Musings of a Badger

Google New – New stuff from Google

Posted in Digital, Search by musingsofabadger on September 28, 2010

Google have launched the imaginatively titled ‘Google new‘ – a useful place to find out about new products, features etc from the search giant.  Worth a quick look if you use search/gmail/docs/maps etc etc etc

Google can read your mind..

Posted in Badgers, Digital, Search by musingsofabadger on November 19, 2009

But some of the results can be a little random. Does this badger remind you of Jesus?? Bizarre but it made me smile. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/19/google-suggest-guessing-thoughts

Google Wave App Store

Posted in Digital, Innovation, Mobile, Search by musingsofabadger on October 28, 2009

Google takes on apple – but Wave still not live…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/oct/28/google-wave-application-store

 

Google Wave is coming

Posted in Digital, Innovation, Search by musingsofabadger on May 29, 2009

Time will tell how this will be accepted and rolled out but I’m sure once we’re allowed to use it all will come clear. In the meantime there’s more info on it here: http://mashable.com/2009/05/28/google-wave/

TinEye – Reverse image search engine

Posted in Digital, Photos, Search by musingsofabadger on January 6, 2009

An unnamed client once asked me ‘why should I pay for an image for an ad campaign, can’t you just get it free off the web? No one will ever know!’.  Now I’m speculating here but in these times where pennies are being pinched, I can imagine this is a conversation that isn’t unfamiliar to agency folk.  Next time it happens – send them a link to this site: http://www.tineye.com/

To quote the company: ‘TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks’.  Nice.