Things We Saw Today: Morgan Freeman Guides Us as New GPS Navigation Voice
Several actors have lent their voice to GPS navigational systems over the years, but one we didn’t realize we were missing all along until now was Morgan Freeman. The actor is the latest voice to be added to Google’s GPS app, Waze–and while it’s technically a promotional tie-in to Freeman’s new movie London Has Fallen (and Freeman addresses you as the in-universe president), this app has introduced a whole new way for Freeman to gently guide you with his recognizable vocals. (via Time)
- If you’re looking for something to celebrate in tandem with the Labor Day weekend, how about Bey herself? Yesterday was Beyoncé’s birthday, and while fans acknowledged the occasion on social media with various hashtags such as #BDay and #BeyDay, the artist made the video for her song “Hold Up” available via YouTube–which had previously aired as part of the Lemonade visual album on HBO. (And yes, it is definitely worth repeat viewings.)
- Are you a fan of text adventure games? Did you know Douglas Adams originally wrote one for Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? If the answer to those questions is yes and no, then you can now try out the game itself for free online. Just don’t forget your towel. (via The Daily Dot)
- NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught a glimpse of a double eclipse on its camera. Does it rival the double rainbow of meme fame? Check out the video and find out. (via Engadget)
- Sadly, the No Man’s Sky Mario parody has effectively been squashed by Nintendo lawyers. It’s almost as if they had the legal version of a green shell. (via Eurogamer)
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