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    Youtube introduces Text only mode -TEXTp on April Fools day



    Youtube today introduced a new way to experience Youtube videos- text only mode or TEXTp. This mode replaces the images in the video with a series of letters and numbers. And they have chosen 1st April , April Fools Day to introduce this. Today, even the Youtube logo is Text based.
    Youtube says - “For every person who selects TEXTp and keeps it on while you watch a video, you save YouTube $1 a second, resulting in potentially billions of dollars of savings for us. So if you care about YouTube, you’ll use TEXTp today.”
    Thus TEXTp saves bandwidth and money for Youtube.
    You can select “TEXTp” from the pulldown menu or you can also just append &textp=fool to most video URLs to view the video in TEXTp mode. (As its introduced on April Fools Day)

    The regular Youtube video


    Youtube video in TEXTp mode-





    Try it out, just for fun !

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    I think that fun option was available only on April 1st.

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    Yes that was another April fool prank from Google. Here are a few others

    Renaming as Topeka - Following the decision of the town of Topeka in Kansas, USA, to change its name to Google during the month of March just passed, Google decided to reciprocate by announcing that it was to change its name to Topeka. In a post on the company blog, Google Topeka CEO Eric Schmidt said, "We didn’t reach this decision lightly; after all, we had a fair amount of brand equity tied up in our old name."

    Google Translate for Animals - The release of a new Android app attempts to "bridge the gap between animals and humans" and offers a new way to communicate with your favourite pet. Simply choose from a selection of animals, record the noises it makes, and the application will provide you a transcript of what they were trying to say.

    Google Wave wave notifications - Google Wave has a new way of notifying you when someone responds to or changes your Wave, with real world wave notifications. The Google Wave blog notes that there are still issues with the system, and that "Genuine greetings may be confused for notifications."

    Store anything with Google Docs - In an attempts to make it easier to find and share things, Google Docs now allows you to upload anything from the physical world. Their blog states that you can now "Store your keys, remotes, rail passes, and other objects you commonly lose with Google Docs, and you'll never have to worry about finding them again." It's priced at just $0.10 per kilogram.

    Standard Voicemail for Google Voice - The new Standard Voicemail Mode on Google Voice brings back those old features of traditional voicemail that you'll know and love hate, including automatic message deletion after 14 days.

    Chrome Sounds - A new plugin for Google's Chrome browser that creates a "more magical and immersive experience" when surfing the Internet. The Chrome team say that, "we’ve spent the past few months deep in psychoacoustic models, the Whittaker-Nyquist-Kotelnikov-Shannon sampling theorem, Franssen effects, Shepard-Risset Tones, and 11.1 surround sound research to build a cutting-edge audio-driven user interface for our users." The extension gives audio feedback as you use the browser.

    LifeSize - Picasa's latest feature allows you to print "life-size cardboard cut-outs" with any of your photos.

    Japanese keyboard - Google Japan has created a new keyboard, with plenty of keys!

    Different search time units - When making a search, the space that normally tells you how many seconds the search took to process has been filled with various other units of measure, from hertz to shakes of a lamb's tail.

    Source - Neowin

    Plus Vowels where missing in Gmail homepage yesterday

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