Google was pretty excited about their “answer” to Apple TV — the Nexus Q. So it was surprising when the cyber-behemoth announced that it was suspending the launch of the media streaming doodad…indefinitely. Reps said they wanted to take time out to make it “even better,” which shouldn’t be hard, given that the Nexus Q can only stream content from Google Music, Google Play, and (Google-owned) YouTube. No Netflix, no Hulu, no home video of that time you peed yourself during your piano recital (it’s not ALL bad news). Basically, purchasing this overhyped eight ball is the tech equivalent of buying a set of knives that can only cut carrots. But besides the Nexus Q’s narrow functionality, we realized there are plenty of other things those Google gurus need to fix.
2012 marks the 75th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss' first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which has led many to wonder what the Seuss library would look like if he wrote his books in the present day. Once again, MAD stands years ahead of the pack — in 2008, we updated some of Seuss' most popular titles to make them relevant to the message-board-trolling miscreants of the YouTube Generation. From MAD #491, July 2008 Writer: Darren Johnson Artist: Gary Hallgren
Last week, Google announced new privacy settings for its websites, Gmail, and Android-based phones that it claims are designed to “make things simpler” for users. Privacy advocates, however, say that Google just wants to grab more of its users’ valuable personal info, à la Facebook — a perception not exactly refuted by Google’s latest page of FAQs about the changes.