Usually, the highlight of a flight for me is realising there are no screaming children sat anywhere near me, or discovering a movie I’ve been meaning to watch is part of the in-flight entertainment.
I don’t believe I’ve ever clambered aboard a plane and expected to recieve a free console, but that’s exactly what happened on a Southwest Airlines flight from Dallas to San Diego, where every single passenger was surprised with a Nintendo Switch of their very own, and a copy of the excellent Super Mario Maker 2.
I’m not beside myself with jealously. Not at all.
Google Chrome's dark mode is coming to desktops
Wednesday July 31, 2019
Dark mode lovers, rejoice. Google is working on a dark mode for desktop versions of both its browsers but also the ChromeOS operating system. It will be similar to the dark mode you can activate for use on the Android version of Chrome, and 9to5Google is now reporting that the feature will soon be available … "Google Chrome's dark mode is coming to desktops"
Waiting for our @SouthwestAir flight to #SDCC! Our agent is wearing a Mario Maker hat and said there was a surprise in store pic.twitter.com/bmFQvzgOdS
— Lauren hosting @ Comic-Con (@LaurMoor) July 17, 2019
Google gives Android Auto a huge makeover – here are all the new features
Tuesday July 30, 2019
Google has started to roll out an enhanced version of the Android Auto infotainment system, promising an easier to use experience that improves driver safety. As previewed at Google I/O in May, the in-car version of Android Auto will now give drivers more opportunities to use the voice-powered Google Assistant and access to favourite apps in … "Google gives Android Auto a huge makeover – here are all the new features"
The post Google gives Android Auto a huge makeover – here are all the new features appeared first on CMD368.
As it turns out, Southwest Airlines has teamed up with Nintendo for a competition at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge during San Diego Comic-Con, during which lucky winners can bag themselves a console and copy of Super Mario Maker 2.
Not everyone is going to SDCC of course, so clearly Nintendo and Southwest Airlines decided to start the party early by going full Oprah and throwing a Switch at everyone on the flight.
While this was probably a fantastic start to the trip for those that were going to SDCC, even those who aren’t into gaming won’t have turned their nose up at a free machine to play some Mario on for the duration of the flight, and Southwest even made a special custom level in Super Mario Maker 2 for everyone to play through.
Predictably, those in attendance promptly lost their minds and took to Twitter to show off their good fortune. It’s almost as if this whole thing was a canny marketing ploy from Nintendo. That’s not a criticism, mind. I think it’s a genuinely lovely gesture, and helps get the word out all at once – what’s not to like? Let’s just hope everyone remembered to put their new machines into flight safe mode.
Netflix is asking some users for physical activity data − to improve quality, apparently
Wednesday July 31, 2019
Netflix’s latest test is a bit of a head-scratcher. The Netflix app for Android has started asking users for access to ‘Physical Activity’ data, and we’re (having fun) trying to work out why. Netflix is always experimenting with potential new features, but this sounds like it could be a particularly weird one. The Netflix app … "Netflix is asking some users for physical activity data − to improve quality, apparently"
The post Netflix is asking some users for physical activity data − to improve quality, apparently appeared first on CMD368.
They just gave every person on board a free Nintendo Switch and Super Mario Maker 2!!! #SouthwestxNintendo pic.twitter.com/BUPY3IdTOS
— Nicholas Friedman @ SDCC (@NMFreed) July 17, 2019
Comic con Miracles happening in the air!! @SouthwestAir gave everyone on my flight to #sdcc a free switch!! Thank you @NintendoAmerica and Southwest #southwestxnintendo
— Devin@sdcc (@DBoPhoto) July 17, 2019
Well this adventure just for better at 30K feet. Not only we got to play a level made for Southwest but we all get a Nintendo Switch. Yes a free Nintendo for each of us. Thank you @SouthwestAir and @NintendoAmerica Super awesome!!! #southwestxnintendo #nintendo #supermariomaker2 pic.twitter.com/wx4POtfnLc
— Juan Jose Anchante (@JuanAnchante) July 17, 2019
It’s unclear whether Nintendo intends to surprise further flights with free Switch treats for the duration of SDCC, but I’d wager it was an extra special one-off treat. How mad would you be if you were on the flight directly before or after though?
If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via firstname.lastname@example.org