The Washington Monument's Moving Shadow Is a Fun Google Maps Easter Egg

If you've got a lot of time to kill on this work-free Memorial Day, you can spend a good chunk of it over on Google Maps checking out this fun Easter Egg discovered by Michael Sippey. It turns out the shadow cast by the Washington Monument moves throughout the day, accurately reflecting the position of the sun in the… » 5/26/14 2:00pm 5/26/14 2:00pm

Google Now Wants To Go Christmas Caroling With You

Google is all about packing that holiday cheer into its services this year. First with its auto-snowy, auto-twinkly pictures, and now with Google Now Christmas carol karaoke. Just pull out your Android device, suggest "let's go caroling" and you'll be drowning in merriment before you can say "get behind me Santa." » 12/17/13 9:52am 12/17/13 9:52am

The Hidden Easter Eggs That Link Star Wars and Indiana Jones

From a young age I was introduced to what are still two of my favourite movie franchises of all time – Star Wars and Indiana Jones. I suppose it was inevitable, really. With parents who named me after a Doctor Who character, I would expect them to continue being awesome as I grew up. » 10/17/13 4:40am 10/17/13 4:40am

You Can Play Atari Breakout on Google Image Search and It's Awesome

Google is famous for the Easter eggs stashed in its products. What seems an ordinary interface reveals itself to be something else entirely with the right set of keystrokes. This newly discovered gem might be one of the most entertaining we've ever seen. Head over to Google Image Search and punch in a query for "atari… » 5/13/13 6:11pm 5/13/13 6:11pm

The One Thing David Pogue and Unlimited Lives in Contra Have in Common

The Konami code is a secret branding, a geek stigmata—all it takes is that one brief flash, and you're immediately recognized as one of US. Is it any surprise then, that if you enter that hallowed sequence on DP's new Pogue-o-Matic gadget finder, you get to watch him do a special trick? » 12/02/08 3:15pm 12/02/08 3:15pm

Amazon Kindle Has Secrets: Faux-GPS Google Maps, Minesweeper, and More

So, you wasted some hard-earned money on bought an Amazon Kindle. Good for you! Now that you have one, it's time to exploit the crap out of it. I'm talking, of course, about easter eggs, otherwise known as functionality that should be available to everybody in the first place. Yes, there's Google Maps access with… » 12/28/07 3:20pm 12/28/07 3:20pm