Google is asking users to choose between the Light and Dark Sides of the Force to awaken Star Wars-themed features across a variety of their apps and services. Users can unlock things like special Gmail backgrounds, Maps icons, and YouTube timelines that differ depending on which side of the Force they choose.
Google also shows users the “Balance of the Force” to indicate what percentage of users have chosen which side. At the time of this writing, the Dark Side has a slight edge of the Light.
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xkcd has launched a hoverboard browser game to celebrate the release of creator Randall Monroe‘s new book Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words which we have covered previously. The book explains complex ideas using only the 1,000 most frequently used English words.
Players move the stick figure riding a hoverboard using the arrow keys, but the world of the game is much larger than it appears at first.
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Animals get dressed up in costumes and sweaters to pose for the camera in a new “Holiday Greeting” promo for the upcoming film The Secret Lives of Pets by the creators of Despicable Me. The animated feature focuses on what pets do while their owners are away and features the voices of Louis C.K., Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart, and Lake Bell.
The Secret Lives of Pets will be released in theaters on July 8, 2016.