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London 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Doodle Hits Google Homepage

The latest in Google’s series of Olympics-themed doodles celebrates rhythmic gymnastics. The previous three were interactive, playable games, but Google appears to have gotten back to the more traditional doodle style. Perhaps they just couldn’t figure out a way to make a game out of rhythmic gymnastics. The previous doodle was for soccer, which was preceded by slalom canoe, basketball, …

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These Glasses Let You See the World Through the Blinks of Others

Imagine that you’re sitting in a room with a few other people, and suddenly the lights flicker for just a brief second. Everyone looks around and then eventually turns to one another. What’s the first thing that everyone says? “Whoa, did everyone just blink at the same time or did the lights go out?” Well, this installation from artist Michal …

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London 2012 Table Tennis Doodle Hits Google Homepage In Ongoing Olympics Series

Google has been running doodles related to the Olympics on its homepage every day since the opening ceremony. Yesterday it was field hockey. The day before that it was gymnastics. The day before that it was fencing. And so on. You can get a look at more recent Google doodles here. Google seems to be using its doodles to showcase …

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Opening Ceremony London 2012: Google Doodle Celebrates The Festivities

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is just hours away, and the world is gearing up for a couple weeks of sporting brilliance. Internet giant Google is joining in the festivities (while based in the U.S., it has operations all over the world), and is featuring an Olympics-themed doodle on its homepage today, celebrating the opening ceremony. Here are …

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Google Proves That HTML5 Can Be Just As Artsy As Flash

I grew up watching a lot of flash animation on sites like Newgrounds. That experience is what turned me into such an animation fanatic and I love that we have the tools for amateur animators to share their creations with the world. Flash was the tool of choice for most short animated films, but HTML5 might be the new leader …

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A Closer Look At The New Bill Gates Comic

As recently reported, the new Bill Gates comic from Bluewater Productions is available. Having had a chance to peruse it, I can now offer you a closer look, in case you’ve yet to pick one up. The comic begins “sometime in the future,” with robots talking to each other in binary code. One of them simply asks, “Creator?” Then, some …

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World’s Most Abstract Visual Dictionary Defines Words By Their Top Google Image Result

The idea of a visual dictionary isn’t new. Hell, I can still remember exactly how my first dictionary looked, felt, and even smelled. It was a kid’s dictionary and contained a lot of pictures – enough to help a young, aspiring word nerd. But this visual dictionary may not be suitable for kids – that’s because the images that comprise …

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Star Wars Toys Used To Recreate Classic Photos

(image) ‘Troopers Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima’ (Joe Rosenthal’s ‘Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima’) Is there anything that a clone trooper can’t do? Besides live longer than 20 years? The Clone Trooper has become an iconic character in the vast Star Wars universe and will be for a very long time. So when a Canadian teacher decided to …

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Ass Kicking Presidential Portraits Get The Job Done

(image) New Presidential Seal Everyone in the United States knows that one of the reasons we have become one of the most powerful nations to inhabit the earth in all of history is because we have fantastic presidential leaders. What is not known was why exactly they are badass leaders. Was it because they were awesome diplomats? Or maybe because …

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Star Wars Posters In Saul Bass Style Redefine Cool

Saul Bass is a graphic designer responsible for some of the most iconic images and logos in the history of entertainment. From the AT&T globe to the title sequence from Tom Hanks’ “Big,” you can see his influences everywhere. United Way, Dixie, General Mills, and Continental Airlines all have his particular style attributed to their logos. Alex Clark from Folkstone, …

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Ignoring D-Day Isn’t The Only Reason Google Sparked Controversy With Its Drive-In Doodle

About a month ago, Google ran a doodle on its homepage, celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the first drive-in theater. It even came with a special, playable video: Google irked some people with the doodle for choosing the opening of the first drive-in, as opposed to the anniversary of D-Day, which fell on the same day, but many …

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José Pablo Moncayo: Pianist Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google has a new doodle today on its Mexican site at Google.com.mx, celebrating the birthday of Mexican pianist and composer José Pablo Moncayo. Here’s what Google’s Knowledge Graph result shows for Moncayo: Rather than drawing from Wikipedia for its information, as the Knowledge Graph often does, this one draws from the Classical Composers database. Here’s what this source has to …

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