I always get a kick out of extreme anything – whether it is extreme sports, extreme makeovers or extreme ridiculousness. Of course being the gadget guy, when I came across Toshiba’s extreme attempt at this genre, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Furthermore, I thought something light to follow the last day of tax season would release a little stress that some of us may have had.
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.”
Ever since my first exposure to The Beatles TV Series (the cartoons), at the age of five, I have been a huge music fan. And if you look back, there are those musical moments that become ingrained in your mind. As we get older, the details often begin to fade. Sometimes, we’re lucky. Maybe we’ve recorded that moment; maybe we have it on DVD, or 8MM film. But more often than not, the analog version of those bits and bytes or fragments thereof, are just there in our minds. Thank goodness for YouTube!
While many of us have been glued to our entertainment devices – iPads, iPhone and televisions watching the London 2012 Summer Olympics, something a little more out of this world happened early Monday morning August 6th. If you’re curious, you’re partially right because after an extremely intense descent, NASA’s rover interestingly named Curiosity, landed safely on Mars.