Our favorite April Fools topics (2015)
Yep, it’s that day of the year where you have to be careful with what you read and even more careful of what you believe? Why? Because companies and websites everywhere will try to trick you into thinking they have some elaborate new endeavor or product coming.
April Fools jokes can actually provide a nice break in the normal routine of press releases, leaks, and reviews. Each year we see a bunch of things pop up that have us asking, “How much time did they spend on this?” or saying, “I wonder how much money went into this.”
Some are around for more than one day; others are more akin to Easter Eggs. Regardless, we’ve come to expect some really great stuff from the likes of Google and other Android/smartphone-related companies. To that end, we’ve gathered up a list of what we think you might enjoy.
In fact, with so much of our time spent browsing online, most Chrome users lose up to 6 hours of selfie-taking time every day! And we think it’s a tragedy that your reactions, as well as luscious lashes and beautiful brows, are going uncaptured. With #ChromeSelfie you can share sites with your family and friends on social media and via instant messages, along with a handsome selfie instead of cumbersome text. SOURCE
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Smartbox by Inbox
Mail is a wondrous thing. From the early days of the homing pigeon to the herculean efforts of the Pony Express, mail has connected us for generations. The advent of email brought the world even closer together. And yet, despite this leap forward, physical mail still just sits there. In a box. All day.
So today we’re excited to introduce Smartbox—a better, smarter mailbox that fuses physical mail with everything you love about the electronic kind. SOURCE
Translated (Japanese) In Google Panda, boldly change the search interface. Adopt a simple monochrome color. Eliminates the search box, it has changed from a small children around the world grandpa, to design and friendly until grandma. The new design, flexibility to fit regardless of the palm of magnitude, even if it is like not use both hands do not feel any inconvenience. The state of the announcement, please visit here. SOURCE
Head to com.google and you’ll find a backwards Google experience. Begin typing in your search terms and you’ll note that these, too, are backwards. Everything is, really. The results, the pictures, etc. SOURCE
Play PAC-MAN in Google Maps
Welcome, Player 1! You can now play the classic arcade game PAC-MAN in Google Maps with streets as your maze. Avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky, (and Clyde!) as you swerve the streets of some famous places around the world. But eat the pac-dots fast, because this game will only be around for a little while. SOURCE
Google Fiber Dial-Up Mode
Self-browsing Chromebook plugin
With just one click, you’re off surfing the web—no input needed. Just lean back, and we’ll take you there – quickly, simply, and securely.
Use your self-browsing Chromebook for:
- Staying connected with your relatives
- Automatically writes emails to your mother!
- Maintaining your relationships
- Send roses to your significant other on Valentine’s Day!
- Staying active on social media
- It’ll post 24 hours a day!
- Booking travel is easier than ever
- Plan your summer vacation to Qikiqtarjuaq!
- Managing your finances
- Buys and sells stocks randomly!
- Penning the next best-seller
- Did J.K. Rowling own a self-browsing laptop? We’ll never know!
- You’ll never be more productive!
We’ve been testing this new functionality for weeks, browsing the whole web from classifieds to news, music to cat photos — and now, these Chromebooks are responsible for the majority of ALL CAPS comments on the web. In total, our self-browsing Chromebooks have logged more than 5 million pageviews without once being Rickrolled! SOURCE
HTC RE Sok
They said it couldn’t* be done, but they were wrong. Introducing the world’s first truly smart sock. Engineered from the heel up to be the ultimate accessory. All other wearables are simply along for the ride. SOURCE
T-Mobile Pets Unleashed
Only T‑Mobile gives you Pets Un‑leashed, a revolutionary way to keep every member of your family connected—no matter how many legs they have. Now you can add a pet to your existing Simple Choice™ Plan for just $5 per month! And with a huge selection of pet‑friendly accessories and apps, your furry friends will finally get the wireless freedom they’ve been begging for. SOURCE
The first dating channel where single streamers can scroll through profiles of others streamers to find that special someone worth sharing the remote with. To determine a prospective partner’s compatibility, Roku Rendezvous uses a super-secret, proprietary Roku algorithm developed after analyzing the billons of hours Roku customers have spent streaming entertainment from the 2000+ channels on the Roku platform. SOURCE
Samsung Galaxy BLADE edge: Chef’s Edition
The Galaxy BLADE edge was designed with diamonds in mind. It not only features a beautiful diamond-cut finish on its tough ceramic body, but is also equipped with a razor-sharp diamond edge, tough enough to cut through a lobster tail and sharp enough to slice though tender heirloom tomatoes.
The body is made of a patented ceramic, making it tougher than stainless steel yet lighter than plastic. Samsung succeeded in obtaining the optimal curve, resulting in a beautiful ergonomic ceramic. SOURCE
ThinkGeek Hodor GPS Travel Buddy
Today, the fun folks at SoundHound, the gateway to all-things music search, discovery and play, are giving their 250+ million users a special treat in celebration of April Fool’s Day: anyone who clicks on the SoundHound homepage card for the “Top SoundHounded Artist on the Charts” this week will automatically be redirected to an auto preview play of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up.
Miz Mooz Selfie Shoe
The DR-1’s ergonomic control pad marries simplicity with advanced power features. Our intuitive dual-stick system allows for lift, direction, speed, throttle, tilt, flight-mode, and more to be controlled with extreme responsiveness and ease. Featuring dual independent control scheme settings, the DR-1 adapts to your skill level and mood. DR-1 Drone
Translated: Nostalgic in design to feel the “Zen”, the highest level of performance. ASUS ZenFone ™ zero by experience, brings the convenience and peace for all people a long time ago was good. hairline processing of spin finish that was cultivated in the diamond cut and Zen series that has been adopted by the chi series. Nicely come possession that has been designed based on human engineering, in the midst of the phone also makes you feel nostalgic euphoria by Zen spirit. SOURCE