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  1. Enter the TARDIS on Google Maps

    Next week: Keep an eye out for the double arrows leading to the floating market.

    Visit Earl's Court Road on Google Street View, and click on the double arrows. End up in a time machine. Yep, that's just about how most of my trips to London go.

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  2. Looks Like We’re Getting Nothing Done Today: You Can Play Breakout in Google Image Search

    If you have a few minutes to kill, might we suggest typing "Atari Breakout" into Google Image Search? It will return images of the classic game, but after a few seconds those images will change into blocks, and your computer will beep and boop at you as the screen is transformed into the Atari classic Breakout. Google doesn't want anyone getting any work done today.

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  3. There’s an Interesting Easter Egg in Google’s Pixel Chromebook

    On Friday Google announced the latest addition to their Chromebook lineup -- the Pixel. It's a high resolution, higher price tag entry into the otherwise bargain basement world of Chromebooks that we just don't know what to do with. Sure, that display looks beautiful, and the idea of a touchscreen laptop is an interesting one, but the rest of the specs of the Pixel don't match up with its $1,300 price tag. There wasn't anything about the Pixel we really got excited about -- then we found out it accepts the Konami Code.

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  4. The Secret is Out: Clever Easter Egg Found in Dropbox

    Dropbox, the handy cloud storage service, has quickly become a stalwart companion for people looking to sync files across multiple computers or to share files with others. What users probably haven't realized is that the minds behind the service have a pretty good sense of humor, and hid a fun easter egg in the service. So far the trick only appears to work for OS X users, and seems to have been hidden in April, but only just now been discovered. It can be accessed by changing the name of a file (or folder) in your Dropbox folder to a series of pre-set phrases. Doing so causes a window to appear that scrolls through pictures and quotes from many of the Dropbox developers, followed by a special thanks and some words of wisdom. There's also a shoutout to Google, Microsoft, and Apple, perhaps a reference to those companies new interest in cloud-based services pioneered by companies like Dropbox.

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