Google Maps in the Amazons
Thanks to the efforts of the Google Maps Team, you can now visit parts of the Amazon Basin including the Rio Negro tributary and the surrounding communities.
Google's Mystical GDrive Might Soon Be a Reality
And speaking of Google, according to Om Malik of GigaOm, Google's answer to the mighty Dropbox could possibly be announced this April 2012:
According to the details from my sources, Google is going to offer 1 Gb of storage space for free, but will charge for more storage. The market leader Dropbox currently offers 2 Gb for free. Google?s product will come with a local client and the web interface will look much like the Google Docs interface. Interestingly, it will launch for Google Apps customers and will be domain specific as well. Google has also built an API for third party apps with this service so folks can store content from other apps in the Google drive. My sources are impressed, so far with what they have seen.
Foamicate: Authentication Without Passwords
The Foamicate site is intriguing: it promises a system for authenticating users without the need for passwords:
[Foamicate] uses public key cryptography and RSA authentication. These technologies allow users to be authenticated securely and more easily than with traditional passwords.
The server authenticates the client and uses the public key to associate the client with an account. The addon then takes the user to a url based on success or failure.
|Rumpetroll: Social Networking for Scandinavian Sperms?|
|Online Retailer Starts Charging Internet Explorer 7 Tax|
|The Happiness Machine|
|Should Google Flag Bogus Websites?|
|Termite-Inspired Autonomous Robotic Construction Crew|
|“The release of methane from hydrate may be apocalyptic.”|
|Unboxing a Factory Sealed IBM Compatible PC from 1988|
|The Unknown Reader|
|Reviewing Counterfeit Toys Made in China|
|James Charles' Pop Culture Dollars|
|"This very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age."|
|“There was not only automation but where the suggestion that humans had any control [...] was absent too.”|
|"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."|
|"Fossil fuel executives want to get a piece of the clean-energy business."|
|“You can make spaceships much bigger than anything we’ve seen so far in history.”|