Category: Media

Have you ever wondered who, what, where or why in your life-time before? Of course you have along with every other person on this plant has and we usually articulate it via a Google search. Google, in another step directed toward world domination have launched the new Google Knowledge Graph.

To quote the articulate people on the Google blog:

The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more—and instantly get information that’s relevant to your query. This is a critical first step towards building the next generation of search, which taps into the collective intelligence of the web and understands the world a bit more like people do.

Google’s Knowledge Graph isn’t just rooted in public sources such as Freebase, Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. It’s also augmented at a much larger scale—because we’re focused on comprehensive breadth and depth. It currently contains more than 500 million objects, as well as more than 3.5 billion facts about and relationships between these different objects. And it’s tuned based on what people search for, and what we find out on the web.

I don’t know how good this will be or if it will enhance our lives in a way that we never imagined possible but chances are the next time you search for something in Google you’ll learn a little bit more than you had imagined you would on a topic you hadn’t necessarily set out to in the first place.

Table quizzers the world over will be raising the bar with this new feature.

While I love Lego and space stuff, this is one (Hans) solo project I would not want to undertake.

The catchy music and amazing construction of the Millennium Falcon still can’t erase the thought that this would be hell to put together.

For this reason, I thanks Francisco Prieto for the three years of work he put into giving us three mins and 35 seconds of enjoyment.

Quite the unfair trade, although everyone is a winner.

This video I like because it’s a trip down memory lane although I can’t say I recall playing on what looks like an Oscilloscope at the start of the video.

All the usual suspects are there, coupled with some catchy Nintendo like melodies brought to you by a group of college students from Munich in Germany.

Before you go any further, Old Snakey is not a way to describe Ryan Giggs.

It’s the basic version of the original, addictive game that appeared on the earliest forms of Nokia mobile phones.

If you’re feeling nostalgic or just plain bored with Angry Birds or Temple Run why not roll back the decades and have a go at this?

All you need to do is follow these simple instructions:

How to do the Old Snakey

Log into your Gmail account and go to the Settings button(it looks like a wheel on a Mask toy)

Under the General tab you need to turn your Keyboard shortcuts to On

From there you can click on the Lab tab, which is six tabs across from the General tab

Once in Lab, scroll down to Old Snakey and select Enable

Now all you need to do when you’re in your Gmail account is to press Shift and ‘&’ together and up pops Old Snakey

Kick back and enjoy it until the graphics become too mundane and redundant for your 21st century mind.

Old Snakey in all it's glory.

As much as I love the gushy white noise sound HBO makes when a show starts, I think I may love Google more.

Their latest quality idea is their Google Art Project, which sees their hi-tech cameras go inside the hallowed walls of the Pennsylvania Ave building for what they call a ”private tour”.

1 minutes 27 seconds in the guy’s voice sounds like it’s breaking. You gotta love the Google geeks.