Friday, June 18, 2010

Best China News Sources Online?

My Friend recommended CNTV -- do you know of any others? Are there representatives of types such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Mother Jones? 

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

*Flock Adopts the Open Source Chromium Platform*


Flock Taps Google's Chromium to Bring Speed and Social to the Browser

Remember Flock? I played with it a few years ago but it failed to woo me away from Firefox.

Chris Crum's report, headline linked above, is actually more interesting to me as a Chrome OS market-share update. 

But I may just have to give Flock another spin. Are you interested in Flock? Have you been using it lately? How do you like the new compared with the old?

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

*Google Gravity*

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

*Learn About HTML5 and the Future of the Web*

Search result from Google Buzz for HTML5
Google Developers on YouTube present:

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*Where to Put Your Internet Finds*

As new blogger I'm interested in how to organize my Internet discoveries for posting when I want. This looks like an easy, workable solution. 

Use Evernote & Google RSS Reader to Create Your Own Knowledge Base

There is a lot more good stuff at Joe's blog!

Linda Lawrey is always sharing good tips on Google Buzz! Hey, Linda! 
--And thanks, Joe Mezzanini!

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Remotely Access Another Computer

Our laptop can now view our desktop pc's monitor and control the pc. A selected folder will be synched every 24 hours. I can log in to my pc from any computer. Gbridge was so easy to set up and use--less than 30 minutes. 
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Expo 2010 Shanghai China USA Pavilion

Here in Seattle, we're not hearing much about the Expo, not even on National Public Radio.
Glad to learn about it from Google Buzz. 

See Google Maps in Gmail

Google Maps previews in Gmail and Google Buzz

Monday, June 07, 2010 | 4:05 PM

I often receive emails containing addresses in them — where to meet for dinner, the location of my friend's new apartment, etc. To find out where these places actually are, I have to copy the address, open up Google Maps, and paste it in. Today, we're making it easier to see maps of all the addresses you receive in Gmail and Google Buzz.

Enable "Google Maps previews in mail" from the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, and any time you receive an address or a Google Maps link in an email, a preview will appear containing an interactive Google Map of that location. Any Google Maps URL will work, but we currently only extract US addresses (we're working on making addresses around the world work).

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Friday, June 11, 2010



June 11, 2010: The HTC EVO 4G smartphone just launched, and reports are circulating that it's sold out nationwide. Sprint has reported that the EVO is breaking all its previous sales records -- although it inadvertently inflated -- and quickly corrected -- figures for first-day sales on Monday.
The EVO has a 4.3-inch screen, dual cameras -- an 8.0 megapixel primary and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera -- GPS, stereo Bluetooth, video sharing over Qik, Google mobile services, social media integration with Twitter, Flickr, and other services -- and a built- kickstand, to make watching video easier.
Though it's designed for 4G, the EVO is also doing well in non-4G markets, Sprint Nextel CFO Bob Brust told the Kansas City Business Journal. He also said the company is working hard to remedy the shortages. The Sprint 4G network, set up with partner Clearwire Corp., is in markets covering about 44 million people and may nearly triple by the end of this year.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


This innovation gives you 52 bookmarks at-a-glance, great for a browser home page. Since you can save and share sets, it's also useful for collaborating about a topic. 

Click on the title of this post or the image for a link to the whole story. 
Thanks to Louis Gray on Google Buzz!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy 4-Month Birthday Google Buzz!

Thanks, Buzz Team

What U Say? -- an animated gif here in Blogger
is also a great early Buzz thread for chat, 
including this "Magic" and even Blonde Jokes -- 
TY Payal Sharma

To learn more and have more fun with it

Follow on Buzz

Friday, June 4, 2010

xRez Studio--extreme resolution gigapixel photography

xRez Gigapixel Images -- another frontier in the world of images
Enjoy exploring this site!

Thanks to Hamish W for posting on Google Buzz


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Learning about China; chinaSMACK

Last weekend I became friends with an articulate Chinese man who kept returning our conversation to classical China. China today is a complex conversation! It's changing faster than most developing nations, with arguably the greatest impact on the world community.
A Bitter Revolution was a great read, describing cultural, political and economic events in the 20th century in broad strokes.
China had to learn how to learn technology after being closed for so long. Consider how the Family exists within the State and its course of change. The Party and its authority are controversial and Chinese people I've met are mostly fatalistic about government. Like a lot of Americans. A Bitter Revolution was a great primer and created empathy.

Today I discovered chinaSMACK "Popular Chinese internet news, stories, pictures, videos, bloggers, memes & trends translated into English along with real Chinese netizen reactions " It's fun and very pop-culture.

Having read The Marcos Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave, I just started The Soong Dynasty, another account of the United States' capricious influence, this time in China. It is investigative journalism at its most entertaining. Feeling kind of worn out by the Tea Party nonsense, Obama's struggles and our military burdens always in the news -- it's more fun to follow China.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Billboard Illusion

Click on the picture to visit the web site for more