Hulu Plus Review

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Look-Before-You-Make-the-Leap-to-Hulu-Plus-for-Android-74911.html

Hulu is a is an app found on Google Play that allows users to watch television on their computer for free. Recently Hulu has released Hulu Plus, which allows user to watch television shows on their mobile phones. While the Hulu app on Google Play is free, the Hulu Plus service requires a US$7.99/month. The main problem with this service is the fact that many shows that were available on the free, PC version of Hulu, are not available on Hulu Plus. Hulu Plus does offer shows that the free version of Hulu doesn’t however. This article explains the pros and cons of this app from Google Play, and explains what devices are supported by the app. Also the article contains many problems that the reviewer faced while testing the app, and what he thought about them. Most of them were only minor errors, but some of them were huge let downs. Anyone who has ever wondered if the $7.99/month price of the Hulu service was worth it, read this article to help you decide.

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8- Bit Google Maps “Quest”

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/google-maps-quest-google-8-bit_n_1393739.html?ref=mostpopular

This article is about the joke that Google played on Google users before April Fools Day. It was really funny. Google literaly released an 8-bit version of their Google Maps function. It came with all of the original functions of Google Maps, but as an 8-bit retro game. Both the street view and destination tools were very interesting in 8-bit pixels. To access Google Maps Quest, all you had to do was go onto google maps and click the ‘Quest’ button on the top right corner of the screen.

It comes in it’s own NES cartridge for your NES. The first NES cartridge to be released for 18 years! It even came with old school an 8-bit video game theme that sounded a lot like the theme from Dragon Quest for NES.

The best part was Google announced that they are working on an 8-bit version for GBA.

This pratical joke was very clever and really had me going, considering the only thing you had to do to access Google Maps Quest,  was to go onto google maps and click the ‘Quest’ button on the top right corner of the screen.

Google attracting negative attention from Officials

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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/74558.html

This article that I found at technewsworld is about Google’s new privacy policy. This new policy is very handy for both the google company and the google users. Google used to have 60 diffrent policies, but now with google’s new policy, they combined all of them together into one. That’s much simpler. Also Google’s new policy will allow them to use google users searches to improve their ad-selling leverage. For example Google Maps knows your Web searches, Contacts see your news-reading habits, and G-mail knows your Youtube searches. Users using Google search will be benifited from this update because it will give them more personalized results. The problem with this new update is the fact that users will not be able to just opt in and opt out of the system at will. Everything that you do with Google when signed into an account will go on your permanent Google record!

This new policy that Google created makes searching on Google much easier. I really like the new policy, yesterday I was looking for some information for my project that I have been looking for for a while, just popped  up! When I signed into Google my search got narrowed down so well I didn’t even have to try! I don’t understand why officials are so upset about this new privacy policy of Google, exept that regulators in Europe think that their new policy MIGHT be a violation of their privacy laws. Anyways, if you sign into Google you will be bestowed with better search results, with less effort. Now enjoy.

What the we will look like in 5 years

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http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_web_in_five_years.php

This article is an interview of google CEO Eric Schmidit, on how he expects the internet will evolve in 5 years.

Some of his ideas were