Google has never been afraid to have a little fun — just try searching â€œdo a barrel rollâ€ or â€œzerg rushâ€ — and their latest easter egg is no different. Presenting the Bacon number search feature. We all know about the â€œ6 degrees of Kevin Bacon,â€ the parlor game surrounding one of the most prolific actors of our time. The game is a variation on the â€œsix degrees of separation,â€ a hypothesis that posits that everyone in the world is no more than six links from anyone else. If you arenâ€™t familiar with the game, the goal is to find the most efficient connection between any actor and Kevin Bacon…
â€œGeorge, I love you,â€ says a long-suffering Star Wars fan in this exclusive clip from The People vs. George Lucas DVD extras. â€œI make fun of you, I rip on what youâ€™ve done lately, because I care. Because I love you. But as fans, weâ€™re getting sick of it.â€
“One of the things we tried to do was use the missions to introduce new tidbits in the game. We’d lead you up onto this rooftop where you’d get the sniper rifle. Even though it had been there the whole time, you probably weren’t going to find it on your own. Using little things like that helped to keep the missions interesting.”
Star Trek Vs Star Wars has always been a hot topic of debate in the nerd world, I honestly donâ€™t think there is any comparison between the two. William Shatner voices his opinion on the matter as well and he says they are completely different too.
I loved Shaun of the Dead and Hott Fuzz so Simon Pegg has a great track record (including Scotty in the new Star Trek) so this one should be pretty good…
iTunes and friends have nearly killed off the radio. But is iTunes itself next to go? Trends in technology change so rapidly that what was gospel yesterday can be apocryphal tomorrow. To wit, the music business, which looks poised to undergo another upheaval — and put an end to per song sales from the likes of iTunes and Amazon. It was just over a decade ago that Apple introduced iTunes — called both the Grim Reaper of the music business or the fairy godmother that saved songs from the clutches of illegal file sharing sites such as what was at the time Napster. Many decried the tinny digital music files and the loss of high fidelity CDs, but the writing was on the wall: Convenience trumped clarity.
Want to get rich quick? Itâ€™s best to have a blockbuster product. But in case thereâ€™s no flash of inspiration, donâ€™t worry. Thereâ€™s still hope. A few lucky inventors, entrepreneurs, and marketers have hit the jackpot with silly ideas that have just the right combination of humor and utility to move tons of units and bring in piles of revenue. Here are 11 ideas that made the cut, and the cash.
Justin Bieber and the “Bed Intruder” song are among the year’s top 10 most-watched YouTube videos. The Gregory Brother’s autotuned version of Antoine Dodson’s TV interview (a viral hit in itself) topped the list with more than 47 million plays. Bieber’s heart-warming video, in which he surprises a die-hard 3-year-old fan on Jimmy Kimmel Live, took the No. 9 spot with more than 19 million views.
Foxâ€™s much anticipated sci-fi series Terra Nova, produced by Steven Spielberg, just suffered another set back. Reports are coming in that most of the writing staff on the show â€“ which was delayed until Fall 2011 â€“ was laid off this week. Show-runner Brandon Braga wasnâ€™t let go though and apparently the layoffs could be temporary. They could either be due to a scheduling conflict or because the show needs to cut costs and having a bunch of writers sitting around when production doesnâ€™t start until next summer isnâ€™t cost effective. Either way, this is just another fascinating chapter in the story of a show that has had a very public behind the scenes life ever since it hit our radar. Centering on a family from the future who is sent into prehistoric times to save the world, thereâ€™s nothing but potential there. Thereâ€™s much more info after the jump.