of these responses. Google Public DNS implements prefetching: before the TTL on a record expires, we refresh the record continuously, asychronously and independently of user requests for a large number of popular domains. This allows Google Public DNS to serve many DNS requests in the round trip time it takes a packet to travel to our servers and back.
- Security: DNS is vulnerable to spoofing attacks that can poison the cache of a nameserver and can route all its users to a malicious website. Until new protocols like DNSSEC get widely adopted, resolvers need to take additional measures to keep their caches secure. Google Public DNS makes it more difficult for attackers to spoof valid responses by randomizing the case of query names and including additional data in its DNS messages.
- Validity: Google Public DNS complies with the DNS standards and gives the user the exact response his or her computer expects without performing any blocking, filtering, or redirection that may hamper a user’s browsing experience.
And here there’s a nice guide to setup your system in order to gain the advantages offered by this service.
It’s since yesterday that google.com is testing a new home page with a more modern look than the actual old school one, and even a new result page.
This one is very similar to the result page you can find on bing.. with a new column on the left for applying filters to your searchs.
It seems that google it’s beginning to feel the competition from bing, and they are trying to take some ideas from their rival.
Here are some screens..
All the global stores are down since few minutes..
What should we expect?
Diego Armando Maradona is in a very very hard moment of his life (are we sure this is the only one?!?)…
During last months Diego and his Team (Argentina… ndr) are fighting hard to get the ticket for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa…
Saturday Night, the Peruvian National Team make Maradona fear and trembling with the goal for the 1-1 after 90 minutes, but over an unbelivalbe flood, Martin Palermo scored the goal for the final 2-1 (92′) to give Maradona and his Team a little chance for qualifying…
The “Elite Peruvians”, an hacker Group from Perù didn’t like Maradona’s exultation on Saturday Night… And this is the Revenge… Hackers modified the Golden Pibe’s Web Site on Monday (12 October 2009) with this phrase:
“For the biggest cry baby of all time. We didn’t win at the football – but we did on the web…”
But this isn’t all… They have put a new photo on the Home Page, that picture shows Diego snort the football court lines… LoL…
Fable’s Moral –> Don’t make a Nerd get angry…
See you soon…