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Facebook Places Explained (video)

24. August 2010

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So everyone who reads Digital Buzz would have heard about Facebook Places by now, but really, unless you’re in the US, you’ve not had an opportunity to experience exactly what Facebook Places is. So here is the demo video from the official Facebook YouTube Channel. Facebook Places to me, will ultimately kill off Gowalla & Foursquare over [...]

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YouTube Opens Video Rental Store

27. April 2010

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Last week some time Google quietly opened it’s own online video rental store, with most titles at $1.99 and ofcourse its Google Checkout only! Unfortunately, like most new things, particularly around media content, it’s only available in the US for the moment but if you want to check out the store, just Google it, click on the cached version [...]

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Adobe CS5: New Content Aware Fill Tool

25. March 2010

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If you love Photoshop, you’ll be in love with this new tool due out in the April release of Adobe CS5. It’s called the “Content Aware Fill” tool and is about 1000x smarter than your spot healing brush. It can now calculate a much more realistic visual of what is behind any object, so removing just about anything [...]

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iTunes Store Reaches 10 Billion Downloads

25. February 2010

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Apple’s iTunes Store has reached a huge milestone: 10 billion music downloads since opening on April 28, 2003. Back then there was about 200,000 songs to choose from. Today music isn’t all they sell; with the evolution of the iPod and the creation of new products such as the AppleTV, iPhone, iPod touch and soon [...]

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Microsoft: Augmented-Reality Maps

18. February 2010

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I guess everyone knows TED Conferences, remarkable speakers from around the world talks about new technologies, future of entertainment, design, science and global issues. Two days ago I watched a video from TED 2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas from Microsoft Live Labs has an impressive talk about their new technology: Augmented-Reality Maps. This technology creates [...]

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Google Real Time Twitter Search Results

3. January 2010

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I’ve been enjoying how Google’s deal with Twitter has been integrated into the results over the last few months, if you’ve noticed, at the bottom of a search results page, you’ll get what’s know as the “latest results” for that keyword. Now, it’s not actually exclusively twitter (which I also like) as it pulls in blog [...]

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Google’s New QR Codes For Local Businesses

14. December 2009

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I’m not yet sold on QR codes, but I’m warming pretty quickly. QR codes are huge in Japan, but in places like Europe, America and Australia, they are still just scratching the surface… Well that will be the case until Google rolls out their new “Google Favourite Places” program for local businesses around the world, [...]

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Google Maps Streetview GPS Navigation Demo

8. November 2009

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If you’ve been considering the new Droid phone, then this is going to be your new inbuilt GPS app! Google Maps streetview GPS is in beta and should ship with the new Droid phone on the opensource Android 2.0 platform. The video above is a demonstration from the Google product team running the navigation project [...]

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Google: The Web In 5 Years From Now

29. October 2009

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Following on from the post below, I thought this is a little more palatable… It’s a 6 minute TubeChop of the interview where Gartner ask Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, what he thinks the web will be like in 5 years time! It’s not a super techy interview, so everyone should be get a little [...]

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Gartner Analysts Interview Google CEO (45mins)

29. October 2009

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Every year there is a massive IT Conference / Expo called Symposium that is for the top end of the tech town, your CIO’s and Tech directors .etc and the biggest feature this year was a 45 minute interview of Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google on all sorts of interesting things… If you’ve got the [...]

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