Well, you’ve got to hand it Google. They certainly go all out for April Fools’ Day. They played their first prank on netizens back in 2000, with MentalPlex, a search engine add-on that could supposedly search the web via telepathy. You would think of something and then click on an animated gif of red-and-blue swirl. Of course, once you clicked on it, it would just bring up an error message and then search results for “April Fools’ Day.”
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The Star Trek franchise continues to boldly go where no one has gone before. It’s hard to believe that Captain James T. Kirk and crew are now celebrating their 46th anniversary.
Ryan Obrock from Ann Arbor, MI is mad at Google and wants them to do something about it. In a letter he wrote, he says that after pre-ordering and paying for his Nexus 7 at the Google Play store, which included a $14 shipping fee, he found out that others that pre-ordered via other outlets, like Gamestore did not have to pay a shipping charge and will supposedly get theirs a week before him.
Google likes to try its hand in innovating new products but what many of you may not know is that while they are a technology company they do have a cultural side, appropriately named – The Google Cultural Institute. Their mandate is to help preserve and promote culture online and the institute has just announced their latest effort, the World Wonders Project.