Don’t you just love Easter Eggs? I am not referring to the kind where you are able to eat after peeling away at the beautifully painted shell, but rather, the kind of surprises that developers put in their software or work to surprise users upon its discovery. GTA 5 has nearly 30 of those, while Google Maps too, has a Tardis Easter Egg. When it comes to the Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight, it might not seem as though it is capable of browsing the Internet with a browser, but if you know where to look, one browser has been tucked away in the GlowLight, although a little bit of work is required to uncover it.
This is not the first time that B&N has shipped a NOOK eReader with a hidden web browser, and we are not quite sure whether it will be the last, either. It is there to help you locate something on the Internet should you happen to have issues with linking up your NOOK to a Google account. On the bright side, you can also tap a few buttons to check out a Google search box that can then be used to perform a search on the web. Far from being a fully functional web browser, you will not find any Back button or download manager, but hey, something is better than nothing, right? Enjoy the video above of the NOOK GlowLight browser trick.
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