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Did you know about these 7 cool Google Now Easter eggs?

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Did you know about these 7 cool Google Now Easter eggs?
Easter eggs in software have been around for decades, and there's no indication that the practice would ever be abandoned. In fact, inside jokes and secret tricks are present in software that you might not be expecting to have any, such as your computer's OS and the code running on your smartphone. In Android, for example, if you go to Settings > About and tap several times on the Android version, you'll trigger an Easter egg. Feel free to try it! This is far from the only secret encoded in Android, however. There's a whole bunch of Easter eggs hidden in Google Now, and you can try them by saying "OK, Google..." followed by one of these commands:

  • "Do a barrel roll." – this will cause the entire search results page to rotate a full 360 degrees
  • "Askew" or "Tilt" – search results will be tilted slightly to the right
  • "Up up down down left right left right" – the Konami code gives you "free unlimited Google searches"   
  • "Make me a sandwich." – this one will trigger the following response: "Poof! You're a sandwich."
  • "Beam me up, Scotty!" – a reference to the classic Star Trek series, triggering this Easter egg is followed by the response "I cannot do that, captain. I do not have the power." 
  • "When am I?" – this one is a reference to the Doctor Who series. It will remind you that TARDIS technology has not been developed yet
  • "What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?" – anyone familiar with Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series should know what answer follows after this question 

These aren't all of the Easter eggs found in Google's software, but are probably the geekiest ones of all. Now go ahead and show them to your buddies!


reference: Mental Floss

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posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:19 10

1. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Slow news day?

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 01:25

13. TheMan (Posts: 402; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Definitely!

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 02:24

14. fzacek (Posts: 1627; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Cool article nevertheless...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:20 3

2. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Can't wait for the new Star Fox!

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:36 2

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4000; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lol Star Fox is awesome! lol

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 13:46

10. LikeMyself (Posts: 270; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Great find, pal! Padee poo...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:34

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2606; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:45

5. Settings (Posts: 310; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Ask Google Now, what does the fox say?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 10:17

6. fsalto98 (Posts: 31; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


Ahh I tried it, I love these easter egg!

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 10:45 2

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


There is another sandwich reply with "make it yourself" and If you say Sudo make me a sandwich it will reply with "ok" or "sure"

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 13:44

9. LikeMyself (Posts: 270; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Why when you say Sudo, she says okay? BTW great find!

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 15:13 1

12. Darxicus (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


Either in Linux or UNIX (not sure which one, may be both) adding the word sudo before a terminal command executes the command with root privileges (once youve entered your password)

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 06:42 1

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Its a direct reference to the XKCD post
http://xkcd.com/149/

Kxcd is a well known comic for nerds that has come with a few memes. The idea behind is is that on Linux the sudo command in front of anything will be executed without complains, because is the most privileged account

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 13:25

8. LuckyS (Posts: 55; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 14:01

11. LikeMyself (Posts: 270; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Here's a good list:
http://trendblog.net/list-of-google-now-voice-commands-infographic/

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