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Ever Thought About How Scary That Universal Studios Intro Really Is?

When you pop in a movie and see that Universal Studios opening – you know, the one with the giant logo slowly encompassing the Earth – did you ever stop and think just how terrifying it must have been to …

Matt Cutts Talks About Site Downtime’s Impact On Rankings Matt Cutts Talks About Site Downtime’s Impact On Rankings
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video with Matt Cutts addressing the question: If my site goes down for a day, does that affect my rankings? Sound familiar? I thought so too. Earlier this year, Cutts did a similar …

Instagram Finally Lets You Embed Photos (and Videos, of Course) Instagram Finally Lets You Embed Photos (and Videos, of Course)
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Instagram has just announced that they are now allowing photo and video embeds – something that the service has needed for as long as it’s been around. Now, anyone wishing to embed a photo or video in an article for …

Neil Gaiman Talks ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ At Google Neil Gaiman Talks ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ At Google

Author Neil Gaiman recently stopped by the Googleplex to talk about his latest book, “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”. Google has now made the talk available for fans to enjoy. The talk took place on June 28th. …

Linking Practices That Annoy Matt Cutts, But Don’t Make A Difference To Google Linking Practices That Annoy Matt Cutts, But Don’t Make A Difference To Google
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Google posted an interesting Webmaster Help video today about linking. It’s basically about whether it’s better to link to an original source somewhere at the top of a post, or at the bottom. The answer is essentially that it makes …

Google Aims To Help You Amplify Your Impact Across Social Channels Google Aims To Help You Amplify Your Impact Across Social Channels
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Google has released the recording of a webinar about launching and amplifying your impact across social channels. It’s called, “The New Normal: Brand Engagement in the Age of the Connected Consumer”. “The digital and social revolution has empowered consumers with …

Here’s 18 Minutes of 2013′s Best YouTube Fails
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2013 is a little more than halfway over, and that means that idiots have had over 6 months to fail, record themselves failing, and post their videos of themselves failing on YouTube. There’s simply nothing like watching people bust their …

Vine for iOS Gets a New Camera, Revining, and Protected Posts (Coming to Android Soon) Vine for iOS Gets a New Camera, Revining, and Protected Posts (Coming to Android Soon)

Less than two weeks after Instagram unveiled their Vine competitor, 15-second Instagram Video, Vine has just hit back with a significant update for iOS that brings new channels, camera tools, and the ability to keep your posts private. First up, …

‘Murica: Here Are 200 Sparklers All Lit up at Once

Sparklers are boring. Sure, they’re fun to use to trace patterns in the night sky, and they’re a good way to preoccupy an annoying kid. But for the most part, sparklers are the light lager of the fireworks world. Well, …

Rory McIlroy Battles Smartass Golf Robot [VIDEO]

In what amounts to a “these guys are good” ad for the age of the machines, the European Tour has really stepped up its game with this promotional video featuring Rory McIlroy and a trash-talking robot. Well, a Golf Laboratory …

Google Talk Goes Into The Inner Workings Of Consciousness
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Vedic scholar, yoga teacher and author Radhanath Swami recently gave an “At Google” talk about consciousness. The company has now made it publicly available via YouTube. Google explains in the video description, “Despite decades of advancement in science and technology, …

Vine for Android: Now Making Selfies a Whole Lot Easier Vine for Android: Now Making Selfies a Whole Lot Easier

It took Vine about five months to finally launch on Android after launching on iOS at the beginning of this year. And when that Android app arrived, well, it was kind of barebones. It didn’t supports search, mentions, hashtags, Facebook …

Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk Artist John Paul Caponigro Gives Google Talk

Artist John Paul Capronigro recently gave an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available to the general public. In the speech, he talks about his creative process. “He shows how each discipline and different modes of operating with …

Guy Plays Dubstep on a My First Sony [VIDEO]
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Just give this guy some speakers, a decent light show, and a few thousand sweaty twenty-somethings and you’ve got yourself one hell of a concert. I wish I could’ve been this good at playing my toys back in the 80s. …

This Robot Ape Can Walk, Balance And Terrify This Robot Ape Can Walk, Balance And Terrify

If the prospect of either an ape uprising or a “rise of the machines” scenario keeps you up at night, don’t watch these videos. They will only open your eyes to the very real possibility of an uprising of the …

Yes, Bobby McFerrin Performed A Set At Google (Here It Is)

Musician Bobby McFerrin performed for Googlers last month, and Google has now made the show available for all to enjoy. “For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time Grammy winner has blurred the distinction between pop music …

Here’s What 200 Calories Looks Like in Different Foods [VIDEO]
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We know that humans (depending on many factors, of course) require somewhere between 2000 and 2700 calories per day to maintain. But sometimes it’s hard to know just how many calories you’re putting in your body. Volume simply isn’t a …

Google Webmaster Tools API To Soon Let You Retrieve ‘Search Queries’ And ‘Backlinks’ Data Google Webmaster Tools API To Soon Let You Retrieve ‘Search Queries’ And ‘Backlinks’ Data
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Today’s Webmaster Help video from Google includes something of an announcement. Matt Cutts reveals that the company is working on some upcoming changes to the Webmaster Tools API. The video is a response to the user-submitted question: Can you tell …

Shark Week 2013 Gets an Incredible, Brutal Ad

R.I.P Snuffy the seal. You died a brutal, terrifying, amazing death for the sole purpose of getting all of us hyped about Shark Week. Discovery has unveiled an incredible new advertisement for Shark Week, the channel’s week-long celebration of all …

Should Google Penalize Content For Using Stock Images? Should Google Penalize Content For Using Stock Images?
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Use stock images on your site? Soon, you may find that it is hurting your rankings in Google. Maybe. Do you think rankings should suffer when content utilizes stock images? Share your thoughts. Google’s Matt Cutts discussed stock photos as …

Instagram Video an Early Hit: 5M Videos in 24 Hours Instagram Video an Early Hit: 5M Videos in 24 Hours

Say what you want about Instagram’s new video capabilities (a lot has been said, check Twitter), but there’s no denying that it has taken off. Instagrammers be videoin’. According to an Instagram spokesperson, users uploaded a total of 5 million …