The Story HD comes in at just 7.3 ounces with an e-ink display and reported six weeks of battery life on a single charge. It also comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and supports Epub and PDF formats. I'm curious to find out how many of you use Google eBooks now, and if you would buy this ereader. Let us know in the comments below!
If Google Books' Ngram Viewer is any indication, sex may surpass love in popularity. Literary popularity, at least.
According to Google's new research tool, which tracks words and phrases across more than five million books, the word "love" has been dropping in popularity over the past 200 years, before plateauing slightly above "sex" around 1980. Speaking of 1980, that's the year "feminism" skyrocketed past "housewife," and "marry" lost out to "divorce." Maybe that's when our interest in divorce porn began? And although we are all fascinated with virginity, the actual word has stayed consistently low compared to "sexuality," which started climbing around 1940. And how about the whole "single" vs. "unmarried" debate? Well, it was a close call until around 1970, when "single women" became more popular than "unmarried women."
See the charts below, and let me know if you've discovered any great comparisons on the tool in the comments!
Way back when, most of you said that you were planning on downloading Google Chrome when it came out. PC users — did you download it? And what do you think? Since I'm currently a Mac owner, I haven't had the opportunity to dive into Chrome's goodness, although I have been admiring the pretty Chrome themes in the meantime. Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, recently spoke about Google Chrome and Mac availability at the Web 2.0 Summit. He said that the Chrome web browser can be downloaded from an unofficial location, but that it's still really buggy (crash alert!), as it's not even in beta yet. Brin also mentioned that he wishes the Mac version would have been available at the same time as the PC launch, which makes me think Chrome for Macs will be here sooner than we think.
And when asked about Google Books Search, Brin discussed some of the controversy surrounding the search tool and said that his ultimate goal is to give people access to millions of books, which he believes will be a successful venture.
And speaking of Google and some of its services and tools, here's a fun video that re-tells the entire Google story, which starts at the very beginning — from when Sergey met Larry. To watch it, just read more
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