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…You can look inside the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M?

Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M

Want to take a peak inside the new Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M; the race ready version of its F430 drop-top?

Then check out FerrariWorld.com, where they’ve created a fantastic in-car experience where you can pan around the inside of the car and examine all the little details, including the carbon fiber everything, the iPod Touch in the center console, the yellow accents that highlight all the important bits and pieces, and even the Racing Magnettino that tunes the magnetic suspension for optimum performance on the track and the street.

It just doesn’t get much better than that.

[FerrariWorld.com – Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M]

…It’s TGI Friday: Spelunky?

Spelunky

Spelunky is a fantastic indie game from Derek Yu that puts you in charge of a spelunking adventurer that must make his way through an always varied cave to collect treasure, fend off spiders, and save damsels in distress that will reward your efforts with a health-restoring kiss if you can survive.

According to Derek, the levels are procedurally-generated, so that each time you play, the levels, items, monsters and so forth are all new and in different places than they were before. In addition, all the terrain is destructible, and there are quite a few ways in which the various game elements can interact with one another, so you’re always guaranteed a unique experience, and plenty of re-playability.

It’s not quite ready for a full release just yet, but it’s free, so you’re really not risking anything to download the beta (PC only) and give it a try.

Just don’t blame me if Spelunky takes up a good part of your otherwise productive weekend!

[Spelunky]

[Via: Wired: Blog – Game|Life]

…Google’s Mobile LCM has been discovered?

Google Mobile LCM

Robots.txt is a file that webmasters use to tell Google’s spiders what they can and cannot crawl through to index for search results, but for the curious, it’s also a way to figure out what Google doesn’t want the world to know about yet.

That’s because Google maintains its own robots.txt file that prevents their new products from showing up in search results until they’re ready. However, they don’t prevent you or I from taking a look at their robots.txt file and seeing what’s in there, which is exactly how Google Mobile LCB was discovered.

Google Mobile LCB appears to be a searchless search, where you put in your location, and Google automatically gives you various categories for things that are around you.

Though it’s obviously not finished, the idea is an interesting one, and I think we’ll see more and more programs become location aware as more and more cell phones come standard with GPS.

Are you ready to hack Google?

[Google Mobile LCB]

[Google – Robots.txt]

[Via: ZDNet]

…Blog posts don’t follow a simple path?

Wired Blog Post Infographic

Ever wonder what happens to a blog post after “Publish” is clicked?

The post is crawled, indexed, mined, scraped, republished, and propagated throughout the Web, going from servers to spiders to suits – to you.

To help explain this process a bit better, Wired has created a fantastically simple infographic.

Where do you fit in?

[Wired – The Life Cycle Of A Blog Post]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Spiders can be dangerous?

SpiderSpider is a rather clever action-thriller short from Australian director Nash Edgerton that “gives an all-new meaning to old Peugeots, stunning blondes and love-jokes”.

With Nash playing Jack, and Mirrah Foulkes playing Jill, it’s definitely a low budget affair, but the results are still rather entertaining.

Just remember: It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

Caution: This film is probably not for the squeamish.

[Blue-Tongue Films]