Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How Google Works @ SlideShare

How Google Works from Eric Schmidt @ SlideShare

IoT: Intel Edison Compute Module

Intel Edison Compute Module (IoT, On-Board Antenna) Model EDI1.SPON.AL.S -

  • "Intel Atom (500MHz) system-on-a-chip (SoC) 
  • Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, memory (1GB), and storage (4 GB Flash)
  • Support for Yocto Linux, Arduino, Python, and Node.js"


Intel Edison Compute Module (IoT, On-Board Antenna) Model EDI1.SPON.AL.S

35.5 x 25 x 3.9 mm

Google: Android 5.0 L, Nexus 6, 9, Player

Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop | The Verge:

"Google has announced the final release of Android L, its latest version of the world's most popular mobile platform. Android 5.0 Lollipop is debuting on three new Nexus devices — the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet, and Nexus Player streaming media device — and will be available on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Google Play Edition devices in the coming weeks."

"The Motorola-made smartphone will start at $649, available for preorder later this month"

Nexus 6 – Google

"Prices start at $399, and you can pre-order beginning October 17th"

Printing large image as tiles (Foxit PDF)

printing - Print a huge SVG - Super User

  1. Open the SVG in Inkscape.
  2. Export to a PDF.
  3. Open the PDF in Foxit Reader.
  4. Print; under the "Print Handling" section, for the dropdown "Scaling Type", pick the option "Tile Large Pages", and in the Printer ("Name") selection pick "Foxit Reader PDF Printer".
  5. Enter a name for the new PDF that will be created with a page for every 'tiled' page in the original PDF.
  6. The new PDF with the tiled pages should open automatically in Foxit Reader; this PDF can be printed normally and no pages should be skipped.
Technically any document could be printed/converted to PDF and then use Foxit

Google Cloud Platform $500 credit

Cloud Computing — Google Cloud Platform

"$500 in Google Cloud Platform
credit to launch your idea!
The Cloud Platform Starter Pack gives developers from affiliated partners $500 in credit to get started building"

Google Cloud Platform

Amazon, Azure, watch out...  Competition is good :)

While Virtual Machines could be moved around, that is very inefficient.

It is time for standardization of "containers" or similar server-side app platform.

But that didn't quite work out on "mobile client" side either...

Google Express vs. Amazon Prime

Google Express competing with Amazon Prime - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
"Google wants a piece of Amazon’s retail delivery business. On Tuesday, Google began offering consumers a subscription costing $95 a year, or $10 a month, to receive free same-day deliveries from a wide range of shops – similar to the $99 Amazon Prime."

Google's 'Rivalry' With Amazon? It's Complicated @mashable
"Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo," Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, said this week in Berlin. "But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon."

Google Expands Same-Day Delivery to Chicago, Boston and D.C.

web tool: PhantomJS: server side WebKit browser (*)

PhantomJS | PhantomJS:

"PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with a JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG."