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five alive

Posted: August 30, 2010 in Google, internet, media, movies, music

I am not techie enough to understand all the ins and outs of the new HTML 5 web technology that Apple, amongst others, believe will herald the demise of Flash. But this amazing site, developed by Google with the band Arcade Fire, for its Chrome browser, is an astonishing example of what it can do.

Go to and enter the address of where you grew up and The Wilderness Machine, using Google Maps and Street View will magically transport you there via several screens that pop up and move around the screen, all set to Arcade Fire’s song “We Used To Wait” from their new Suburbs album.

Astonishing stuff.

the bigger picture

Posted: August 30, 2010 in Apple TV, Google, internet, media, movies

Google’s YouTube plans Apple ITV spoiler | Broadband TV News.

The more competition the merrier! I can smell the decay of overpriced, poor service cable TV in the air already.  Hopefully Google You Tube will offer up more than just Hollywood fare, though. iTunes has a growing selection of documentaries and channels but will hopefully be adding more independent content in the future.

Make Free Calls in Gmail

Posted: August 27, 2010 in Google, internet, Technology

Make Free Calls in Gmail With Google Voice.

Love this! Unless you have a US number, it’s been tricky to use Google Voice from Bermuda. But this morning look what popped up in my GMail … an “Call Phone” link and a pop-up invitation to use Google Voice from right within my GMail. Tried it out – worked brilliantly calling my mum in the UK for 2 cents a minute – on a par with Skype rates.