Sci-tech

Mario is your new copilot on Google Maps for MAR10 Day

Mario is your new copilot on Google Maps for MAR10 Day

Oh, and if you're wondering what March 10th has to do with Mario day.well, it's because of MAR10. You could get Super Mario Run for iOS for 50% off, or you could "drive" as Mario in Google Maps, according to the an update rolling out today.

At the time of writing, despite having the most up-to-date Google Maps app on iOS, the Mario Day feature wasn't yet appearing. However, our favourite calendar-themed celebration might be March 10...

Google has invited people to share screenshots of their Kart excursions using the hashtag #MarioMaps on Twitter and Instagram.

More news: You'll soon be able to upgrade from Windows 10 S for free
More news: North Carolina officer charged with assaulting black jaywalking suspect
More news: Abercrombie & Fitch Share Price Doubled; Fundamentals are Supporting the Uptrend

The Google Maps-Mario Kart mashup will be available until March 17. Accept the prompt to enable the feature and your navigation arrow will be replaced with Mario in his trusty go kart.

There won't be any red shell throwing or bananas along the route, so if you're leading the pack then you don't need to worry about a surprise spiny shell at all.

Google Maps is a popular tool that tells you where you're going and how to get there. What do you guys think about seeing Mario and his Kart on Google Maps? In fact, in 2014, Google and the Pokémon Company (which Nintendo jointly owns) teamed up for an April Fools joke that put Pokémon all over the map. Pull up driving directions like you normally would and look for a suspicious-looking yellow question mark block to the left of the regular Start button.


  • Sexton's buzzer-beater lifts Alabama past Texas A&M

    Sexton's buzzer-beater lifts Alabama past Texas A&M

    The Crimson Tide outshot the Aggies 48 percent to 39 percent which ultimately proved to be the difference in the game. This should be a very entertaining matchup, as both teams featured terrific guards that can put up a lot of points.
    Flu slows, but DE  health officials still advise caution

    Flu slows, but DE health officials still advise caution

    Alicia Fry, who works in the influenza division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , said Friday, according to NPR. According to CDC, 9 percent of deaths in the United States were caused by diseases such as pneumonia and flu.
    Oklahoma State moves into 'First Four Out' category in latest ESPN Bracketology

    Oklahoma State moves into 'First Four Out' category in latest ESPN Bracketology

    They also beat #1 seed North Carolina , #2 seed Villanova , #3 seed Miami twice, #3 seed West Virginia , and #4 seed California. The postseason fate of the OU men's basketball team is now in the hands of the NCAA Basketball Tournament selection committee.
  • Now, Ambedkar Statue Vandalised in Haridwar, Uttarakhand

    Now, Ambedkar Statue Vandalised in Haridwar, Uttarakhand

    According to police sources here, some miscreants damaged a portion of the statue at Mawana Khurd village late on Tuesday night. A petrol bomb was also hurled at BJP's Coimbatore office in retaliation of the party leaders' statements against Periyar .
    Jobs report: Why investors fear an increase in hourly pay

    Jobs report: Why investors fear an increase in hourly pay

    The measure includes part-time workers who'd prefer a full-time position and people who want a job but aren't actively looking. February marks the fifth-straight month the unemployment rate has been at 4.1%, which is the lowest level since December 2000.
    Cylcing's top administrator questions Team Sky

    Cylcing's top administrator questions Team Sky

    On top of the Froome case you put it all together and the only people who are going to try to defend Team Sky are people who still believe Donald Trump.
  • Florida Senate scales back provision on teachers carrying guns

    Florida Senate scales back provision on teachers carrying guns

    Max Schachter, the father of 14-year-old victim Alex Schachter, organized a commission to learn best practices for safe schools. Repeated attempts to pass such a ban have failed in the both the Florida House and Senate in recent weeks.
    Video shows man fleeing Virginia police get hit by own vehicle

    Video shows man fleeing Virginia police get hit by own vehicle

    The chase was short-lived, and officers arrested him shortly after he was knocked down by his own vehicle . Court records indicate this is Bonsu's third DWI charge, with previous convictions in 2012 and 2015.
    Amazon's personal assistant AI freaking out users with creepy random laughing

    Amazon's personal assistant AI freaking out users with creepy random laughing

    It can also sometimes happen when you're in the middle of a "conversation" or activity with Alexa , which is still pretty creepy. Audio recordings collected by an Alexa device have already been used as evidence in a murder case .
  • Riyad Mahrez: Leicester winger says team-mates stood by him

    Riyad Mahrez: Leicester winger says team-mates stood by him

    It was a hard situation but we've moved on now - everyone, the club, the team, me. "I think everyone knew it had been hacked". When asked about the prospect of joining Manchester City, Mahrez replied: 'Well, Man City is a good move for everyone.
    Xiaomi Berlin Smartphone With Snapdragon 632 Spotted on Geekbench

    Xiaomi Berlin Smartphone With Snapdragon 632 Spotted on Geekbench

    Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro which starts at Rs 9,999 and is pegged at a higher segment. Redmi 5 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 processor whereas Redmi 5 Plus runs Snapdragon 625 processor .
    Arkansas Senate OKs bill to keep Medicaid expansion

    Arkansas Senate OKs bill to keep Medicaid expansion

    The requirements will roll out slowly, starting this June - with about 38,000 people between the ages of 30 and 49. The fact that we passed it on the first vote in both houses shows a spirit of cooperation between the branches.