Searching the Internet B.G. (Before Google) – Input Output

Google, History
Searching the Internet B.G. (Before Google) - Input Output: The first major search advance was Archie, which beginning in 1990 made it possible to search through a site’s file directories. Archie was painful to use, but compared to what we had been dealing with, it was wonderful. Archie was quickly followed by the University of Nevada System Computing Services' Veronica, which tried to provide Archie-style searches for plain text files. (Via h30565.www3.hp.com)
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ICAD Kinect Demos….

Arduino, Bluetooth, Canon, Computer Vision, Electronics, Gesture, Google, graphics, image recognition, Kinect, Physical Computing, Research, robotics, Ryerson University, Second Life, Technology
On May 17, 2011 Ryersons' Interactive Computing Applications and Design Group (ICAD) demonstrated their latest projects. The session starts with a demonstration of using Microsoft Kinect hardware to control a computer mouse. Next, the group shows the use of a gestural interface to control Google Earth, followed by a demo of using Kinect to control a avatar in Second Life. The session continues with a demonstration of a potential application to control a small arduino based robot over bluetooth using gestures. Following this the ICAD staff show the use of Kinect as a tracking and control mechanism for a Point-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. This approach allows them to track up to five people without active trackers. The data from the Kinect camera is used to instruct the PTZ camera where to…
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WordPress import plugin for blogger fix….

Blogger, Google, php, wordpress
Version 0.2 of the blogger plugin for wordpress 3.x has a small little bug in it that produces the following error:Something went wrong. If the problem persists, send this info to support:HTTP/1.0 403 Invalid AuthSub token.Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8Content-Length: 167Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 20:16:35 GMTExpires: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 20:16:35 GMTCache-Control: private, max-age=0X-Content-Type-Options: nosniffX-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=blockServer: GSE<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Invalid AuthSub token.</TITLE></HEAD><BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#000000"><H1>Invalid AuthSub token.</H1><H2>Error 403</H2></BODY></HTML>I've been banging my head against the wall trying to figure out what's wrong with their code and I think I've found a fix (atleast until version 0.3 of the plugin comes out at which time this fix will not apply anymore.....hopefully).The problem is with the regex code in the auth() function of the blogger-importer.php plugin. So edit this file and make the following changes:1) Line 99:OLD:…
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@Google: I’m Canadian and I want my Google TV NOW!!!!

Apple, Google, rant
I don't understand what's wrong with companies today. I, like the rest of you have been following the Google I/O conference announcements for the past couple of days and just heard about Google TV today (yeah I know a bit behind in my feed). I was all excited and was thinking of all the possibilities (think: googletalk, conferencing, streaming ppv, cloud based gaming, etc.). Then, later on, I came across a partner announcement from Logitech....Wow, wait a sec, the mouse company? Yep, it makes sense, they make webcams, keyboards and mice and have in the recent years boughtup Harmony, the guys who make the cool super-nerdy TV remotes. At this point I decide to take a look around the Logitech website and I come across this:Q: What will I need…
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How to view slashdotted sites….

Google, Tip
This is a quick tip I came across while trying to get to a site that had gone down due too much traffic. Seems to work in most situations, unless the site was brand spanking new or something.Method 1: You can do a google search for the following cache:nerdlogger.com where nerdlogger.com would be the downed site.Method 2: You can add .nyud.net to the end of the URL address (ie: go to http://www.nerdlogger.com.nyud.net/ instead of http://www.nerdlogger.com) to see if Coral Content Distribution Network has a cached copy of it.Hope this helps.....
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Google adds Auto Captioning to YouTube…..

Disruptive Technology, Google
Wow.....Another amazing feature brought to you just in time for X-Mas by the google.....Auto Captioning or Auto-Cap. You might be wondering Caption-Schmaption.....Why? Well first on the list would be accessibility which is self explanatory, but also searchability and auto-translation. You see once a video has been captioned, google can provide searchability, you can do word searches and literally jump to the point in video where the word is mentioned.....That's really cool. Auto-translation is another natural fit, once you've got the english captions, you can do machine translation to any of the other 51 languages google translation engine supports.To achieve this google combined their automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology with the YouTube caption system to offer automatic captions. Auto-caps uses the same voice recognition algorithms in Google Voice to automatically generate…
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Get Wavy…..

Disruptive Technology, Google
Yep, google has taken the giant step for mankind and introduced their collaboration platform....Wave. This is absolutely amazing. A mixture of Email, IM, Bulletin Boards, Versioning System, Wiki with a dash of google magic.....Man I can't wait for my account.....Oh and did I mention it's Free and Open Source. Yes, google is giving it away for you to install/play with on your own server. The introduction video is longish but definitely well worth the time. It's out of this world......BTW.....ROSY F*CKING ROCKS.....Go and check it out at about 1:12:00 into the video.
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Could this be the Google Tablet…..

Android, Google, Linux, Opensource, projector
Not too sure, but the Zoom OMAP34x-II Mobile Development Platform looks too "finished/flashy" to be a Mobile Development Platform (MDP). I guess time will tell......For now we can all drool over the pics....and btw, if you have $1150, you can beat the crowd and own one today.Out of the box features of the Zoom OMAP34x-II MDP :4.1" WVGA multi-touch display with a QWERTY keypad in a landscape, handheld form factorHigh performance OMAP3430 applications processor that supports up to 720p HD video encode/decodeSupport for popular leading mobile operating systems, including Android Mobile Platform, Linux, LiMo, Symbian OS and Microsoft(r) Windows(r) MobileWireless connectivity technology from TI, including WiLinkTM 6.0 (WL1271), a single chip with Wi-Fi(r), Bluetooth(r) and FM functionality; and NaviLinkTM GPS functionality8-megapixel camera sensorOptional 3G modem solution, as well as flexibility to…
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