It’s a familiar scenario for most people: You haven’t watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Mad Men, or you’ve yet to make it to the theater to check out the latest movie your friends have all been gushing over. But social media is an irresistible force, so you hop on Twitter or Facebook anyway, and soon find yourself navigating a minefield. At any given moment, you might read a spoiler. Lucky for you, there may soon be an app for that.
If you're anything like us, you probably have no idea what day it is. Well, it's Monday, April 1st. Yes, it's April Fool's Day, which means that Google is planning to pull the wool over our eyes all day long. Here are some of the pranks they're pulling, in case you are super-gullible.
If you have never heard of Eugene Polley, you are not alone, but you honor him every time you turn on your TV and channel surf to your heart's content. Polley died on Sunday at the age of 96 and he invented the first wireless TV remote in 1955.
In order to get an accurate 3D representation of the real world by Google Earth users, Google does an annual contest, Google's Model Your Town. Entries are submitted from all over the world and the winning entry gets $25,000 for their local public school district. The 2012 entry for Evansville was created by Randall Crane who was raised in Evansville and resides in Chicago.
Imagine driving on the Lloyd between Evansville and Mt Vernon late at night wishing the car could just drive itself so you could shut your eyes for a few minutes. Sounds like science fiction right? Not so fast. Google has been working on a self-driving car for several years now and they might just have it perfected.
It is hard to imagine your favorite song without the electric guitar. Les Paul, the inventor of the electric guitar would have been 96. So,Today, Google is paying tribute to the late guitar pioneer Les Paul with a guitar-themed doodle that allows users to play it and record songs of their own.
The doodle, which was designed by engineers Kristopher Hom and Joey Hurst and doodle team lead Ryan Germi
Imagine someone being able to take a picture of you, your face being scanned for your identity, then your name is given to them. Sound like science fiction? Like it's too far fetched to be true? Well, it's not!!!