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Famous Paintings to Peruse on Google’s New Indoor Maps Feature

Ever wanted to see the Met’s Impressionist wing without booking a trip to New York? To browse presidential portraits inside the White House? Take in the newest MOMA exhibition from your couch? You can.

While Google Maps may get you to the front door of your destination, its newest feature, “Indoor Maps,” can help you figure out where to go next. Originally a feature exclusive to Android, last week Google expanded Indoor Maps to be available on web browsers, bringing the user inside an assortment of transportation, shopping, and cultural destinations, from airports to malls, casinos to train stations; a full list of locations is available here. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we saw how a backpack camera was used to capture Google Street View images of the Grand Canyon. We were mesmerized by a ladybug in slow motion. We watched a Bruce Willis supercut to end all supercuts. We spotted a 1944 edition of the Kama Sutra.… Read More

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Fascinating Photos Shot Inside Google's Private Data Centers

Have you ever wondered where your data lives? We’re not speaking metaphorically. We mean the exact, physical location that houses the network of servers and fiber-optic cables that make our ever-expanding virtual lives possible. Where the Internet Lives, an incredibly photo series by Connie Zhou and commissioned by Google, gives viewers a rare peek into the Internet giant’s data centers, a world that had been strictly off-limits to everyone but a handful of employees — until now. Click through for a slideshow of some highlights, and then head over to the project’s site if you’d like to keep exploring. … Read More

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Watch the First Video Shot Entirely by Google Glasses

Just a few days ago, models at Diane Von Furstenberg’s Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week made headlines because of a certain accessory that several of them wore as they strutted down the catwalk: prototypes of Google’s high-tech, computerized glasses. Still in the very early stages of development under the name Project Glass, these headband-like pieces function almost like a wearable smartphone, and are expected to be available for retail sometime in 2014. Click through to watch some fascinating point-of-view footage shot by Furstenberg and her team of fashionistas — which marks the first time any video has been filmed entirely through Glass. Ain’t technology grand? … Read More

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Twitter’s New Office Has Skee Ball

A few years ago we took a look at the impressive offices of some of your favorite websites. The highlights? Google had a fun looking slide and an entire wall of free snacks; YouTube dedicated a room to Star Wars and placed a mini golf course right in the middle of things; and… Read More

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10 of History’s Most Egregious Typos

We’re hoping you’ve seen the screenshots of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s new smartphone app, but if you haven’t, then let us break the news to you: there’s a

The Wicked Bible

Throughout history the Bible’s been the most transcribed – and as a result, most misspelled – book of all time, and there are… Read More

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The New Google Maps Game Is Actually Kind of Addictive

After much ado, Google has finally unveiled their new 3-D playable labyrinth, Cube, a game that centers on the Google Maps function. We know, we know. A game about Google Maps? How fun could that be? Well, the answer is: pretty fun, at least if you like the classic version of labyrinth, where you guide a… Read More

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If Brand Logos Were Honest

Nowadays, anyone who steps outside their front door is inundated with branding everywhere they look. But what do we really see when we look at those famous logos? In this series, which we spotted over at iGNANT, Bucharest-based Behance user myHOTJuly has “undressed” some famous brands, pushing past the advertising to the company’s perceived true identity — even if that identity is just more advertising and very little product. Click through to check out a few of our favorite “naked brands” from the series, and then head on over to Behance to see even more. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we found out that LOLCats will be on TV. We declared that Bone Pugz ‘N Harmony is our new favorite act. We thoroughly enjoyed the best Toddlers & Tiaras quotes ever. We got dating advice from Dickens. We took a Google Street… Read More

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Watch a Video of Google’s New Internet Goggles in Action

Back in February when we told you that Google was in the process of creating glasses that “stream information to the wearer’s eyeballs in real time,” we assumed that it would be years (or at least months) before we actually saw anything come of it. Well readers, apparently the future is now, because a prototype version of those crazy-sounding Internet goggles was unveiled today, along with a POV video that allows you to imagine what it would be like to wear a pair while navigating through a typical day in New York.

From the looks of the promo clip, they’re trying to get a very specific demographic excited about this project; we don’t want to use the dreaded “h” word, but this is a guy who shops at the Strand, wants to learn how to play the ukelele, drinks Mud Truck coffee, and shares street art with his pals. Anyway, click through to watch the video, and let us know in the comments how you feel about this new technology. Does the idea of Google knowing exactly where you are and what you’re looking at seem at all freaky to you? More importantly, would you ever be caught dead in a pair of augmented reality glasses that look like this? … Read More

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