Ngram Viewer 2.0; Web Reader Google Play Magazines; Un-official Google Now Avaiable through Google Talk

Google Books Ngram Viewer, is now been used about 50 times every minute to explore how phrases have been used in books spanning the centuries, Google revealed, adding, "over 45 million graphs created, each one a glimpse into the history of the written word."Also, "Google Books has now reached a milestone, having scanned 20 million […]

Google Books Ngram Viewer, is now been used about 50 times every minute to explore how phrases have been used in books spanning the centuries, Google revealed, adding, "over 45 million graphs created, each one a glimpse into the history of the written word."

Also, "Google Books has now reached a milestone, having scanned 20 million books," Google noted further. "approximately one-seventh of all the books published since Gutenberg invented the printing press."

In addition, Google updated the Ngram Viewer datasets "now include a lot of those new books we've scanned, as well as improvements our engineers made in OCR and in hammering out inconsistencies between library and publisher metadata," Google stated.

Last summer, built system that identified parts of speech--nouns, adverbs, conjunctions and so forth--for all of the words in the millions of Ngram Viewer books. Now, for instance, let you compare the verb and noun forms of "cheer" to see how the frequencies have converged over time:

Some users requested the ability to combine Ngrams, calling Ngram compositions: the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide Ngram counts. For instance, "you can see how "record player" rose at the expense of "Victrola"," Google adds:

And, the info page explains all the details about this curious notion of treating phrases like components of a mathematical expression.

Oh, and finally, Google added Italian too, supplementing our current languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, and Russian. Buon divertimento!

Ngram Viewer 2.0

In other Google news, the company quitely introduced a Web Reader for Magazines on Google Play. Now, "when using Google Chrome, you can read some of your favorite magazines in your browser in addition to your Android phone or tablet," Google posted on G+.

To read the magazines in Chrome, the process is simple. Following your purchase, a "Read" button will appear beneath the "Subscribe" button on the left-hand side of the magazine's listing in the Play Store. Click this button to launch the Web Reader. The Reader offers a sidebar detailing the various sections, zoom controls, and a full screen button.

Web Reader for Magazines on Google Play

An XDA member J_M_V_S has released a guide that show how to embrace some of Google Now's functionality through Google Talk. The idea is that it will answer any inquiry as long as you know how to type it -- albeit it doesn't offer complete Google Now experience, it'll offer a good selection of commands.

Below are some example commands:

Score: Let's you search the score of the specified team
Weather: Tells you the current weather on defined location
Define: Dictionary
Translate: Translator
Web: Google!

Google Now through Google Talk

Finally, to improved the security on Google Play Store, Google is allegedly working on a new framework dubbed "Google Android antivirus," which is designed to scan apps on Android-based devices and check if they include malware, adware, spyware or other kind of malicious code.

The new of the "Google Android antivirus" surfaced, after the teardown of the version 3.9.16 of Google Play Store app .apk package, that revealed "strings referring to the couple of components that should form the antimalware framework, i.e. an "app check" to test all the apps already installed on the device and the an "app blocker" to actively control downloads in search for malicious and/or harmful code," Androidpolice.

Speculations suggest that the client-side antivirus API could work in tandem with Bouncer, the server-side, automated monitoring service created by Google to block spreading of malicious apps within the Play marketplace.