My latest overview post on Justia’s Legal Marketing and Technology Blog is all about the Robots Exclusion Standard. I explain reasons why you may need to block certain content from search engines, as well as explain the different mechanisms available to you to do so. Check it out!
My latest post on Justia’s Legal Marketing & Technology Blog just went live and it is all about Structured Data and the Semantic Web. I talk and write quite a bit about the Semantic Web and decided it was high time I write a primer on just what it is Read more…
I did a wrap up of how the Google Assistant compares with its competitors at Apple, Microsoft and Amazon for Justia’s Legal Marketing & Technology Blog. My brief overview discusses what each of the Digital Personal Assistants brought to the table, and how Google has taken what they see as the Read more…
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It is hard to believe that it was just 1 year and 1 week ago, Google uploaded to its YouTube channel, a teaser video for a project they had been working out of from their top-secret "moonshot" [x] Labs called Project Glass. The project was ambitious, an augmented reality layer over your very life, answering questions before you even asked, and all around simplifying your life. 2 Months later at Google I/O 2012, Google staged a "demonstration" involving a blimp, skydivers, BMX Trick bikers and more to show off the device as what seemed like little more than a network connected GoPro camera. They then asked Developers who are interested in getting an early look at the technology if they would be willing to fork over $1,500 for the chance to be one of the first non-Google employees with this whole new class of Technology. I and 2,000 other attendees happily stood in a long line to put down our commitment to try it out. Then, months of agonizing waiting began. Waiting for a future that was so close we could taste it. (more…)
Google I/O is almost here, and the Google Developers have created a nifty widget for enabling the live stream of the video on your blog, as well as embedding my own Google+ stream as a Live Blog of sorts, so head on after the break for my live blog where I will post about the stream while it happens. In preparation for I/O, on the Google Developers Plus page, the Development team has now officially confirmed the name of the next version of Android will be "Jelly Beans." The confirmation comes with a new statue on the Googleplex Lawn. (more…)
UPDATE 2012-06-18: My Justia colleague, Dan Vu Quoc, has let me know that the 3rd party shareware Screen Resolution utility for Mac SwitchResX is capable of pushing the Macbook Pro with Retina Display's resolution up to the full 2880 by 1600 resolution even when not plugged in to an external monitor. I have tried this out myself, and can confirm it is true! I've used a 28" monitor plugged into a 17" Macbook Pro for a long time now, and it's great to have all that screen real estate when coding for putting my editor window side by side with a browser window for testing, or a terminal window for running server side commands. I would get so used to having such a high resolution display that when I would unplug to go into a meeting (or take a flight) going down to the 1920 x 1200 resolution that the 17" Macbook supported (max) was hard for me, there just wasn't enough screen real estate to get work done effectively. Add to that just how heavy the 17" Macbook Pro was and the fact that I am so fat that I can't actually use the laptop on my lap on the plane, and it was just darn near unusable. Because of this, I was understandably excited at the announcement of the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display which according to the tech specs supports an astounding 2880 by 1800 resolution, higher resolution than even the 2560 x 1440 resolution of the 28" Display I use at work. Unfortunately, as many others have pointed out, you can't actually set your Macbook Pro to the full 2880 x 1800 resolution. The screen does support 2880 x 1800 resolution, but Apple's "Retina Display" technique is to use the extra pixels to make things sharper, not to display more on the screen. (more…)
Since the very beginning, when met with an Atom or RSS feed, Google Chrome responds by rendering the XML as unformatted xml (unless your feed happens to have an XSL stylesheet like feedburner adds). One of the earliest bugs reported to Google is that this should not be, that it would instead be more friendly to invite the user to subscribe to the feed in a feed reader (like Firefox does) or render the feed yourself (like Safari does). In the recently released stable Chrome 19, one of the new features is that instead of displaying the XML as unformatted xml, it fires off a view web intent instead. This may be a good first step towards making feeds friendlier to use. Instead of seeing a page the average reader doesn't understand, they could be shown their own apps that they've installed. (more…)