The Google Search team is excited to announce their newest addition to Search: Google Nose. What do wet dogs smell like? Google Nose! How about victory? Google Nose! Try searching on Google for “wet dog” and explore other smells that people sniffed for, or visit http://google.com/nose to learn more. Happy smelling!
Category Archives: News
Here are the sports you’ll see at this summer’s big sporting event, in a glorious 8-bit montage. Produced by Flikli
Scientists at the Cern research centre in Switzerland reveal they have found a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson. The announcement was greeted by rousing cheers and a few tears from the audience. The finding marks a breakthrough in understanding of the fundamental laws that govern the universe
Just like last year, we will keep you up to date with the April Fools jokes of your favorite tech companies. So keep an eye at this post.
The one of the first April Fools this year is from the Google Maps team. They launched Google Maps 8-bit for the NES. In the video below you can check out the actual NES version and you can get a nice preview by following this link.
Forking is already a well-known term in version control. The guys from bitbucket decided it was time for some more cutlery and added spooning.
Favoriting, liking and subscribing to YouTube video’s isn’t enough according to Chet Flanagan, director of DVD product management at YouTube; videos also need to be holdable. So YouTube announced the YouTube Collection on DVD, so you can actually hold your favorite videos and watch them offline.
Modern browsing is of course very inefficient, since you only use 50% of your hands. Chrome Multitask mode solves this by giving you two cursors.
Mojang, the studio behind the popular game Minecraft, announced a new science fiction game Mars Effect. This is a reference to the conflict they had with Bethesda about the name of Mojang’s game Scrolls. More details on Mars Effect van be found here.
Google has revealed its futuristic binary language made up of dots and dashes for Android and iOS users on the go: Gmail Tap, which reduces 26 keys to 2.
Other Google pranks
In order to prevent that this post is only about Google, I will sum up the remaining Google pranks below:
- Google starts a Nascar team with a self-driving car.
- Google Australia shoots their Street View pictures using kangaroos
- Google Adwords introduces Click-to-teleport to teleport people to business locations all over the world.
- Google search introduced Really Advanced Search
- Google Weather introduced weather control
- Google Fiber started focussing on another type of fiber with the Google Fiber Bar
- Google GoRo enables internet for rotary phone users
Like every year ThinkGeek launches some new product on April, 1. This year they offer Hungry Hippo for the iPad. To get a feel of this game you can watch the 80s style commercial for this game below.
Photo sharing site Flickr takes you back to the 80s by turning photos in pure black and white.
The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay always tries to find loopholes to bypass copyright laws. The latest loophole is to completely submerge The Pirate Bay by hosting their site from submarines.
Sir Richard Branson started a new business unit of Virgin today: Virgin Volcanic, which offers trips into the core of an active volcano.
UPDATE #1: Added Bitbucket
UPDATE #2: Added Youtube, Google Chrome, Mojang, Gmail, other Google pranks, ThinkGeek, Flickr and TPB
UPDATE #3: Added reddit
UPDATE #4: Added Virgin and link to Flickr
It is the last day of the year, so every website, tv-show and newspaper is looking back on the year 2011 and making lists. Moment of Geekiness can’t miss out on this, so we look back on the 10 most popular moments of geekiness of 2011:
10. Siri settles an argument – The launch of Siri in iOS 5 in november caused quite a few parody videos like this one.
9. The best WiFi names – In honor of WiFi day (802.11), we posted the a set of the funniest WiFi names.
8. Working with multiple computers on one desk – Given the popularity of this post, I guess most of the MoG readers have multiple computers.
7. Revenge [Minecraft Parody Music Video] – Although Minecraft was voted game of the year in 2010, it got released in november of this year. This post is also the most popular of all the geeky music videos at MoG this year.
6. Buddhist Steve Jobs – October 5th Apple CEO Steve Jobs passed away. This didn’t stop people making funny comics about Jobs.
5. 5 (+1) to customize Android – Although there are two Apple related post in this top 10, the post on customizing Android was more popular.
4. Science Geek Pick-up Lines – I haven’t heard from anyone who tested them, so I guess they don’t work that well.
3. 5 Spotify alternatives – After Spotify announced in March to further restrict the free accounts, we posted five alternatives to Spotify. I think a lot of you guys switched, because Spotify dropped the listening hours restriction.
2. Doctor Who (Mini) Episode: Time – A lot of Doctor Who fans visited MoG to watch the mini episode for Red Nose day.
1. A USB connector that works both ways – Many people seem to have problems plugging in USB cables, since this post was visited by 26000 people in one day.
Of course, you can’t look back on a year without setting a New Year’s resolution. Well, at MoG we have two; the first is 1920 x 1080 and the second is to make more posts ourselves (like 1, 3 and 5 in the list above) and to ‘steal’ less from Internet.
Happy New Year and see you in 2012!
[Image source: studioluko.nl]
We are nearing the end of 2011, which means it is time to look back on the past year. A couple of Flickr users found a really creative way of showing the major new events of 2011; they recreated the news in Lego.
The Enterprise encounters a Romulan Warbird shortly after receiving a court order from Apple’s lawyers.
Ever wonder how to get rid of old dams? Well, just blow them up. This is what they did to the nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam in the White Salmon River in Washington. The reservoir draining took about 2 hours.
Geeks empty your piggy banks, because the world’s only jet turbine powered Batmobile for only $620,000. For this small amount you get a 365 horsepower replica 1989 Batmobile, that runs either Jet A, kerosene or diesel. You also get a iPad 3G integrated in the dashboard. Oh, you have to be quick, the auction ends in 3 hours.