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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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Google Chrome’s World Wide Maze: Turns any website into a 3D game maze

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Dang, Google has done it again with their latest Chrome experiment. The World Wide Maze basically lets anyone transform their favorite website into a 3D maze on a computer or mobile device — and then play with it. It gets pretty laggy, but it’s also pretty darn cool.

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Top 3 luxurious Google offices

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 29 March 2013

How do these offices even qualify as offices? At what point is it ok to just call them “work resorts” or “luxurious working vacations”. Seriously. Between the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, the Google Tel Aviv Headquarters, and my personal favorite, the Google London Headquarters, Google has created the ultimate work-hard-play-hard atmospheres. Who wouldn’t appreciate […]

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Settle office fights with Ping Pong on your conference table

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By Annie Churdar in New Design on Wednesday 6 March 2013

This elegant, dark wood conference table is a grown up’s playground. Who needs to fight during conference meetings when you can settle the dispute with a friendly game of table tennis? The dual-use table was invented by Google Creative Lead Ryan Vanderbilt as a solution to the merging worlds of play, work, and home life. One minute […]

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Things people search when they think nobody’s watching

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 16 January 2013

We, humans, are always looking for answers. It makes sense that we are now looking towards search engines for answers to everything. SEOLOL, which combines the two acronyms for ‘search engine optimization’ and ‘laugh out loud’, showcases real search queries from us all. Unfortunately the site hasn’t been updated for over a year, though it’s […]

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Wind maps: the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 11 January 2013

Excuse us while we get completely geeky about this. A side-project by the duo leading Google’s Big Picture visualization research group, Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas, Wind Map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US’ by visually mapping out the land in real time according to the strength of the wind […]

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Let Me Google That For You

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 9 January 2013

Know ‘people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves’? When you enter the query on their behalf at the Let Me Google That For You site, it generates a video tutorial showing the obvious instructions to search that query on Google, then lets you share […]

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The amazing (real) world of Google Street View

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 24 November 2012

If you’re looking for something weird and wonderful but can’t be bothered to leave your seat we may have found the thing for you. Artist Jon Rafman has been scouring the amazing world of Google Street View and has found more then a few oddly funny situations; including everything from cars on fire to scary men in masks. Getting captured by a Google photographer seems like a task in itself, even more so when you’re hiding behind a bin.

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Video made using the weird visual glitches of Google Earth

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By Franck Deron in Video on Friday 23 November 2012

As a pre-pubertarian kid, I had a strong passion for urbanism. I used to draw detailed city maps, sometimes including subway systems and contour lines. And when the original SimCity came out, I was in heaven. More than 20 years later and living in one of the most poorly designed urban centers in the world, […]

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Google’s data centres: Photos from deep within

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By Elise Boyd in Tech on Friday 19 October 2012

Google have opened their doors for the first time today to give the world photographic access to their massive data centres scattered around the world. The 8 centres in the US, Finland and Belgium are the heart of Google, responsible for delivering your search results, emails and most importantly, all of those hilarious cat videos on Youtube straight to your computer.

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Google Glass: first-hand experience of New York Fashion Week

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 19 September 2012

Ah, Google Glass. While this snazzy piece of head-mounted augmented reality isn’t available to us plebians yet, Google has been teasing everyone’s imagination here and there, including demo-ing the glasses with skydiving and the such. More recently, designer Diane Von Furstenberg and her models donned the $1,500 glasses for her Spring/Summer 2013 runway show at New […]

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Project Glass: Google’s latest stealth initiative

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Trends on Friday 6 April 2012

Talk about making Star Trek look outdated. This incredible concept video imagines an amazing integration of technologies that really already exist into a seamless coexistence with the user. Everything that your iPhone or Android smartphone does, with an optical/audial and microphone interface that allows the wearer of these glasses to access the internet, GPS, email, […]

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