Many people know that
flickr -- the photo site open to all comers -- is pretty darn cool. And a number of you may have already figured out that flickr has introduced a new
"interestingness" feature. The feature allows users to take a look at the most intriguing pictures posted to the site on a given day. But did you know it's already been hacked? That's right -- hacked and been made even better --
by flickr leech. Now, you can fill your screen with thumbnails of the best pictures from any day of your choosing. But make sure you have quite a bit of spare time. It's highly addictive.
Unpimping Your Auto
Volkswagen has been having a rough ride lately. Its cars just haven't been selling like they used to and management is still trying to overhaul the automaker so it can compete in the 21st century. VW's bread-and-butter model the Golf has also lost a lot of its allure to flashier rivals and tricked-out "pimp-my-ride" style custom cars. But the company's new US ad campaign proves nobody should write them off just yet. Easily topping their Fahrvernügen commercials of old, they've got actor Peter Stormare (admittedly a Swede) getting his Teuton on. Stormare, of course, played a German nihilist in the cult classic "The Big Lebowski," so he knows a thing or two about channeling his inner Kraut: "Vee Dubb, holding it daun on ze endjineering tip, y'all!" If that's not enough for you, you can even detail your own GTI and take it for a joyride with Helga, VW's new Germanic advertising vixen. Make sure you go for the leather seats.
A Computer with a View
If you're planning on spending your summer vacation in Europe this year, you no longer have to fear you'll end up wasting your precious time off someplace not to your liking. SPIEGEL ONLINE has found a snazzy Web site that offers 360-degree panorama tours of some of the continent's nicest cities. The very slick arounder.com combines views of top landmarks with maps and information on Copenhagen, Rome and many more locations. Not sure where you want to go this year? Check out the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and then spring to the tip of the Matterhorn near Zermatt, Switzerland.