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Google Street View for the UK

Google’s street view technology has been available for sometime in the US, but the nanny state could once again stop a useful technology hitting the web for the UK.

Top 100 Brands 2008, Google hits number 10

Google finally makes it into the Top 10 most recognized brands - and we see IBM overtake Microsoft - IBM and Microsoft swapping second and third place, with brand value marked at $59.031 billion and $59.007 billion respectively.

Save YouTube video to your desktop

Is this possible to do?
Yes, but as suggested in a recent Google document only by retrieving it from Cache - although there are alternatives such as website Flashload and the Firefox add-on VideoDownloader.

Fix Google Mail (G-mail) crashing Firefox

There have been a lot of reports about Google Mail crashing Firefox, normally when trying to access the ‘All Mail’ section of a Google Mail account.
Thankfully we think we’ve found the problem to be caused by the HTML Validator plugin trying to access mail.google.com, here’s how to modify it and get back to […]

Heath Ledger’s death triggers net spike

Heath Ledger’s shock death caused one of the biggest internet spikes since the death of Steve Irwin in 2006, with news sites and search engines experiencing huge amounts of traffic.
Yahoo reported that four of the fastest moving search terms on its Buzz index were Ledger related, with searches on the quickest mover, “Heath Ledger”, sky-rocketing […]

Wikia Search gets luke warm reception

Wikia Search, a potential rival to Google was launched yesterday but has already taken fire from Bloggers. Spawned from the co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales aim was to provide a search engine which internal workings were totally transparent to users and developers a like.

Google unveils new software for Mobile phones

Google has unveiled software it hopes will power a variety of future mobile phones and boost the web on the move. The software could lead to cheaper phones as it is designed to speed up the process of making mobile services.
The move will be seen as a major competitor to Microsoft, Research in Motion, […]