Liz Gannes

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Apple Stores Are Great and All, but Do They Have Giant Slo-Mo Snow Globes?

Google is setting up six pop-up shops for the holidays — though word seems to have gotten out prematurely, as its Winter Wonderlab site keeps going down. The stores seem to be set in suburban shopping areas, rather than floating on fanciful barges.

For the moment, a video about the Wonderlab’s giant snow globes — where guests will apparently be invited to come jump around while being filmed in slo-mo, with 3-D CGI snowflakes added on top — is what we’ve got:

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik