Archive for October, 2009
Google, aiming to revolutionize the way people communicate online, has recently introduced an online application named Google Wave. The online tool will store a thread of data, document the history of a conversation and keep it on a server that runs on a Wave Protocol.
The wave protocol is related to cloud computing in which the users save, retrieve and work on data and applications on remote computers rather than the local hard drives. It is widely believed that future is for cloud computing in which users don’t need to download anything and everything can be done online. The operating system Google is planning to release, Chrome OS, is also based on the similar conceptual framework.
The widely used and most popular online communication tool ‘email’ was first introduced more than 40 years ago and it has little changed in the four decades. Emails are stored in server and are transferred to the users’ computer on request. However, Google Wave allows users to collaborate in real time. Users can see how and when things change and respond as required.
Email didn’t replace snail-mail but it sure did reduce the mail-box load. Now, it might be Email’s turn to shed some weight in the inbox.
Google Australia first proposed Google Wave in 2007. It is told that 100,000 beta users are testing the service currently. The service currently is invitation only. If you want to test it, you can also request an invite by visiting wave.google.com.
When it comes to the quality of life, Norway enjoys the world’s highest ranking country according to a United Nations agency. The annual Human Development Index prepared by the UN Development Program found that the country with the worst quality of life is Niger with life expectancy of just over 50 years. The Index was prepared by taking life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and per capita gross domestic product in 182 countries.
The second best in the list was Australia followed by Iceland. Canada ranked fourth (not bad!) and the United States was in 13th place.
Trends in the index since 1980 showed an average improvement of 15 per cent in countries’ scores. The greatest long-term improvements have been shown by China, Iran and Nepal, but progress has been concentrated in education and health rather than income, said the UN agency. (source)
Today on the Yahoo’s homepage page a picture of a child was posted with link to the video in Yahoo Video.
The caption: "The best laugh? Funny giggle a must-watch hit … This spotlight-loving toddler is guaranteed to have you smiling big in mere seconds."
I watched the video and didnt find it that impressive. The baby is cute but is it a front page matter for the most visited portal? (Mine was Canadian version.) That reminded me of a funny kiddy laugh in YouTube that I watched long time back. I am posting both of them for you to compare.
Which one do you think is the funniest? First, from YouTube. Second, the one Yahoo think is funniest, featured on Yahoo front page.
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