TheTechTalker.com

A blog for technology, life, music, humor and much more

Google’s office in Hong Kong

Google’s offices are generally extravagant, but the Hong Kong office is an exception. This one is just basically a normal office, with Googly colors splashed around for good measure. Usual stuff like good pantry and games are still there.

Take a look…

Via: Office Snapshots

Add to FacebookAdd to NewsvineAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to Ma.gnoliaAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Furl

March 11, 2010 Posted by | General, Google, Pictures | , , , | 4 Comments

Google Chrome now available for Mac and Linux

Google_Mac_Icon Great news for Mac & Linux users. Google Chrome can now be downloaded to be used on Mac & Linux systems.

This is basically a Developer version and Google recommends NOT TO DOWNLOAD, unless, you are a developer, as the browser can crash.

Google Chrome for Windows has been in use for a while now.
If you are looking to install Chrome on a USB stick, check out Portable Google Chrome.

Download Link for Mac
System Requirements: Requires Intel CPU and Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later

Download Links for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux
System Requirements: Requires 32 or 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04 or later, or 32 bit Debian 5

Screenshot of Google Chrome for Mac OSX

GoogleChromeMac

Screenshot of Google Chrome for Linux

GoogleChromeLinux

A Beta version of Google Chrome for Mac & Linux users is coming shortly ..

Add to FacebookAdd to NewsvineAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to Ma.gnoliaAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Furl

Expanding…

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Browser, Google, Internet, Linux, Mac, OpenSource, Portable, Software, Technology, Windows | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chat with Yahoo, MSN Buddies Using Gtalk

Psi Instant messaging is the most popular means of communications over the internet today. A few years ago, there were only a handful of messaging services to choose from, but now there are so many that it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of and chat with all your buddies who use different messaging services.

Google has its own messenger known as Google Talk, but it also allows users to chat right inside the internet browser. The chats get saved and became searchable in the mail, which is one reason why many people moved to Google Talk. A couple of years ago, Google Talk opened up their chat protocol to Jabber networks, which has paved the way for Google Talk users to chat with their buddies on AIM, MSN, Yahoo or even ICQ. Read on to find out how it can be done.

You require Psi, which is a free Jabber client, and Google Talk to achieve this. Psi can be downloaded from http://psi-im.org, and Google Talk, which can be downloaded from http://talk.google.com. Install these two IM clients and proceed with configuration.

Read full story @ TechTree.com

Add to FacebookAdd to NewsvineAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to Ma.gnoliaAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Furl

May 26, 2009 Posted by | Google, OpenSource, Software, Technology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Look.fo – Simplify Linking To Google Searches

Everybody hates having to copy and paste a link to a Google search? The URLs are often so long, that you can’t cut and paste the whole thing. If you’re having that problem, you should see the simple solution provided by Look.fo. With this site, you’ll be able to create simple links to Google search results, which are much easier to share through any IM client or Twitter. Now, when you want to share a Google search, you can tell your friends to just look.fo/(search keywords). I’ve been trying it out for sometime and it makes sharing Google searches a lot simpler.

This is one of those sites that seem so simple yet they’re very useful. You’ll be quickly drawn in to the site’s simplicity and high usefulness factor. When in doubt, just “Look Fo It”.

Features:
* Get short links for Google search results.
* Create as many short links as you like.
* No sign-up needed.

look-foI tried Look.fo out with something easy like “TheTechTalker” and the site performed well.  It quickly formed the URL (http://look.fo/thetechtalker) and the Google search results it returned were accurate enough for me to justify sending that to someone who wants to know more about TheTechTalker.com.

Similarly use http://look.fo/microsoft for search results of ‘Microsoft’. Also, for specific Youtube, Wikipedia and Dictionary Definitions searches:

* For Youtube searches, http://look.fo/youtube-queen
* For Wikipedia entries, http://look.fo/wiki-blogging
* For Dictionary definitions, http://look.fo/define-freaky

Checkout Look.fo for easy sharing of Google Search result URLs. Something different or one should say – a twist in usual URL snipping service!

Add to FacebookAdd to NewsvineAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to Ma.gnoliaAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Furl

February 19, 2009 Posted by | Blogging, Google, Internet, Technology, Web 2.0 | , , , , | 6 Comments

Google Phone – Soon showing in a store near you

A mobile telephone tailored to run on Google’s Android software made its debut in New York City on September 23rd.
US telecom carrier T-Mobile has unveiled on September 23 a “Google phone” built by Taiwanese firm HTC and will have the device for sale in stores as early as October.

Yes, World’s first Android-powered phone – Also called the GPhone or T-Mobile G1

Google is hoping Android will become the dominant operating system for mobile phones. It is designed to improve the speed and quality of   using the Internet on handsets.

Android is being developed as an “open source” platform, meaning anyone is free to use the technology to make mobile telephones compatible with the networks of multiple carriers.
Google announced Android plans late last year and analysts reacted by saying it could potentially transform the mobile telephone market by providing service supported by advertising instead of subscription fees.

Read more on Google’s Blog
Article in an Indian Newpaper
More info: First ImpressionSpecs & PricingView Pictures

Add to FacebookAdd to NewsvineAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to Ma.gnoliaAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Furl

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets, Google, OpenSource | , , , , , , | Leave a comment