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Google's new web browser launches tomorrow

Google is launching their own open-source web browser tomorrow in 100 countries. The browser's called Google Chrome, and there's several reasons they decided to build their own (based on Webkit) rather than just latch on to Firefox. The perceived need for a new browser was prompted by the new...



Gmail adds color options to labels

For those that use labels in Gmail, this new feature is pretty cool and useful. For those that don't know, Gmail uses labels instead of folders - the benefit of that is you can tag an email with multiple labels so it's like putting the email in multiple folders without actually creating a bunch of copies...



Google Maps can be embedded now

At last, Google Maps can be embedded on webpages using a much simpler method than using their API. Previously you would have to apply for an API key and write some code to place points/shapes on the map. Now you can click on the "Link to this page" link on any kind of map (businesses, directions, MyMaps)...



Color Your iGoogle page, gadgets [Update: 2/10/10]

Update: To users of this gadget: Google has deprecated their old Gadget API. The new API does not support changing the styles of the iGoogle page, so this gadget will no longer work and I cannot update it to make it work either. I heavily relied on it to make my page look the way I wanted as I'm sure...



The Bourne Ultimatum movie game on Google [Update]

Remember when Google had the Da Vinci Code Quest? Dave and I know it all too well. It was a bunch of puzzles created to promote both the Da Vinci Code movie and Google's various services. It looks like they're going to do something similar for the upcoming Bourne movie, The Bourne Ultimatum. No word...



The Google Talk gadget now has group chat

This is a pretty interesting development, because it seemed to be a long requested feature. Google Blogoscoped is reporting that Google Talk now has group chat. The weird thing is there's now more features in the browser version (that appears in Gmail or you can add to your iGoogle page) than in the...



Google Maps adds street-level views to some cities

This is awesome, though not very surprising. It's been a long wait for getting some 3D information in online maps, and Amazon's a9 service was one of the first to show street-level maps. In those, the maps would display pictures of the stores and buildings along a side of the street, and you could use...



We want better maps!

Come on Google...I like that you've added pseudo-3D views for buildings in downtown Chicago, but Tokyo's destroying us with map features! They not only get the building images, theirs are colored by category (i.e. hotels are all green) and they have mini-icons for restaurants and stores! Google US needs...



Google launches free wireless internet service!

Today Google launched Google TiSP, a free, in-home wireless internet service. From their page: Sick of paying for broadband that you have to, well, pay for? Introducing Google TiSP (BETA), our new FREE in-home wireless broadband service. Sign up today and we'll send you your TiSP self-installation...



Google Talk on Personalized Homepage

First there was the standalone Google Talk program, which at the time seemed like a crippled version of AIM and not all that useful. Then they went and integrated with Gmail and it became a much bigger deal. You could save your conversations in Gmail and chat without an additional program. Now the Talk...



New Gmail Quotas

The Gmail login page updated to reflect new targets for the amount of space each account gets. The counter on that page is always counting up, and you can actually see what it is counting to. With the new update, here's the new space targets and how many days until that much space is hit by the counter...



Google (finally!) adds real-time traffic to Google Maps

Yahoo has had this feature for months, and even Google Mobile has had it! But finally, Google has added real-time traffic to Google Maps. According to their blog: For more than 30 major U.S. cities, you can now see up-to-date traffic conditions to help you plan your schedule and route. If you're in...



Google Docs and Spreadsheets

In case you weren't already aware, there was a company called Writely that Google acquired. They made a web word processor, allowing you to create and store documents online, so you could then access and edit them from anywhere. Pretty nifty. Then Google created Google Spreadsheets which provided essentially...



Google's Online GDrive storage (codenamed Platypus) is coming soon! [Update]

There has been rumor for a long time that Google was coming out with an online file storage service, but now there's some definitive proof of it and what it's capable of. By going to one of the pages on the writely.com domain, there's a test page for Platypus (GDrive). In case it disappears, here's a...



Google Calendar released (finally!)

Today Google released Google Calendar (after months of hype and fake screenshots), which is a pretty sweet application from what I can tell with just a bit of playing around. It promises integration with Gmail, even able to grab appointments out of emails and allowing you to add them to your calendar....



Google gives up on search

In a surprising move, Google has decided to remove their search pages, saying they would rather go out while on top than get beat by Yahoo, MSN, and Ask further down the road. A spokesman said, "Google's at its peak right now, and we think it's all downhill from here. So we pulled a Seinfeld and we're...



Strange Google Olympics logo

Looks like something screwy is going on with Google's olympic logos: A search results page - see the logo in the top left? (Click to enlarge) The image at http://www.google.com/logos/olympics06_hockey_res.gif as of this posting: Update: Looks like this may have been an image...



Google Page Creator launched

That's right, Google just unveiled Google Page Creator, with 100MB free storage and a WYSIWYG editor. They claim the product is still in early testing, so expect some hiccups (more than their usual beta disclaimers). But it's easy to use, and you don't have to know how to code anything if you don't want...



Gmail chat coming soon!

I logged into my gmail inbox today, and noticed a new link on the left sidebar along with "Inbox," "Sent Mail," and the others - it said "Chats." Clicking it revealed a message that said "Get Google Talk so you can chat and make free voice calls with friends. Your Google Talk chat history can be automatically...



Google Base goes online

Since yesterday, a new Google service called Google Base leaked and has since been off and back online repeatedly. The service is similar to craigslist.org in that you can put up things like items for sale and other people can search for them. From their page: Google Base is Google's database into...



Google releases Desktop 2

Yahoo reports: "Google Inc. updated its software for searching PC hard drives and the Internet, giving the free program a new look and adding tools that deliver personalized information based on a user's Web surfing habits. The latest Google offering includes several twists. Beyond providing search...