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Vinodhkumar Shanmugam
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software artisan. open-source enthusiast. ethnic chennaite.
software artisan. open-source enthusiast. ethnic chennaite.

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Quite an improvement. I hope in future there won't be Reckless driving.
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

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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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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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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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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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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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RIP Steve Jobs. Thank you for great Generation of Influence!

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Hilariously awesome!
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