If you’re a user of the T-Mobile G1 or any other Android device, you now have access to Google’s latest Sky Map app which was unveiled just yesterday. The Google Sky Map Android app is basically a map of the stars in the sky, using GPS, it determines your location and serve up the map of stars you can view from your location.

You can hold up the phone to the sky and the map will show which stars are viewable in the direction in which the phone is held. While there are similar apps for the iPhone, we are not aware of any that allows the user to move the device along with the map instantly following.

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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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