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Google reader now able to translate blogs

11 November 2008 | Alex Christie

If like me you are addicted to your set of trusted blogs, Google’s latest announcement will be a welcome surprise.  The Google reader now gives users the ability to have content on blogs in other […]

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Happy (belated) birthday Windows

11 November 2008 | Annie Wakefield

Twenty five years ago, a very confident young man announced that his latest software creation would revolutionise personal computers and they way they worked. In 1983 that might have seemed a little ambitious and ordinarily […]

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The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.26

11 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Growing up there were three things I always wanted to do. The sites that I’ve chosen and visit often are to do with those three things. Because I am a huge fan of Manchester United […]

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Copywriting 103

10 November 2008 | Annie Wakefield

Before a copywriter can even write the first word of an optimised press release, he or she must know which keywords to optimise. This keyword or -phrase is the term that internet users are most […]

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Headphones can interfere with pacemakers and defibrillators

10 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Researchers say headphones that are used with MP3 digital music players can interfere with heart devices like pacemaker or defibrillators. The earphones of MP3 players and iPods should not be kept in shirt pockets, around […]

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Google uses OCR to index scanned documents.

10 November 2008 | Alex Christie

When indexing content on the web, scanned documents like academic papers and government reports were not included or picked up by the spiders. The reason for this was because the scanned document would appear as […]

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The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.25

10 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Rather like everyone else who has contributed to the ‘the best websites in the world’ series of blogs, pin pointing my favourite 3 websites was surprisingly difficult. As part of the search team here at […]

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All charged up

9 November 2008 | Tanya Goodin

Everyone laughed at me in the office when I bought this. But the laugh is on the other foot (hmmm, nothing like mixing a few metaphors) when they all saw how useful it is! I […]

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Elections at the speed of the Internet.

7 November 2008 | Alex Christie

The world let out a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday night after witnessing the monumental accomplishment of Barack Obama. Whether he is able to pull the nation out of its economical situation is yet […]

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Book review: Planet Google

7 November 2008 | Annie Wakefield

Randall Stross, a Silicon Valley professor, has written a book called Planet Google: How one company is transforming our lives. The subtitle is slightly misleading, as this isn’t a look into the social effects of […]