Google’s getting in on the fervor around Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame — the extra big, extra ‘splodey culmination of Marvel’s cinematic universe over the last decade or so — with a fun little Easter egg.
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I honestly expected these all to be Pinterest fails. There are so many gorgeous Easter egg techniques out there -- and so many Pinterest tricks that fall flat -- that I was shocked these seven actually worked. (Can't say the same for these natural dyes, though.) Six were foolproof and one, the nail polish marbling, gave mixed results -- but when it worked, it was jaw-droppingly good.
Can you really make dyes in all colours of the rainbow with vegetable scraps and other earthy organic things? A ton of Pinterest posts claim that you can. We wanted to be sure. So we tested some of the recipes and found that some work beautifully, while others just give you different shades of brown.
Apples' Pages word processor is free for most Mac owners now, but still not that great (give us Word or Google Drive any day, thanks). But it does have one hidden feature that Apple enthusiasts can enjoy: the full text of Apple's "here's to the crazy ones" ad campagn and Steve Jobs' commencement speech for graduates at Stanford in 2005.
Customised 404 error pages for web sites are a sensible idea. You arguably don't need a customised 418 page, but that didn't stop Google creating one -- complete with an animated teapot.
Many of Google's Easter eggs maintain a deeply geeky flavour. With an ancient HTML-related gag joining the collection this week, we're celebrating the hidden search tricks and jokes that IT professionals will appreciate more than the average mug punter.
We love a Google Easter egg, especially if it has a geeky/nostalgia bent. And it's hard to imagine something that hit sboth categories as cleanly as Google's new tribute to the much-maligned HTML 'blink' tag.
Google is certainly sharing the Easter Egg love this Christmas (weird blend, that). Not only does its mobile search have a built-in carols service, the Pegman icon on Google Maps has now acquired a Santa hat.
Yet another Google Easter Egg: this time, one that only works on Android and iOS devices. Search for the phrase "let's go carolling" and you'll be presented with a selection of five Christmas carols you can sing along to, complete with on-screen lyrics.
Yet another Easter egg for the Google collection. Hit YouTube and search for 'doge meme' and you'll see more Comic Sans than anyone needs.
Hover was originally included as a bonus game on the CD-ROM version of Windows 95. Microsoft has recreated it as an updated online game to demonstrate the capabilities of Internet Explorer 11 -- but that game also includes a hidden Easter Egg that recreates the Windows 95 version.
Yet another addition to the Google Easter Egg collection. This one works on Google Play.
YouTube is running special Geek Week content this week (the Grammar Slam videos we featured a couple of days ago are part of that series. To mark the occasion, it has also added some new Easter Eggs which are worth checking out.