Author Archive : Dimitrios Thomadakis

Travel inside Google Maps using... a dragon!

by Dimitrios Thomadakis Google is well known for its famous Easter Eggs and today we have another one for you, enabling you to use a... dragon as a means of transportation in Google Maps! Emphasizing on game of thrones (they must love Khaleesi too) Google allows us to use a dragon as a way to move from one […] 6 June 2014 at 06:26 pm

The Longest Journey saga continues via crowd funding

by Dimitrios Thomadakis Remember the golden age of “thoroughbred” adventure games? We’d say this was over by mid ‘90s, but since then, we sometimes see a few new games, deemed worthy of this gaming culture. One of those was The Longest Journey, released in 2000 for PC, as well as its sequel, titled Dreamfall, in 2006 for PC […] 17 February 2013 at 12:10 am

An artist paints incredible portraits on iDevices

by Dimitrios Thomadakis Some people have what we call an “artistic streak”. I am not one of them... The best I can do is form uneven lines and wavy curves on Draw Something. If you are like me, then you can only be envious of the digital work by Seikou Yamaoka. It’s an artist whose tools are only […] 16 February 2013 at 09:24 pm

Facebook’s “Like” patent belongs to someone else

by Dimitrios Thomadakis The widow of a Dutch programmer asks Facebook for compensation, due to the use of some of his patents, one of which is none other than the famous “Like” button, on the popular social network. Rembrandt Social Media corporation, accuse Facebook through their attorneys, claiming that its success is based partly on two intellectual properties […] 13 February 2013 at 04:41 am

The beginning of the end for muddy boots and wet shoes

by Dimitrios Thomadakis This may seem like a telemarketing ad (could be one, too) but we don’t care about that. Those whose suede shoes are plagued by stains and moisture, those who had to wash their work gloves after doing oil, paint or mud related chores, can only know what we’re talking about. In the following video, you […] 13 February 2013 at 04:24 am

Indeed, an entire family has been to the moon and are still there

by Dimitrios Thomadakis We have seen people photographed on the moon, and we have seen pictures of the moon itself. But how did a family photo get on the moon’s surface? Hm... the story goes like this. On April 23rd 1972, astronaut Charlie Duke, a member of the Apollo 16 mission, took his last ride on the surface […] 13 February 2013 at 03:12 am

Apply on Craigslist Rome for the position of the new Pope

by Dimitrios Thomadakis Do you live near Vatican City and are looking for a new job? How about becoming the next Pope? Now you can almost do that, as Craigslist Rome offers you an opportunity to become the new head of the catholic church. The surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI was the cause of million posts on […] 13 February 2013 at 02:42 am

Automatic font resize depending on the how far you sit from the monitor

by Dimitrios Thomadakis This really interesting technology can put an end to our slumping in front of our computer monitor, as well as manually resizing fonts on websites. How is that? By tracking the user’s face through a webcam, and then automatically resizing the font, depending on the distance between the user and the monitor. This entire enterprise […] 13 February 2013 at 02:02 am

A weird bug that makes Google return porn-related search results

by Dimitrios Thomadakis A bug related to specific, specialized searches, can turn Google into a search engine for porn. This strange story got its publicity by a post on Quora, when someone determined something weird when he searched for “-4^(1/4)”. To his surprise, instead of a relevant result, search results of websites with quite spicy content, were displayed. […] 9 February 2013 at 07:12 pm

Tiem 4 fun! Twitter uses LOLcat language in beta.

by Dimitrios Thomadakis When the weekend is upon us, we don’t have to do anything serious or even useful. By this reasoning, we are happy to let you know that Twitter decided to use the LOLcat language as one of its official ones. To set LOLcat as your default language on your account, go to settings, language, and […] 9 February 2013 at 06:51 pm