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Announcing SyntaxNet: The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source

Announcing SyntaxNet: The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source:

Parsey McParseface is built on powerful machine learning algorithms that learn to analyze the linguistic structure of language, and that can explain the functional role of each word in a given sentence. Because Parsey McParseface is the most accurate such model in the world, we hope that it will be useful to developers and researchers interested in automatic extraction of information, translation, and other core applications of NLU.

It’s called Parsey McParseface. Really. Parsey McParseface. Because. Just because.

Lock-in is making everything worse for everyone.

Lock-in is making everything worse for everyone.:

The battle between Twitter and Facebook has made both products worse and caused weird restrictions to users on both sides, such as the walls both companies have installed between Twitter and Instagram. Twitter is now ultra-paranoid, defensive, aggressive, and full of annoying ads. Facebook’s core product is a mess as it continually tries (and fails) to capture the usage and style of Twitter, while annoying people more and more to keep its ads effective.

Interesting. Starts with commentary on Amazon Prime and points out a trend of favoring lock-in to making products better.

Google simulates the human brain with 1000 machines, 16000 cores and a love of cats

Google simulates the human brain with 1000 machines, 16000 cores and a love of cats

Mountain view’s secret lab stitched together 1,000 computers totaling 16,000 cores to form a neural network with over 1 billion connections, and sent it to YouTube looking for cats.

This might make it easier to find videos of cats on YouTube. About time.

Games in Google+: fun that fits your schedule

Today we're adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. But sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we have together are just as important to our relationships. We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life.

That means giving you control over when you see games, how you play them and with whom you share your experiences. Games in Google+ are there when you want them and gone when you don't.

From Games in Google+: fun that fits your schedule


So when will they have an API?

Google + feels like showing up to a party while the host is still setting things up.

First Chrome OS laptop

this is our first actual glimpse of Google’s new unbranded “Cr-48,” the very first Chrome OS laptop. Google will distribute the laptop through its Chrome OS Pilot Program, in a sort of public beta. You actually have to apply to join the program, and there’s going to be a limited number of the laptops available — retail Chrome OS models from Acer and Samsung will be available in the middle of 2011.


From Google unveils Cr-48, the first Chrome OS laptop — Engadget


This might be a netbook game changer. I can imagine a future where laptops, netbooks and even desktops have a web mode where they load a slim OS that is just a browser running in a restricted sandbox.

Fusion Tables Will Be Available in Google Docs

Fusion Tables is an interesting service launched last year in Google Labs to help users manage large data sets. “Fusion Tables is not a traditional database system focusing on complicated SQL queries and transaction processing. Instead, the focus is on fusing data management and collaboration: merging multiple data sources, discussion of the data, querying, visualization, and Web publishing,” explains Google.

From Fusion Tables Will Be Available in Google Docs

Looks really cool. A database system in the cloud.

Google Squared

Google Squared is much cooler than Wolfram alpha. Try searching for a 1997 movies or types of tea. This is the nicest search engine enhancement I’ve seen.

Google Mows With Goats

“Google’s Mountain View headquarters has fields that need to be kept clear of fire hazards. This year instead of mowing them, they took a low-carbon approach: they hired a herd of goats to eat the grass for a week. ‘It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers,’ wrote Dan Hoffman.”
From Slashdot | Google Mows With Goats

I’m going to start a Rent a Panda service where you can rent a giant panda to come to your home and eat any bamboo you have growing in your yard. I bet people will plant bamboo just to be able to rent a panda to eat it.

G-Phone

Above all, feature-listers will be in heaven. The G1 with Android is clearly intended to be an iPhone knockoff-with all the chronic complaints addressed. Here's your black slab, touch screen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, slide your finger to unlock, icons on Home screen, over-the-air downloadable App store and music store, Google Maps, full-screen Web browsing, accelerometer that rotates the screen when you turn the phone 90 degrees, etc.
From NYT: David Pogue

Screw the iPhone. I’ve been looking forward to Android for a while now. Assuming T-Mob doesn’t screw the pooch and that its unlock-able and jail-breakable, I might dump my failing Treo for one.

Astronaut Photography of Earth

Google has rolled out some spectacular new layers for Google Earth. "Astronaut Photography of Earth" is filled with images from the last 40 years of NASA Earth exploration, and "Earth City Lights" has stunning views of our home planet at night, as viewed from space.
From Compiler - Wired Blogs

Really pretty images of Earth from space. Science porn at its best.

Paris Hilton Index

Topic Google News Articles
Impeachment 2,560
Paris Hilton 4,090
American Idol 4,910
Tom Cruise 4,380
Downing Street Memo 471
Karl Rove 2,790
missing penguin 302
hurricane katrina 72,600

It has taken a while, but now the main stream media is actually discussing whether or not Bush actions actually warrant Impeachment. We have John Conyers and John Kerry to thank for actually bringing the idea up. The next question is, will Impeachment have more google hits than other terms? Will the Downing Street Memo be revisited? Will that missing penguin be found? Time will tell.