Google Maps Screen reader users: click here for plain HTML +You Search Images Maps Play BBC News Sci/Tech Teenager gets gift of colour from scientists Wednesday, October 22, 1997 Published at 17:13 GMT Sci/Tech Teenager gets gift of colour from scientists The revolutionary new contact lenses A teenager who has spent the past 18 years experiencing only black, white and grey has opened his eyes to a whole new world of colour thanks to a pair of contact lenses developed by British scientists.
Google (Wikipedia) Google is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University.
UK Star Trek Kirk vs. Picard... Who Gets your Vote? It’s Election Day, and with that in mind we thought we’d pit two of Star Trek’s legendary captains – Kirk and Picard – in a battle of wits, wisdom, brawn, compassion and more… with no less than the presidency of the United States at stake. And we need your help. Answer the 12 questions below and post your thoughts on either StarTrek.com or the Star Trek Facebook page. OK, let the debates rage on. Forgetting the fact that James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard are fictional characters, who would you vote for if they both ran for President?
Offer of the Day - All the sale & clearance offers from major UK retailers - Offeroftheday.co.uk Ten years of BBC News Online Lest we forget, the BBC News website is still a shiny example of online news and, for many years, set the standard for a rapidly growing industry. Quite how much of that expertise and online editorial experience is about to made redundant, "redeployed" or replaced by someone from telly who thinks the "tinterweb" is just a second rate wire service. But let's not revisit the misery today because it's birthday time. It's ten years since the launch of BBC News Online. No-one seems to remember exactly which day it was this week, and there aren't any images of the first few pages either. The earliest page indexed by the marvellous Internet Wayback Machine (a whole day can pass while exploring that site...) gives us this respectable first draft from December 1998:
Ask Jeeves (Wikipedia) An Ask.com search of Wikipedia Ask.com (originally known as Ask Jeeves) is a question answering-focused web search engine founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California. The original software was implemented by Gary Chevsky from his own design. Warthen, Chevsky, Justin Grant, and others built the early AskJeeves.com website around that core engine. In late 2010, facing insurmountable competition from Google, the company outsourced its web search technology and returned to its roots as a question and answer site. Douglas Leeds was elevated from president to CEO in 2010. Ask.com is noted and most infamous for a malware toolbar that can be surreptitiously bundled in with legitimate program installations, and which generally cannot be removed from most common browsers once installed.
Bing (Wikipedia) Bing (known previously as Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is a web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft. On July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search. All Yahoo! Search global customers and partners were expected to have made the transition by early 2012. History
Yahoo! (Wikipedia) Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational Internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It is globally known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo Search, and related services, including Yahoo Directory, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports and its social media website. It is one of the most popular sites in the United States. According to news sources, roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo websites every month. Yahoo itself claims it attracts "more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages.
MSN (Wikipedia) MSN (originally The Microsoft Network; stylized as msn) is a collection of Internet websites and services provided by Microsoft. The Microsoft Network debuted as an online service and Internet service provider on August 24, 1995, to coincide with the release of the Windows 95 operating system.[unreliable source?] The range of services offered by MSN has changed since its initial release in 1995. MSN was once a simple online service for Windows 95, an early experiment at interactive multimedia content on the Internet, and one of the most popular dial-up Internet service providers. MSN was primarily a popular Internet portal. Microsoft used the MSN brand name to promote numerous popular web-based services in the late 1990s, most notably Hotmail and Microsoft Messenger service, before reorganizing many of them in 2005 under another brand name, Windows Live.
Yebol (Wikipedia) Yebol was a vertical "decision" search engine that had developed a knowledge-based, semantic search platform. Based in San Jose, CA, Yebol's artificial intelligence human intelligence-infused algorithms automatically cluster and categorize search results, web sites, pages and contents that it presents in a visually indexed format that is more aligned with initial human intent. Yebol used association, ranking and clustering algorithms to analyze related keywords or web pages. Yebol presented as one of its goals the creation of a unique "homepage look" for every possible search term.