Anyone Can Play Games on Google’s 25,000 Foot Times Square Ad

Google sees your 80 inch LED HDTV and raises you roughly 24,994 more feet. Google has turned its “be together, not the same” ad into an interactive video broadcasted on the biggest screen in the U.S. in the middle of Times Square.

Google allows pedestrians to create avatars of themselves on their mobile devices and play games with other people on the massive screen. You can create your avatar on the Androidify website or special app. Once you have your avatar, there’s an elevated platform where player’s movements control their on-screen avatars. If you aren’t able to make it to Times Square, Google will email you a picture of your avatar appearing on the big screen.

Players can swim and balance soccer balls among other fun games and there is no tentative end date in sight for the campaign, but Android Central has reported that Google purchased the Times Square big screen through New Years. During its residency on Times Square, Google will donate ad space to non-profit organizations Charity Water, Made with Code, World Wildlife Federation, Donors Choose, NRDC, Give Directly, and Khan Academy.

Although no one knows the exact amount of money Google dished out for the ad space, the going rate is well-above $2.5 million for four weeks.

How to Defragment Your Hard Drive

Defragmenting your computer is basic maintenance everyone should know how to perform. Fragmentation is the process that makes the hard disk carry out extra work that might bog your computer down. A removable storage device – like a USB drive – can also become fragmented.

The Disk Defragmenter  feature on your computer is designed to rearrange the fragmented data so that your computer works more efficiently. The Disk Defragmenter can be run on a schedule or operated manually. Below is a quick an easy guide that will walk you through defragmenting your computer.

  1. Click the start button and go to your control panel. Windows users will find the Disk Defragmenter under System & Security. Of course, you can always just “search” for the defragmenter in the control panel if you don’t know where to go.
  2.  Select the disk that you want to defragment and click “Analyze Disk.” If the percentage number after the disk has been analyzed is higher than 10% you need to defragment your disk.
  3. Screenshot1 Once the  disk has been analyzed, click on “Defragment Disk” and follow the instructions.

Depending on the degree of fragmentation and size of the hard disk, it could take anywhere from a couple of minutes to several hours for the disk to defragment. But defragmenting your computer really is that simple and it is possible to continue using your computer while the disk is defragmenting.