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Submission + - Google Transparency Report (

kai_hiwatari writes: With the presence that Google has in the internet, it receives a lot of requests from governments around the world to remove certain offensive contents and hand over user information. Google keeps a record of these requests and publishes them, with certain limitations, every six months.

The report is a good source of information on things such as which Google product runs into problem the most, which country has the most problem with Google etc. To make it easier to interpret the data, we have represented in graphical form. Let us take a look.


Submission + - Ubuntu 11.10 & 11.04 To Support Apple AirPrint (

kai_hiwatari writes: According to an email in the Ubuntu-Devel mailing list, this feature is now available for Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” and Ubutnu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" as well — although it is in the testing phase for now. Developer Till Kamppeter sent an email to the mailing list inviting testers to test out his patch that enables AirPrint in Ubuntu.

Submission + - Google Launches Multi-Search Portal - (

dkd903 writes: Google has silently launched a new internet service WDYL stands for “What Do You Love?” and the basic idea of the new service is to offer a single point search across different Google Products. Multi-Search, you may say.

Submission + - Google launches ( 1

kai_hiwatari writes: Google today silently launches a new internet service WDYL stands for “What Do You Love?” The basic idea of the new service is to offer a single point search across different Google Products. The service is live, though seems it will take some time for it to work properly. You can notice "" does not work as it returns a 404 error, so use instead .

Submission + - Google Talk switches over to Jingle protocol (

kai_hiwatari writes: Google has announced that Google Talk calls will now use the Jingle protocol as the primary signaling protocol. Right now, Google Talk calls from GMail, iGoogle and Orkut are already using Jingle. Google will release an update for the Google Talk Android app as well to support the protocol. However, Google has mentioned that they have no plan of updating the Google Talk desktop client for Windows.

Submission + - Google Chrome To Have Real-Time Communications (

kai_hiwatari writes: Last month, Google released an open-source project called WebRTC which aims to enables Real-Time Communications capabilities in the web browsers through simple JavaScript APIs. Now, they have taken the first step towards having WebRTC built into Chrome.
With WebRTC, developers will be able to build voice and video applications using nothing more than HTML and JavaScript. This is a powerful technology which can challenge services like Skype.


Submission + - Microsoft Reinvents SkyDrive With HTML5 (

kai_hiwatari writes: Microsoft have rolled out the all new HTML5 version of SkyDrive today. The new SkyDrive, built using HTML5 technologies, has replaced the older version which was built using Silverlight.

Microsoft has put in a lot of work to make the new SkyDrive "faster, easier to navigate and look more beautiful to look at photos". Microsoft claims SkyDrive is much faster now and actions such as navigating into a folder now takes 100-300 milliseconds instead of 6-9 seconds which it usually takes.


Submission + - Google Launches Search By Image (

kai_hiwatari writes: At the Inside Search event being held at San Francisco, Google has announced a new addition to its search features — Search by Image. The Search by Image feature is something like Google’s image search application for mobile devices – Google Goggles — but for the desktop.

Submission + - Edge of Solar System Filled with Bubbles (

cultiv8 writes: "The edge of our solar system is filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles, according to new NASA research.

Scientists made the discovery by using a new computer model, which is based on data from NASA's twin Voyager probes. The unmanned Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, which launched in 1977, are plying the outer reaches of our solar system, a region known as the heliosheath.

The new discovery suggests that researchers will need to revise their views about the solar system's edge, NASA officials said. A more detailed picture of this region is key to our understanding of how fast-moving particles known as cosmic rays are spawned, and how they reach near-Earth space."


Submission + - Server Shares: IIS Down To 16%, Apache Touches 65% (

dkd903 writes: The percentage of websites using Microsoft IIS has decreased to such an extent that it is now at the level that it was before 1998. Within a one month period between May 2011 and June 2011, Microsoft IIS lost as many as 1.4 million host names while Apache gained 21 million host names.

Submission + - Oracle releases RHEL 6.1 clone (

Julie188 writes: "From the "that didn't take long" category, Oracle has already released a clone of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 6.1, despite Red Hat's efforts to stop the cloning of its flagship distro. Oracle's "unbreakable Linux" is not CentOS, which is still back at the RHEL 5.6 level. In the Oracle Linux 6.1 release notes, Oracle notes that it tweaked 61 packages from Red Hat's code. Of course some of those tweaks were to remove a few Red Hat-specific items and logos."

Submission + - Mozilla Labs Bring The Webian Shell (

kai_hiwatari writes: Mozilla Labs has introduced its concept of a desktop replacement called Webian Shell. The Webian Shell basically consist of a browser which will replace the traditional desktop, and where the web applications are given more importance than the native applications. Right now, the prototype of the Webian Shell is nothing more than a full screen browser with a dock which holds the tabs and the clock.

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