News on Toast: Gosling, Gotye, Glee and Google Goggles

Ryan Gosling saves a woman’s life (no, really), Gotye gets the Glee treatment (see the video) and new techno Google-Goggles put you on the map (literally): The morning’s hot topics in bite-sized pieces just right for dunking. 


Ryan Gosling might actually be a superhero

Ryan Gosling

"Hey girl, do you need me to save your life?"

OK you guys, I don’t want to over excite anyone, but I think Ryan Gosling might actually be a superhero. Apart from the fact nobody has EVER seen him in the same room as Superman (telling evidence, that), last year he basically materialised out of nowhere and broke up a street fight in New York. Pretty superhero-ish.

And now he’s saved a woman from being runover by a taxi.

British journalist Laurie Penny was looking the wrong way when crossing busy 6th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, on Tuesday when the Hollywood heart throb pulled her out of the way of an oncoming taxi.

“I literally, LITERALLY just got saved from a car by Ryan Gosling. That actually just happened,” Penny wrote on Twitter. “He did not say ‘hey, girl.’ He said ‘hey, watch out!’”

Cue extreme jealousy in 5… 4… 3… 2…

>> What should Gosling’s superhero name be? And what would you want him to rescue you from?


Gotye gets a Glee-ful reception in America


Gotye's hit song is being featured on Glee.

It’s fair to say America has gone gaga for our Gotye. The Aussie musician, born Wally De Backer, has taken the country by storm in the last 12 months performing on Letterman and Saturday Night Live and selling out concerts everywhere.

Next week the muso will continue his meteoric rise into the celebrity stratosphere when hit TV show Glee features his song Somebody That I Used To Know, the song Australians voted as their favourite of 2011 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown.

In a nice twist on the breakup anthem, the song is sung by Darren Criss’ character Blaine to his estranged older brother.

The episode goes to air on April 10, but you can watch this preview clip of the song:

>> What do you think of Glee’s version of Gotye? Nice, huh?


Google’s new techno-specs make reality virtual

Google Goggles

Wow... these Google specs actually look kind of... cool!

Google has unveiled its latest piece of OMGWTF-ery: A pair of glasses that can overlay maps, weather information, emails, calendar reminders and text messages over everything you see.

Look out the window, and the temperature and weather predictions will be displayed on the lens.

Look at a bus stop, and the glasses will tell you if services are running on time.

The Google Goggles can also take photos, make video calls and convert speech into text messages.

The only catch: They’re not real. Yet. Google revealed the prototype glasses yesterday as part of “Project Glass”, a research project by its ideas lab.

And aside from potentially making you look cross-eyed every time you use them, I reckon they’re pretty cool. They even look a bit trendy, right? Check out a video of how the glasses might work:

>> Rad or ridiculous, what do you think of the Google Goggles? Would you wear them?


Would you look at that – it’s Good Friday tomorrow! Ace! Join me then (after your sleep-in, obviously) for the last News on Toast – EVER! That’s right, it’s my last JustB news post tomorrow so make sure you come back and party like it’s 1999. Or 2009, that was a pretty good year.