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Google Halloween Doodle pits wizard cat against ghosts

Google Halloween Doodle pits wizard cat against ghosts

Google Doodles started out as artistic ways to celebrate certain occasions and birthdays. But as web technologies advanced, some doodles turned into interactive content, a.k.a. games. This Halloween, Google deigned to inject some cuteness into the usually scary but sometimes fun celebration, by making a game that tasked a wizard cat into vanquishing ghastly foes. All by waving its wand, which means swiping with your mouse or, better yet, with your fingers on a screen.

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Dive in to Loch Ness with Google Maps and a Doodle

Dive in to Loch Ness with Google Maps and a Doodle

It's time to dive in to the Loch. Google has gone ahead and mapped Loch Ness, releasing a "Street View" mapping of the watery mystery hole for the public on the anniversary of one of the most widely spread hoaxes of all time. On this day back in 1934, England's "Daily Mail" published the most well known photo of the Loch Ness Monster ever taken. Fast forward 81 years and we've got Google presenting a full map of the water in which this monster supposedly resides.

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Google Feud game lets you guess autocomplete queries Family Feud style

Google Feud game lets you guess autocomplete queries Family Feud style

Have you ever been baffled by Google's autocomplete suggestions, or can you autocomplete with the best of them? If you are looking for a new and quick Internet game, then Google Feud is for you. It's deceptively simple and surprisingly addictive to play. In this Family Feud-style game, you can guess how Google autocompletes its queries for points. It's fun to play alone, but it would be more fun in a room full of friends. It could also make a great drinking game if you're a college student in your twenties and into that sort of thing.

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Google Doodle goes playable for Rubik’s Cube 40th birthday

Google Doodle goes playable for Rubik’s Cube 40th birthday

Google is celebrating a geek favorite and a puzzle toy classic with today's Google Doodle, an interactive Rubik's Cube to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the twistable plastic block. The doodle, which can be spun and twisted to solve each of the six colored sides, is the latest of Google's interactive homepage gadgets, which have notably featured a customized Pac-Man game and a Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy control panel

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Google Valentine’s Day doodle features “This American Life”

Google Valentine’s Day doodle features “This American Life”

Google is ushering in Valentine's Day 2014 with another of its interactive doodles, having partnered with This American Life to bring true stories of love and relationships to its homescreen. The animated Google logo quickly flips over into a row of Love Heart sweets, each of which represents a different audio clip of "a true story of love" from "real people" around different themes like "crush" and "Mr. Right".

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Grace Hopper “Grandma COBOL” dons Google Doodle glory

Grace Hopper “Grandma COBOL” dons Google Doodle glory

Google has made quite a name for themselves in the internet world through their re-configuration of title logo they call the Google Doodle. Today, for example, they've made a beautiful illustration - an animated illustration, at that - of none other than Grace Hopper. This Naval Officer was an early computer engineer, having lead the team that created COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) and lead the charge to have computers communicate with code, or language, instead of simple numbers.

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Google Doodle celebrates first-ever parachute jump

Google Doodle celebrates first-ever parachute jump

The latest Google Doodle is celebrating the 216th anniversary of the first parachute jump. This jump was done by Andre-Jacque Garnerin, though his jump was not exactly what many would think of by the current definition of a parachute jump. Of course, given the timeline, it goes without saying that he did not jump out of an airplane.

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Google Roswell Doodle marks 66th anniversary of “UFO crash”

Google Roswell Doodle marks 66th anniversary of “UFO crash”

Google has rolled out another of its interactive Google Doodles, this time marking the 66th anniversary of the Roswell Incident complete with an alien-themed mini game. The playable doodle, found on the Google homescreen, involves guiding the alien character through Roswell-themed tasks and challenges.

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Google Saul Bass Doodle celebrates movie title designer

Google Saul Bass Doodle celebrates movie title designer

Google has rolled out another of its Doodles, this time celebrating the birthday of famed graphic designer Saul Bass, known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock and others. Bass, who died in 1996, grew famous for his striking title sequences for movies from Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Martin Scorsese, as well as work on posters and logos.

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Douglas Adams’ birthday celebrated with interactive Google Doodle

Douglas Adams’ birthday celebrated with interactive Google Doodle

Google has rolled out another of its homepage doodles, celebrating the birthday of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams with an interactive gizmo on its UK site. The doodle simply cries out to be clicked on, with different parts of the animation reacting to your mouse and bringing up characters and other elements that fans will recognize from the much-loved books.

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Interactive Google Doodle celebrates Frank Zamboni’s birthday

Interactive Google Doodle celebrates Frank Zamboni’s birthday

There never seems to be a lack of creative Google Doodles, but today's is one of the coolest yet. In celebration of Frank Zamboni's 112th birthday, Google has popped an interactive Doodle up on its home page. Many of you will immediately recognize that last name, as Zamboni created the ice resurfacing machine we see during intermissions at ice hockey games and figure skating contests.

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Doodle 4 Google contest kicks off today, awards $30,000 scholarship

Doodle 4 Google contest kicks off today, awards $30,000 scholarship

Google has launched its 2013 Doodle 4 Google contest, which invites students K through 12 in the United States to enter for a chance at a $30,000 scholarship. This year's theme? "My Best Day Ever..." The winning student will have his or her drawing displayed on the Google homepage in addition to the scholarship and grant awards.

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