For today’s U.S. movie debut, Google drops an Avengers Endgame easter egg.
To snap half your search results out of existence
- In Chrome, enter ‘thanos’ in your search window
- Click the Gauntlet
5/1 Addendum: To reverse time (and restore your searches) click the Gauntlet again.
Want to know how far that hike is?
To Measure Distances in Google Maps
- In Google Maps search for or navigate to the desired area.
- RT + CLICK on the starting point and select Measure distance.
- CLICK on the the endpoint (repeat this step for multiple turns/points).
iOS users, now you can swap that boring blue Nav arrow for a flashy red sport car or a sensible pickup truck.
What? no Go Karts?
To Select Your Vehicle in Google Maps
- Launch Google Maps, and start navigation.
- Tap the Nav arrow. The Choose Vehicle pane will appear.
- Select preferred vehicle and enjoy that new car smell!
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).
Today many of your favorite sites are April Fool‘n around.
For example, take Gmail’s MicDrop feature. It promises to give you the last word on your outgoing message.
I wish this feature did exist; it’d be a great way to silence those REPLY-TO-ALLers.
Update: Much like Orson Welles‘ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds this faux feature, was believed real. Citing a backlash of complaints, GMail quickly disabled this Aprils Fool’s joke
Past Tom Foolery has included Air BnB’s Bronze Era Rentals (pictured) complete with Trojan Horse, and Burger King’s left-handed sandwich wrapper.
This Year H&M is onboard with a Mark Zuckerberg line of clothing http://markforhm.com/
More faves and fails from 2016:
Found one you want to share? Drop me a comment and I’ll add it to this post.
Ramping up for the December opening of Star Wars – The Force Awakens, here’s a short and sweet Google Easter egg:
- Go to Google search page
- Type in “a long time ago in a galaxy far far away”