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Google April Fools’ Pranks Continue

Google April Fools’ Pranks Continue

By Chris Crum April 1, 2015

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 …

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

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

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

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 for April Fools’ 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 …

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 Expands Real-Time Geolocation To Outer Space Google Analytics Expands Real-Time Geolocation To Outer Space
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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 …

Forget The Galaxy S 4: Samsung’s Eco Tree Is Where The Innovation’s At Forget The Galaxy S 4: Samsung’s Eco Tree Is Where The Innovation’s At

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 …

Pineapple Express 2 May Be An April Fools’ Joke, But This 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, Send By Fax Google Analytics Gets 3.5″ Floppy Exporting, Send By Fax
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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 Stable Of 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 …

April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK] April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK]
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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 …