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A very impressive interactive infographic that chronicles all of the major milestones in the company's history.
If you are a Gmail user, you may or may not be aware of the cool 'labs' features that improve the mail app. Lifehacker lists 10 of the best. If you already know about them, it's still worth checking them out incase you have forgotten about some of them.
A website called Nmap.org has analysed the top million websites and produced this image. It shows the favicons of the websites with the largest representing the most popular websites. The smallest icons correspond to sites with approximately 0.0001% reach, and rescaled to 16×16 pixels. The largest icon belongs to Google, and it’s 11,936 x 11,936 pixels large.
Engineering start-up Willow Garage has hacked an open source robot to fetch beer from a fridge. Using a web interface, the engineers can select one of four different brands of beer and the robot will scoot over to the fridge, open the door and select the correct beer. It'll even open the beer for you! [Read more]
An excellent Google Maps mashup that shows all trains on the London Underground network in approximately real time. Stations are in yellow and trains in red. You can click on each train to find out its number, the station it just left and approximately how long until it reaches the next station.
Employees from Google’s offices in London create the Google logo using 884 individually printed 4x6 photographs. The camera took a shot every 7 seconds, so about 5.5 hours of work is compressed into 1:20. [via]
Mark Graham has taken an article dump from Wikipedia (Aug 2009) and calculated the number of articles written about each country in the world. United States came out top with almost 90,000 articles and Anguilla was last with just 4 articles. What was interesting was the fact that Antarctica and even Middle Earth have more articles written about them than most African countries. [via]
Stella Artois has released an augmented reality app for the iPhone that helps you find pubs near you that sell the old wife beater. The app is currently only available in the US but will be released in the UK soon. [via]
Back in the 90's, Google wasn't the only search engine on the block. This site has screenshots showing how long forgotten search engines such as Hotbot, Dogpile and InNfoseek appeared in the 90s and how they appear today.
$10,001 in quarters will be awarded to arcade champ Steve Wiebe if he can set a new Donkey Kong high score (better than 1,050,200) at E3. The quarters were withdrawn by Stride Gum and you can view more photos at Wired.
A man has been busted after he bragged on his MySpace page about stealing $4,000 from a bank.
Joseph Wade Northington, 27, of Roanoke, Va. wrote on his MySpace.com page, “One in the head $till ain’t dead!!!!!! On tha run for robbin a bank Love all of yall”.
Investigators tracked him down after a friend, Shawn Daniels, who served with him in the Army, identified him from surveillance photos
Northington faces a minimum of seven years and maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced.
(News video here)