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Pictures of a new transpacific fiber optic cable that just landed.
 
Last week the FASTER cable, a new transpacific network link with a theoretical peak capacity of 60 Tbps (that's 60 million megabits), landed in Japan.  FASTER is a joint project between Google and several ISPs to provide, well, faster Internet speeds between the two regions.  The album (with pictures courtesy of http://gigazine.net/news/20150615-kddi-faster/) give you a quick overview of how such a cable is installed.

PS: see how this was done in 1956 for TAT-1, the first modern transatlantic telephone cable (with capacity for 36 phone calls, or about 0.2 megabits): http://atlantic-cable.com/Cables/1956TAT-1/index.htm.
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+Michael Kohlfürst​ Yah, it's like a third world country over here. Connection speeds are only like 2x speeds in the U.S. :-P
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I had a few magical moments with Google Photos yesterday. My nephew is four, and I told him that he had visited us in California before. He's four, so of course he didn't remember. So I searched for my nephew's name in Google Photos and a picture of him visiting us popped up.

At that point, I could click for more info on that photo and see when the nephew visited: August of 2013. So I pinched out to the new month/year view and scrolled quickly to August, 2013. Then I pinched in, and boom there's all the photos I took of the nephew's visit, even though it was from my last phone, not this one.

And since I had a Moto X for the 2013 visit, at the time I would take several snapshots in a row by tapping and holding the screen. Google Photos turned these photos into animated GIFs automatically.

"How did you do that?" my nephew asked, looking at me like I'm a wizard. I looked up and the adults had a similar look. We spent most of lunch sharing and laughing at pictures from the last visit.
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"Look, it's the wizard that saved us"
- Some random fish from Bikini Bottom.
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Nice to see the Chrome team working on better battery usage, with good results.
 
One of the big complaints about Chrome currently is that it's a battery hog, especially on Mac where Safari seems to do better.

The team has been working on addressing this; here are some cases that have recently been improved on trunk:

http://crbug.com/460102

Before: Renderers for background tabs had the same priority as for foreground tabs.
Now: Renderers for background tabs get a lower priority, reducing idle wakeups on various perf test, in some cases by significant amounts (e.g. 50% on one test).

http://crbug.com/485371

Before: On a Google search results page, using Safari's user agent to get the same content that Safari would, Chrome incurs ~390 wakes over 30s and 0.3% CPU usage vs. Safari’s 120 wakes over 30s and 0.1% CPU usage.
Now: 66% reduction in both timer firings and CPU use. Chrome is now incurring ~120 wakes over 30s and 0.1% CPU use, on par with Safari.

http://crbug.com/489936

Before: On capitalone.com, Chromium incurs ~1010 wakeups over 30s vs. Safari's ~490 wakes.
Now: ~30% reduction in timer firings. Chrome is now incurring ~721 wakeups over 30s.

http://crbug.com/493350

Before: On amazon.com, Chromium incurs 768 wakups over 30s and consumes ~0.7% CPU vs. Safari's 312 wakes over 30s and ~0.1% CPU.
Now: ~59% reduction in timer firings and ~70% reduction in CPU use. Chrome is now incurring ~316 wakeups over 30s, and 0.2% CPU use, on par with Safari at 312 wakes, and 0.1% CPU use.

The Chrome team has no intention of sitting idly by (pun intended) when our users are suffering.  You should expect us to continually improve in this area.
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Cant wait for Edge to come out because Chrome became imposible to use on lower end hardware. 
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luv roses nice!
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A few years ago my wife and I got a rosebush that I considered to be a "Yahoo" rosebush. It was some sort of hybrid that had yellow and purple flowers, which are the Yahoo colors. The purple blooms have faded away, but the yellow flowers are flourishing. I'm happy to see Yahoo flourishing in several ways too, from redoing their search contract with Microsoft to sponsoring the show Community. I'm all for more competition in the Internet space, and I think Marissa Mayer is doing a great job at Yahoo to foster that competition.
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A really good piece by +Cade Metz . From the article: "Today, according to Vahdat, one of [Google]’s “Jupiter” cluster switches provides about 40 terabits of bandwidth per second—or the equivalent of 40 million home Internet connections."
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@ +Abu Yahya Elshami, :-) np. Added value is just fun information for geek brain. ;-P
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From the article: "What I think this does," says Megan Smith, the current U.S. chief technology officer, who spent much of her career at Google, "is really provide a third option. In addition to joining a friend’s startup or a big company, there’s now Washington."
President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.
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Really thats great have a good time.
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Many are uneasy about a court ruling that said Oracle can sue Google over copyrighted API's. Now, the White House has just sided with Oracle.
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Much of the recent "self-driving cars get in accidents" coverage felt off to me. This piece does a good job of explaining why. I've ridden in a self-driving car and I pass them all the time in my own car. I can't wait for them. I've seen way too many bad drivers, so I'm looking forward to the better safety and technology that will come with self-driving cars.
This is terrible journalism designed to upset you. Google's program and the data we have are cause for great optimism, and at this point, only optimism.
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I can't wait to let my car drive me around.
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What is that she is hiding in Matt? +Matt Cutts 
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