Technology: Google salutes Wizard of Oz with a ruby slipper Easter egg - PressFrom - US

TechnologyGoogle salutes Wizard of Oz with a ruby slipper Easter egg

00:55  24 august  2019
00:55  24 august  2019 Source:

Google is phasing out the old Voice Search in favor of Assistant

Google is phasing out the old Voice Search in favor of Assistant The familiar microphone icon in Google's search bar might soon be a thing of the past, according to some recent changes spotted by 9 to 5 Google. On some phones, Google's old-school "Voice Search," with the prompt "Say 'Hey Google,'" has been replaced by the four-dot Assistant logo and the term "Ask your Assistant." As a reminder, that's just like the one at the bottom of Google's Pixel launcher. It still opens the same interface as before, but the search is now performed by Assistant and displays the results in a slide-up card.

The ruby slippers are the magic pair of shoes worn by Dorothy Gale as played by Judy Garland in the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film The Wizard of Oz .

This is an epic story about the numerous Ruby Slippers used for the famous movie : The Wizard of Oz .

Google is paying tribute to the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz by dropping a fun easter egg on its search page. Results for "The Wizard of Oz" pull up an image of Dorothy's sparkling ruby slippers on the right side of the page, next to information about the classic film.

Google salutes Wizard of Oz with a ruby slipper Easter egg© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Google pays homage to The Wizard of Oz's 80th anniversary with a ruby slipper Easter egg. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Clicking the slippers plays a sound bite of Dorothy (played by Judy Garland) saying "There's no place like home" as the results page spins to become black and white. The Wizard of Oz begins as a black and white film when Dorothy's in Kansas, before she finds herself in the colorful land of Oz.

Google Fit now tracks your sleep patterns

Google Fit now tracks your sleep patterns The fitness app now tracks sleep patterns from apps that share their data, giving you better sense of whether or not you need more shut-eye. 

The technology company Google has added Easter eggs and April Fools' Day jokes and hoaxes into many of its products and services, such as Google Search, YouTube, and Android since at least 2000.

FILM DESCRIPTION: Not to be confused with the cinematic classic starring Judy Garland that would follow six years later, this animated short film is one of countless other celluloid adaptations of L. Frank Baum's best-loved story, The Wizard of Oz .

To go back to the classic results page, click on a spinning tornado where the slippers were, on the right side of the results page. You'll hear dramatic music and Dorothy calling out to her Auntie Em, as she did when the tornado ripped through her town before she landed in Oz.

"We love to celebrate major milestones in pop culture and create delightful surprises when people come to Search looking for information about iconic films," a Google representative said. "For fans searching for information about the movie -- including its legendary use of Technicolor -- we created a delightful Easter Egg to pay homage to its creative achievements and the telling of this classic story."

Google salutes Wizard of Oz with a ruby slipper Easter egg© CNET

Earlier this year, theaters across the US brought The Wizard of Oz back to the big screen in celebration of the film's 80th anniversary. The movie, based on L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, premiered on Aug. 25, 1939.

Google search is getting personalized TV and movie recommendations.
They’ll show up directly in search

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 184
This is interesting!