The search giant knows a good laugh when it sees one. Here are 10 great examples of Google's goofy side.
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Google Australia in 2009 decided to change Australian football forever by launching the revolutionary gBall, a GPS-enabled pigskin with artificial intelligence. Featuring embedded motion sensors to monitor a kick's force, location and torque, the gBall provides players with kicking tips and tutorials. Even better, it sends player data to sports agents and talent scouts, and vibrates when one of them is interested!
If you're wondering what makes this jockstatic tech possible, it's something called DENNIS (Dimensional, Elastic, Non-Linear, Network-Neutral, Inertial Sequencing), a "curvilenear parabolic approximation algorithm" that measures the gBall's accuracy, distance and trajectory. Yeah, whatever. Unfortunately, gBall lacks a force field to ward off concussions and ACL injuries. Maybe version 2.0?
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