1,000,000 Photo Time-Lapse

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Over the course of 3 years, photographer Ken Loutit took 1,000,000 photographs of Singapore.  You can see the different scenes and scenery in the shots as he re-visited places to get shots of construction progress.  If the 1 million photos wasn’t impressive enough, know that the above time-lapse used only about a quarter of those, and … Continued

250lbs of Silly Putty

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Last week I posted about a dozen miles of dental floss you could order.  Well today I have an equally weird bulk item you can buy – silly putty.  Yes, you can order (or you used to according to Crayola), 5lb bricks of Silly Putty. That right there is 250lbs of the pink stuff.  They … Continued

Border Differences

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reddit user adamc4 has spent some time looking through Google Street View along the borders of US States.  He noticed that sometimes it’s pretty easy to tell when you’re entering a new jurisdiction without even needing the giant “Welcome” signs. Other times it’s not as apparent, except for the abrupt end new pavement, and the … Continued

Crowd-Sourced Time-lapses

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The internet is an amazing place.  Researchers at Google and the University of Washington have come up with a way to analyzes photos taken, and uploaded to the internet and create history with them. The first thing they did was download 86 million photos from various points of interest around the world.  Then they align … Continued

360° Video

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Google & YouTube have just released the coolest new feature on the site in years.  Sure Performance enhancements, and HTML5 Video are cool and all, but this wins hands down. 360° Pannable video, that’s right, take your mouse, and drag around the screen to move the camera’s viewpoint.  It’s frekin ACE.  It’s too bad it … Continued

Smarty Pins

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Google has a great trivia game out, Smarty Pins.  They present you with a map of the world (usually zoomed in to somewhere in the area of the answer).   You are given a trivia question.  You answer the question by dropping a pin on the map where you think it should go.  The number … Continued

The SKY!

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This is a pretty neat idea.  Using NASA’s Gamma-Ray Coordinate Network, a team of developers have hooked it up with Google Sky Map to provide real time information about the heavens above your very head.  It’s pretty powerful.  Now if only we could have faster than light travel, or some sort of photos from these … Continued

The Internet

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Click the image to open the interactive version (via PennyStocks.la). I’m not entirely sure how accurate this is, but it’s still pretty neat.  It does raise some questions though.  Like where does all this data go?  Who consumes it?  Would someone miss it if it even 0.0001% of it got deleted? All of this needs … Continued

Don’t Get Lost

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The exact opposite of last week’s post, this time the goal is to not get lost. The instructions are pretty basic and easy to follow.  The hardest part is waiting for the street view photos to load (you’ll be doing alot of “driving”…). I played it and ended up in some eastern European country based … Continued

The Pokemon Master

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Google has a long history with April Fools pranks.  In fact, their most famous one (which wasn’t a joke at all, but seemed like one at the time), Gmail,  is turning 10 today. That’s not to bad if you ask me. However, this year, Google may have outdid themselves.  Integrating Pokemon with Google Maps, and … Continued