Google Image Search adds Style

Yes, you got it right, Google Image Search has added another interesting element to the search, Image Style. Now on, you can search specific images on Google by specifying a search filter criteria based on the Image Style. Image style is different as compared to the Google Image Face Search which was about searching for images with faces.

Now on you can filter Google Image Search results based on faces, clip art, line drawings, photo content, news content.

To see the effect of these new options, let’s take a look at the first few results for “Christmas,” one of our most popular queries on Image Search right now.

Google Image Search results for different Content Type Filters

Image: Google Image Search results for different Content Type Filters

All of these options can be selected from the “Any content” drop down or  in the blue title bar on any search results page, or by selecting one of the “Content types” on the Advanced Image Search page.

Search Results

Image: Search Results

The good news: no extra typing! In all these examples our query remained exactly the same, we just restricted our results to different visual styles by changing the content filter.

Now go ahead and check out the various image results by just modifying content filter for the image search. I am sure this will greatly help you get better images for your blogs.

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Join Akamai’s State of the Internet Report Webinar on 17th December

Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network earlier had released its State of the Internet Report with details about the health of the internet, traffic details based on various states and countries and also had categorised the internet traffic into various categories like attack traffic, traffic for news site, retail traffic etc. Akamai is now organizing a Webinar to discuss the state of the internet.

Akamai State of Internet

Image:Akamai State of Internet

Are you concerned about how Internet outages and related problems impact your customers’ ability to access your online business? Have you secured your Web sites against Denial of Service attacks? Do you factor in broadband adoption rates as you look to optimize performance of your online operations on a global scale?

Join Akamai, the market leader in managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online, as they discuss the state of the Internet and its impact on the online industry. 

During this Webinar, David Belson, Director of Market Intelligence at Akamai, will lead an interactive discussion providing insights into:

Broadband Adoption Trends

Impact On Adoption of HD Video

Vulnerabilities in Core Internet Protocols

Attack Traffic Trends

Online Data Visualization Tools

When will this webinar take place?

This webinar will take place on December 17th 2008 and there will be two sessions: 7:30 pm Indian Standard Time (9.00 am EST) and 11:30 pm Indian Standard Time (1.00 pm EST)

How Much will this Event Cost?

This is a FREE event. There is no charge. Click here to register.

If you have any other questions regarding this webinar, do drop me a line and i will get back to you with an answer.

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Google Chrome is now Out of Beta. v1.0 released

Earlier Google was planning of taking Google Chrome out of Beta. Now, its official. Google Chrome has finally left Beta and has released v1.0. 

Official Google Blog has the following to say

We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met but our work is far from done. We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux. If you are already using Google Chrome, the update system ensures that you get the latest bug fixes and security patches, so you will get the newest version automatically in the next few days. If you haven’t used Google Chrome for a while, now might be a good time to give it another spin.

In order to update to the latest version of Google Chrome, follow the steps below

1.) Click on the wrench icon within your Google Chrome Browser window. This opens a menu.

2.) Click on the menu item which says “About Google Chrome”. 

About Google Chrome

Image: About Google Chrome

3.) Google Chrome now checks for an update. If an update is available, it is displayed below as shown in the figure above.

Installing new version of Google Chrome

Image: Installing new version of Google Chrome

4.) Click Update Now. Google Chrome, now installs any updates available. 

 

Restart Chrome for the new updates to take effect.

Image: Restart Chrome for the new updates to take effect.

5.) Once the updates are installed, restart Chrome for the changes to reflect.

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Gizmine lets you buy all those Funky Japanese Gadgets

Gizmine, the newly launched Japanese Gadget and LifeStyle Store lets you buy all those funky and wierd looking Gadgets which you often usually see either in Sci-Fi films or in the streets of Japan.

Engine Hub at Gizmine

Engine Hub at Gizmine

Gizmine, has been started by Doug Krone, the founder of Dynamism.

Gizmine has an interesting collection of Gadgets within Watches, Headphones, iPod Accessories, Speakers, Audio and Video gadgets. Also intrestingly, it sells Apparel and Calendars.

At the Website, you can do a filtered search either by Popular Items, New Items, By the Color of the Gadget or by Price. 

 

Some of the many gadgets available at Gizmine

Some of the many gadgets available at Gizmine

Try it out and you might just like it. I do have a wishlist from Gizmine, if any of you feels like helping me get a part of that, let me know 😉

Source: Gizmodo

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BestBuy and MacMall jump in with Black Friday Deals

After Amazon, MacMall and BestBuy have announced their Black Friday Deals and its amazing to see the kind of discounts being offered right now.

This year, MacMall faces stiff competition from BestBuy who is offering a number of $100-$150 instant discounts on Macs. This compares favorably to MacMall which tends to combine both instant discounts and rebates. 

BestBuy and MacMall announce Black Friday Discounts.

BestBuy and MacMall announce Black Friday Discounts.

Check out the full list of discounts offered by MacMall here.

I have been waiting to see what kind of deals Apple bring out for all after Amazon announced Black Friday Deals.

Source: MacRumors

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Sweden has most number of Broadband IPs per Capita. China leads in Attack traffic

As per the recently released State of the Internet Report by Content Delivery leader Akamai has detailed information about various topics from Attack Traffic to Fastest International Countries.

Akamai’s State of the Internet Report which can be downloaded from here mentions Sweden as the country with Highest Broadband IPs per Capita. While, South Korea is amongst the fastest International Countries. The report mentions China as the country with maximum originating Attack traffic.

Akamai's State of the Internet Report mentions Sweden as the Country with Highest IPs per Capita

Akamai's State of the Internet Report claims Sweden to the country with highest Broadband IP's per Capita.

 Check out the complete report on State of the Internet, Q3 by Akamai.

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