Tag Archives: Google

Armchair Archeology

Using satellite images from Google Maps and Google Earth, an Italian computer programmer has stumbled upon the remains of an ancient villa. Luca Mori was studying maps of the region around his town of Sorbolo, near Parma, when he noticed a prominent, oval, shaded form more than 500 metres long. It was the meander of […]

Bill Gates Says to be Evil!

Okay, not exactly. But it does make a great sound bite. From CNET.com’s interview with Bill Gates: So that would be the philosophical difference between Microsoft and what Google is up to at this point? Gates: Well, we don’t know everything they are up to, but we do know their slogan and we disagree with […]

How much does Google know?

A Wired article today provides some reasons to be wary of Gmail in particular and search engines in general. Apparently Google, Yahoo, and Ask Jeeves all associate your searches with your cookie information. That’s another reason to use Firefox extensions to keep an eye on your cookies.

Gmail doubles its storage

Since the summer of 2004, the free Gmail‘s been my email service of choice (I use Hotmail for the junk mail). Now Google has announced that it’s doubled the mail storage capacity from 1 gigabyte to 2. Wow. That means at my current usage rate, I’ll run out of memory in 30 years.