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Google Project Glass Spectacular Skydiving Showmanship

Google Maps Available Offline In Over 150 Countries

The new Google Maps for Android with capability to save a region of a map from more than 150 countries for use offline is now available on Google Play.

Whether travelling internationally, carrying a WiFi-only device, heading underground on the subway or restricting your mobile data usage, you can now save up to six large metro areas (e.g., Greater London, Paris, or New York City and surrounding area) and use Google Maps for Android to find your way.


» Go offline with Google Maps for Android | Google Lat Long Blog

Google I/O 2012 - Keynote Day 1 (Compiled)

For Day 2 of the event, please click here.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet I/O Keynote

Google announced Nexus 7 tablet loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in its I/O developer conference. The tablet is priced at US$199 and US$249 for 8GB and 16GB respectively, and is now available for pre-order now via Google Play. The device will be ship in mid-July to customers in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.

Buyers of Nexus 7 tablet will get a $20 credit to spend in Google Play, and the tablet will come pre-loaded with the Transformers Dark of the Moon movie, the Bourne Domination book, and issues of magazines like Popular Science, Food Network, and Conde Nast Traveler, among others.

Google I/O keynote on the Nexus 7


Introducing Nexus

Infographics - City Harvest Probe

Samsung Galaxy S III Video Advertisement

How to set up your Android phone as a web server?

The XDA developers uploaded a video on how to set up an Android phone as a web server. The tools required include BotBrew Basil, VNC Server, and QuickSSHD. And of course, rooting is required.

'Ah Lian' vs auntie clash in MRT quarrel

A video of a young girl clashing with a middle-aged auntie over an MRT seat is going viral. It seems the argument could have started because the young girl was sitting on a privileged seat. Although the seat was given up for her, the auntie began lecturing the girl. The young girl ignored the auntie but couldn't hold it any longer when the auntie attempted to take a photo of the girl.


» ‘Ah Lian’ vs auntie clash in MRT quarrel | Yahoo News

Microsoft Surface Keynote

Watch the following video for Microsoft keynote on the latest tablet offering - Microsoft Surface.


Or the following from the Microsoft introductory video on Surface.

Handy URL to QR Code bookmarklet.

A blog post on Carrer Blog pointed both a bookmarklet and a jQuery code snippet to convert a URL to QR code.

Here is the code used for this bookmarklet(jQuery):

$("body").append("<div id='qrcode' style='position:absolute; top:0; left:0; z-index:99993; width:550px; height:550px;background-color:#fff; padding:49px; border:1px solid #ccc'><img src='http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=500x500&choe=UTF-8&chld=H&chl="+window.location+"' /></div>");
Or pure JavaScript code:

document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].innerHTML="<div id='qrcode' style='position:absolute; top:0; left:0; z-index:99993; width:550px; height:550px;background-color:#fff; padding:49px; border:1px solid #ccc'><img src='http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=500x500&choe=UTF-8&chld=H&chl="+window.location+"' /></div>"

Microsoft's Developer Song at NDC 2012

The offending lyrics in Microsoft's Developer Song at Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) 2012.

I've got the skills to impress, I'm a computer genius. The words 'Micro' and 'Soft' don't apply to my penis.

Infographics: Mobile Site or Mobile App?