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]
Emirates has released an iPhone app that helps you 'speak' another language.
All you need to do is take a picture of your mouth, the app then uses the picture and animates it so that when you get the app to say the phrase needed you can hold your iPhone / iPod touch in front of your real face and let the phone do the talking for you.
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.
Twitmatic is allows you to search, browse, rate, watch, and skip videos that have been linked to on Twitter. The interface allows you to watch the videos inline and has specific version just for watching videos of cats (Kittymatic) and puppies (Puppymatic).