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Google Chrome Super Cool Experiments


When Google Chrome launched last September, it included a powerful JavaScript engine, V8, which was built to make the next generation of web applications perform faster in the browser In the past few months, we’ve reached out to more than a dozen developers and designers to experiment with V8 and to find new and fun uses for JavaScript We worked with REAS, Mr Doob, Ryan Alexander, Josh Nimoy, Mark Mahoney, and Toxi, among others

The results of their experimentation have been great, with each project turning the browser window into an interactive application, a game, or even a piece of art Whether you’re a casual web surfer or an advanced JavaScript developer, we think you’ll appreciate what they’ve achieved

Here’s a preview of what they have built:

Take a look for yourself at Chrome Experiments Although you don’t need Google Chrome to view the site, some of the experiments may run slower, or incorrectly, in older browsers To download Google Chrome, click here

Naturally, we’re looking for more experiments We will update the site regularly and promote the best projects as Featured Experiments So, if you have an idea for a web browser experiment, please build it, make it sparkle, and submit it

We’ll be highlighting more experiments and holding sessions on Google Chrome at Google I/O on May 27 – 28 in San Francisco

Source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/chrome-experiments-are-here.html

Google Adsense is weird


Okay, so a friend of mine submitted Google Adsense application few days ago It got rejected and here was the email he received from Google:

Hello Fahad,

Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense Unfortunately, after
reviewing your application, we’re unable to accept you into Google
AdSense at this time

We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below


– Account information incorrect or not provided


Further detail:

Incomplete name provided: We’ve found that you have provided only one
name in your application In the ‘Payee Name’ field of the application,
individual accounts must provide a full first and last name, and
business accounts are required to supply a company name


For a complete list of AdSense criteria, please visit:



To update and resubmit your application, please visit
https://www.google.com/adsense?hl=en_US and sign in using the email
address and password you submitted with your application Our
specialists will review your account for compliance with our program
policies, so please make sure to resolve all of the issues listed above
before resubmitting

Please contact us at adsense-support@google.com if you have any


The Google AdSense Team

Okay so he didn’t entered his full name correctly, cool No problem let’s fill it again it says:

“To update and resubmit your application, please visit https://www.google.com/adsense?hl=en_US and sign in using the email address and password you submitted with your application”

Cool, we open https://google.com/adsense and try to login oh oh surprise surprise:


It says:

Account Not Active

An AdSense account does not exist for this login, as it is associated with an unapproved application For more information about your application, please review the message we sent to the email address you provided with your application

Return to AdSense home

So what to do now? oh yes the wonderful support pages, take a look at what it says:


This helpful page is located here: https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=81904&sourceid=asos&subid=ww-ww-em-hc&medium=em

Well, then I tried there forums, at least 9 people have said in these two threads that they are having the same problem:

Well I then decided to reply to the email id they had provided in the original email from them:

Subject: I want to re-submit, but can’t login

You said that I should re-submit my application with full name,
I am trying to do that but adsense page says this:

Account Not Active
An AdSense account does not exist for this login, as it is associated with an unapproved application For more information about your application, please review the message we sent to the email address you provided with your application

I have attached a screenshot, please help

Muhammad Fahad

Now I am hoping that I will get a reply soon and will me out of my misery
And I did get a reply almost instantly, it says:

This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does not
accept incoming email Please do not reply to this message


Thanks for contacting AdSense Support

We noticed that you may have contacted us without first visiting our Help
Center: https://www.google.com/adsense/support?sourceid=nhcar To receive
faster responses to your questions, we encourage you to visit our help
resources — they’re full of instant, reliable answers to many common
questions and issues

I can’t log in to my account

I can’t see ads on my website

I haven’t received a PIN or payment yet

My application was disapproved
Or, get application approval tips at

If your issue isn’t covered in the links above, we suggest you search or
browse our online help resources listed below:

– AdSense Help Center: Our most comprehensive source for answers to common

– AdSense Help Forum: Share questions and knowledge with other AdSense
publishers AdSense team representatives also contribute to discussions
and provide help

– Inside AdSense blog: Learn the latest AdSense news, tips, and updates —
browse by label, search, or subscribe to receive updates via email or


The Google AdSense Team

So let’s see where we are:
1) We can’t login
2) There is no help available in their “Most comprehensive source for answers to common questions”
3) No replies on AdSense Help Forum

We are stuck

Any one who knows what should we do now, please come forward to the mic on the left side, state your name, city & designation, then give the solution Thank you

Gmail – More Cool Features


Gmail - Do more with labelsAs I said earlier Gmail has updated there buttons, they are very shiny now But the update doesn’t ends there

The labels dropdown menu is improved as well,  instead of having list of labels twice in same dropdown menu for Assigning or Moving an email’s label, you have two lists, one for Moving Label and one for Assigning a new Label

If you have a long list of labels (like I have) you will also appreciate the new search/auto-complete label feature integrated into these label’s dropdowns


pdf_smFast PDF Previews
This is another great new feature in Gmail, I send and receive many receipts, quotations & documents via Gmail, everytime for finding one particular file I had to open many (similar subjects and file names, just date and receiver is usually different) but now I have ability to view PDF without downloading it You do have to login to Google Docs but it doesn’t saves the document on your Google Docs account And it’s pretty quick too Moreover it doesn’t makes your Firefox heavy as an elephant like the default Adobe Reader Plugin does


Here is what Google writes on their what’s new page:

Labels: auto-complete and “move to”

The buttons and menus at the top of your inbox look a bit different: there’s a new “Labels” button that makes labeling messages even easier Turn on keyboard shortcuts and hit “L” to bring up your labels, and auto-complete will take it from there Use the “Move to” button to label and archive in just one step — just like you would with a folder Learn more

Fast PDF previews

Now you can preview PDFs right in your browser without waiting for them to download and open in another application Just click the “View” link next to any pdf attachments you receive

Gmail Gets Shiny Buttons


I think these new buttons are added today, but I might be wrong, I will see if I can find anything about this on TechCrunch maybe

New Buttons:
[img: Google Get's Shiny Buttons]

Old Buttons:
[img: Google Old Buttons]

Google’s Search Results Error


Google’s search result page showing “This site may harm your computer” on every result!! (31st January, 2009 7:55 PM PST)

After few minutes half an hour of madness, it’s fixed (31st January, 2009 8:25 PM PST)

Official Explanations:
StopBadware Explanation
“This site may harm your computer” on every search result?!?! (googleblog.blogspot.com)