Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sure, you can run Linux on robots and on desktops and, apparently, on small cats, and we've also seen it on plenty of tablets before, but this one is a little different. Max Lee over at Galaxy Tab Hacks created the video below to demonstrate a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 running Ubunbu, but doing it on top of Android such that the tablet's native OS is running Linux in the background and then using a VM client to launch the UI. In other words: it's running both operating systems at once, and despite that we think the results are quite usable, even loading up this very website with aplomb. It's demonstrated after the break and if after watching you just gotta get a piece of that the full instructions are on the other end of the source link below.Permalink | Galaxy Tab Hacks | Email this | Comments"
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Today at a special ‘Inside Search’ event in San Francisco, CA, the search giant is taking some time to walk through some of the recent (and upcoming) advancements in its search products.
Google Fellow Amit Singhal kicked off by discussing what he calls our quest for knowledge — as evidenced by the huge volume of searches that we perform on Google all day, every day. And to underscore that idea, he presented a series of graphs depicting how traffic to Google varies throughout the week.
The bottom line: while desktop query volume is subject to fluctuations, we never stop searching from our mobile devices.
This trend is most pronounced in the graph above. In it, you can see how desktop queries dip during the summer months and around Christmas time. But that doesn’t happen to the mobile graph. We keep searching when we’re eating lunch, or away from the office, or visiting the family, or going on vacation.
Singhal says that this indicates that our quest for knowledge never ends(I think it also shows that we’re always hungry for content, though that doesn’t necessarily mean knowledge). Either way, it’s good news for Google — Singhal says that in the last two years, they’ve seen a 5x growth in mobile traffic, no doubt driven by the iPhone and Android.