Eat Dots at the Taj Mahal: Google Maps Becomes a PAC-MAN Maze for April Fools’ Day

This might be the best Google hack yet. For April Fools’ Day you should be logging into Google Maps where you’ll find that the streets can be transformed into a playable PAC-MAN maze. The whole game’s there, from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde the ghosts, to cherries and strawberries, and all the classic digital sound effects. Good luck being productive with the rest of your day.

Chineasy: A Building Block Way to Learn Chinese

The Chinese language is filled with a vast number of complex characters, and is thus known for being one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn. China is a growing country, both in population and commerce. It won’t be long before people around the world will find a need to speak Chinese, as tech innovation makes the distance between the East and West smaller. Understanding the difficult task of learning Chinese, London-based Chinese language teacher Shao Lan created Chineasy — a website and system that allows people to read and learn Chinese easier by recognizing characters through simple illustrations and videos. 

DIY Film Makers Toolkit: Make Better Films On A Budget

With all the amazingly high quality video equipment on the market today, and at affordable prices, it’s now possible to inexpensively knock out some stunning movie quality film results. What about those overhead floating shots and smooth long pans though? That’s gonna cost some extra dough in equipment… unless you check out some of the cool hacks in this graphic “DIY Filmmakers Toolkit.” Especially clever in this beautiful graphic made by Column Five for Wistia, are the tips for reusing paper lanterns and wheelchairs. Film on!