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Vinodhkumar Shanmugam
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Quite an improvement. I hope in future there won't be Reckless driving.
Larry Page originally shared:
 
I loved Wired's article on self driving cars. This technology has been a passion of mine for years because it will help save lives, help lots of people who have difficulty driving, and reduce congestion on our roads. In 2006, Stanford's driverless car (named Stanley!) won a DARPA challenge, and $2M in prize money, when it successfully drove solo for hours through the desert. I was lucky enough to watch that race, and not the previous year, where none of the cars had been able to finish -- quite a fast technological improvement. Fast forward to today -- Google's self-driving cars have now clocked up over 200K miles, and they can easily navigate the freeway in rush hour at highway speeds. According to the article nearly 370,000 people lost their lives on American roads between 2001 and 2009--93% due to human error. Using technology to improve safety on our roads will make the world a better place.

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/ff_autonomouscars/all/1
Robotic vehicles, from Google to Mercedes, have arrived. So what form and purpose will these cars have when we finally let go of the wheel?
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François Beaufort originally shared:
 
A new flag named Enable Experimental JavaScript appeared in the chrome://flags page of the last Chromium build. This flag enables web pages to use experimental JavaScript features.

And by that, it means Javascript Harmony also known as ECMAScript Harmony project. Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECMAScript#ECMAScript_Harmony

Source: http://codereview.chromium.org/9008031
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The new and old way to read

Next to me is a lady reading a magazine. That's the old way.

The new way? Google+ and a new app for iPads called StreamBoard. Get it at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/streamboard/id479659083?mt=8

It costs $1.99.

What does it let you do? Watch any keyword on Twitter in real time. The one I'm watching right now is "App." So, any Tweet with the word "App" scrolls down my iPad's screen. It's like the matrix. Of course I keep Google+ up too, and you can see how fast my account moves now that I have 4,900 mostly-active Google+'ers on my screen.

But back to StreamBoard. This is really a cool little app. I can watch any keyword. So, let's say you are looking for sports info on your favorite team. Just search for "49ers" or, if you are +Gary Vaynerchuk "Jets." You'll get so many tweets during a game you won't be able to read them. But here's the magic. You can set it to show you only tweets from a certain location. Or, only tweets from people who have more than 1,000 followers (greatly reduces the stream).

That said, I love watching it. Especially when there's news breaking. It lets me setup a little news room in the airport (I have a separate version on my iPhone, that you can't see cause I used that to film this short video of my "mobile newsroom."

So, I can watch a ton of streams moving down my screens and be more in touch than anyone using the old way to read.
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Hilariously awesome!
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Jason Salas originally shared:
 
creativity abounds in Hangouts!

there is an amazing amount of creativity surrouding Hangouts. in the last 20 hours alone i've seen +Craig Kanalley host a birthday party for his dad (http://goo.gl/gQyig), and +Alida Brandenburg plan a 'Table for Ten' cooking party (http://tinyurl.com/lasagnacupcakes). absolutely amazing! personally, i've been planning on staging a video puppet show for my nephews. :)

so i'm going to write a column for my site for our tech segment this week on interesting ways to use videochat. please share this post to ensure it makes the rounds and send me examples of really clever ways you're seeing people use Hangouts (or Facebook videocalling, FaceTime for iOS or Skype).

let's get a great mix of work people are doing and fun people are having. :)

thanks!
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Satyajeet Salgar originally shared:
 
Witch country is under attack by dark spirits destroying crops and animals! Your only hope is to team up with the local witch coven to take back your land one piece at a time.

Tackle each challenge with a screen full of colored bubbles and gain stars and coins as you clear each level. Use your coins to purchase power-ups to help in your adventure.

We’re thrilled to add Bubble Witch Saga to the Google+ family of games! It is also available from the Chrome Web Store.

Start your saga and defend your land from the wicked sorcerers!
https://plus.google.com/games/664197422528


#googleplusupdate
#gameon
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Mike Elgan originally shared:
 
GoDaddy is literally begging customers not to leave.

Reports are emerging that GoDaddy is freaking out about the loss of customers from the whole SOPA fiasco. Now they're calling departing customers and begging them to stay.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/12/24/desperation-go-daddy-calling-customers-begging-them-to-stay/

https://plus.google.com/111996409013825587891/posts/7AMw7gDQ7Bi
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Larry Page originally shared:
 
I remember watching the first footage of the Japanese tsunami as it came in on YouTube. We’ve now created a special site called "Build the Memory" that shows before and after pictures of the devastated areas. We drove 44K kilometers to collect this imagery and I hope it will be useful to anyone wanting to research this natural disaster.
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RIP Steve Jobs. Thank you for great Generation of Influence!
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This guide has everything you'll ever want to know about Google+. Updated regularly.
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Mike Elgan originally shared:
 
Here's what I love about Google+ in general and the Google+ Diet in particular:

Instead of saying, "I'm going to write a blog post now," or "I'm going to send an e-mail" or "I think I'll tweet something" you simply say what you have to say, then decide who you're going to say it to.

If you address it to "Public," it's a blog post.

If you address it to "Your Circles" it's a tweet.

If you address it to your "My Customers" Circle it's a business newsletter.

If you address it to a single person, it can be a letter to your mother.

I'd say this is pretty revolutionary.
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Researcher/ Engineer at MindTree Ltd
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    Research Engineer, 2010 - present
  • NCrux Labs
    Co-founder & Software Artisan, 2005 - 2011
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