1. We’re gaining the ability to track how often we listened to pop hits, and how much time we waste on Facebook. Soon we may be letting Apple listen to the sound of our blood in hopes that the information will inspire us to become fit. Big Brother is now the geeky shlub in the mirror: you.
    — Michael Brendan Dougherty, in Our hacked lives
     

  2. 'Tits and Glass': The inevitable porn applications for Google's newest innovation 

    Google lists lots of physical activities where holding a device is impractical if not impossible for Glass. Really, it was only a matter of time before people began using it for sex.

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  3. The story behind today’s Google Doodle subject: Dian Fossey

     


  4. 62.5%
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    The amount of all web traffic that comes from non-human “bots”.

    Fully 30.5% of all web traffic is from spamming, e-mail address-stealing, site-hacking “malicious” bots.

     

  5. Say hello to WildCat, a cheetah-inspired military prototype that can prance and gallop at 16 mph.  The company that made this and a bunch of other military robots was just bought by Google.

     

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  8. The stories behind 3 great business mantras

    Ever wonder where Google’s “Don’t be evil” manifesto came from? What about Apple’s “Think different”?

     

  9. This is what you get when you go into “incognito mode” on Chrome now. Note the bullet points.

     

  10. Yesterday, Google Maps released a crowdsourced view of North Korea, which before was just white space.

    The big grey blob you see here? That’s Hwasong Gulag, a 212-square mile concentration camp. It houses 10,000 people, and reportedly, no one has ever escaped. 

     

  11. Hallelujah!

    In case you weren’t around when a noisy chorus of iPhone fans made Twitter explode Wednesday night, you’ll be pleased to hear that Google Maps is now available for Apple’s iOS. Critics agree: It’s better than ever

    VIDEO: YouTube

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  12. The most Googled search term of 2012? Whitney Houston. 

    Here, the top ten

    (Source: theweek.com)

     

  13. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart: According to Us Weekly’s source, everyone’s favorite undead couple have reunited. Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

    GOOD DAY FOR:

    A virtual dive
    Google adds 360-degree panoramic views of the Great Barrier Reef and five other underwater locations to Street View — despite the locales’ lack of streets. [Geekosystem]

    Regaining a finger
    After a fisherman finds a human finger in the belly of a trout, police identify the digit’s owner — raising the possibility that surgeons could re-attach the finger to the man who lost it during a wakeboarding accident. [Discovery News]

    Robsten
    Sources report that Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have re-united despite Stewart’s (exhaustively dissected) cheating scandal. [Newser]

    BAD DAY FOR:

    Scare tactics
    A Texas soldier tries to scare away his friend’s case of the hiccups by pointing what he thought was an unloaded gun at him, but kills him when it accidentally fires. [The Stir]

    Updos
    Two women are busted in New York’s JFK airport attempting to smuggle nearly two pounds of cocaine each by sewing it into their weaves. [Gothamist]

    Overkill
    Fitness instructors are already cashing in on the “Gangnam Style” K-pop craze by offering Gangnam Style Cardio Dance classes. [TIME

    (Source: theweek.com)