I love how Vimeo have integrated this Honda advert into their site. I'd definitely watch more adverts if they were as creative.
Gizmodo has posted a video showing the very impressive footage from the Sprint v3 HD camera that can record full HD video at 1,000 FPS.
A Google Street View car in Pittsburgh, Pa. had to 'duck' when it encountered a bridge that was too low to allow it to pass with its camera extended on its stalk. As soon is it got to the other side of the bridge it extended it again.
Related: Google Street View car getting stuck in the mud in Australia.
Update: All links were going to the same page rather than different pages. I've fixed it.
Gizmodo's 8 article pirate's code of conduct for BitTorrent.
Gmail has made some improvements to how you upload attachments. You can now upload select multiple files and you get a progress bar to show the progress of the uploads. This makes uploading large files much more user friendly. [via]
An account from James Duncan Davidson who fought off a mugger who wanted his pass to the exclusive TED2009 conference. The mugger wasn't interested in taking money or the man's laptop, he just wanted to get into the conference. The mugger threatened to f@*k up Davidson but he managed to fight his way free. He could have just watched it all for free online. [via]
An interactive map showing the location and frequency of commonly used words in Super Bowl related tweets.
I've never been able to get into Twitter. I guess I haven't got anything interesting to say. And what's strange is that over the past week or so, quite a few people have started following me even though I don't post anything.
A Google Maps car has recorded itself knocking over a baby deer, New York state. The deer runs out in front of the car in one photo and then is seen on the floor in the next photo. The data then ends for that road.
When you visit the road on Google Maps there is a notice saying that Street View is unavailable due to high traffic but moving back and forth along the road and the message changes to "image no longer available". [via]
For the less tech-savvy, the robots.txt file instructs search engines on what to include and not include in their indexes. [via]
A physicist from Harvard University has published a report stating that conducting a typical search on Google generates about 7g of carbon dioxide - about half what it generated when boiling a kettle.
The emissions are caused both by the electricity required to power a user's computer and send their request to servers around the world.
Google disputes the findings and says that about 0.2 grams of CO2 are produced when conducting a search.
I'm going to have to limit my egosearching to just once a day! [via]
Facebook has reached a milestone of 150 million active users, half of which sign in daily. If Facebook were a country, it would be the eighth most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan, Russia and Nigeria.
Are you a Facebook addict? I resisted for a long time and have only recently signed up. [via]
Remindr is a free web based service that can send reminders to IM, Twitter, email and your mobile phone. The site doesn't require you to register, you simply enter your reminder along with a date and time and how you want to be reminded. [via]
A Firefox plugin has been created that, once installed, adds a download link to products on Amazon so that you can get the product for free.
The people behind the project made this statement:
For those interested in the interview process at Google, Peteris Krumins over at Catonmat.net has posted a detailed report on his experience. It involved four interviews over the phone and then flying from Latvia to California (all expenses paid) for four interviews at the Googleplex.
For some time Firefox extensions have allowed users to redesign GMail but now Google has released some official themes that allow you to jazz up the interface. There are 30-odd themes available that can be access through Settings.
An Oregon woman who was duped by a Nigerian scam is $400,000 out of pocket.
Janella Spears says she became curious when she received an e-mail promising her $20.5 million if she would only help out a long-lost relative identified as J.B. Spears with a little money up front.
The fact that the scammers had identified a relative by name was enough to persuade her to first send $100 and then thousands more over a period of 2 years. Link
A San Francisco artist, who lost an eye in a 2005 car accident, wants to replace her missing eye with a Web cam, and experts think it could be possible.
Google Earth has teamed up with the University of Virginia to produce a 3D rendition of Rome in the year 320AD featuring 250 "highly detailed" and 6000+ other buildings.
The modelling is based on a physical model of the city called the “Plastico di Roma Antica” created between 1933 and 1974. As well as exteriors, the virtual city displays 11 buildings with viewable interiors, including the Colosseum and the temple of Vesta.
UC San Diego computer scientists have built a software program that can perform key duplication without having the key. Instead, the computer scientists only need a photograph of the key.
The software has been tested a photo of keys taken from almost 200 feet away and with a photo taken by a mobile phone.
Professor Stefan Savage, a computer science professor who led the student-run "Sneakey" project, noted:-
A new study, by a team of seven computer scientists from University of California, Berkeley and UC, San Diego (UCSD, has shown that spam gets 1 response per 12,500,000 emails. They reached this figure by infiltrating a spam network (the Storm botnet) and controlling 75,869 machines. "After 26 days, and almost 350 million email messages, only 28 sales resulted."
uSend.io is a very simple way to send files up to 100MB. No signup and an ultra-easy interface.
And if you need to send large files. VIPeers allows you to upload files up to 5GB in size and then share it in a variety of ways (direct link, bit torrent). If you want an account to the invite-only service, use lifehacker20 when signing up (before Monday). [via]
The Firefox add-on China Channel offers internet users outside of China the ability to surf the web as if they were inside mainland China. Not something that you'd want to use all the time but interesting to see how restrictive Internet access in China is. [via]
In what may be a way of reporting a news story first, the Rocky Mountain News has Twittered the funeral of a 3-year-old boy. The feed is still active and includes posts such as "coffin lowered into ground" and "family members shovel earth into grave". The child in question was the victim of a car accident. [via]
FileSavr.com is giving away 250GB of storage to those that sign up before September 15th (a saving of $10/month). The account is paid for until 2038. The service looks very basic and could go out of business at anytime so it's not wise to store crucial files there. [via]
Update: I've updated the link. Appears I wasn't linking to the deal page where you can get it for free.