The Greatest Google Doodles From Each Year of Google History

Today marks the official 15th birthday of everyone's favorite startup search engine turned tech giant turned Big Brother. And even though many have had their gripes, it's hard not to look back at our Google-fueled time online with a sense of fondness. Because no matter where you might find yourself in life, you know… » 9/04/13 3:20pm 9/04/13 3:20pm

Escape from Roswell with Google's Intergalactic Point-and-Click Doodle

Today is the 66th anniversary of Roswell, whatever Roswell really was. But according to a festive Google Doodle, it was definitely an alien crash-landing. And also a point-and-click adventure. If you can spare a few minutes—you can spare a few minutes—it's worth investigating, with or without a crew of federal agents.… » 7/08/13 11:45am 7/08/13 11:45am

Challenge Your Friends and Claim Zamboni Dominance With Today's Google…

This morning Google blessed bored office drones around the world with another playable doodle that celebrates Frank Zamboni's 112th birthday. The game has players guiding the iconic ice resurfacing machine he invented back in 1949 across a rink, as more and more skaters mar its surface between rounds. It's no Grand… » 1/16/13 8:52am 1/16/13 8:52am

Today's Google Doodle Lets You Run the Hurdles

You might not be good enough to compete at the Olympics, but if you're reading this blog, you're probably adept when it comes to button tapping. So, make the best use of your skill set by playing Google's new Olympics doodle, called Hurdles 2012. Left and right arrow keys to run, space bar to jump... and goodbye to a… » 8/07/12 3:34am 8/07/12 3:34am

The Moog Synthesizer Google Doodle IRL

Today's Google Doodle for Robert Moog's birthday is amazingly cool. But the only thing cooler than a browser-based analog synthesizer hooked up to a digital reel-to-reel tape machine is, well, a real Moog synthesizer hooked up to an actual tape machine. Props to Reddit user SocialChameleon for throwing down old school… » 5/23/12 12:40pm 5/23/12 12:40pm

Google's Rad Synth Doodle Explained By Moog Music Chief Engineer

We first got a look at the Google Doodle celebrating Robert Moog's 78th birthday on Google.jp yesterday, and now it's live in the US. Synthtastic! But, uh, how do all of those knobs and sliders work? Here's an excellent explainer on how to play the synth by Moog Music Chief Engineer Cyril Lance. Hint: Start out by… » 5/23/12 9:49am 5/23/12 9:49am

This Incredible Analog Synth Google Doodle Celebrates Pioneer Robert…

Google just turned its Doodle in Japan into a fully functioning analog synth attached to an old-fashioned reel-to-reel tape machine. Right now, it's tomorrow in Japan, and tomorrow is Robert Moog's birthday. OH MY GOD, this is incredible. There goes my day. » 5/22/12 2:55pm 5/22/12 2:55pm

Today's Transfixing Google Doodle Celebrates the Magic of Waves

Blame Google if you find yourself staring at your screen, unable to remember what you were about to search for on the Internet. Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 155th birthday of German physicist Heinrich Hertz whose experiments with electromagnetic waves paved the way for the radio—and everything wireless you've… » 2/22/12 9:44am 2/22/12 9:44am

Happy 75th Birthday, Jim Henson. And Thank You

Today is Jim Henson's 75th birthday. And in my mind, there ought to be parades to honor this man's legacy. Because, as a filmmaker and innovator, he did it all. Whether you're a kid or an adult, he touched us all. So celebrations are in order. » 9/24/11 12:00pm 9/24/11 12:00pm