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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...

   Ngram,NLP,Data     2013-12-12 07:56:02


  Measure the improvement of Google search algorithm


On the day of Google's 15th birthday, Google released its new "Hummingbird" search algorithm, this is the first time that Google changes its search algorithm since 2010 after the Caffeine algorithm. It will affect 90% of search results, according to Amit Singhal, Lead of Google Search. Some may be curious about how Google measures the improvement of a new search algorithm. There are many factors need to be considered, for example, accuracy, relevance, search depth etc. According to Amit Singhal...

   Google search,Algorithm, improvement     2013-09-29 23:25:53


  What surprise Google brings us in Nexus 5?


Because Nexus 4 performed well after release, many people are confident of the performance of the upcoming Nexus 5. It is manufactured by LG and equipped with attractive configurations. LG Nexus 5 will have Android 5 installed, as for hardware, it will have a 5.2 inch screen with a resolution of 1920x1080  Also the processor will be a 2.3GHz Quad-Core processor. The exciting part is it has a 4GB(Some says it's 3GB) memory which is larger than almost all current Android devices which have 2G...

   Nexus 5,Google,LG     2013-04-08 07:37:41


  Crash your Chrome with %%30%30


Have you ever wondered a simple string can crash one of the most sophisticated designed web browsers -- Chrome? There is a finding from Andris Atteka who found that a null string "%%30%30" appended to an URL can crash Chrome. For example, if you have below URL in your browser address bar or you mouse over below URL, Chrome will crash: http://www.pixelstech.net/%%30%30 When the browser crashed, it may show : Or on Windows, you will see : This bug has been reported to Google at Is...

   CRASH,SECURITY,CHROME,GOOGLE     2015-09-20 08:24:16


  Google releases new app to improve the accuracy of indoor positioning


Google Maps, Bing Maps, and some map providers have offered indoor map service such as in  the airport, major shopping malls and stadiums for some time. The problem is that these indoor maps can not precisely tell you which floor you are on a map, the GPS obviously can not work very well in this environment, WiFi and GPRS positioning is not very precise. Google announced the improvement program of Google Maps for accurate indoor positioning. The current owners of these places will cooperat...

   Google Map,Indoor service,Positioning     2012-04-08 09:46:53


  Introducing Google JS Test


Google JS Test is a JavaScript unit testing framework that runs on the V8 JavaScript Engine, the same open source project that is responsible for Google Chrome’s super-fast JS execution speed. Google JS Test is used internally by several Google projects, and we’re pleased to announce that it has been released as an open source project.Features of Google JS Test include:Extremely fast startup and execution time, without needing to run a browser.Clean, readable output in the case of ...

   Google,JavaScript,Test tool,Open source     2011-10-07 23:35:48


  TIOBE : Where is that next big programming language?


TIOBE has released the Programming Community Index for May 2012 a bit late. The top 3 languages do not change compared to last Month TIOBE : C overtakes Java as the No.1 programming language, they are still C,Java and C++. However, the share of Java is continuing dropping, Objective-C is steadily rising  Other languages which have rising trend are Visual Basic.NET,PL/SQL and Logo.The last 8 years not much has changed in the top 10 of the TIOBE index except for Objective-C (in) and Delphi...

   TIOBE,2012,May,King     2012-05-12 01:18:27


  Marissa Mayer brings 2nd Googler to Yahoo


A week ago, Anne Espiritu who was responsible for Google's public relations before leaving Google joined Yahoo, she became the first Googler Mayer brought to Yahoo. According to CNBC's Jon Fortt on Twitter, Google's former project manager Patricia Moll Kriese also left Google, formally joined Yahoo! as Senior Director of Yahoo's corporate projects.Although this news has not been confirmed by both companies, Patricia Moll Kriese's personal page on LinkedIn revealed that she left Google in August,...

   Yahoo,Marissa Mayer,Googler     2012-08-10 13:38:15


  Check out Google Reader substitutes


It's only a few hours left that Google Reader will be shut down Since Google decides to decommission such a good product, many people are disappointed about Google. The gene of Google is completely different from Facebook, The strategy of promoting Google+ everywhere is becoming a bit offensive. As a heavy user of Google Reader, people have to start looking for an alternative, Below we give a comparison of different Google Reader substitutes. And we compare them with following parameters: Lload...

   RSS reader,Google Reader,Feedly     2013-06-30 08:46:42


  How to forcibly eject a CD/DVD from a MacBook Air USB SuperDrive


So you've got a DVD stuck in the external USB SuperDrive that connects to the MacBook Air? And you've tried hitting the magic Eject button on the keyboard to no avail?And you've tried drutil tray eject at the command-line? And you've tried booting with Option held down and clicking eject? And you've tried plugging the drive into other machines (Macs, Windows PCs, Linux machines) to no avail?What do you do?Clearly you hit the physical eject button, right? Every DVD drive has one of those. On the ...

   Apple,Macbook,USB Drive,Ejection     2011-11-17 08:39:56