Life is filled with the constant invention and reinvention of ways to do things faster and easier. From the car to the kettle, we of the 21st Century have got things pretty sweet, especially when it comes to information. Thanks to Google, and the world wide web in general, we can find out pretty much […]
Josh Mecouch did a bunch of chortle-friendly comic depictions based on unbelievable Google search queries from ‘squirrels are the devil’s oven mitts’ to ‘americans think obama is a cactus’. Perfectly normal if people surf the Internet when they’re drunk or high, of course, but it’s alarming to think they could be Googling these while sober.
For a recent post on Dell’s Tech Page One blog, illustrator and artist Wendy drew this flowchart breaking down the complex decision-making process behind the simple act of whether to Google a person or not. It’s hilarious.
Google has done it again: added a new Street View tour of HMS Ocelot, a decommissioned naval submarine that now counts the Chatham dockyard in England as its resting place. You can look at the interiors which include a complicated control room and staff sleeping quarters, as well as zoom out to gaze at the […]
As Google Search SVP Amit Singhal wrote in a blog post unveiling Google’s new Hummingbird algorithm: ‘Now you can ask any question on the powerful little device in your pocket’. Naturally, we decided to ask Google how well it was into rap by running searches of iconic rap lyrics. Obviously we get a kick out […]
Google Poetics, founded by Sampsa Nuotio and curated by Raisa Omaheimo, reframes Google’s autocomplete suggestions as poems. Many of these are wildly personal and vulnerable, reflecting the far-reaching anxieties people have — we are responsible for feeding the search engine these queries after all. Certainly takes the idea of crowdsourcing to a new level.
After the recent loss of everyone’s beloved Google Reader, it only seems fitting to make an infographic illustrating all of Google’s failed projects. The Google Graveyard is “a resting place for great ideas”, where some of the most innovative projects have come to die. Maybe some deserved to come to an end, but the projects […]
Secretly (or not so secretly), we all wish we could work at Google. The New York Times reported in March that Google’s main objective is ‘to create the happiest, most productive workplace in the world’. And by the looks of their new Dublin campus, they’re doing a pretty fantastic job.
Technology is making us smart, and becoming smart at the same time. At its annual worldwide developers’ conference in San Francisco this week, Google revealed new features — such as making search query results even more complete by including answers to the most common follow-up search queries from the first search. Certainly sounds like Google […]
Google recently announced on their blog that they’ve been working with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and TIME to release compilations of Earth images taken from space for the interactive Timelapse project. These compiled images include Lake Urmia drying up, Las Vegas’ urban growth, Dubai’s coastal expansion with its Palm Islands, Alaska’s Columbia Glacier retreat […]
Yep, we here at Lost At E Minor said years ago that mega-repository of all knowledge in the world, Google, was surely becoming our collective brain. Now the documentary Google and the World Brain is out, and it looks at Google’s ambitious plan in 2002 to scan every single book in the world. The trailer […]
Google Earth has taken things to new heights. Now mere earthlings can view a 3D Google Moon and Google Mars. Thanks to old photos and satellite shots, we can explore 360 degree views of these strange landscapes from the comfort of home. And the best part? You can get a tour with narration by Bill Nye the Science […]
Philosophers ask lots of questions. The Internet offers a mammoth amount (and then some) of knowledge. In this series, I pop Unanswerable Questions of Life into Google Maps and take a Streetview screenshot of the destination Google directs me to. Discover the meaning of life, see where we go after death and find out if […]
Oh, the insecurities that plague humanity. In his video Life through Google’s eyes, Barcelona-based Marius Budin captured the hang-ups that people have about themselves, as revealed by Google searches. It’s a fascinating if slightly depressing look at how some insecurities never go away whether you’re a ten-year-old or an 85-year-old.
It’s everywhere. We’ve all seen it before. It’s absolutely infuriating if we’re being completely honest. That stupid “broken image” icon always pops up when my Internet is too weak to load a full page from Google. Hey, but what if Google helped give the iconic image a more positive connotation? What if it were used everywhere? […]