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1. Google adds "treasure" to Maps
Google is taking on a pirate theme for its Maps application, by allowing users to transform its mapping service into a pirate-like treasure map. A tea-stained and sepia toned map displays some of the most popular landmarks in the real-world.
As an added bonus, check out any Street View road, street or highway and you can zoom in through a pirate's spyglass.
Check it out here.
2. The world's first social toaster?
Many check their overnight tweets on their phone as they're waiting for their toast to pop up. Mesh the two together like Bizzby did and you can tweet from your toaster as your bread is crisping away. And for added awesomeness, you can even control your 21st-century toaster from your iPhone.
While the whole concept is a complete joke, you can still check it out here.
3. YouTube "shutting down"
"This is the end. My only friend, the end." Except, it actually isn't, despite Google claiming that YouTube is shutting down. The site claims that the site was an 8-year-long contest and Google will choose a winner, which will be the only video available on the site when it launches again in 2023, or ten years from now.
YouTube was expected to generate $3.6 billion last year according to analysts, so shutting down the video sharing service may not actually be the best idea in the world. It does come at a difficult time for Google Reader users who have erupted in outrage and anger at the search giant's plans to shut down the feed reader — and this time for real.
Check out Google announcing the death of YouTube here.