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Google Instant is like a drunken binge without the alcohol

That's the big selling point of Google Instant: it shaves, on average, two-to-five seconds from every search you do. That's a valuable chunk of time, right there: that's the time it takes me to take a sip from my cup of coffee, or if I'm feeling particularly dexterous, grab a nibble from the adjacent chocolate chip cookie.

Wave Goodbye to Google Wave

Google Wave began saying its goodbyes a few days ago when development of the communication/collaboration facility software was suspended by the company. The website will be maintained until at least the end of the year.

What you see when Google Wave crashes (screenshot)

I only have one other Wave contact, so I haven't exactly been Hanging Ten so far. Nevertheless, I just checked in and discovered this attentive message from my new guardian angel, The Doc. Perhaps Google's Chrome browser crashed Wave, but it's good to know The Doc is in my corner.

Google Wave explained in two minutes

For all the buzz about Google Wave, not many people can explain it well in a couple of minutes (even the overview by Google developers Lars Rasmussen and Stephanie Hannon took over 1h 20m!). What hope do we poor sods without an early beta invite have? Help at last. This brilliant, slick, two-minute video from EpipheoStudios.com explains Googles new communications platform/concept for the layperson.

Google’s Lars Rasmussen on the Google Maps story

It's a source of great satisfaction that one of Google's most beloved products, Google Maps, was developed right here in Australia (Sydney).

Google's Lars Rasmussen on the Google Maps story

It's a source of great satisfaction that one of Google's most beloved products, Google Maps, was developed right here in Australia (Sydney).

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