It’s that time again!
April 1st usually marks the day when the Internet collectively let’s it’s hair down and has some fun by creating prank sites and products, to honor April Fool’s Day.
Google, wich has a reputation for not letting this day pass quietly (e.g Express Parachute Delivery), has brought the eponymous, lost hero of “Where’s Waldo” to Google Maps.
To Find Waldo in Google Maps:
- Launch Maps, you’ll see Waldo waving at you.
- Tap Waldo then tap Play.
Enjoy, be on the lookout for too
good funny to be true offering from the likes of AirBNB, Amazon, and Subway.
Google Lens, is making its presence known, as a stand-alone app, and as an upgraded feature of Photos (for select Android phones*). With Lens’ OCR (object-character-recognition) capabilities, you can easily:
*16-Mar update: Google Lens now also avail on iOS on devices.
- Create a Contact from a printed business card
- Initiate a a web-search the Web using an image
- Translate the menu at a restaurant
To Activate Lens
- Take a picture and view it using Photos
- Tap the Lens icon .
Google is having a little fun with the date March 10 (a cheeky way to spell Mario) by adding this colorful character to Google Maps. Android and iOS users with the updated app can request directions and have the plucky plumber/racer show them how to get there.
To Activate Mario Time
- Launch Google Maps
- Click GO, and enter starting point and destination
- Click question mark, , then click LET’S-A GO!
Optionally, you can share Mario’s trip to @GoogleMaps on Twitter and/or tag it #MarioMaps in Instagram (but be careful of posting personal location info).
Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo‘s, robot can solve Rubik’s Cube in under a second.
But then, speed isn’t everything..
Lamborghini’s Electric Auto
In time for the holidays, Sphero, makers of smartphone controlled toys like Ollie and BB-8, will have R2D2, zooming around your table top, complete with lights, chirps, and retractable third leg.
In case you were wondering what to get me.