The Best Easter Eggs On The Internet

I have a lot of sympathy for web designers and programmers. Although they slave away to create incredible software used by millions (or, at least, the good ones do), no-one ever really appreciates their work. Easter eggs are just a tiny portal into their world. » 12/06/14 1:00pm 12/06/14 1:00pm

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What's The Best Easter Egg On The Internet?

The Easter egg as a concept can be dated back to rich aristocrats hiding things inside priceless jewellry. But in the modern age, you're far more likely to encounter one when you Konami-code a website, or made some odd menu choices in a game. » 11/29/14 4:00pm 11/29/14 4:00pm

A Google For iOS Easter Egg Lets You Jumble Up the Logo

Search Engine Land's Barry Schwartz just discovered a cheeky little Easter egg in the Google for iOS app: Drag the letters out of the Google banner and you can pinball them around your screen. Is it functional? No, but it's fun! » 7/18/14 1:57pm 7/18/14 1:57pm

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

YouTube's Fun Fibonacci Easter Egg Will Make Math Nerds Giggle

The Fibonacci number (or sequence, or series) is the mathematical rule that defines the golden spiral, a beautiful growing pattern that appears in many places in nature. It also appears on YouTube when you search "Fibonacci," and it's just silly enough to make us smile. » 4/09/14 12:21pm 4/09/14 12:21pm

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

Google Hangouts Has a Weird, Fun Multi-Cam Trick

So, Google's new Hangouts app keeps all of your chats in sync across all of your devices. Cool, right? But what if you're in a video call on your phone, and then open the same video call on your computer. Boop! Suddenly there's two of you, as I just discovered when chatting with my friend Bay. » 5/18/13 3:00pm 5/18/13 3:00pm

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

All the Google I/O Easter Eggs (And How I Found Them)

If you go to the Google I/O 2013 homepage and punch in IIIOOIII on your keyboard, the I/O logo changes into an new logo formed by cats. There are 12 of these easter eggs in all, and Zak El Fassi figured them all out. Here they are, plus an explanation of how he solved a puzzle written in code. » 3/08/13 1:11pm 3/08/13 1:11pm

The Chromebook Pixel Has an Awesome Konami Code Easter Egg

Say what you will about the Chromebook Pixel's viability, but practical or not, it's got a hidden pocket of awesome hidden somewhere deep in its brain. And you can unlock it with the Konami Code. » 2/22/13 10:30am 2/22/13 10:30am

Zerglings Have Rushed Your Google Search Results. Kill Them All

Someone at Google must still be obsessed with Starcraft 2, because if you bring up the search engine and type in "zerg rush," a (very, very) Google-fied version of Starcraft 2 appears before your eyes. » 4/27/12 9:09am 4/27/12 9:09am

A Google Search For "Let It Snow" Guarantees a White Christmas

Google seems to be trying its hand at a lot of things these days. And you can now add 'weather control experiments' to its list of success stories with the company's latest Easter Egg. » 12/17/11 4:00pm 12/17/11 4:00pm

Freak Out Your Coworkers With Google Docs Konami Code

The Konami Code (if you don't know it, then shame on you!) has long been part of geek lore. But now it can be part of your work day too: Google has added a new, pranktastic easter egg to Docs. » 9/03/10 7:20pm 9/03/10 7:20pm

Houston, We Got Porn On the Moon

A pornish cartoon. That's what the surprised astronauts from the Apollo 16 mission found while walking on the Moon. It was in their checklist—mounted on the forearm—but it wasn't the first time that happened: » 5/15/09 1:40pm 5/15/09 1:40pm

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