Google Mapathon under investigation by Indian Police


just passing through my facebook wall and i saw this  post,India is know for these type of things

Google conducted an online competition called Mapathon recently, wherein participants were asked to add information about their localities to help their online map service.

Google invited users to help “create better maps for India” by adding knowledge of their neighborhoods and promised the top 1,000 mappers prizes of tablets, smartphones and gift vouchers. Google, which ran the “Mapathon” in India in February and March, said its aim was to make more local information accessible to all and that it did not break any laws.

Survey Of India, fearing that this might be a threat to the national security, filed a complaint

requesting the police to probe into this matter


How To Spice Up Your Google Search Background [Chrome theme]

The trend these days is that if you want the answer to something, you don’t ask a grown up, you ask Google. I’m sure for most of you the Google search page is your start page, especially if your favorite browser is Chrome. Notice that the background of the Google search page is a blank sheet of nothingness, well, apart from the search bar of course.
How about we spice things up a little by adding a background or your own picture? With this Custom Google Background extension, you can customize the Google search page background to something of your liking (but only on the Chrome browser).

    Getting Started

First, add Custom Google Background extension to browser. It will ask for permission to access your data and browsing activity.
Next, you will be forwarded to the Settings page. Choose the image you want to use for Google search background from your hardisk or from a URL.

You can upload more than one image and even leave it on random mode so your background will always change as you reload the page.

Not only that, with this extension you can personalize the Google search page. Choose to hide certain elements from the search page such as the Google logo, the “Lucky” button, the footer and much more. You also can adjust the position of your image.
Bored with the current image? Just click on “change background image” at the bottom left side of the page, and it will redirect you to the Settings page and you can make your changes there.