All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘april fools’

Google April Fools’ Pranks Continue

Every year on this day, the Internet is flooded with nonsense, fake news stories, and other dumb stuff. The tech industry is probably more notorious for this than any other. Within that industry, nobody releases more jokes than Google, though to the company’s credit, it has put a lot more thought into this stuff than anyone else over the years. …

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Stop Working and Go Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

I don’t know if you have important things to get done today, but if not you should probably head over to Google Maps and play some Pac-Man. It’s almost April Fool’s Day, and Google is starting a bit early. The company has just introduced PAC-Maps, which will turn any streetmap into a giant game of Pac-Man, considering there are enough …

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Invisibility Cloak Is (Not) Real

Well, we don’t have hover boards yet. But we may be making progress on the invisibility cloak. In a sense. According to a recent exposé in LiveScience, the costume company Morphsuits issued a release where they outlined their breakthrough production of a suit that renders you invisible to observers. The idea behind the “Hollow Man Morphsuit” is based on a …

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Real-Life Spider-Man Fights Crime in New York

Late last year theater troupe Improv Everywhere (the people behind the yearly “no pants subway ride“)released a series of videos based on iconic movie moments. Titled “Movies in Real Life,” the series took actors into very public places to re-create these movie moments for the enjoyment of passers-by. The series was led by a recreation of the famed Rocky II …

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Woman Pranks Daughter with School Shooting Text in Dumbest April Fools’ Joke of the Year

And you thought Netflix’s sizzling bacon documentary was bad… A 54-year-old woman has been charged with disturbing schools, breaching the peace, and unlawful use of a telephone after sending a text to her daughter claiming that shots had been fired at a Virginia College campus where she worked. It could go down as the dumbest April Fools’ joke of the …

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 3: Beau Willimon Gives ‘Sneak Peak’ (Yes, ‘Peak’)

Beau Willimon, showrunner on Netflix’s House of Cards, tweeted a “sneak peak” of the first scene of the third season today. Something about it sounds familiar. A sneak peak of the first scene of Season 3 of @HouseofCards –> pic.twitter.com/DuzAGyNmFQ — Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) April 1, 2014 Just in case you’re seeing this on another day in the future, please …

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Sony Power Food Might Just Be The Silliest April Fools Concept You See Today

April Fools is the worst. There are far too many companies that think they’re funny, yet only end up crushing our dreams instead. On the other hand, some companies create obviously fake products just to get a laugh out of us. Sony did it last year with electronics for pets and now they’re at it again with an even sillier …

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Twitter Helmet Pecks at Google Glass, Facebook’s Oculus Buy

In the jokiest, April Fools-y way possible, Twitter has fired some shots at immersive, wearable technology like Google Glass and even Oculus VR, which was recently acquired by “rival” Facebook. Oh no they di’int. Everyone has an April Fools’ joke to tell today. Google has a couple (per usual), Netflix has a video of a roasting chicken–it’s chaos, I tell …

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January Jones Plays Prank on Ex-Boyfriend

During her segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday, actress January Jones recounted how she’d pulled a fast one on her high school ex- boyfriend, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Realtor Tony Erickson. The preemptive April Fool’s prank began on Thursday, when Erickson noticed a few missed calls from a Los Angeles area code at his Hegg ReaItors office. …

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Cloned Dinosaur Story is a Complete Hoax

Last week a story appearing on the website Newshound.biz reported that British scientists had successfully cloned a dinosaur. Citing scientists and spokespersons from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), the story stated that a baby Apatasaurus named “spot” had been born from DNA taken from Apatasaurus fossils. The story, as suspected by many, has now been confirmed as a complete fabrication. …

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Google Maps Adds Pokemon Challenge Mini-Game

The Google Maps division over at Google today announced a new Pokemon-branded mini-game that has come to the Google Maps app. The game challenges Google Maps users to explore the world and “catch” 150 different Pokemon scattered throughout the surface of the Earth. In a post on the Google Maps blog, Google characterized master Pokemon trainers as having the same …

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Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson Switch Jobs for April Fools’

Longtime pals Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson plan to play the ultimate April Fools’ Day prank by switching places. Ferguson will host The Price is Right on April 1 (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET), and Carey will host The Late Late Show on April 1 (12:37-1:37 AM ET). Ferguson and Carey spent nearly a decade working together on The Drew Carey …

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