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Posts Tagged ‘google search’

Yuko Nakamura – Google+ – How do you search movies? Trick: “Movie poster images by color” #googlesearch #movie #trick

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/31

I was aware of Finally, proof that all movie trailers use the same color palette.

Now I know that movie posters differ there palettes according to the genre of movie.

Thanks Lars Fosdal – Google+. for re-sharing this: How do you search (Google) movies?  

It got me doing some searching myself, and the colour distribution has been researched before too:

Back to the shared post, as it adds genre to the colours:

Trick: “Movie posters” by color on Google Images

  1. Type “movie posters”
  2. Click images  > Search tools > Color

[Movies by Colors]

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ThinkPad W701 can have 32GB RAM (via: Google Search)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/11

Earlier this week, I posted abut ThinkPad W701: Win7 Ultimate x64 suddenly only saw 8GB RAM of 16GB (via: [H]ard|Forum).

One of the search results in my query indicated it would be possible to put 32GB in it.

That’s nice, as the official Lenovo ThinkPad W701 specs and Lenovo ThinkPad W701 2500 Overview & Specs – Laptops – CNET Reviews indicate it should max out with 16GB.

This Google search returns lots of results indicating people actually run it with 32GB RAM using 4x8GB memory modules:

ThinkPad W701 32GB RAM

–jeroen

via: ThinkPad W701 32GB RAM – Google Search.

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Google Flights: needs a bit more work, but first look is promising

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/12/24

Just saw that Google Flights was introduce: for searching and booking flights online.

It needs some more work (see below), but it is a great start for a couple of reasons as compared to any of the competition I have seen:

  • A much more intuitive and clutter-free user interface 
  • A blazingly fast response (SFO – AMS: response in about a second, all others took at least 10 seconds)

Try the user experience for yourself. A few things I liked:

  • In addition to selecting preferred airlines, you can select preferred Airline Alliances
    (they share miles anyway).
  • Shows flight duration and allows you to sort on it
    (ideal for business passengers)
  • Shows if you can have WiFi
    (for geeks like me)
  • Uses hint-panes when you hoover the mouse over certain areas to fill in more detailed information
    (like the airline that operates the flight, or the stops you make).
  • Shows a graph with fare-rate over time
    (so you can pick days with lowest fare more easily; the sweet spot for SFO-AMS seems to be 2-5 day trips that include a saturday/sunday night).

Some things they need to work on:

  • You can search from USA to destinations outside USA, but not vice versa
    (for instance, it finds SFO – AMS, but you are not allowed to enter AMS – SFO).
  • You can enter IATA airport codes, but not ICAO ones (like EHAM)
  • It is not included in the Google – Products list
    (right now you can go from Flights to Web search, but not the other way around).
  • It always starts with a departure in SFO
    (it would make sense if you can select your faviourite departure airport; I live about 10 minutes from AMS / EHAM).
  • It always starts with a departure date 16 days from now
    (The last link is pun intended:  it tests the Google search cache for refreshing pages that calculate information).

–jeroen

via: Flights from San Francisco – Google Search.

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