Nokia reveal £800 million operating loss

Gerald Lynch Mobile phones, Tech Digest news, Windows Phone 7 Leave a Comment

Despite the promising launch of Nokia's first set of Windows Phone 7 devices with their Lumia range, it's still tough times for the Finnish company. Revealing that their smartphone fightback is far from over, they've announced an operating loss of…

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TomTom Go Live 1000 launched

Gerald Lynch Satellite Navigation systems, Tech Digest news, Transport, Travel Gadgets, Vehicles Leave a Comment

TomTom has launched its latest flagship GPS system, the TomTom Go Live 1000. With a design more in line with a smartphone than an in-car sat-nav, it's a bold move by the company currently battling the influx of mobile applications…

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Google Timeline results graduates from Labs

Duncan Geere Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment


Towards the start of last year, Google experimented with different ways to view search results in its “Experimental” section. They were evidently happy enough with one of them – Timeline – that it’s now appearing in some queries in the main results. Timeline allows you to browse results by when they were posted, or when they ocurred.

The picture above is for a search for “book of revelations”, though that search no longer displays the timeline. Perhaps Google is still tweaking it a little. I hope it stays, I rather like it, but it does beg the question – what’s next? Search by smell?

(via Search Engine Land)

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Google launches SearchWiki – you may now customise your search results

Gary Cutlack Computers, Internet, Software, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment


Hot from giving up on Lively, Google’s now invented another thing we’re not sure we’ll ever need or use – SearchWiki.

It’s designed to let browsers customise their Google search results, so if you’re currently logged into your Gmail/Google account you’ll be able to organise findings as you wish. Which means shuffling about entries and moving lower results higher up the rankings, helping you use Google like more of an extension of your fat and lazy old brain than ever before…

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Nine out of ten users don't understand the limits on their broadband

Duncan Geere Broadband Leave a Comment


New research from consumer group has shown that 6.2 million broadband customers wrongly believe they have an unlimited broadband service. They don’t understand, or simply haven’t read, the fair usage policy that every provider except Sky applies to its “unlimited” packages…

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Google showcases new experimental search views: map, timeline, info

Andy Merrett Internet, Websites Leave a Comment

google_experimental_labs.pngGoogle has announced a trio of new views for search results, currently in an experimental stage. They provide some useful alternatives to the bog standard “ten results per page” text links many Google users are most familiar with.

Combining Google Search with Google Maps unsurprisingly gives rise to the Map view, which will plot the key locations contained within a batch of search results on a map.

Great for a school project — a slapdash one at least — is the Timeline view, though this potentially needs to be taken as carefully as one would, or should, treat Wikipedia. It lists search results as usual, but plots a timeline graph along the top of the page, showing when things happened (according to the search results). Looks good for an overview of a person, a historical event, or a concept, which can lead to further study.

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