What if Google Was A Guy

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Tech on Saturday 5 April 2014

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 […]

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Crazy Google searches made crazier with zany illustrations

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 15 February 2014

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.

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‘Should I Google this person?’: Hilarious flowchart

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Saturday 1 February 2014

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.

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Google finds a submarine and maps it with Street View

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 13 November 2013

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 […]

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Don’t forget the rap lyrics, Google

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 10 October 2013

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 […]

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Poetry from Google’s autocomplete search queries

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 13 August 2013

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.

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Google Graveyard: a list of failed Google projects

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 17 July 2013

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 […]

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Google’s Dublin campus is a playground for nerds

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Wednesday 3 July 2013

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.

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‘Let me Google that for you’: Google wants to read our minds

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Monday 27 May 2013

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 […]

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Timelapse GIFs of satellite photos show Earth changing over three decades

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 22 May 2013

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 […]

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Google and the World Brain

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Thursday 9 May 2013

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 […]

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Tour Google Moon and Google Mars with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 9 May 2013

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 […]

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Can Google answer the Meaning of Life?

Dawn Schuck Reader Find

By Dawn Schuck in Cool Websites on Friday 3 May 2013

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 […]

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What ails us, as revealed by Google

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Wednesday 1 May 2013

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.

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Google Broken Image icon is everywhere

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Thursday 18 April 2013

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? […]

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