Galoo Daily Trends 21.03.2013
Voyager has left the solar system?
Launched in September 1977, the probe was sent initially to study the outer planets, but then just kept on going.
Researchers studying its data say the craft appears now to be in a realm of space beyond the influence of our Sun.
But the US space agency (Nasa), which manages Voyager, says that it regards the probe as still being inside the Solar System.
The mission is currently moving more than 18 billion km from Earth, or 123 times the distance between our planet and the Sun. (more at: bbc.co.uk)
YouTube: One billion unique users – per month!
We all know YouTube is the biggest video sharing site around, but how big is it, exactly, when compared to sites such as Facebook or Twitter? Here’s a hint: YouTube has just hit one billion monthly unique users.
For comparison, Facebook hit that milestone in October 2012. It took the social network eight years to reach one billion active users — almost the exact amount of time as YouTube, which was founded in February 2005. Twitter, which has been around since March 2006, has more than 200 million monthly active users.(more at: mashable.com).
Send to Kindle, and read later
Amazon Wednesday announced a new feature for Kindle owners, the “Send to Kindle Button” that lets you save stories you spot on the Web for later, more comfortable reading on your Kindle device or app. The catch is, websites have to adopt the button. Some major sites are already doing it, including The Washington Post, Time and Boing Boing. (more at: nbcnews.com)
Google Play “facelifting”
The Google Play store is an ever-evolving marketplace that has seen its fair share of changes throughout the last few years. It was once incredibly fussy and difficult to navigate while lacking features, but over time, has become much more polished with an image-heavy layout that has likely helped Google push products from apps to magazines to movies and music. The last time we saw a major change was back in July of 2011, though. Since then, we have seen a number of tweaks to make it fit new design guidelines for Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, but overall, it hasn’t changed all that much. (more at: droid-life.com)
‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ Trailer
The latest trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness has dropped, showing Benedict Cumberbatch slithering around in his villainy glory, leaving a wake of destruction that only Captain Kirk and his crew can try to undo.
“You think your world is safe. It is an allusion,” announces Cumberbatch as villain John Harrison, a threat from within Kirk’s own organisation. “Enjoy these final moments of peace. Your commanders have committed a crime I cannot forgive. None of you are safe.” (more at: huffingtonpost.co.uk)