Google’s Latest Trick: “Let It Snow”

One of the coolest things about Google is the ever changing search logo. Whether it be a serious, important highlight of world history or something as simple as a nerdy little inside joke, Google is always keeps it fresh. Even cooler than a simple logo change, however, are the “search tricks” (no, not those tricks) whereby typing a simple phrase into the search bar causes the browser to do something. The last time we encountered such a trick it was the nifty…

Microsoft Goes On The Offensive With Internet Explorer.

Microsoft is taking matters into their own hands regarding the — Won’t it ever DIE!! — Internet Explorer 6. Now more than a decade old, IE 6 is a perfect example of what happens when complacency and laziness take hold, if not a bit of obliviousness. Whatever the reason may be for a particular person or company to continue using IE 6, very soon you’ll have to work even harder to keep the old internet relic chugging along on your computer thanks to new…

Twitter Rolls Out Embeddable Tweets. Bloggers Rejoice!

Twitter Rolls Out Embeddable Tweets. Bloggers Rejoice!

Find yourself writing about Twitter-based material a lot? Along with new UI/functionality for the Android and iOS apps as well as a revamped Twitter.com web portal, Twitter also unleashed another new gem: Embeddable tweets. This is an embedded tweet — Mike Norris (@the_gadgeteur) December8, 2011 Users of WordPress and Posterous blogs can simply copy the tweet URL or shortcode into a post and the respective services will automagically display the embedded tweet (as…

Here’s What Spotify Announced Today…

Spotify’s special event just wrapped up, and with it come details on the company’s future amongst a heap of recent Spotify articles good and bad. The once little known service inside the U.S. has quickly become a music juggernaut. During today’s event, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek stated that Spotify has secured licensing deals with all the major labels and adds over 20,000 tracks to Spotify’s library each and every day. According to Ek, the full library…

Video: “The Evolution Of Search” [Google]

In one light, 1996 seems like just yesterday. And then it hits you — that was sixteen years ago. Such a span of time is an eternity in the tech world. It goes without saying Google has undergone a ton of changes since its inception back in 1996. Hop past the break for a great little 6-minute video covering the evolution of Google, starting from its early days to the here and now as well as where Google is aiming to go in the future… Video Source: Google…

The Internet Contains 600 Exabytes Of Data And Weighs As Much As A Strawberry.

The Internet Contains 600 Exabytes Of Data And Weighs As Much As A Strawberry.

Ever sat back and thought about how insanely simple/complex/awesome the internet is? The overall concept is easy to grasp — connecting people and ideas all over the world — yet the actual task of doing that is immense. Getting past the logistical issues of what makes the internet tick, have you ever tried to formulate a rough size for all the data stored online? What about how much it weighs? Can the internet have a weight? All good questions answered by…

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