Dropbox is in danger. Google just announced the launch of Google Drive. Yes, Google Drive is real.
Google Drive is a cloud storage service, and more…. Google Doc is build right into Google Drive so that you can edit documents directly in Google Drive. And since this is by Google, you can expect searching for your document inside Google Drive to be easy. You can search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Google Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.
And like all cloud storage, you can access your files everywhere. Google Drive currently supports PC, Mac and Android devices. iPhone and iPad owners will have to wait a couple of weeks.
Here’s the best part. Google is giving everyone 5GB space on Google Drive for free. If you need more space, you can get 25GB for $2.49 a month or 100GB for $4.99 a month. Go to drive.google.com/start to get your Google Drive.
Here’s an interesting project by Health Promotion Board.
HPB is currently aggregating the top 5 most popular foods in Singapore by crawling popular social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Picassa, Flickr and blogs. The results will be shown on a online visualization which is updated every 3 days.
You can hashtag your food posting with #WhatsEatingSG although HPB is also aggregating posting without the hashtags. Don’t ask me why they choose such a weird hashtag name. Haha. But it’s an interesting campaign. Nice to see the kind of food that Singaporeans are posting online.
It seems like Ice Cream, Chocolate and Pizza are the top 3 favorite here. To see the latest result, visit http://www.hpb.gov.sg/WhatsEatingSG.aspx
The 2nd generation Microsoft Surface, the Samsung SUR40, is now available for order in Singapore. It was supposed to be launch late last year but was delayed.
The Samsung SUR40 features a 40 inch Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) display that recongnise fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen and supports up to 50 points of contact at one time. I’ve blogged about the Samsung SUR40 last year when Microsoft gave us a sneak peak.
But keep your wallet in your pocket first. The Samsung SUR40 isn’t a consumer product. It is more for commercial use. After all, the estimated list price for the SUR40 is US$11,960 (Display only) and US$12,590 (Display with Stand). Don’t think many people can afford that for personal use. But if you can, here’s the website for you to contact your local sales representative to place your order. PS: I want one for my coffee table.
This is most probably the coolest, geekiest and most amazing resignation announcement ever. A Microsoft Program Manager decide to sing her resignation announcement to the tune of Don McLean’s American Pie and upload it to YouTube.
Oh, and don’t worry, the song isn’t slamming the company or her ex-colleagues. After all, she is working in the Microsoft Excel team, which, in my own opinion, is the best software from Microsoft.
Oops. I hope this is not too late. OK, today is 23 April. Closing is on 25 April. STILL GOT TIME!
It is now down to the final 10. Who will be Singapore’s Next Social Travel Star 2012? Who will walk away with $10,000 worth of cash and prizes? Who will travel to 4 countries to review 12 unique hotels for AsiaRooms.com new YouTube channel?
Head down to AsiaRooms.com Facebook page to vote now. You won’t get to travel to 4 countries and review 12 unique hotels, but you stand a chance to win a 2 night stay at a hotel of your choice. So hurry, go vote for your favorite team now! Voting close on 25 April 2012.
We all know that Samsung will be unveiling highly anticipated next generation Galaxy S smartphone on 3rd May 2012 in London. There has been several leaks rumors and some prototypes photos circulating on the blogosphere.
And if that is not enough, Samsung decided to create a microsite to tease us further. Head down to http://www.tgeltaayehxnx.com to get teased. (tgeltaayehxnx is an anagram for “The Next Galaxy”.)
The website is counting down to today 7pm (Singapore time) instead of the phone launch date. Hmmmmm….. I don’t think we will get to see the whole phone at 7pm. Maybe just more sneak peeks to get us excited about 3rd May. We will find out soon.