(Updated for Easter 2018)
Happy Easter from all of us at Telitec!
In the world of tech and entertainment, an ‘Easter Egg’ has a different meaning to the sweet treats you’ll be enjoying for Easter. They are hidden or unexpected features of games, apps, websites or services that are put there just for fun. Here are some great ones for you to find – they may not be the chocolate kind, but they’re still worth hunting down!
Google ‘Search’ Easter Eggs
Google is the master of hiding Easter Eggs in their products. From the main google.com page, you can trigger some very cool features by typing in specific phrases, from clever in-jokes to engrossing games. Unfortunately, sometimes Google retires many of their topical Easter Eggs after a short time, as was the case with their famous Star Wars promotions. Try Googling these terms and enjoy the silliness:
- Do a barrel roll
- ‘Flip a coin’ and ‘roll a die’
- Anagram (you’ll have to look carefully to see the joke!)
- ‘Atari Breakout’ (must go to Google Images for this one to work)
- I’m feeling curious
IMDB – Spinal Tap
IMDB has a lot of great info about films and their cast members, and also rates them out of 10. However if film fans were to look up Spinal Tap on IMDB, you may notice something a bit odd about the rating…
Android’s Cat Collector Game
The steps to activate this hidden game are quite long but if you fancy collecting cartoon cats on your phone then why not give it a go! The game involves laying out ‘bait’ for the kitties and waiting for them to turn up. You can rename them and send pics to your friends.
Click here to see how to unlock the game on your phone.
Play Basketball on Facebook Messenger
This only works from inside the Messenger app. Send a lone basketball emoji to a friend from the emoji keyboard and then, once it’s sent, click it. A simple game where you flick the ball at a hoop will appear, and you can compete to beat your friend’s score.
Chrome’s Dinosaur Game
We hope this is a rare occurrence, but if your internet connection is ever interrupted when you’re trying to surf and you use Google Chrome as your browser, then you’ll see a little pixelated dinosaur in the error message. If you press the spacebar then a simple jumping game will load up, even while you’re offline. Jump cacti and duck pterodactyls while you wait for your router to reboot.
You can also find a copy of the game online here.
Open Google Earth and type in Ctrl-Alt A. You will be able to explore Google Earth from your very own aeroplane!
Did we miss any? Let us know!