Google, you are awesome. You Google and get a Scientific Calculator Search Result. I just found this feature and can’t stop myself writing a blog on it.
So how does it work ?
Just open google.com and try searching any mathematical expression.
Like : cos 180
And the Search Result is :
Google search has long featured a built-in calculator function but a recent update added a fully functional 34-button scientific calculator. Previously, when a user entered, say, 2+3, Google would simply display the sum (5) above the search result. Now, when that equation is entered into the search bar, the answer pops up along with the new calculator. Best of all, this works in mobile browsers and voice search, too.
This isn’t a stripped down calculator, either. It’s a full-power, voice-enabled scientific calculator with nearly all the functions of a tangible model. Plus, it doesn’t require two AAA batteries. A Google Product Manager pointed out in this post’s comments that the scientific functions appear when the phone is rotated to be viewed in a landscape mode.
This is just Google’s latest addition to its nerdy toolbox. The search bar already performed graphing functions. Now, with Google, Wolfram Alpha, and the sheer number of apps out there, there really isn’t any excuse for not being able to finish your math homework.
Well, internet is not a need anymore it is a necessity for geeks like me. Living few hours without internet is like “the whole world is falling”. Mobile is the medium which makes sure we are connected always with the internet and yes it is fun!
I have been using internet on mobile from 2004. Remember the great legendary mobile – Nokia 6600 ? Back in hostel days, out of 100 boys only 3 boys had it. It was of 20+ K I guess. Luckily, one of my friend had it. I would sit in night and browse internet on it. The GPRS connection then used to be of 10-20 KB/s speed. I would check my yahoo emails, orkut (which I had registered just few days ago) & batchmate.com. And that hour used to be heaven, internet in my hands. No more dialup modem, no more computer needed for internet. It can be browsed right away on your mobile. I also bought a internet capable mobile by which at least messenger could work and finally bought a proper smart phone once I started working in 2008.
In 2008, I bought the Nokia N82, I was a big fan of this mobile from college when it was released, mainly of the camera it had, but I used it mostly for browsing internet, tweeting and check-ins on foursquare. I could not afford to buy in college as I did not want my hard earned Dad’s money to be spent on mobile. I bought it from my own salary Now, let me explain in details how this mobile was my savior in last 4 years
1. Navigation : I saved thousands of bucks when I had to go odd and unvisited places in Delhi. I used Google Map to track where I am and the shortest walking distance to the same. Instead of paying overcharged autos. Especially in time of Entrance Exams for MBAs.. Auoto-walas cheat a lot and make a hefty money of the poor students, In NCR the trend is more. My Mobile GPS Made sure I reached their in the best cheap way. Once in Varanasi in 2010, I had to guide the driver to Sarnath Temple from Varanasi.
2. Internet in Exams : I would not reveal the name of the exams but I had made quite a use of the internet.. Few answers are meant to be googled. It was the internet on which saved me
3. Tweeting : I have been on twitter from 2008 and I tweet a lot, it is hard to live without tweeting. I have tweet almost 7000 tweets from mobile in past 4 years. From various twitter-meets to live events I would post live pic and tweets.
4. Foursquare Check-ins : I am mayor of over 180+ Venues, Thanks to the internet on mobile right ? I check-in wherever I go. Maybe someday I would be going through the place I have ever been
5. Facebook : So after the dawn of orkut, came the facebook, photos, updates, comments all needs to be track while you are away from PC right ? So the internet on mobile comes to the rescue here as well.
The list is endless, in fact I can’t imagine a life without internet on mobile.
In 2012, I finally bought an “Android”. MY first Android Mobile : HTC EVO 3D. Now Internet on mobile became more smoother and I have more options, thanks to the variety of applications available for the same.
Internet is not only fun it is a necessity. And is best understood by geeks like me, it is hard to imagine a life without internet. With 3G already in action. I am waiting for 4G Speed and unlimited download on 3G as well. Real fun has no limits ! Rite ? So why should 3G ?
I was at home, enjoying my holidays. The day it got released. Monday I guess it was. Got the invite from a tweet-friend from US on first day itself. Though I could not explore much on the first day due to the internet speed constraint at home. When I came back, I tried my hands on it. Overall, I was not impressed. It does has some awesome features but I still love facebook & Twitter.
- The joke about “Google finally hired a designer” is old but true — the new design looks simplistic but elegant.
- From the start, the service just felt like it would be more useful than Wave. I anticipate G+ will stick.
- I see this app as a direct competitor to Facebook but not so much to Twitter. The appeal of Twitter’s 140 character limit will never get old. The Developer Apps is still to roll out i guess.
- Facebook’s saving grace is that its user base is already massive, and non-techies wont care to adopt GooglePlus. Where Google has an advantage over other community builders is the number of GMail and Google Apps users that will stumble upon G+.
- “Circles” instead of “lists” is just a fancy term, but they seem more pronounced on G+. The nice “Add to circles” mouseover effect reinforces that. As someone who likes his information organized, this feature pleases me quite a bit.
- Profile pages are a billion times cleaner than Facebook’s profile pages; with Facebook, there’s way too much going on.
- The photo upload feature and display system are pretty sweet from start to finish. From photo drag/drop upload, to live progress bars, to all of the great mouseover effects, G+ is able to utilize a lot of HTML5/CSS3 features without becoming a major turn-off. Well done to them.
- I realize that services like Facebook Places and Foursquare are popular, but check-in features are a surefire way to annoy the hell out of me and clog up my feed with crap.
- The long-polling (and probably future WebSocket) technology Google uses makes their app seem lightning fast. Probably difficult to construct the system but well worth it for all G+ users.
- I love the stream’s auto-fit-width and height. Loved it on Google Image search, love it here. Comment bubbles are a nice touch too.
- I don’t see a way to change a photo album’s name. Lame.
- I’m hoping that Google implements friendly links by username instead of the horrendously long profile URLs. I’d much prefer “/askrahul” to “/102551495343648090219″. Maybe that would too easily expose email address handles though?
- I use Facebook’s “Like” very much, so I did like the “+1″ concept. I wanted -1 to be there
- The small “Send an Email” feature is quite nice. No need to jump into Gmail, no need for access to direct email address.
- Profile editing somehow manages to stay elegant and organized despite being a one-page, inline process.
The real test is when Google creates an API for G+; can G+ stay clean and organized then too? Or will G+ turn into a Facebook Farmville mess?
Those are my views on Google+. What do you think about Google+ ?
Though it has 18 Millions(as of today) users via invite but it can never overtake the 750 million Facebook viewers.
For the past week, the phrase “white people stole my car” has been Googled like crazy.
Though, there were few results yielded by this popular search and most links lead to some fairly nasty malware. Finally, the above screenshot surfaced, which seems to at least solve the mystery of why the phrase was so popular on Google. As the screenshot above implies, Googling the term “white people stole my car” results in the search engine asking if black people stole my car. Well that’s… really not cool, Google!
But is it real or fake? As of now, Google does not correct the phrase in a racially insensitive way. And while it does appear that at one time Google did, it’s entirely possible and plausible that someone misspelled “black people stole my car,” got the correction shown, and altered the search text as a prank.
I tried to re-fake a screenshot, but it seems that Google is not correcting any searches to say “black people stole my car” anymore. Sigh, I wanted this myself!
Brought down to earth (literally) by some of the slightly (?) exaggerated facets of, none other than, Rajnikant !! yeah… He is literally a semi god for South Indian movie fans and no less than an icon for others. I cannot watch his horrible movies, they are a big zeher ….. hold your breath, here it comes –>
1) Outer space exists because it’s afraid to be on the same planet with Rajnikant (some science, huh !!)
2) Rajnikant has counted to infinity – twice. (of course, he went on the negative side too…)
3) (Now this one is my favorite…) When Rajnikant does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing earth down.
4) Rajnikant is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head. (and Einstein though nothing runs faster than light…)
5) Rajnikant doesn’t wear a watch, HE decides what time it is. (and then there was Rajni !!)
6) Rajnikant can slam a revolving door.
7) Rajnikant gave Mona Lisa that smile. (alas !! the code is solved…)
8) Rajnikant’s house has no doors, only walls that he walks through. (birla cement filed a lawsuit on him once, they say…)
9) Rajnikant grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage. (thats why his movies seem to be having such a pot boiler of an end, huh??)
10) If you Google Search ‘Rajnikant getting kicked’, you will generate zero results. It just doesn’t happen. (No comments)
11) It takes Rajnikant 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes. (Space time continuum is a joke for this dude, must say…)
12) The Bermuda Triangle used to be the Bermuda Square, until Rajnikant kicked one of the corners off.
13) There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; Rajnikant lives in Chennai. (There you go Mr. Bush, Saddam was innocent, after all !!)
14) Rajnikant once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills. They made him blink. (No wonder !)
15) The only things that run faster and longer than Rajnikant are his films.
16) Rajnikant’s every step creates a mini whirlwind. Hurricane Katrina was the result of a morning jog. (oh Katrina…)
17) (quite proverbial, this one) Where there is a will, there is a way. Where there is Rajnikant, there is no other way.