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Invisibility Cloak Is (Not) Real

Invisibility Cloak Is (Not) Real

By Mike Tuttle April 2, 2014

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 exposĂ© in LiveScience, the costume company Morphsuits issued a release where they outlined their breakthrough production …

Twitter Helmet Pecks at Google Glass, Oculus Twitter Helmet Pecks at Google Glass, Oculus

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 …

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 …

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 …

Google Maps Adds Pokemon Challenge Mini-Game 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 …

Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson Switch Jobs Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson Switch Jobs

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 …

Play-Doh Enters The World Of 3D Printing Play-Doh Enters The World Of 3D Printing
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The Play-Doh playsets of my childhood were kind of like 3D printers. You would put the Play-Doh into the machine, turn a crank, and shapes would come out. It’s this very same idea that has inspired Think Geek’s latest fake, …

Google Analytics Heads To ISS For Real-Time Reports Google Analytics Heads To ISS For Real-Time Reports
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New 3.5″ floppy exporting and send to fax support wasn’t the only April Fools’ addition to Google Analytics today. Google announced via Google+ that it has expanded real-time geolocation for real-time analytics to include the International Space Station, following up …

Samsung Announces Smart Eco Trees Samsung Announces Smart Eco Trees

Samsung is no stranger to eco-friendly business practices. Late last year, the company announced that it was the only mobile phone manufacturer to be granted a carbon footprint certification in the UK. Now its stepping up its duty as a …

This Pineapple Express 2 Trailer Is Real

Unfortunately, this isn’t really a trailer for Pineapple Express 2, but Seth Rogen, James Franco and the boys have reunited to promote the upcoming “This Is The End” with a Pineapple Express 2 trailer anyway:

Bing Zings Google With 'Bing Basic' [Zing] Bing Zings Google With 'Bing Basic' [Zing]
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The SEO tags aren’t the only April Fools’ joke from Bing this year. You didn’t think they’d get through the day without taking a shot at Google, did you? They introduced Bing Basic. There’s no mention of Google in the …

Google Analytics Gets 3.5" Floppy Exporting Google Analytics Gets 3.5" Floppy Exporting
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Google announced today, April 1, that it has added export support to Google Analytics for 3.5″ floppy, CD-Rom, Papyrus and Sticky Note, as well as new send options: Carrier Pigeon, Fax, Telegram and Telegraph. “We believe you should be able …

Sega Brings Goat Processing To Its Classic Titles

Sega defenders of the early 90s had one trump card in fights with Nintendorks – blast processing. The fabled technology allowed Sega Genesis games to run faster than their Super Nintendo counterparts which made games like Sonic the Hedgehog only …

Renovate Your House On Street View [April Fools'] Renovate Your House On Street View [April Fools']
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Google, as usual, has plenty of April Fools’ pranks today. One that Google revealed on the Google Australia blog promises to let you renovate your house on Street View with “Google SCHMICK” . “Now you can give your house a …

Sony Taps Into The Lucrative Tech For Pets Market Sony Taps Into The Lucrative Tech For Pets Market
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Pet supplies is a multi-billion dollar industry, but one sector of this lucrative market has been ignored for far too long. Sony is aiming to remedy that with its latest line of consumer technology – Animalia. Animalia is being billed …

Google Maps Gets "Treasure Mode" Google Maps Gets "Treasure Mode"

Google has been announcing a lot of April Fools’ jokes as usual, but Google Maps Treasure Mode is actually something of a game, and Google is calling on users to play along. “Archeological analysis has confirmed that our Google Maps …

New White House Video Has Kid Making Fart Noises

Even the White House is getting in on the April Fools’ fun today. Here’s a “special message from the President” that WhiteHouse.gov shared via its YouTube channel this morning: The fart noises are a nice touch. The kid is Robbie …