Gears

  • Google Officially Deadpools Gears For Safari. Puts It On Death Watch For Firefox And IE.

    Google Officially Deadpools Gears For Safari. Puts It On Death Watch For Firefox And IE.

    While digging through the Chromium forums back in November looking for clues about the then-unreleased Chrome for Mac beta, we stumbled on an interesting bit of information: Google was moving away from supporting Gears going forward. While this move was obvious for some given Google's heavy investment in HTML5, Google hadn't talked much about what would happen to their plug-in that allowed for… Read More

  • As Google Backs Away From A Plug-in, Microsoft Rushes Towards One

    As Google Backs Away From A Plug-in, Microsoft Rushes Towards One

    Today at their Bing Fall Release event, Microsoft showed off some nice updates to their search engine, including further information about how the much anticipated Twitter and Facebook data integration will work. But by far the most interesting thing they showed was the new beta version of Bing Maps. While it looked very nice, the real reason why it was so interesting is what it requires: Read More

  • A Fresh Look At Google Gears

    A Fresh Look At Google Gears

    There's a common misconception that Google's "next-gen" web platform called Gears only (or even primarily) enables offline capabilities for web applications. The truth of the matter is that Google's ambitions are far greater, and the browser extension's capabilities are more multifarious, than this reputation suggests. MySpace's implementation of Gears, which has little to do with offline… Read More

  • Updates Announced For Google Gears And Google Desktop

    Updates Announced For Google Gears And Google Desktop

    Google announced Monday that it has launched Google Gears for Apple's Safari browser on Mac OS X. All Safari users running Mac OS X (Windows isn't supported yet) can now access Gears-enabled sites like Zoho Office and the YouTube Uploader. Google also announced Monday that it has released Google Desktop 5.8 for Windows, which the company claims, will increase performance and make it a more agile… Read More

  • Google Gears is mobile

    Google Gears, the programming framework designed to allow users to run apps in Firefox and IE while offline. The new framework only works with Pocket IE on Windows Mobile 5 and 6. At launch, several partners, including Zoho and Buxfer, will introduce mobile apps that can run on Pocket IE even when not connected to the network. Zoho Writer (which first went offline with Google Gears in August) will… Read More

  • Google Gears is mobile

    Google Gears, the programming framework designed to allow users to run apps in Firefox and IE while offline. The new framework only works with Pocket IE on Windows Mobile 5 and 6. At launch, several partners, including Zoho and Buxfer, will introduce mobile apps that can run on Pocket IE even when not connected to the network. Zoho Writer (which first went offline with Google Gears in August) will… Read More

  • Google Gears Discovered

    Google Gears Discovered

    This evening, I came home and loaded up Drudge Report. I found an interesting article on Google and how they’re about to challenge Microsoft even farther with offline web applications. Upon discovering the name Google Gears, I promptly typed “gears.google.com” into Firefox. Sure enough, a Mac OS X beta of Google Gears is available and of course, I downloaded it. So what is Google… Read More

  • The Insect Lab

    The Insect Lab

    If you really want some creepy, awesome shit lying around your apartment, you should check out Mike Libby’s Insect Lab. Based out of Maine, Mike takes insects and couples their bodies with mechanical watch parts and the such. A spider with some cogs and gears in its back is without a doubt the coolest/creepiest thing I’ve seen to date. He’s got everything from spiders to… Read More