Sunday, 29 November 2009

Google - not so clever after all.

All this time, Google have been telling us that their search engine works using all kinds of clever algorithms designed by almost supernatural boffins.  However, thanks to this groundbreaking site, we can now see what goes on behind the scenes when you type in your query.

Nice bit of brand piggy-backing from Weetabix.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Pay attention.

Did you see it first time, honestly?

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Choose your own ending

I'm not sure why I like the use of YouTube so much for these 'choose your own ending' campaigns. I think we both know it wasn't the main reason I was initially drawn to the video 'Interactive hot tub girl' (now THAT is a snappy title), but every time I see it done I've liked the result. Maybe it's because when I was a kid I was a big fan of these. Who knows. However, this recent effort for the metropolitan police is another clever example.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

What the hell is Google Wave?

As a geek, few things get me as excited as Google threatening to radically change the way we use the web to comunicate.  However, after weeks of Google Wave being available to beta users, I have to admit that I still didn't really get it.  I even asked a colleague (who had managed to get an invite) to show me through it at work, but still struggled to see the value it brought.  Until I saw the below video.  It's by far the best demonstration of what Wave can do and is pretty funny to boot.  Look out for the blue language...

Ever wondered...

...where helium balloons go after they disappear from sight in to the sky?  If you'd only been quick enough, you could have taken a seat on this comfy looking number and enjoyed finding out, first hand.

Nice idea from Toshiba, shot using their IK-HR1S cameras.

Via Adverblog

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Kasabian Football Hero

I know I'm late with this, but anything that combines three of my favourite things needs to be on this blog.  To promote Leicester's finest rock band's new single, 'Underdog', huge sensors were set up to mimic the buttons on guitar hero.  These were activated by a freestyle football group, with pretty cool results.  Nice work.

Oprah Winfrey Black Eyed Peas Flash Mob

I've been away for a while.  This made me come back.  Wow.