Zeitgeist, you make the call.

24 04 2008

Have you ever wondered where google puts all of its information? How much of a help it would be to the general public to know what was on everyones mind. Well, the 2007 Google Zeitgeist is here, and great job america you can pat yourself on the back, Porn does not make the top 10. the top 10 consists of the following,

  1. iphone
  2. webkinz
  3. tmz
  4. transformers
  5. youtube
  6. club penguin
  7. myspace
  8. heroes
  9. facebook
  10. anna nicole smith

This is the list of fastest rising search terms in america on google in the year 2007. Apple will be happy that their number one product is also googles, perhaps the surface will be on the 2008 one. Next in line is Webkinz, which is ridiculous. For those who don’t know what webkinz is, is a stuffed animal line that lets you care for your actual stuffed animal as a virtual pet, and feed it etc. Coming in at number three, expectedly was TMZ the celebrity website that just came out in ’07 and previously was just a magazine. For the fourth and fifth, transformers and youtube respectively, one was relatively a surprise and the other one definitely in the top 10, how did transformers beat youtube?


Google Phone 2008, Should Be Amazing. Can You Create It?

19 03 2008


Continuing until April 14th Google is holding a phone competition that is going to supply Google with their first phone. They are challenging developers and regular people alike to create a software for their upcoming phone using android software. The phones name has yet to be revealed however. exactly what Google’s competition is, is they are offering up cash prizes totaling 10 million dollars for a set of application designs. The exact type of Apps they are looking for are social networking programs and also programs that help the environment or humanitarian benefits, but mostly, as Google describes it, “whatever your interested in.” The actual creation of the software is much easier than what I thought before I started on my own project. What actually happens, is you download Android, which is the basis of what you will be creating. After this you must download yet another program to be able to physically create the programs you want, which they give you step by step instruction on how to do. https://i2.wp.com/techdigest.tv/google-phone.jpgThese are the pictures that would come up after opening this program , and as you modified the application, the phones screen would change accordingly. That is the Picture of the actual Google phone coming out known as the Gphone {(or Google phone) weirdly similar name as apples iPhone}. This phone is built upon the base of the E28 Linux Handset. Anyway, after creating the Application on the E28’s virtual screen the goal would be to send the code to Google and possibly win one of the cash prizes of 275,000 dollars. I would’ve highly suggested Google’s offer, but it would be very hard to construct anything worth while before mid-April.