How to Access the ‘Snake’ Easter Egg in Google Maps

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Google Maps is celebrating April Fool’s Day this year with a limited-edition version of the classic arcade game Snake. The easter egg will be available starting today through the end of the week. With it, you’ll be able to play Snake on your desktop as well as with Google Maps’ smartphone app in a number of iconic…

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https://lifehacker.com/how-to-access-the-snake-easter-egg-in-google-maps-1833700845

The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun

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While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google’s Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search,…

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https://kotaku.com/the-google-stadia-backlash-has-begun-1833515412

Fake FCC Comments, Shark DNA, and the Edge of Everything: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

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Hopefully your week has been better than leading New York politicians, like NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew “Amazon” Cuomo—both of whom are still dealing with the disastrous fallout from the failed deal to subsidize a new Amazon facility in Queens’s Long Island City neighborhood. (Adding insult to injury:…

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https://gizmodo.com/fake-fcc-comments-shark-dna-and-the-edge-of-everythin-1832858113

Netflix Pulls American TV Episode in Saudi Arabia That Criticizes Khashoggi Murder and Silicon Valley Investment

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Netflix has removed an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s show Patriot Act from the streaming platform in Saudi Arabia amid pressure from the Saudi government. The episode, which was first made available around the world on October 28, 2018, criticized government leaders over the murder of Washington Post reporter…

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https://gizmodo.com/netflix-pulls-tv-episode-in-saudi-arabia-criticizing-kh-1831426649

For the Love of God, Please Don’t Use Smart Reply in Hangouts Chat

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There are two distinct types of people on workplace communication platforms: the ones who painstakingly toil over every typed letter in a show of ultimate professionalism, and the ones who type with abandon—who slam keys haphazardly with their clumsy sausage fingers to get across whatever they’re trying to communicate…

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https://gizmodo.com/for-the-love-of-god-please-don-t-use-smart-reply-in-ha-1830958501