Google Goggles Use pictures to search the web

A picture is worth a thousand words.No need to type your search anymore. Just take a picture. Find out what businesses are nearby.Just point your phone at a store. This is just the beginning – it’s not quite perfect yet.Works well for some things, but not for all. Your pictures, your control.Turn on ‘visual search […]

Microsoft Small Basic 0.8

Microsoft Small Basic is a project that is aimed at making computer programming accessible to beginners. The project comprises a simple programming language that gathers inspiration from the original BASIC programming language; a modern and attractive programming environment; and rich, extensible libraries. Together they make programming fun for kids and adults alike. Download details Small […]


Easily turn existing Atom and RSS feeds into real-time streams. PubSubHubbub is a simple, open, server-to-server publish/subscribe protocol as an extension to Atom and RSS. Parties speaking the PubSubHubbub protocol can get near-instant notifications via WebHook callbacks when a feed they are interested in is updated. The protocol is decentralized and free. No company is at the […]

Closure Tools (Labs)

A JavaScript optimizer The Closure Compiler compiles JavaScript into compact, high-performance code. The compiler removes dead code and rewrites and minimizes what’s left so that it downloads and runs quickly. It also also checks syntax, variable references, and types, and warns about common JavaScript pitfalls. These checks and optimizations help you write apps that are less […]

Google Boot Camp

Enlist in BootCamp for Google I/O This year, we’re introducing I/O BootCamp, a new event happening the day before Google I/O. BootCamp is an opportunity for attendees to get a crash course in our major development platforms and tools before they head into Google I/O. BootCamp will feature introductory “101” content, hands-on lab sessions, and community-led discussions. […]

Gmail Buzz?

Scott noticed that when you create a label named “buzz” in Gmail, the app will tell you: “Sorry, you can’t create a label named ’buzz’ (it’s a reserved system label). Please try another name” Does anyone know what this could be? The label wasn’t always reserved, according to Scott, who says he had used the […]