As most of us knew, Facebook was about to hit 500 million members. Now Facebook has officially announced that they are 500 million strong. All the employees at Facebook have put together a photo album with messages of thanks. They have also added a collection of stories from different parts of the world. Hit the links for all the details.
Source: Facebook Blog
Now Google Images page has a new way of presenting the pictures with a changed layout. Instead of multiple pages, Google now presents a infinite list of images. Images are loaded only when you scroll to a particular location. It is fast and neat and more pictures can now be seen at one glance. The presentation resembles the Bing way of doing it but I found this better. Hovering over the images provides more details. The landing page, after clicking the image, has also changed and it gives a neat way to view, download and enjoy the photos. Hit the source link for more details about the same. Click here to try out the new look.
Source: Google Blog
With the rumors of Google Me (supposed Facebook Killer) running around, another news comes along to confirm it more about Google’s efforts in getting into the Social Networking Platform. Google has made a huge investment in the online gaming behemoth ‘Zynga’. Google has also started a Google Games division. Some job openings are also visible for the same on the Google US Jobs page. Anyone see more farms around the corner?
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YouTube now gives the option to watch selected videos in 4K resolution (4096×3072). This is nearly 4 times higher res than the 1080p video.
4K resolution is usually used in IMAX and 25 feet is said to be a suitable screen size to watch this video. Nonetheless, the same is now available on you PC too. You think your PC and your internet bandwidth can handle the load?
Though 4K option is provided, YouTube Blog clearly mentions the following
Because 4K represents the highest quality of video available, there are a few limitations that you should be aware of. First off, video cameras that shoot in 4K aren’t cheap, and projectors that show videos in 4K are typically the size of a small refrigerator. And, as we mentioned, watching these videos on YouTube will require super-fast broadband.
A playlist has been created in YouTube. Check out some sample videos. Click the source link for more details.
Here comes the great news ! With the introduction of Physics engine in the previous Adobe MAX conference and now the introduction (more like a teaser) of 3D, Flash is going BIG ! More details will be unveiled at the Adobe Max conference (October 23-37) in Los Angeles, CA Can’t wait for October 27th to come sooner !
This will bring online gaming (Flash Player) and Desktop Gaming (AIR) to a whole new level. Click on the source link to check out some interesting quotes from the man himself, Thibault Imbert, Product Manager, Adobe Flash Player.
Microsoft recently introduced a web development tool kit named WebMatrix which includes a light weight development tool, IIS Express, SQL Compact Edition and ASP.NET extensions. The applications bring in lot of easy to use-easy to build features but how good is it? Click the source link and decide for yourself.
Source: Scott Guthrie (Blog)
YouTube is on a roll today. First with the awesome update of the mobile site and now introducing the YouTube Leanback web application. The application basically runs the video from your own playlist or from your subscription back to back in HD quality without you doing anything. You can also connect your YouTube account with your Facebook account and see the videos shared by your friends on Facebook. The application is built using Adobe Flash Technology and is currently in Beta.
Check out the video to see it in action. Click the source link for more details.
Source: Youtube Blog