July 2, 2012 at 2:43 PM ET
Considering that it's been around since 1950, most of us are familiar with the Magic 8 Ball. It's a simple toy which'll answer "yes" or "no" questions. You can buy one for less than ten bucks.
Alternatively, you could order a Nexus Q — Google's shiny new "social streaming device" — for $299, and get your advice from it instead.
You see, it turns out that the Nexus Q has a little easter egg — a hidden or secret feature — which can be triggered by tapping the Nexus Q icon in the device's settings repeatedly. Once you do that, the screen of the tablet or smartphone currently controlling the Nexus Q will display a glowing ball and offer to solve your dilemmas.
Like a real Magic 8 Ball, the Nexus Q — the Magic Q-Ball? — appears to only handle "yes" or "no" questions. Its responses range from a simple "no" or "you betcha" to cheeky claims that it's too tired to deal with your questions right now.
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