Google Science Fair 2012

February 23rd, 2012

Google announced the new edition of their now annual Science Fair for 2012. Started last year, it is trying to stimulate the creativity of young people and to foster their natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. It is a global online science competition for 13-18 year old students and last year it attracted over 10,000 students from 91 countries to submit science experiments.

If you are curious about the things around you (or know somebody who is) and are 13-18 year old, watch the following video, checkout the rules and start your own project to get a world-class prize: a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Explorer, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland. The deadline is April 1st, 2012. Good luck!

Gmail new interface with themes

February 6th, 2012

Google have introduced the new Gmail with cleaner, nicer interface. What is available in the settings is a new feature – Themes.

Gmail themes

If you prefer this over your plain old email look (I sure do):

  1. Go to Settings (the gears icon in top right corner) – Themes
  2. Select your favorite theme
  3. Go back to your Inbox

Enjoy!

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) / PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) blackout

January 17th, 2012

Currently, there’s a new threat cooking in Washington. The big Internet companies like Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, the Cheezburger Network and many others are opposing the bill and some of them are considering a day of blackout in order to raise awareness in the general public on the severe consequences of this bill – a bill that threatens the foundations of Internet and its free spirit, democracy, innovation and progress. So, if on Wednesday, January 18th, your favorite website is not working – well, it’s just a preview…

Tech Blackout to Protest SOPA

Stop Online Piracy Act (Scary Facts)

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

Biden on Internet Freedom

WTF is SOPA ? aka The American Government trying to ruin the internet


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