September 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
Today, Freddie Mercury would have been 65 years old and Google celebrates the birthday of Queen’s legendary singer with an animated doodle.
Today’s doodle is also accompanied by a blog post from Google, which was written by Queen’s guitarist Brian May.
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April 7, 2011 § 2 Comments
As if you didn’t already know that.
Still, if you get caught up in Conflict History, a very interesting, google-maps-based website that puts all the wars known to mankind (from 4000 BC to now, sourced from Wikipedia) on the map, you can’t help but be amazed by the amount of conflict that went on at any point in time. You might know about the big ones, you know about the current ones, but, believe me, there has never been a peaceful moment on this planet.
April 1, 2011 § 2 Comments
March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
Pure randomness today:
- What do Liberia, Myanmar and the United States of America have in common? They are the only 3 countries in the world not to use the metric system – Gizmodo
- Our sense of smell might be explained by quantum physics – BBC
- The end of the telephone? – The New York Times
- An argument against earth hour – good.is
- 8-bit deaths (video) – Vulture
- Google.uk’s Think Quarterly: the data issue – Think Quarterly
- Types of typsos – Rosscott, Inc.
February 11, 2011 § 3 Comments
February 1, 2011 § 2 Comments
Virtual galleries went in and out of fashion. Now Google is reviving them by bringing the street map view inside some of the world’s best museums, with Art Project.
Using the street map view navigation functionality, this time inside rather than outside, you can virtually walk around the various rooms and stand as close to the works of art as you want. You can even touch them – that is, if you don’t mind fingerprints on your monitor. Complete with extreme close-ups, video guides, and personalized collections, Google’s Art Project ticks the box on every standard virtual gallery functionality.
The list of museums is impressive, featuring among others, MoMA, Tate Britain, Reina Sofia, Uffizi, Hermitage and the Van Gogh Museum.
Be careful though not to be thrown out of the museum: there is a usability problem in the navigation that keeps taking you on the street map view, on the streets outside the museum.