Google recently made audio playback available for some Knol articles. For example, if you check out the article on how to treat and prevent skin allergies, you’ll notice a link that says Listen. If you click the link, a small embedded media player appears and you begin to hear the article read out loud.
Google Blog Search has changed its look. The new layout features stories grouped together, much like Google News does. Some other blogs have dubbed it a Techmeme killer. I don’t think I’d go as far as to call it a Techmeme killer, but the new layout definitely makes sense. The Official Google Blog says:
Adapting some of the technology pioneered by Google News, we’re now showing categories on the left side of the website and organizing the blog posts within those categories into clusters, which are groupings of posts about the same story or event. Grouping them in clusters lets you see the best posts on a story or get a variety of perspectives.
New Google Blog Search Layout
As part of Google’s 10th anniversary, last month there was a post on the Official Google Blog about the future of cloud computing. Just a couple of weeks later, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer made remarks about a new operating system Microsoft is developing that he called Windows Cloud. Ballmer states that the official announcement of the product will be coming within a month.
Back in July of this year, bushing over at Hackmii announced that he had identified a potential security issue that would allow pirated games Wii games to be played on an unmodified Wii console. It appears that Nintendo did respond to his post and he has since begun a dialogue with them to explain his findings. It seems that now bushing is not the only one to have identify an exploit for playing DVD backups on an unmodded Wii. WiiGator at Tehskeen not only found an exploit, but he took it a step further and released a backup launcher complete with source code. (more…)
Less than a month ago, I set out to create this blog. GeekLad was “born” on September 3, 2008. Although I had learned quite a bit about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) when I created my personal finance blog back in January, I’ve learned quite a bit more with my launch of GeekLad. I’ve been keeping a close eye on my PageRank and tonight I was pleasantly shocked to learn it has already hit three! I think it was many months before WealthBoy ever hit PR3. I’d like to share with you some of the things I’ve learned over the course of the past month, and perhaps touch on some of the things that I believe that have helped me to reach a PageRank of 3 in less than 30 days.