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… » 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

Finally, Google Doodles Bob Ross, America's Favorite Doodler

It's about time Google Doodles doodled the doodle king. Bob Ross, whose palette and afro invaded our living rooms for decades of insta-nature art adventures, graces the search giant's home page today. » 10/29/12 8:28am 10/29/12 8:28am

Today's Google Doodle Is a Huge Animated Tribute to Winsor McCay's…

Winsor McCay's Little Nemo was an iconic comic strip first drawn in 1905. Today's Google Doodle celebrates the cartoon in an animated strip which sees Little Nemo embark on an adventure through Google-Land. » 10/15/12 4:07am 10/15/12 4:07am

Here Are the People Behind Google Doodles

Google Doodles are the Cracker Jack prizes of the Internet, the digital back of the cereal box, a quirk that humanize the giant search company. And it's funny because the Doodles themselves exist in a sort of mysterious world—they pop up one day and then disappear. Very few people know about the process of creating… » 8/24/12 5:40pm 8/24/12 5:40pm

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

Did You Catch the Mars Rover Easter Egg In Today's Google Doodle?

The Curiosity landed safely on Mars today, marking a historic day for space exploration. But did you catch the rover in the background of today's Google doodle? We didn't either until a tipster pointed it out to us. » 8/06/12 7:40pm 8/06/12 7:40pm

Celebrate Alan Turing's 100th Birthday With a Turing Machine Google…

If Alan Turing Were Still Alive today, he would have turned 100 tomorrow. Or if he lived in Australia, he'd be 100 right now. That's why the Aussie iteration of Google is paying tribute to the pioneering computer genius with a Google Doodle that simulates the behavior of a Turning machine. » 6/22/12 2:40pm 6/22/12 2:40pm

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

Google Needs So Many Doodles It's Hiring More Doodlers

What's not to love about Google Doodles? They're so popular, in fact, that Google's hiring a new doodler to keep the lively tradition going. If that means even more Google Doodles, we're all about it! » 4/12/12 8:40pm 4/12/12 8:40pm

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

You Can Buy Official Google Doodle Gear Now

If you don't love Google Doodles, you have no soul. If you love Google Doodles like the rest of mankind, you can now BUY Google Doodle gear! Hooray! T-shirts! Coffee mugs! Posters! Your favorite Google Doodle will live on forever now. » 12/16/11 7:20pm 12/16/11 7:20pm

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

What Is Google's Holiday Doodle?

In a goal to end the year with a bang, Google's Doodlers have drawn up a creative, artsy doodle for this year's holiday season. It's 17 interactive portraits of holiday scenes around the world and took six months of work. » 12/25/10 2:00pm 12/25/10 2:00pm

Meet the People Who Doodle Your Google

If I had known growing up that there was such a job title as Chief Doodler, all my aspirations would have pointed that direction. Michael Lopez is the man in charge of Google's logo doodles. And this is his team. » 11/30/10 9:40pm 11/30/10 9:40pm

What Does Today's Google Logo Mean?

Google UK users (and perhaps other countries, too) were greeted to an amazing sight today: an interactive logo made out of colored balls. But why? Is Google demonstrating the power of HTML5? Celebrating the birth of kiddywinks' ball pits? » 9/07/10 4:20am 9/07/10 4:20am