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New Delhi, September 27, 2017 : Google has turned 19 (or has it?) And to celebrate it, it has brought together the ‘best of Google’ from the last 19 years!
To mark its nineteenth birthday, Google has assembled the best animations from recent years and combined them together in a meta-Doodle that lets users’ reminiscence the nostalgia of playing one of the best games from their childhood- the spinner.
Using the Doodle is pretty simple – head to the Google homepage, click on the spinner and see what Google has for you!
Here is a roundup of all the games Google has for you, as part of its 19th birthday celebrations,
Dating back to the 1970s, the snake game is a classic and was the first to be featured on mobile devices. The latest to be featured in Google’s Fun Box, we have all grown up playing with the ‘line’ snake and grew in length every time it consumed an apple. But beware; don’t let the snake run into itself or the wall!
Google had unveiled the e-Cricket game to celebrate the ICC Champions trophy earlier this year. How could Google refrain from turning the one sport the world loves into a Doodle? You will find just how addictive it is once you get your hands on it!
3. Hip Hop Game
Have you always been musically inclined? Do you ever wonder what would it be like to be a DJ? Well, looks like Google knew it was on your mind! The Hip Hop Game allows the user to be a DJ with interactive turntables.
The game allows the player to customize classic hip hop songs from Isley Brothers, and Betty Wright among others with the help of ‘slider controls’.
The Google Doodle had been released earlier this year to mark the 45th anniversary of hip hop.
4. Oskar Fischinger Visual Music Composition Creator
To honor filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger, Google’s this Doodle allows for an interactive visual music composition creator for the user.
5. Earth Day Quiz
Features as a Google Doodle in 2015 to mark the Earth Day, the Earth Day quiz is an interactive service. The Doodle employs scientific tactics and presents you with a near-accurate personality quiz. Be prepared to answer some questions and find your Earth Day animal!
Are you feeling nervous or is that anxiety creeping its way in? This Google Doodle helps calm you down and provides the user with a variety of ways to relax. You’re a true friend, eh Google?
Released in January 2016, this Google doodle marked and celebrated the award winning researcher and chemist Wilbur Scoville’s birth, who is best known for his work to measure the pungency in peppers. And the game is just about that! The user will need to throw ice cream at a hot chilli pepper to cool down its heat. That does not make sense at all, but the game sure is fun!
8. Arpeggios Music Lab
This Google doodle was created for the ‘Music in our schools month’, this game allows the user to play, learn and witness the way musical chord and arpeggios work. All of those wanting to learn songwriting and musical theory, this one is for you!
9. Google’s 15th Birthday piñata
How bang-on is your timing? Let Google decide that with this highly addictive game that was lunched to mark Google’s 15th birthday in 2013. All you have to do is hit a piñata in this simple to execute game.
10. Tic Tac Toe
Haven’t we all grown up playing this vague game at the end of our notebooks? Google realizes that too! The users can spin the Google’s special birthday spinner and if you’re lucky, you might just get to play Tic Tact Toe with Google and go back to their school days!
11. The Halloween Game
Google celebrated Halloween 2016 by fending off ghostly catastrophe. This special interactive game is now part of the birthday spinner. We dare you to show us your magical prowess and find your way using spells in this distinctly cute game.
12. Animal Sounds
We know a cow moo’s and the horses neigh. But what does an owl do? This game in Google’s birthday spinner will tell you! An interactive pop up box guides the user throughout to figure out distinctive voices of dozens of animals.
One of the most classic computer games, the game needs to introduction. You can also simply type Solitaire in Google’s search bar and the game will pop up right before your eyes!
The Valentine’s Day Game
For this year’s Valentine’s Day celebrations, Google released a cute Doodle featuring the pangolin, to raise awareness about the animal. If you missed the Google Doodle back in February, fret not! It is back as part of Google’s birthday spinner.
15. The Beethoven Game
2015 marked the 245th birthday of Beethoven. And Google celebrated the day with this interactive Doodle! All you have to do is help recompose some of the musician’s legendary compositions like Ode to Joy and Fifth Symphony
Galapagos Islands; Darwin’s Living Laboratory
This interactive Google Maps tool takes you through the Galapagos Islands using Street View imagery and experience how Charles Darwin devised the theory of evolution in 183
17. Pac Man
And who can forget the classic Pac Man? One of the greatest games, the Pac Man is also the oldest doodle on this year’s Google’s birthday spinner. First created in 2010 for Pac Man’s 30th birthday, Google has come up with a faithfully recreated interactive version of our all time favorite game for its birthday.
The renowned musician Clara Rockmore’s 105th birthday was celebrated by Google in 2016 with this interactive Google Doodle. Learn how to play the theremin as part of Google’s 19th birthday! The game is incredibly fun and increasingly educational.
The Pony Express Game
This Google Doodle marked the 155th anniversary of the Western Mail service. First released in 2015,. The Doodle is back as part of Google’s birthday spinner – collect letters, dodge obstacles and deliver the mails on a pony! The Pony Express is sure to take you back in time.
The Google Doodles have been one of a kind service of the company. And a confluence of Google Doodles sounds like the best way to wish a very happy birthday to Google!
Host to a search engine, an Instant Message (IM) facility, an online email service, photo and video sharing platforms, a website creator, an encyclopedia – these programs and applications make up for only 10 per cent of the services Google provides; the list is never ending. It won’t be wrong to say that ‘Google’ is now synonymous with the internet!
Can you think of the Internet without Google? I can’t.
Keeping the technicalities in mind, the Internet would be operations without Google. But, it would be a service without some of its best features like YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Reader, Google news. Google! Google! Google!
While there are similar services alternatively provided by independent hosts but the world’s familiarity and dependence cannot be questioned, which makes it the undisputed ‘king’ of the Internet.
Here’s wishing you, a very happy birthday Google ! What would we do without you.
Social media is an umbrella term that encompasses all apps, websites, and blogs that allow people from all over the world to interact through the internet. Anyone who wishes to use any social media platform must first sign up and then sign in to view content and communicate with other members of that social media platform. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, and Snapchat are commonly used social media platforms. Social media, like all technological advancements, has both advantages and disadvantages.
Social media has become an essential aspect of life for many youths in today's society. Numerous young people carry on involving themselves with social media without even bothering to consider its effect on them. The consequences may be both good and bad at times. When it comes to the negative impact of social media on teenagers, the majority of the time, they are unfavourable if the activity is not linked with a commercial or professional objective.
Social media has taken on such significance in today's society that it has overtaken other concerns. | Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash
Social media has taken on such significance in today's society that it has overtaken other concerns. People, especially teens, are addicted to social media and have lost sight of the essential things in their lives like family, friends, physical activities, social interaction, sports, education and much more.
One manner in which social media harms our mental health is through the use of unfavourable social comparisons. Teenagers or even grown-ups who use social media spend a significant amount of time examining the lives and activities of their friends. Continuous comparisons lead to low self-esteem and negative body image in adolescents, increasing depression and anxiety in such people; this includes stalking their achievements, events, their pictures or the events they have attended. On comparing, it makes oneself feel worse about their life.
Teenagers or even grown-ups who use social media spend a significant amount of time examining the lives and activities of their friends. | Photo by Ángel López on Unsplash
We can only see the virtual aspect of a person while we are on social media sites. This means that we can only see the side of the situation that they want us to see. Many people make an effort to present themselves in a way that they are not. Bullying among peers is a common practice, which is acceptable to a certain level. However, when it comes to cyberbullying, it has a significant impact on a person's mental health, as the comments or posts may appear on the newsfeed of any individual and spread quickly. Depression and suicidal behaviour can occur as a result of such things.
Particular teenagers are highly prone to be manipulated. Such teenagers may feel the urge to alter their physical appearance as they begin to compare themselves with every other person they come across on social media. This can result in low-self esteem; also, there is a tremendous temptation to overindulge on social media. Hence, it can become an addiction for adolescents and cause them to get distracted, as already mentioned.
Several studies have found that excessive social media use is frequently associated with underlying problems such as depression, chronic stress, anxiety, or low self-esteem. | Photo by AH NP on Unsplash
Several studies have found that excessive social media use is frequently associated with underlying problems such as depression, chronic stress, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Hence, it becomes a social responsibility for us to keep a check on our and our friends' mental well-being by unplugging our devices, building solid friendships and beginning the search to find our true inner self by meditation, exploring nature and organizing offline get together.
Keywords: negative, unfavourable, friends, depression, teenagers, people, social, mental health
During festivals like Diwali, one shouldn't only pay pay attention to dressing up, shopping and meeting family members; an integral part of festivities includes cleaning and decorating our homes, neighbourhood and spreading joy. But while anybody can clean their homes, designing new spaces can be a tad bit cumbersome. With a restricted budget and high-priced decor products in the market, everyone is always looking out for new ideas that are both cost-effective and can transform your home to welcome Maa Laxmi and the New Year. Don't worry though, the following five budget-friendly ways shared by Niraj Johri, founder & CEO at Casa Decor, help you decorate your home in a manner that makes it unforgettable.
Adding metal accents
Adding brass, silver, or copper accessories in the tiny little spaces inside your home can elevate its overall design aesthetics. Metals are the epitome of elegance and luxury -- they can be moulded to lend an eccentric and dynamic fusion of colours. Due to their unpredictable nature, artisans can find numerous ways in which they can help accentuate every corner in your home.
Folded into intricate forms with beautiful solid colours, metals are an undeniably fascinating material to use in home decor. In fact, they are known for their polished and refined looks that bring together edgy, contemporary, and Victorian styles to the forefront. Such designs can usually be found in handcrafted decor pieces such as metal trays that are perfect centrepieces on wooden tables.
Adding brass, silver, or copper accessories in the tiny little spaces inside your home can elevate its overall design aesthetics. | Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash
Flowers, flowers everywhere!
This Diwali one should endeavor to shift to organic decor pieces that make use of fresh flowers elevate spaces like doorways, balconies, stairs, or even put them in vases and let the flowers be the centre of attention. Houseplants and flowers not only brighten your surroundings but also boost your mood immediately. Since Diwali calls for parties at home, flowers can function as a catalyst for good vibes.
You can also make use of metal planters enchanted by unexpected colors and veins. Through their unique characteristics and diverse sets of textures, metal planters enable the preservation of charm and value unique to Indian handicraft traditions and cultures.
Since Diwali calls for parties at home, flowers can function as a catalyst for good vibes. | Photo by Roberta Sorge on Unsplash
Light lights! Tea lights
Tea lights are perhaps best used when they are placed inside intricately handcrafted ceramic casings that combine various traditional techniques practised through time. Each piece exudes a sense of muted culture that find a new life in the nuances of the design work.
Each piece exudes a sense of muted culture that find a new life in the nuances of the design work. | Photo by Sven Hornburg on Unsplash
How about some lanterns?
Lanterns with fairy lights is a very popular idea that can be found in most households today. All you must do is fill the jar with fairy lights and hang them in any corner of a room. They offer an inspiring firefly effect that lends a unique and inimitable look to spaces within homes.
Lanterns offer an inspiring firefly effect that lends a unique and inimitable look to spaces within homes. | Photo by Vladimir Fedotov on Unsplash
Mirror Mirror on the wall
Wall mirrors are another way of adding an aesthetic and elegant touch to homes. One can add different sizes of mirrors on empty walls and change the look of the entire area. A classic mirror will add richness to your home and function as a reflective piece to shed light in each corner. (IANS/ MBI)
Wall mirrors are another way of adding an aesthetic and elegant touch to homes. | Photo by Tuva Mathilde Løland on Unsplash
Following a huge growth in his personal fortune, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has renewed his promise to "extend life to Mars". According to The Star, Musk's wealth has swelled to an astonishing $230 billion. Or a whopping 861 billion Dodgecoin, a cryptocurrency backed by the entrepreneur after he was reported to have invested millions.
Musk is now richer than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined, both individuals who had previously held the rich list title. "Elon Musk (with a net worth equal to 861 billion #Dogecoin) is now richer than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett COMBINED!" popular crypto YouTuber Matt Wallace's tweeted.
To which Musk said: "Hopefully enough to extend life to Mars". "Have no doubt you will make it happen," Wallace responded. CEO investments, the creators of Dogecoin, also responded backing Musk's plans every step of the way. The SpaceX Mars programme was initiated by Musk to colonize Mars after he first conceptualized the project back in 2001. SpaceX's aspirational goal has been to land the first humans on Mars by 2024, but in October 2020 Musk named 2024 as the goal for an uncrewed mission. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: investments, combined, SpaceX, billion, Elon musk, tesla