This isn’t your parent’s Easter egg hunt
Easter eggs aren’t just those colorful candy-filled delights we hunt once a year. But, in video games and films, Easter eggs can be hidden delights themselves, like legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock appearing somewhere in every one of his movies. In video games, Easter eggs can unveil extra levels or cool character items.
Not wanting to be left out of all the fun, Google’s Easter egg features a retro-style hopping T-Rex. In this no-internet game, if he lands on a cactus, it’s game over.
Originally a surprise screen when you lost your internet connection and got the “No Internet” connection page error in Google’s Chrome browser, you could play it offline while you waited for the internet to return.
How to access the game
Now, you don’t need to be disconnected from your internet connection to help your T-Rex survive the desert in this Google Easter egg. If you don’t want to wait until the next time you lose your internet service, simply type chrome://dino, hit the spacebar and start hopping by using the spacebar or the up/down arrow keys.
Why you may not have internet and how to fix it
Losing your internet connection while streaming or browsing is enough to make anyone hopping mad. There are several reasons why you may periodically lose internet service, including an equipment issue, your internet service provider (ISP) has an outage or your Wi-Fi signal gets compromised.
There are steps to take to figure out the root cause of your internet loss. When the internet goes out, always check your modem/router or gateway device first. Sometimes, the quick fix of rebooting your equipment can have you back to binging Netflix in no time.
Need better internet?
Unfortunately, sometimes there isn’t an easy or quick fix, especially if your ISP has a weather-related or service outage. If these are frequent, you may want to consider switching providers.
If your internet connection seems slow or glitchy, you may need to upgrade your internet plan to accommodate your favorite activities like streaming or gaming, which take a lot of bandwidth to do seamlessly.
Written by:Robin Layton
Editor, Broadband Content
Robin Layton is an editor with Allconnect. She works closely with the content team writers to ensure consumers get a fair and balanced reporting of the state of broadband services to help them understand the pro… Read more
Edited by:Joe Supan
Senior Writer, Broadband Content
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