Google gems you never knew about

We all know the standard flagship projects of the Google empire–search, documents, maps–but there are some highly useful and entertaining side projects to be found in Google Labs, the place where fledgling projects get their tires kicked by the public. Although there are literally hundreds of projects that will never see the light of widespread publicity, there are many which are definitely worth a second look (and maybe a bookmark).

  • Goggles – A fun flight-sim game inside Google Maps. You can totally see your house from here. Googlearticle
  • Mail Goggles, currently an option in Gmail Labs, requires you to solve several arithmetic problems before allowing you to send a message after a certain time of day–or, say, that third glass of wine.
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