Demoed on video: Google Squared

On May 13, 2009, in Technology, by KLS

As we mentioned briefly yesterday, Google Squared is one of Google lab’s latest technology in the making. Google Squared extracts data from web pages and presents them in search results as squares in an online spreadsheet for the user who is doing the search. TechCrunch was at the Searchology event, check out the video demo of Google Squared below:

Google Squared is launching later this month in labs. Google Squared returns search results in a spreadsheet format. It structures the unstructured data on web pages. So a search for Small Dogs returns results with names, description, size, weight, origin, etc., in columns and rows.

Google is looking for data structures on the web that imply facts, and then grabbing it for Squared results. “It takes an incredible amount of compute power to create one of those squares,” she says.

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We posted Google’s latest announcement of new features to its search engine yesterday. It may seems complicated. One of the other cool things that Google has released with Search Options is Wonder Wheel, which is a visual representation of Google search results that you can’t miss – the text is rendered in classic multi-colored Google fashion. Wonder Wheel places your search topic inside of a light blue circle and places related terms around it. Search results still appear to the right of the Wonder Wheel. Google has also included Timeline in this update, another visualization of search results based on the date of the content.

The video below gives a short overview of Wonder Wheel, the timeline option, and other new Google search options.

Samsung has announced shipment of its latest 32 Gigabyte (GB) moviNAND, the highest density embedded memory card using 30-nm class process technology. It improves the performance of high-end phones and other mobile consumer electronics when processing and storing large amounts of multimedia content. Each 32GB moviNAND device incorporates eight Samsung 30nm-class 32Gb NAND chips, a multimedia card (MMC) controller and firmware. Samsung’s 30nm-class moviNAND is also available in 16GB, 8GB and 4GB densities.

Samsung 32gb memory card 30nm NAND

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We posted a hands on video about the latest Sony X-series OLED Walkman a few days ago. Although there is no official press release, Pocket-lint and other UK sites are claiming that Sony’s OLED Walkman will arrive UK high streets today. The Sony OLED Walkman will be priced at £209 for the 16GB model and £279 for the 32GB model.

Sony x series OLED Walkman

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Dell has launched its latest 20-inch HD widescreen monitor: ST2010. It features HD playback capabilities with a 1600 x 900 resolution for a true 16:9 aspect ratio, and an HDMI input for rapid transfer of high quality video and audio. The HDMI input also allows you to connect the monitor to a HD games console or blu-ray player. Other features of the Dell ST2010 includes a fairly standard 5-millisecond response time and a 1000:1 contrast with a 160 degree viewing angle.  The Dell ST2010 uses a highly efficient two lamps direct backlight system for as much as 25% energy savings compared to similar monitors using four lamps.  It is estimated that the Dell ST2010 will cost around US $120 to $130.

Dell ST2010 20 inch HD widescreen monitor

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Amazon Kindle 2 gets ColorWared

On May 13, 2009, in Gadgets, Geeky, by KLS

We’ve featured ColorWare before with the iPhone, but it didn’t stop there. ColorWare now has some amazing colors available for you to customise allowing you to showoff your Amazon Kindle 2 in a unique range of colours and combinations.


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Google has announced three new enchancement to its search engine at their event called Searchology: Google Search Options, Google Squared, and Rich Snippets. The aim is to give searchers new ways to filter results based on factors like timeliness, result type such as image or videos, or a desire to see search results in visual form.


With Search Options, the results page gives you more options and allows you to show and hide options. It is hoping that this feature will provide more useful results and a better search experience for its users.

Google Squared is the newest addition to Google Labs. It will be available later this month. Google Squared allows searchers to create a spreadsheet based on Web results. Users can filter the data accessed through the Google Squared search, request additional categories to create a custom spreadsheet with the results that matter the most to them, and even fact-check the results by accessing the source of the data as well as alternate sources.

The third product announced is Rich Snippets, which show extra metadata in results, things like user reviews and the cost of products.

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