Before Urs Hölzle became Google's first chief engineer, he took a tour of the company's server room at the Exodus data center in Santa Clara, Calif. Not yet a Google employee, Hölzle was taken there by Google co-founder Larry Page on February 1, 1999, on possibly the shortest Google data center tour of all time.
4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls adds a nifty trail of bouncing balls to your PC's cursor. It lets you customize those balls just about any way you can think of and works in a matter of seconds. Though it might get really distracting after a while, it's really well-executed.
This program downloads as an executable file, so you can stick it on a portable hard drive and take it with you anywhere. That means you can use this program for a presentation or anything else where you need to draw more attention to your mouse. The program gives you red balls, but … Read more
Frame Ur Life is an easy-to-use, intuitive collage creator with numerous fun features that go beyond what a lot of other free apps offer. The result is an app that gives you quite a bit of control over the photos in each frame of your picture, with numerous features that go beyond standard filter/edit tools.
After setting up Frame Ur Life, you can choose a frame for your images. The app will show you how to make any edits with an easy-to-follow tutorial overlay. You can add multiple pictures at once by selecting them from your photo library and … Read more
Frujuici's Juici Up Ur Photo with Graffiti is a unique, fun-to-use app for creating wall art out of your images. It doesn't do a lot, but for the things it does, it does them very well. All you need to do is select or take a photo and the app will automatically convert that photo into a wall-art style graffiti image that you can then tag with text of your choosing before sharing with friends.
When you load the app, the first step is to choose or take a new image. Just about any image will work, although … Read more
The Royal Game of Ur, also known as the Game of 20 Squares, is based on board game equipment excavated at the site of the ancient Sumerian city of Ur in Mesopotamia. While no rules survived, the same basic game is still played in modern-day Iraq. Players roll dice to advance chits along a path, a classic layout that will be familiar to anyone old enough to master Uncle Wiggly, and one that some believe is an ancestor of backgammon. Ur from Tams11 is a free software game based on the ancient board game. You can play it against a … Read more
If it's the end of the year, that must mean it's awards season. And in the world of Web culture, there's one site that hopes to have the final word on the best of the year's offerings.
That would be Urlesque, an AOL site that is becoming a must-visit for those interested in the latest and greatest Internet memes. In 2008, the site launched the Urlies, its first Web culture awards, and now, it is in the middle of collecting readers' votes for the best of 2010.
As you might expect, there are plenty of cat … Read more
AT&T today announced two enhancements to its AT&T Mobile Music service that will let users use music to customize their cell phones. With mSpot's Make-Ur-Tones (couldn't they have come up with a better name?), AT&T customers can create their own ringtones using an application downloaded to their cell phone. While that in itself is hardly new, the application gives aspiring musicians a lot more freedom than you might expect. Instead of just offering a selection of Midi tones, users will be able to download an actual music track and then cut their … Read more