Explore Harry Potter's Diagon Alley on Google Maps
Every evening, the Daily Dot delivers a selection of links worth clicking from around the Web, along with the day's must-see image or video. We call it Dotted Lines.
- First Jay-Z’s new album was hit by hackers, and now it’s fallen victim to thousands of pirates.
- CDZA covers Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” jazz-style.
- The promise of a crateload of smartphones ends up with a Craigslist robbery.
- Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, the shopping capital of the wizarding world, is now on Google Maps Street View. Have fun exploring!
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You might need to blow on the keys before playing this piano.
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Facebook is launching unmanned planes that beam the Internet through lasers
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New programming fills the void between what Community means at VidCon and what Industry feels like.
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Soft grunge hair was all the rage.
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Five questions with Hank Green.
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Franta has already tested out the concept.
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