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Wednesday, February 09, 2005
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Google Maps

Google has once again proved that it is capable of delivering applications that appeal to everyone. It has released a beta version of Google Maps. On the outset, it is just like Yahoo Maps and Expedia Maps. But it has lot more!!!
  • Draggable Maps: The map section can be clicked and dragged to reveal the adjacent portions of the map and it is instantaneous. In other sites, you have to click and wait for the page to reload. Also, the movement is analogous and NOT discrete. This is definitely a better presentation.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Alternately, you can also use the arrow keys to navigate the map.
  • Integration with local search: Google Maps is tightly integrated with Google's local search. So for example, you can search for "Pizza in [name of a place] " and it will point to all pizza joints in the location with the address and phone number of each joint. Just click on a joint and get driving directions to/from it. Pretty cool!!!
Do check it out when you have time. You can also have a look at the tour and FAQ.


Tuesday, February 08, 2005
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Mac Mini... Is it a Revolution???

I came across an nice article at The Inquirer debating whether the introduction of Mac Mini is a revolution (some claim so...) or is it a product that will just head nowhere...
Check out
Mac Mini: Revolution or flash in the pan?

Thursday, February 03, 2005
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Narain to drive for Jordan F1 in 2005

It's official!!! Jordan F1 confirmed that Narain Karthikeyan from India will drive for Jordan in 2005 F1 season. It is a great feeling.... to have an Indian drive in F1. With the likes of Ferrari, Mclaren and Williams around, Jordan and Narain are definitely not the favorites in the season, but I am sure that there will be millions of hearts out here in India who will be cheering for him, who has been working hard for several years to get into the circuit.

My best wishes for Narain to have a great season!!!