Phandroid » Humor http://phandroid.com Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:57:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 April Fool’s Day 2014 [ROUNDUP] http://phandroid.com/2014/04/01/april-fools-2014-roundup/ http://phandroid.com/2014/04/01/april-fools-2014-roundup/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 03:52:15 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=136995 FcUaE02

You’ve made it through another April Fool’s Day nearly unscathed. For those braving through the internet on this o joyous of days, peace is almost at hand. But rather than post every prank/gag/joke we came across during our day, we decided to compile them all into one neat and tidy post for easy viewing. This is by no means exhaustive, so if you happened across some others you found particularly humorous, be sure to shout ‘em out. Without further ado, here’s our April Fool’s Day 2014 roundup.

Chrome for Android (and iOS)

The Chrome team announced Google Translate support a language of a different kind: emoji. Whenever visiting websites on your Android phone or tablet, you’ll be asked if you want to translate the text into emoji. Pretty darn awesome (and actually strikingly similar to have the SwiftKey Beta handles emoji). Emoji translate is only available in English.

Download on Google Play: Chrome

Google Magic Hand

The folks at Google Japan announced an all new product for interacting with the touchscreen display on your devices: the Magic Hand. With multiple attachments and a full spec sheet at the source link, we loved what the Google Japan guys did with this one. Check it out.

[Source]

Google Fiber Coffee to Home

We know there are some of you that simply can’t live without your coffee, and that’s why the Google Fiber team is introducing the latest innovation in coffee making: Google Fiber Coffee to the Home. Just install the spigot into your Google Fiber line, and you’ll be enjoying the freshest coffee this side of the internet.

[Source]

Google Maps Pokemon Challenge

We covered this one in a previous post, but wanted to make sure it didn’t get forgotten. In what could only be described as the best April Fools “prank” ever, the folks at Google teamed up with Nintendo to litter the real world with actual Pokemon that could be captured. The video shows an augmented reality game, something that sadly didn’t make it into the app, but there’s always next year. Maybe with Google Glass?

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Google+ Auto Awesome with David Hasselhoff

Google Plus Apri Fools Auto Awesome David Hasselhoff Photobomb

The Google+ team is always adding festive new overlays into their Auto Awesome editor. We’ve seen snow in the winter, hearts for Valentine’s Day, and now all new for April Fool’s is David Hasselhoff. Simply enable Auto Awesome on one of your pics, and watch as The Hoff appears in the flesh, photo bombing your most precious memories. Awesome.

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Gmail Shelfie

Gmail Shelfie April Fools

Not even Gmail was safe from April Fools mayhem. In a new theme that prompted users at the bottom of the page to try it out, Gmail Shelfies picked random popular selfies to set as the background of your Gmail page. Pictures alternate at random, so you’re sure to find something you like. I got Victoria Justice for awhile there, so I wasn’t complaining.

[Source]

YouTube

Did you know that YouTube actually makes all those viral hits and trends that end up shared through the 4 corners of the internet? Well, you do now. And for April Fool’s Day, YouTube is giving you a sneak peek into the trends they’re predicting will be a hit in 2014. Take a look.

HTC Gluuv

HTC Gluuv

Samsung wasn’t the only Android OEM introducing a glove-like wearable for April Fools. Introducing the HTC Gluuv. Okay, it’s a strange coincidence that both rival OEMs debuted a similar gag, but it’s easy to see who put the extra effort into creating something more convincing. HTC even had an awesome dedicated web page. Check it out via the source link below.

[Source]

Sony Power Food

“Introducing the latest in fuel technology, Sony Power Foods. Now, the same fuel we’ve used to power ourselves for thousands of years can be used to power personal electronics. By creating an enzyme that enables the chemical energy of organic matter to be transferred directly into gadgets, we’re bringing about the next step in electronic evolution. Voltaic Enzyme.

And Sony Power Foods it isn’t just for techies and foodies. Everyone will love the tasty variety of charging options. From Crunchy Loops cereal to Sony’s Power Food Cake mix, you’re sure to be charged… in every bite.”

Nest & Virgin Airlines

“We’re teaming up with Virgin America to reinvent the way people fly. Watch as Tony Fadell and Sir Richard Branson introduce Total Temperature Control, the newest product from Nest.”

Samsung Fli-Fy

“Our revolutionary new micro-router brings free Wi-Fi to London with the help of some little friends on 01/04/14. We love animals, and would never cause any harm to them.” Find out more via the source link below.

[Source]

Waze Dates

“‘WazeDates’ uses the same crowdsourcing technology designed to help drivers around the world outsmart traffic, while creating a new space for people to meet and fall in love. Signup today to become a Beta tester: dates@waze.com.”

Don’t have Waze? Download it & get the best routes everyday with real-time help from other drivers. http://bit.ly/1dNNBsT

SwiftKey Flow Hard

“Bringing all the awesomeness of SwiftKey Flow to your physical keyboard.” The best part is it actually works! Try it here.

Make a Smart Phone (KDDI)

MyColorLife from MyColorScreen

Toshiba DiGiT

“DiGiT ends the mobile computing race. One simple glove replaces laptops, tablets, smartphones, fitness trackers, watches, glasses and any future mobile innovation.” Learn more: http://www.toshiba.com/DIGIT

Roku Watch

Roku Watch April Fools 2014

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Reddit: Headdit

“Using revolutionary hand equivalent action detection, headdit allows you to upnod, frownvote and navigate your way around reddit. There is also cat mode. So sit back, relax and enjoy headdit.” This one actually works, just visit Reddit.com on your web browser, and allow it to access your web cam. Fun, fun.

Flipboard (Flappy Board)

“Tap, flap and enjoy Flipboard’s first ever gaming creation, Flappy Board. Tweet @Flipboard to share your highest scores with us.”

[Source]

Sphero: SelfieBot

“#SelfieBot is fully autonomous and capable of flight. Forged from cutting-edge technology and programmed with advanced artificial intelligence, #SelfieBot hovers at your side and records your life in high definition. Free yourself from smartphone #selfie limitations. Reserve yours before it sells out.”

[Source]

Alright, so that just about concludes our April Fool’s coverage for 2014. We know there’s gotta be something out there we missed, an April Fool’s joke so hilarious, you got an actual chuckle out of it. Be sure to shout out anything you find — Android related or not. We love to have a good laugh. Cheers.

 

 

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It’s raining geeks and nerds: Thumbrella hits $1 Million Kickstarter goal http://phandroid.com/2014/04/01/thumbrella/ http://phandroid.com/2014/04/01/thumbrella/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:53:52 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=136929 A Kickstarter campaign that launched over the weekend has generated over $1 Million dollars only weeks after facing ridicule on the hit TV show Shark Tank. Mark Cuban labeled it “a dime a dozen gadget gimmick”, Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful) claimed it was so annoying he wanted to “squash [it] like a cockroach”, and company founder Jonas Hanway left the show with no funding and a bruised ego.

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The product in question? The Thumbrella, literally an umbrella for your thumb designed to improve use of your smartphone in the rain.

If you think the idea is stupid you’re not alone, but you might be outnumbered: the Thumbrella has sold hundreds of thousands of units at $4 a pop in a matter of days, perhaps to compulsively early holiday shoppers looking for stocking stuffers.

Hanway admitted his overnight success includes luck, but refuses to concede it’s the only reason:

jonas-thumbrellaIt goes to show that any press truly is good press, that’s for sure, but it’s also validation that the Thumbrella does fill a need, people do want it, and people are  willing to pay for it.

Next time you’re using your phone in the rain I guarantee you’ll smile and think about Thumbrella.

Like most successful inventors and entrepreneurs, Hanway has a feverish passion for his product, whose business plan borders on crazy. He might be an overnight success, but he’s still broke: Hanway priced his Thumbrella at cost, meaning he’s profiting approximately $0 on his million dollar Kickstarter campaign.

Instead, he intends to leverage the success of Thumbrella towards new products and opportunities, including a social networking app that explores how weather, moods, and personalities are interconnceted. Let me know how that works out, Jonas!

The Thumbrella will be a limited run product available for the next 4 days through Kickstarter.

[Via Kickstarter]

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Samsung introduces Fingers as the world’s first wearable smart glove http://phandroid.com/2014/04/01/samsung-fingers-april-fools/ http://phandroid.com/2014/04/01/samsung-fingers-april-fools/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:07:54 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=136939 Innovation is always at the front of Samsung’s minds, and they’ve taken things to the next level with their latest product. It’s Samsung Fingers, the world’s first wearable smart glove. The glove has a display embedded in the palm, which is ultra flexible thanks to Samsung’s new 3-inch Super Emo-LED display.

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Its specs feature 5G connectivity, 802.11wz WiFi, a hidden 16 megapixel camera, 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, a built-in speaker, weighs 1 gram and is just 0.2mm thin.

Samsung’s Fingers boasts a ton of great features:

  • Talk to the hand: too busy to engage in a conversation with someone? Have them literally talk to the hand. A virtual version of yourself will keep them busy while you finish up whatever it is you’re doing.
  • Palm-Rec: need to know if something is hot or cold? Pour it into your hand and find out!
  • ThermoPad: keeps your food or beverage hot or cold, so you’ll never have to worry about drinking those drinks before they lose their flare.
  • Voice and Snap amp: make yourself heard! Shout into your hand to amplify your voice, and snap the loudest snap that a man has ever snapped. Neato!
  • Solar charging: there are no wires to plug in. Simply lift your hand to the sun and watch those battery levels rise.

There are also several gestures you can perform, natch. Cross your fingers to reject a call, make devil horns to make a call, and use the universal hand signal for telephone to accept a call.

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For you pranksters out there, a “pull my finger” function will make a sound of flatulence. Finally, you can contort your hand as if you were shooting webs out of your wrists like Spider-Man to project your display onto a surface.

Samsung Fingers is a great achievement, but it doesn’t stop there. The company also expressed plans to introduce smart socks in conjunction with NASTI, the Nationally Accredited Socks Institute. No idea what a smart sock would enable us to do yet, but we’ll be keeping our eyes detailed. Head to the source link for the obviously fake presser.

[via Samsung]

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If Google was a guy, he’d still have the worst job ever (Part 2) [VIDEO] http://phandroid.com/2014/03/19/if-google-was-a-guy-hed-still-have-the-worst-job-ever-part-2-video/ http://phandroid.com/2014/03/19/if-google-was-a-guy-hed-still-have-the-worst-job-ever-part-2-video/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:27:33 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=136134 If Google Was Still a Guy Part 2

With all the muck and junk people search for on the internet, it’s safe to say life would suck for Google, you know, if it were an actual guy. We already showed you what that would be like in a video from a few months back, and now the College Humor guys are back with the sequel, “If Google was still a guy: Part 2.”

In the video, we see the NSA snooping behind Google’s desk, with a special cameo appearance by…. well, we don’t want to ruin it. Just watch all the way until the end. Oh, and slightly NSFW (language).

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Ellen live tweeting Oscars with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 http://phandroid.com/2014/03/02/ellen-live-tweeting-oscars-galaxy-s4/ http://phandroid.com/2014/03/02/ellen-live-tweeting-oscars-galaxy-s4/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:00:45 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=134949 Right now most of America is watching The Oscars, AKA the 86th Academy Awards, hosted this year by Ellen Degeneres. She took a moment to acknowledge she would be live tweeting while hosting and she wasn’t kidding, uploading her selfie almost instantly using nothing other than the fabled Samsung Galaxy Note 3:

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It was a clear product placement sponsorship with Samsung bringing us into the commercial break with Samsung Galaxy commercial featuring the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Gear, and Tab/Note Pro among other devices.

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Now until further notice… Oscars discussion below!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 imitators are already out and about http://phandroid.com/2014/02/26/goophone-s5/ http://phandroid.com/2014/02/26/goophone-s5/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:57:23 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=134757 You might mistake the phone in the image below for a Samsung Galaxy S5 at a first, quick glance, but boy would you be fooled. That isn’t a Samsung Galaxy S5 at all (this is), but it damn sure looks like one. It’s actually the Goophone S5, the latest from a company that seems to take pride in completely ripping off other companies’ products. The company is even bold enough to call this “the next big thing.”

goophone s5

The GooPhone S5 actually houses specs that come close to what the Galaxy S5 offers, though the use of a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor probably doesn’t excite you as much as an Exynos Octa-Core or Snapdragon 801 kit. Everything else reads off quite similarly, though:

  • 5-inch 1080p display
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 13 megapixel camera
  • 5 megapixel front camera
  • 2,800mAh battery
  • Android 4.2

Of course, it’s not all about the hard numbers. That 13 megapixel camera might be worse than some 8 megapixel cameras. The 5-inch 1080p display likely doesn’t have the same punch that an AMOLED panel does. It doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner. And we doubt the fact that it houses Android 4.2 sits well with anyone.

The one number that does matter — price — might pique your interest, though. It can be yours for $300, and you won’t have to be tethered to a contract to get it for that amount.

Of course, you don’t get all the things that come with buying the actual real deal such as build quality, unique Samsung-crafted features, and the backing of a major electronics company that will go out of their way to support the device for its lifetime. But if you want to fake it until you make it, the Goophone S5 could be a decent investment. Take the plunge at their website if you’re feeling a little spunky today.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s standup about smartphone users is spot on [VIDEO] http://phandroid.com/2014/02/20/jerry-seinfelds-standup-about-smartphone-users-and-the-usps-is-spot-on-video/ http://phandroid.com/2014/02/20/jerry-seinfelds-standup-about-smartphone-users-and-the-usps-is-spot-on-video/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 02:19:09 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=134376 Seinfeld smartphone users

Say what you will about Jerry Seinfeld and his standup comedy act, but the show Seinfeld will forever go down as one of the best comedies of all time — it’s not up for debate. Maybe that’s why I got warm and fuzzy feelings watching him perform some quick standup on The Tonight Show.

In the clip, Jerry tells it like it is, equating smartphone users with French kings and general selfishness. When making calls on your smartphone is quickly becoming a secondary function, it makes you wonder where society is headed. Anyone find it weirdly offensive when someone actually has the audacity to pick up the phone and — GASP! — call you?

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Question of the night: would you be turned off by a “butterphone” girl? [VIDEO] http://phandroid.com/2014/02/07/question-of-the-night-would-you-date-a-butterphone-girl-video/ http://phandroid.com/2014/02/07/question-of-the-night-would-you-date-a-butterphone-girl-video/#comments Sat, 08 Feb 2014 03:04:53 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=133676 iPhone girl snaked

Android fans are a passionate bunch. If you’re anything like me, it pains you to watch someone suffering with old Android hardware, especially when you know there’s so much better out there. But it’s one thing to watch a stranger fiddling around with their HTC EVO 4G on the subway, and another to be romantically involved with someone who just doesn’t share your passion for mobile technology.

College Humor lightly touches on this subject in their “She’s such a Butterphone” skit. We’re sure you’ve all heard the term “butterface” (a girl who’s perfect in all areas “but-her-face”). Butterphone is similar to that. A smoking hot girl — smart and sweet — just about everything you could ask for in a woman. The problem? She’s using a crappy old phone and is seemingly happy with it.

Video NSFW (language)

Okay, we know College Humor’s take is a little extreme, but we’ve already seen what happens when a cute girl with an iPhone tries to pick up on an Android fanboy. Is this video really that off base? Would any of you be turned off if the girl you were hitting it up with in a bar pulls out her MyTouch 3G? Or worse… an iPhone 3G?

[College Humor]

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If this isn’t the most diehard Android fanboy, I don’t know who is [VIDEO] http://phandroid.com/2014/01/31/you-should-try-android/ http://phandroid.com/2014/01/31/you-should-try-android/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:17:04 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=133332 Android users be like

Android users be like…

Okay, we couldn’t get over how hilarious it was that something like this actually happened. Following the trend of “pranking” videos that are all the rage on YouTube, an attractive young woman asks her iPhone (Siri) for advice on getting the cute guy sitting next to her to ask her out. In a move only the most diehard of fanboys will ever understand, the dude responds with the most epic of suggestions ever: “You should try Android.” BOOM. Video proof below.

[via Reddit]

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If Google were a guy, he’d have the worst job ever [VIDEO] http://phandroid.com/2014/01/14/if-google-were-a-guy-hed-have-the-worst-job-ever-video/ http://phandroid.com/2014/01/14/if-google-were-a-guy-hed-have-the-worst-job-ever-video/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:17:45 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=132343 Not sure if you’ve, while typing into Google search, ever came across the most bizarre suggestions to complete your query. We have, and other than killing our faith in humanity a little bit every day, these suggestions can sometimes yield hilarious results. So what if Google was just a man in an office, trying to make a living? Do you think he’d like his job? Probably not. Watch the slightly NSFW video below for a chuckle.

[via College Humor]

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere crashes AT&T’s CES shindig, almost gets charged with trespassing http://phandroid.com/2014/01/07/t-mobile-ceo-ces-party/ http://phandroid.com/2014/01/07/t-mobile-ceo-ces-party/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:01:43 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=131880 john-legere-ces-2

If you thought the friendly, competitive spats between T-Mobile and AT&T were already ridiculous, wait until you get a load of this. T-Mobile CEO John Legere somehow found his way into AT&T’s CES party last night. Bold. Gutsy. Badassness. Any number of adjectives would accurately define this stunt.

To hear it from his own mouth, Legere says all he and his Tmo buddies wanted to do was hear Macklemore perform. It didn’t take long for AT&T’s bigwigs to catch on: “All of a sudden these gigantic goons said ‘Can I talk to you over here,’” Legere reveals about the incident.

The T-Mobile CEO got so deep into AT&T’s skin that the company actually considered filing charges for trespassing if Legere didn’t remove himself from the premises. It didn’t help that all of this took place just as AT&T CEO Ralphh De La Vega took the stage to talk about AT&T’s partnership with Audi, ironic considering they were replacing T-Mobile as the official provider of wireless connectivity in their cars.

This entire thing reads out like a fairy tale that’s almost hard to believe. But this is real, and you better believe T-Mobile isn’t done making noise at this year’s CES. The carrier is holding a press conference Wednesday to announce unCarrier phase 4.0, which should bring us some huge news. We’re not sure what to expect just yet, but it won’t be long before T-Mobile checks off the first item on their New Years’ resolutions list.

[via re/code]

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Michael Bay bombs, awkwardly storms off stage at Samsung CES Press Event [VIDEO] http://phandroid.com/2014/01/06/michael-bay-bombs-ces-2014/ http://phandroid.com/2014/01/06/michael-bay-bombs-ces-2014/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:28:13 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=131845 Michael Bay might be a living Hollywood legend, but clearly he’s more comfortable being behind the camera instead of it. At Samsung’s CES Press Event, where they announced the Samsung Galaxy NotePro and Samsung Galaxy TabPro among other products, Bay was invited to comment on the company’s innovative new curved TV display.

And then this happened (if you don’t like train wrecks or fails…  don’t watch):

Initially I felt a bit bad for the guy and practically blushed of embarrassment just watching it happen. I can’t help but wonder what was going on in his head. Was he public speaking freeze shamed into exile? Does he just not give a blippety blip and decide to cut his losses short?

I’m sure you’ll have sarcastic responses in the comments that accurately identify the scenario. Personally, I think he was on the brink of a Christian Bale-like meltdown on whoever messed up his teleprompter, deciding it better to walk off and count to 10 billion. Regardless, Samsung did a great job rebounding and turning an otherwise awkward experience into a successful CES show.

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Anchorman’s Scotchy Scotch Toss game now available http://phandroid.com/2013/12/05/anchorman-scotchy-scotch-toss-game/ http://phandroid.com/2013/12/05/anchorman-scotchy-scotch-toss-game/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:20:58 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=130431

Are you a fan of the legendary Anchorman Ron Burgundy? He is easily one of the funniest comedians on TV and now you can enjoy his crazy style with an Android game. Scotchy Scotch Toss brings Burgundy’s raw fun to your smartphone by mixing his two favorite things: “Scotch, and playful exchanges with total strangers.”

scotchy-scotch-tossThe game is simple and fun. You get to toss ice at a scotch glass while Ron Burgundy makes fun of your lack of skills. He will also give you some (kind of) good comments when you succeed, though. By the way – yes, he does speak to you in the game. The app comes with 300 Ron Burgundy lines, recorded by Will Ferrel himself.

“Hey, did you know that “app” is short for “appetite?” Because you’re always hungry for more….. I’m sorry, I don’t know what “app” means, but what I do know is this is a top shelf quality product.

A true treasure of mobile gaming, “Scotchy Scotch Toss” has the detailed craftsmanship worthy of exhibition in the yet-to-be-built Burgundy Library in Washington D.C.” – Ron Burgundy

Gameplay resembles your usual swipe and toss format. You swipe up and throw the ice at the scotch glass; simple and fun for your downtime. There are 4 different locations and even a 2-player mode.

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Zack Morris, The Terminator, Rick Astley, Miley wear Google Glass [CONTEST WINNERS] http://phandroid.com/2013/11/08/google-glass-photoshop-glassrolled/ http://phandroid.com/2013/11/08/google-glass-photoshop-glassrolled/#comments Sat, 09 Nov 2013 01:37:27 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=129102 Our Great American Glass Contest is finally over and many of you are wondering who was crowned champion of several outstanding contests; namely our Nexus 5 Forum Frenzy Contest, Photoshop Contest, #GlassPhan Contest, ConsoleCopter Contest, and Developer Appreciation Contest. Here is the post you’ve been waiting for.

Photoshop Contest Winner

The Photoshop Contest was the most entertaining and our random winner came from these 3 gems:

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The Terminator makes you smirk after a quick second of thinking about it, the Rick Astley Rick Roll Glass is absolutely genius, and the Zack Morris Google Glass is absolutely hilarious. Our random number generator selected Rick Astley’s Google Glass as the winner- from AF member “maped” – although we would have been perfectly happy with ANY of these as winners. Awesome stuff!

There were some other great Glass Photoshops, too, which you can find at the bottom of this article. But first let’s share our other winners.

Developer Appreciation Contest Winner: Andrew McSherry

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Nexus 5 Forum Contest Winner: AGx

ConsoleCopter Contest: CW Larson

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#GlassPhan Contest: corey0928

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And now… for your viewing pleasure… some more of our Glass Photoshop entries!

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Dr. Who fans will love this Android Google Now Easter Egg http://phandroid.com/2013/11/08/dr-who-android-google-now-easter-egg/ http://phandroid.com/2013/11/08/dr-who-android-google-now-easter-egg/#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:06:01 +0000 http://phandroid.com/?p=129064 Dr. Who fans will undoubtedly appreciate this Easter Egg that can be found by popping open Google Now and searching for “When am I?” on your Android phone.

Do it. Seriously. Right now, do it… I’ll wait right here in this smartphone booth.

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See? Told you it was worth the effort and I’m still right here waiting for you. For those not following along at home, here is what we’re audibly told (SPOILER):

“The present, of course. TARDIS functionality is still undergoing development. Sorry.”

I won’t pretend to be a Dr. Who expert and after getting schooled by Wallie Hawkins in the comments, am passing along his far superior explanation of the TARDIS (you can read more here):

he didn’t create it, he stole it. It’s a space filled with different dimensions, each room being a different one and the doorway is simply that. a doorway to another dimension. and then the whole thing travels through space and time. and it’s not made out of a phone booth. It has a cloaking device to blend in with it’s environment. He ended up in London and it broke and is stuck as a police box. He could fix it but he likes it…

Clearly there is at least one, and probably many, Dr. Who fans at Google.

I’m a bit obsessed with time travel movies myself, but never got entrenched in Dr. Who. Perhaps this will kick off my next unhealthy Netflix binge.

[Via Thomas Maiocco]

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