Two years ago, Google sent out an army of hybrid electric automobiles, each one bearing nine cameras on a single pole. Armed with a GPS and three laser range scanners, this fleet of cars began an endless quest to photograph every highway and byway in the free world. via IMG MGMT: The Nine Eyes of [...] Read more – ‘The Nine Eyes of Google Street View’.
Traditionally, Java programmers enforced preconditions using explicit parameter validation code in public methods, and assertions in non-public methods. Likewise, they enforced invariants and postconditions using assertions. This approach is described in detail here. Since then, new features in Java 5 have enabled a more convenient and expressive implementation of contracts. Contracts for Java is our [...] Read more – ‘Google Contracts for Java’.
Recently I’ve been pondering about the languages and translation etc. I’ve always been thinking that using efficient and beautiful language constructs is esoteric. As result, I’m very skeptical about any machine or program (in my lifetime at least) produce anything even remotely equal to a human mind when translating something from one language to the [...] Read more – ‘On Google Translate’.
Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked. We don’t plan to continue developing Wave as a standalone product, but we will maintain the site at least through the end of the year and extend the technology for use in other Google projects. The central parts of the code, as well as [...] Read more – ‘Google finally gets rid of wave’.
Google has turned 10. And the search index of 2001 is available online for a month. I tried searching for my name, and the message I posted on 3rd March 2000 is the first link. And firstname.lastname@example.org was my primary email address in those days . And here’s proof of my existence (online) in 2000. [...] Read more – ‘Googling for my name in 2001’.
I used Keyhole – a 3D – Satellite-World Viewer software, after it has been acquired by google. It was the trail edition then. Now its been rebranded to Google Earth and like all other google tools its FREE! You can download it from here. Its one of the most interesting software I’ve ever seen. You [...] Read more – ‘KeyHole is now Google Earth’.