Archive for June, 2011

Google Latest – What do you love?

Google has launched a new, mysterious service called What Do You Love?. It’s a simple search box, similar to the one on Google’s homepage, but it returns results from over 20 different Google services, including Google Translate, Trends, YouTube, Maps, Groups etc.

The results are presented in little boxes which can, in some cases, be expanded by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner; if you need even more results, you can always click the button in the upper right corner of the box and go directly to the chosen service.

The service is  located on the address www.wdyl.com and google.com/whatdoyoulove/ , but so far there is no info about it on google blogs.

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Shot up Porsche

The owner of a Porsche 911, that had engine problems, preferred instead of a 20.000$ repair bill,to donate it to a group that supports the right to own a gun.

First shots Video


International Trabant Drivers Meeting

East-German-era Trabant cars line up to be admired in Zwickau, Germany, for the 2011 International Trabantfahrer Treffen (International Trabant Drivers Meeting) on Saturday.

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Top Gear – New Season – Marauder Spoiler

Tested on Top Gear by Clarkson‘s co-presenter Richard Hammond, the Marauder is a ten-ton military vehicle that the public can buy – if you have £300,000 spare.

Hammond was in Johannesburg because the car is South African built by the Paramount Group.

It is 21 feet long and 9 feet tall. Its engine produces 290 horsepower, with a top speed of 70mph.


Dynamo ‘walks across Thames’

These picture shows magician Dynamo apparently walking on water across the River Thames – and his spokesman claims they are completely genuine.

The 28-year-old Briton apparently took a stroll towards the Houses of Parliament on Saturday night.The stunt was filmed for his new television show, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, which starts on 7 July on Watch.

A spokesman said photographs of the extraordinary feat were not faked.


Switch Plugs & Infinite USB

Designer Gonglue Jiang, currently studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, is onto something with this design concept. Switch Plug – Plug it in while the switch is in its off position, and there’s less of a chance of sparks or shocks.

This is not Jiang’s first encounter with plugs — he also created this colorful design he calls “Infinite USB,” giving you the ability to daisychain USB plugs, solving that problem of the reduced number of USB ports on many laptops


Columbo dies at 83

I remember my whole family used to watch Columbo, and his crooked eye look..

Peter Falk, the American actor famous for his role in the TV detective series Columbo, has died at the age of 83.

Falk’s lawyer said he died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening. The actor had reportedly been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Falk won four Emmys for his starring role in Columbo, which ran from 1971 to 2003. Lieutenant Columbo became well known for his shabby raincoat and his killer catchphrase: “One more thing …”

As a child, Falk’s right eye had been surgically removed because of a malignant tumor, and was replaced with a glass eye.

But the handicap became Columbo’s physical trademark and enhanced the detective’s image as a dishevelled and oddball crime sleuth.