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  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...

   Chrome,translation,disable     2015-01-06 06:37:45


  Google+ doesn't support Firefox 23?


Mozilla just released a new version of Firefox--Firefox 23, but after upgrading to the new version. We cannot login to Google+ anymore, instead it will show a page which says "Your browser is no longer supported" and it gives some choices to download new web browsers. It also allows to download Firefox. But the thing is we have updated to the latest version. Also when clicking on the "Download Firefox" link, it is redirected to the download Firefox for Android page, is it weird? Is this becaus...

   Firefox 23,Google+     2013-08-10 21:46:27


  Google CEO : Facebook holds its users hostage


Google CEO Larry Page claimed in a media interview recently that it’s unfortunate that Facebook has been pretty closed with their data while Google is in the business of searching dataPage has been attacking Facebook ban on the search engine to search its data. In fact, the battle between the two sides has been going on for several years, and in June 2011 Google launched its social networking service Google+ which somehow further exacerbated the tension. On Monday, Page, in an interview with...

   Google,Facebook,Hostage,Larry Page     2012-05-23 05:58:07


  It's Official: Google Today Is Just Where Microsoft Was in 1999


Google (GOOG) looks a lot more vulnerable to the accusation that it’s become the new Microsoft (MSFT) today compared to even a year ago.Several people have said that Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have sought to build their company so that it wouldn’t make the mistakes that Microsoft did in the 1990s. Well, surprise, Google today seems a heck of a lot similar to where Microsoft was right in 1999 – the year after Google was founded. Want proof? Here are 7 similarities:...

   Google,Microsft,Similarities     2012-04-17 06:55:41


  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