In less than a year Chrome has passed Firefox and now IE as the most popular browser:
If you don’t want to be tracked as you go about your browsing on mobile platforms, the Union browser may be what you need:
Google’s translation service sees over 200 million users per month, across 64 languages. All done via statistical language methods using multi-lingual corpora such as generated from UN documents. So how do you manage 64 languages? For some languages X and Y you translate from X to English and then from English to Y.
“To put it another way: what all the professional human translators in the world produce in a year, our system translates in roughly a single day,” Google Translate research scientist Franz Och wrote in a blog post. “By this estimate, most of the translation on the planet is now done by Google Translate.”
Following in the footsteps of MIT’s CarTel project (detecting potholes using cellphones and appropriately instrumented cars), how about using cellphones to monitor earthquakes?
Rumors are that in the next few days Google will be releasing Google Drive — their competitor to DropBox, which creates a virtual folder on all your devices and let’s you access them transparently across them all. I wonder why Google would want to give away 5GB of storage on their servers for free…. 🙂
Especially if it’s Wikipedia.