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  YouTube video player control bar becomes transparent

YouTube has made an update on its video player control bar and made it general available to the public now. The update is to make the video player control bar transparent and float on top of the videos being played. There are no functional changes about this control bar.  The original control bar is black but not transparent. After the update, the control bar looks like: YouTube started to test this new change back in April 2015. At that time, it was tested in a small scale and only a sma...


  Disable foreign language translation in Chrome

When browsing a non-English language(Chinese for example) website when using Chrome, it will offer to translate the page to English every time the page is loaded. To disable the translation for all non-English websites all at once, there is a setting in Chrome you can set. Below are the steps for doing this: 1. Go to Settings and scroll down to bottom 2. Click the Show advanced settings... link and the advanced settings will be expanded 3. Find the section Languages and uncheck the option "Offer...


  Many Chinese applicants to US universities may be affected by Gmail cut out

Just after Christmas, many Chinese found that they could not connect to Gmail anymore in mainland China. Since Google announced leaving from China in 2010, the web version of Gmail was not accessible anymore. But people from China could still access Gmail through some Gmap apps. This time, Gmail is not accessible even with these apps. It is said that all the mail service protocols of Gmail including IMAP/POP/SMTP have been cut out by Chinese government. This means no mails can be sent to or rece...

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  The 9 lines of code of Google

Are you still remembering the then hot debated news about Oracle suing Google allegedly copying a small portion of codes from Oracle's Java in 2010. At that time, Oracle experts estimated that Google owes Oracle between $1.4 billion and $6 billion in damages if liable. But the court thought Oracle was eligible only for statutory damages for that copying, which were not expected to exceed a few hundred thousand dollars. At last, Oracle agreed the zero damage result. Are you curious about whi...

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  C++ and Java over Python in Google products

In Google, most of the products are written in C++ and Java. They usually don't choose Python to write their product stack. What's behind the decision to choose one language over the other in Google? Let's get to read some opinions from Robert Love, a Google software engineer. Love said he couldn't imagine writing let alone maintaining a large software stack in Python. They use C++, Go, and Java for production software systems, with Python employed for scripting, testing, and tooling.There are a...

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  What has Google done on improving programming languages

Google is now becoming the most innovative IT company in the world. Every now and then they would deliver one revolutionary product to us such as Google Glass, Google Fiber, Automatic Mobile Cars etc. All these great products are backed up by the powerful software system built into. Google has used many programming languages to develop these software and they have put much resource in improving the programming languages they use and we use today. What has Google done in improving programming lan...

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  Google has done more for the world with ngrams

Data is valuable asset for a company in the Internet world. With data of users, a company can gain lots of benefits. They can push specified ads to users by analyzing user behaviors, they can even sell the data to third parties. Data is very important for a company's success, so some companies will keep their data secret in order to gain advantages over competitors. However, Google seems do it in another way. Google shared their ngrams text corpus publicly, which basically contains valuable info...

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  The worst part working at Google

Google is rated as the best employer to work for in last few years. This is because Google provides not only flexible working environment but also attractive welfare. For the benefits of working at Google, you can find many posts online. However, is there any bad part to work at Google? The answer is YES. There is no perfect company in the world, there are also bad parts working at Google.  The worst part of working at Google, for many people is that they're overqualified for their job. Goo...

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