Frogger gameshow series is coming to the streaming service Peacock


Konami’s Frogger game series is apparently getting turned into a game show, set to be streamed on NBC’s Peacock. The show’s contestants will apparently have to go through “physically demanding” obstacle courses and will be asked to “dodge treacherous traffic, leap over snapping gators and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course.” The show promises longer episodes than normally expected from a game show. While the show will feature American contestants, it’s being filmed in Australia, according to the sign-up form. The show also promises to pay the winner a huge cash prize. Streaming seems like the perfect medium for a physical challenge-based game show like this, especially if it’s available on the free tier. While it’s hard to imagine many people carving out a time slot in their schedules to watch it like they’d have to with traditional television, it’s the type of thing people might look at on a weekend to enjoy.

Google Maps rolls out Dark Mode for Android globally

The Google Maps app is getting a true dark mode, at least on Android. The company announced that it is finally widely releasing the dark theme option that it’s been testing in the app since September 2020. The dark mode, which takes things much further than the previously available night mode colour option, will be accessible in the app’s settings menu, under “Theme.” Google announced the dark mode rollout as part of a batch of new features coming to Android, including some updates to Android Auto. In addition to custom wallpapers, Android Auto is now going to feature games as well. Trivia Crack, Song Quiz, and Google’s own Are You Feeling Lucky? will be available. Android Auto is also getting a split-screen feature that will put Maps side by side with media controls, much like what Apple started doing in CarPlay in iOS 13 in 2019. Google is also adding shortcuts to the Android Auto launch screen too. These features will be available “in the coming days” on phones running Android 6.0 and above in compatible cars. Google Maps dark mode will also roll out soon.