Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google releases SketchUp v8

It seems Google has quietly released a new major upgrade for SketchUp that includes model geolocation, color imagery, and a new tool called ‘Building Maker’.  They’ve added improved tools for photo matching, and all around seem to have done a good job of adapting SketchUp to be a great tool for architectural modeling. The pro […]

Tracking Google’s Acquisitions

Tracking Google’s Acquisitions.


Understanding Google PageRank

Understanding Google PageRank | Google PageRank Infographic | Add This Infographic to Your Website.

Google’s Long History of Social Media Attempts

Google’s Long History of Social Media Attempts [INFOGRAPHIC].


Modern History of Human Communication, via Google

Google Voice for everyone – Official Google Mobile Blog.

Creating Easy Google Heatmaps

Next time you want to quickly and easily throw a heatmap over a Google Map, you might want to check out “heatMAP” from Differential Enterprises.  A simple tool that can pull lat/long and value data from any HTTP Post request (and many other sources), it makes the entire process trivial. The user (or web developer) […]


Is Google’s WebM as free as they claim?

Barely a day after Google announced they would be opening VP8 to the world via their WebM initiative, lawyers for all the major codec agencies got together to start talking about how it’s not as free as Google would like it to be.  The MPEG LA group is already talking about creation of a ‘patent […]

H.264 and VP8 Compared

VP8 is an open source video codec owned by Google, which they received when they acquired On2 Technologies. There is a major push behind VP8 to be used as the codec for HTML5, especially on YouTube. However, there are several questions about the quality of VP8, especially in high motion scenes. Author Jan Ozer takes […]

NVIDIA Tegra 2 Prototype Tablet Running Backbreaker at Google I/O 2010

Wow! This looks interesting! An Nvidia Tegra 2 tablet is being shown at Google I/O 2010. Pleasant surprise at Google I/O to come across a brand new prototype from NVIDIA a Tegra 2 tablet. I tried to get do a device walk through on camera, but that was a no no, so you’ll have to […]

Google Announces The WebM Project

It’s been a while since Google bought On2, and today at the I/O event they’ve finally announced what they plan to do with it: Release it back into the wild as Open-Source video codec WebM. WebM is an open, royalty-free, media file format designed for the web. WebM defines the file container structure, video and […]


Google Darkens The future of O3D

Google has just made the official announcement that they are ending the ambitious O3D project. Originally conceived as a cross-platform plugin to bring hardware-accelerated 3D to all browsers, WebGL has made major inroads into that space and has the likes of NVidia, Apple (Safari), Microsoft, and the Khronos group behind it.  With that in mind, […]

Top 35 Flickr Groups for Infographics and Data Visualization

The Inspired Mag has compiled a great list of Flickr and Google Groups that showcase a wide variety of information graphics and visualization all ready for your perusal. Today, we bring you a major round-up of the best 35 Flickr Groups to find all kinds of designs, either from major newspapers and magazine, personal portfolios […]