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Google’s Two Other Pranks

Google had two more pranks on top 2008-04-01_125536.jpgof the New Custom Time Messages. The other two pranks are gDay with MATE and Google Wake Up Kit.  gDay with Mate is an advanced search engine from which you can select one day in advance search option. It’s the search engine of the future. After giving a lengthy explanation of the gDay technology and how the internet will look, once you click the link to get started Google lets you know it was all a practical joke and how you can send it tcal.jpgo you friends to get them too. I actually didn’t fall for this prank or the Wake Up Kit that I will write about bellow, but I did fall for the Custom Time Messages,  sadly it was a feature I actually looked forward to it.

Anyway the Wake Up Kit is a relentless wake up notification from Google Calander to get you up from bed if you have problems waking up. If the person is not woken up by the sms they will receive from Google, then more extreme measures will be taken. For instance, a bed-flipping device to finally wake the person up. Hehehehe, Google is hilarious.They did really good pranks this year for April Fool’s day.

iGoogle – Select a Theme

If you are a frequent user of iGoogle or even have it set as your homepage then you noticed that the website is only white. After a while it can get pretty dull and you might want to change it up a little bit, adding more colors to it. iGoogle added a feature from which you can select a theme. They have quite a few good themes from outer space pictures, to landscapes, to your horoscope sign.

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One of there reasons for choosing a theme is to change your internet routine a little bit. It will be a fresh new view for once instead of looking at the white page over and over each day. It will make iGoogle a bit more interesting rather then dull by the second.Another reason is that by choosing darker colors, you give your eyes a rest. Most of the websites and blogs you visit have light or white designs, which will strain the eyes from the brigthness. Adding more darker colors it will even it out and relax them, while reading and looking up information in the iGoogle page. So spending a few minutes choosing the right theme for you is not so bad after all.

Earth Hour – March 29th 8 p.m.

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The World Wildlife Fund created the event Earth Hour. Today (March 29th) at 8 p.m. WWF is hoping that everyone will turn of there lights to make a statement about the climate change. Since the first appearance of it in 2007 in Australia, this even has gone world wide and more then 200 cities with top corporations and business will be participating.

Furthermore, Google has changed it’s website from a white background to a black one to represent the turning off the lights at the Google corporation. They stated they could not actually turn off the lights, but they are supporting this even a 100%. They stated it was a very important cause, just like most of us will. So tonight at 8pm (your local time) turn off your lights for an hour, and join the Earth Hour for this important cause.