Category Archive: Google

May 27 2014

United Stated of Embarrassment: What Each State Googles more than Any Other

The folks at Estately spent some time checking out Google Trends recently and created a map of the US cataloging the search that each state makes more than any other. As you can see from the results. Most of you should be ashamed of yourselves. If I lived in some of these states I would …

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Mar 20 2014

Man Turns Himself in after Google Search Reveals he’s a Fugitive

Christopher Viatafa, of Palo Alto, California, pictured on the left above, recently tried out this “Googling yourself” trend that he’d heard of. As in most cases Googling yourself turns into a depressing portrayal of how unimportant you are in the word. Viatafa’s search turned up The Northern California Regional Intelligence Center’s website where he learned …

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Jan 28 2014

Why is my State So: Blank

We can always count on Google Autocomplete to be openly (enter philosophical “ism”), as well as judgmental and hilarious. This time around LandOfMaps quizzed Google on each of the 50 United States to see what people were searching at the time. Most of these aren’t surprising: Arizona=Hot, Georgia=Backwards, Texas=Big, California/New York/Alaska/Hawaii/New Hampshire=Expensive. Some you can …

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Nov 22 2013

Oops: Housing Development Looks like a Peen

Residents of George Road, Edward Road, and Yeoman Cottages in Hoylake, Wirral, England are worried about their house prices drooping after someone googled them and realized that “their estate resembles a giant penis.” At least it’s a giant penis, think of the discouragement that would come from it being any smaller. When viewed from above, …

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Nov 22 2013

I’d Vacation There: Google Maps Middle Earth

Who else is excited for the next Hobbit movie? If you’re not, I really don’t care, because you are now dead to me. I know you are out there nitpicking that the first movie didn’t follow the book perfectly and that the second is going to be worse but you know what, The Hobbit is …

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Nov 08 2013

Do Not Want: Motorola Neck Tattoo Microphone

Remember in the Mission Impossible movies where the spies were constantly wearing masks and stickers on their throats to change how they looked and talked? Well, this story is completely different. There is still something that goes on your neck though, so my leap to a movie reference is still allowed right? Motorola just filed …

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Oct 29 2013

Booking my Trip Now: Australia’s Lost World

When you’re bored do you ever just browse around Google Earth looking for anything interesting. For example, a couple of weeks ago I found that the southernmost point in Canada is about a mile south of where I sit right now. Apparently Dr. Conrad Hoskin of James Cook University does the same thing. He found …

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Oct 14 2013

Is There a Chance the Track Will Bend? Google Monorail

Does everyone remember the Simpson’s episode with the monorail. Do you remember how that turned out. Yes, as a classic. I’m guessing that’s the reason behind Google’s Sydney office’s decision to buy a monorail of their own. Unfortunately though, their won’t be operational. A joke suggestion was submitted by one of the employees at Google’s …

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Oct 01 2013

Geek Think: Government Shutdown

Let me start with this, I don’t claim to know everything about this Government Shutdown that is hitting the US today. In fact, I don’t claim to know more than the smallest portion of what’s going on. I don’t get a lot of actual news. I’m also not here to tell you who is to …

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Sep 10 2013

Follow Up Day: Send Your Phone to Heaven

During the first part of August I came across a new Android App, S.M.T.H. the app for throwing your phone. You’ll recall that I planned on downloading the app and attempting to send my phone in to orbit. Having download the app I’ve found that it is incredibly nerve-wracking to actually whip your phone into …

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