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View images of distant galaxies and nebulae from the Hubble Space Telescope.

You can see thousands of stars and galaxies. Its like viewing the heaven right from my desktop…

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This would be a cool feature in google reader… I have lots of friends who does’nt use google reader… Now I can share the feed through email…


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Gmail is now a public beta in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Australia, Russia and Japan, according to BBC.

But from Singapore I am not able to Sign up directly. Gmail is asking for mobile number, then it sends the invitation code as SMS.

I am not sure whether its the same in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Brazil, Australia, Russia and Japan. Anyone from those places can sign up without invitation code…?

UPDATE: People who does’nt want to do sign up using mobile invitation, post your email address as comments. I will send you gmail invitation.

UPDATE 1: Its Official announced now…Gmail is open for public…This time its real…

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Google Keywords

  • info – Shows the Wiki Page as the first result. Try “Web 2.0 info”
  • time – Gives you the current local time. Try “time Singapore”. [Acknowlegment: Thanks to my blog reader destinyking. He mentioned this tip to me]
  • currency – Gives you the Country Currency with ISO Code. Try “currency india”
  • define – Gives you the webdefinitions. Try “define java”
  • books – Book Search. Try ‘books on java’

Knowing Current Exchange Rate

[Unit] [ISO Source Currency Code] in [ISO Target Currency Code]

Try ‘1 SGD in INR’

Search within Files

[Search Keywords] filetype:[extension]

Try ‘Java filetype:pdf’

Supported Extensions:

  • Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf)
  • Adobe PostScript (ps)
  • Lotus 1-2-3 (wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks, wku)
  • Lotus WordPro (lwp)
  • MacWrite (mw)
  • Microsoft Excel (xls)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt)
  • Microsoft Word (doc)
  • Microsoft Works (wks, wps, wdb)
  • Microsoft Write (wri)
  • Rich Text Format (rtf)
  • Shockwave Flash (swf)
  • Text (ans, txt)

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No GMail for Europe

German users can’t sign up for “gmail.com” accounts, they get “googlemail.com” instead.

Daniel Giersch, a German-born 32-year old entrepreneur, has just announced that his company received a positive ruling last week from the Harmonization Office supporting his claim that “Gmail” and his own “G-mail” are confusingly similar. G-mail is a German service that provides a “gmail.de” email address, but also allows for a sort of “hybrid mail” system in which documents can be sent electronically, printed out by the company, and delivered in paper format to local addresses.

Giersch has been successful in German courts so far, which is why German users can’t sign up for “gmail.com” accounts, and he has now taken his fight to the EU office that handles trademark disputes for the continent.

Google is certainly interested in using the Gmail name wherever it can—Giersch claims the company offered him $250,000 for it at one point—but it now looks it will be “Google Mail” throughout Europe.

For More Information Visit Here and Here

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Google Reader should now show videos from YouTube and Google Video (and a few other sites) that you have embedded in your blog posts and articles.

Other video sites they support currently are MySpace, Jumpcut, Grouper, IFILM, Metacafe, Revver, Vimeo, vSocial, and games from Monsters and Critics.

If your favorite site isn’t listed, please tell them in the Reader group.

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Click to call gives you a fast and easy way to speak directly with businesses found on our maps.

When you click the “call” link next to a business’s phone number, you’ll be invited to enter your phone number. Once you select “Connect For Free,” Google Maps calls the number you provided. When you pick up, you will hear ringing on the other end as Maps connects you to the business. When they answer, you simply talk normally as if you had directly dialed their number on your phone.

The business’s phone number appears on your caller ID when Google calls you. This allows you to save the business’s number on your phone so you can quickly call the business again at a later time. In addition, your information will be deleted from their servers after a period reasonably necessary to operate the service. Read Google’s Privacy Policy Here….

Google pays for all calls, both local and long-distance. However, if you give Google a mobile phone number, the normal airtime fees or other fees charged by your phone provider may apply.

Worried about Prank Calls Now !!!

Google takes fraud and spamming very seriously. You won’t be charged for any prank calls. Please contact clicktocall-support@google.com if you believe someone is entering your phone number without your permission or knowledge.

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