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Funny Google

Let's face it, sometimes we want to search for something, but have no idea where to begin. Thanks to Google's search engine algorithm, you could merely type in a description of whatever is on your mind, like a movie scene, misspelled lake name, etc., and you'll have at least a page of results. Or, you can just spend hours typing in strange phrases to see what other people have searched for via the Google Search Suggestions that drop down. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a robot that writes just like a human.

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Karate Kid Robot

Boston Dynamics, a robotics company that Google recently acquired, has unveiled the latest iteration of the 6-foot-2, 330-pound ATLAS, and people are now calling it the "Karate Kid Robot", and rightfully so. Researchers at the company have taught the robot to stand on one leg - recreating the iconic crane kick scene from the film in the process. This was made possibly with its 28 hydraulically actuated joints and stereo vision. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Google Inbox

Google Inbox is basically an email app by Google for Android, iOS, and Google's Chrome browser, with other web platforms planned. Unlike other apps, when the user logs in, Google scans the email account for important and similar information. It then presents what it considers the most important parts of the email first and groups similar emails as "Bundles" that are named by type (e.g., "Travel" or "Updates"). It also converts physical addresses into Google Maps links and airline confirmation numbers into a flight status update.[2] Users can make custom Bundles as they would make Gmail filters, and can specify the time of day to show the Bundle. They can also organize emails with quick actions, such as swiping the screen to the right to archive a message, or swiping left to defer an email for another time. iTunes Download Link. Continue reading for more.

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Cancun Underwater Museum

The Cancun Underwater Museum MUSA (above) is a Non Profit Organization based in Cancun Mexico devoted to the Art of Conservation. There are currently a total of 500 sculptures in three different galleries submerged between three and six meters comprise its collection, as of 2013. This project began in November 2009 with a hundred statues placed in the shallow waters of the Cancun National Marine Park, which had been previously damaged by storms. Continue reading for more awesome interactive Google Street View maps you never knew existed.

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Google Facts

Photo credit: Hans Lebhai

Google may have started out purely as a search engine, but it's evolved to be much more than that. The company has even hidden a host of Easter eggs inside its search engine, like the terms above. Did you know that the domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997? That's right, then the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998, and based in the garage of a friend (Susan Wojcicki) in Menlo Park, California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee. Continue reading for more.

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Alan Eustace

Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president of Knowledge at Google, was lifted up to the edge of space earlier this morning by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium, from an abandoned runway at an airport in New Mexico. He fell faster than the speed of sound and actually broke Felix Baumgartner's world altitude record set just two years ago by hopping from 135,000-feet. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Nexus 9

Apple will be announcing a new iPad Air later today, but Google's Nexus 9 by HTC is most certainly a worthy competitor. Offering an ultra high-resolution 8.9" QVGA display (2048 x 1536 resolution), a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 dual-core processor, an NVIDIA Kepler GPU, 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, among many other great features. Continue reading for the hands-on pictures, video and additional information.

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Google Nexus 6

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus may soon have some competition in the form of Google's Nexus 6 phablet. Featuring a 6-inch Quad HD display - bigger than both the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4. Like the Note 4, Google's Nexus 6 also uses a Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, 13.0-megapixel rear camera, 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, high-capacity 3220 mAh battery, and two front-facing speakers. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

Google's Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player is currently being offered for just $28 shipped, today only, originally priced at $35. With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online content on your HDTV - movies, TV shows, videos, music, photos, websites, and more from HBO GO, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Chrome. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Stream online video, music, photos and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

  • Supports a growing number of apps including Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, ESPN, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies and Music, Plex, MLS, crackle, Vevo, Rdio. Allows to cast a Chrome browser tab.

  • Box includes Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter. No remote needed.

  • Easy setup: Plug into any HDTV and connect to your home WiFi network.

  • Works with Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks.


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Heart Island

Wasting time browsing random places on Google Earth isn't too unusual, but while randomly zooming in on different parts of the world, this person came across something that really stood out. If you guessed a heart-shaped island, you'd be correct. It's located off the coast of Croatia, and if you scroll past the coast of the Adriatic Sea, you can become a virtual tourist yourself. Continue reading to browse the interactive map and for more pictures.

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