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Ready to use the browser in your new Nintendo 3DS more than you likely ever have so far? As spotted by the Verge, Japanese user Guiro@Sumaburu found an Easter egg that lets you play a gloriously silly version of Breakout. All you need to do is open the browser, tap on it to the rhythm of the Mario...

December 4th 2014 at 2:28pm 0 Comments
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The Connor family may be doing a great job preventing Skynet from becoming self-aware and declaring war on humanity, but Google apparently isn't taking any chances. The internet giant has quietly uploaded a "killer-robots.txt" Easter egg file that tells Terminators to avoid hunting down the compan...

July 5th 2014 at 11:12pm 0 Comments
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Google took its sweet time adding almost UK-wide journey planning to Maps, and perhaps it could've done so quicker if it wasn't so busy building easter eggs into the feature. It's been discovered that looking up certain travel routes will factor in the odd fictitious and entertaining option, along...

June 4th 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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When is a game not really a game? When it's a Trojan horse for new music from Skrillex. Play the seemingly humdrum shooter Alien Ride on Android or iOS and you'll find that it's actually a preview for the dubstep(-ish) artist's first full album, Recess -- you can listen to the whole LP ahead of it...

March 11th 2014 at 4:58pm 0 Comments
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For decades, programmers have hidden secret features and surprises inside the software they write. Such tidbits are known as Easter eggs, after the annual holiday hunt. (Note that undiscovered hard-boiled eggs may eventually create less pleasant surprises if left to mature in warm places.) As you...

March 31st 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Adding to the fun and games already hidden within its search box, Google's new not-so-secret addition gives you a quick way to calculate exactly how many degrees your favorite (or most obscure) actor falls from Kevin Bacon. Sure, it may take half the debate out of it, but at least the definitive a...

September 14th 2012 at 11:50am 0 Comments
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Update: As noted in the comments, the presence of these images in the original Mac ROMs has been known for years, so this decoding project qualifies as a "rediscovery" rather than an original find. The folks from NYC Resistor found an old Macintosh SE computer on the side of the road in Brooklyn...

August 30th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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No stranger to throwing in some extra, if not-that-functional, additions to its products, Google's new audio orb packs its own Easter egg -- a Magic 8 Ball mode. Tapping the Nexus Q's image in its companion Android app will throw up a new screen, offering voice input to take your existential quest...

July 2nd 2012 at 6:15am 0 Comments
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When you've got a marketing budget the size of Nike's, a few international footballers and a glossy video aren't really enough. That's why its latest "My time is now" campaign is an all out interactive spend-fest, complete with a hidden Sega Sonic the Hedgehog mini-game. The standard YouTube versi...

May 21st 2012 at 1:42am 0 Comments
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Zerg Rush is Google's latest easter egg and it's admittedly a little late for the holiday itself. Search for the term (it's a Starcraft thing), and you'll be welcomed by a point-and-shoot mini-game where your enemy is an infinite number of color-coded, marauding o's. These will proceed to decimate...

April 27th 2012 at 8:59am 0 Comments