GOOGLE GETS ITS REAL TIME SEARCH ON: To keep up with the Joneses, Google is adding a real time search feature. Currently there is a little bit of lag time while search results from social networking sites are filtered through the search engine, but soon no more. Keyword-relevant nonsense from Twitter, MySpace and Facebook will now be accessible through a normal Google search in real time.
Google said that over the next few days its users would begin seeing brand-new tweets, blog items, news articles and social networking updates in results for certain topical searches. -nyt.com
Terrifyingly, the New York Times notes that the real time search feature may be “most useful for breaking news events like earthquakes.” Um…we were thinking more along the lines of celeb gossip. Er.
There’s a new Super Mario Bros game for the Nintendo Wii, and it isn’t golf, or fishing or any other new age bullshit. IT’S A 2-D SIDESCROLLING PLATFORM GAME in the grand tradition of Super Mario Bros 1-3, and Super Mario World. 2D is the new 3D, bitches! New Super Mario Bros looks AWESOME and please can I come over and play on your Wii?
NAT GEO ANNOUNCES 2009 PHOTO WINNERS: The National Geographic photo contest always produces a bunch of gorgeous images, and these are no exception. Check them out, make them your new desktop wallpaper, you know.
CAPRICA SCREENSHOT SPOILERS FOR THE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA FAN LEFT WANTING:
Caprica, the new prequel series to Battlestar Galactica debuting on Syfy in January just busted out some new spoiler pics. Maybe I’m dumb but I don’t see that many spoilers in here, but there are some sweet Tauron tats. Caprica’s got a totally different style than BSG, but from the pilot it looks to be pretty amazing.
GOOGLE WAVE LETS ANY OL’ RIFF-RAFF IN: Yeah, we remember when Wave was exclusive too. It was so much cooler before we actually had it. Sigh, seems like everyone and their Aunt Sue is waving at me, these days.
AVATAR SPORTS WORST LOGO EVER?: Graphic designers the world over collectively gag at the sight of the logo for the new crazyspacewar film, Avatar.
SCIENCE IS STILL LIKE WTF ABOUT GAY ANIMALS: Moar gay animals! Science puzzles over why us gays haven’t been evolutionarily axed by now. But here we are. Take that, science!