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…You can drive across the Golden Gate Bridge?

Golden Gate Bridge

If you take the images from the Google Street View car, such as those captured as it crossed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and string them together as a time lapse, the result is actually a rather cool look at the drive across a landmark:

[Via: Jalopnik]

…New gadgets are just a hack away?


Has the damaged economy managed to crush your new gadget budget?

Instead of sitting around and complaining, why not make your old things new again with a few “creative” hacks?

To help you along the path to recycled gadget goodness, Gizmodo has put together a guide to Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades, including turning your Xbox, PC or Apple TV into a genuine media center, hacking your iPod with Rockbox, converting your PC into a Mac, flashing your crappy router’s firmware with DD-WRT to turn it into a top-of-the-line piece of hardware, downloading new maps for your old GPS, jailbreaking your iPhone for Wi-Fi Internet tethering, and modding your Wii to create a free emulation machine.

Who said the next great depression had to be so depressing?

[Gizmodo – Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades For The Next Great Depression]

…Super Mario Kart can be played in JavaScript?

Super Mario Kart

It might not be pretty, and you may only be able to race around the track forever against your two CPU opponents with no weapons or anything else to break up the monotony, but Nihilogic Labs has managed to create a working JavaScript demo of Super Mario Kart that includes three playable drivers and two different maps.

At this point, it’s just an experiment, and basically exists as a technical demo/proof-of-concept, but hey, it works, so go check it out.

[Nihilogic Labs – Javascript Super Mario Kart]

…The Torch Relay continues for now?

As the protests continue, the Torch Relay is definitely heating up. Keep track of where it’s at and where it’s going with this handy widget:

…Google Maps makes you a leprechaun?

Google Maps Leprechaun

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Google has changed their Street View map marker to a leprechaun that flies around the map on a little rainbow.

[Google Maps]