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

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

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 Treasure Mode Is More Game Than April Fools’ Joke

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…

White House April Fools’ Video Features 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…

Google Announces ‘DoubleCat Search’ Version Of DoubleClick Search

It has become abundantly clear that cats are an important part of the Internet, and in particular, search activity. Google has responded to this appropriately with the latest version of DoubleClick Search, as of April Fools’ Day. Here’s a sample…

Hulu Adds TV Shows Within TV Shows To Its Lineup

There is a lot of quality television within television. For example, The Simpsons introduced us to the colorful antics of Itchy and Scratchy many years ago. More recently, Queen of Jordan has taken the world by storm in 30 Rock.…

Google Nose Beta Can Tell You What A Ghost Smells Like

It’s strange how some of Google’s most innovative products always seem to be introduced on April 1. Google introduced Google Nose beta today, which taps into Google’s Knowledge Graph to help users search for smells they encounter. With Google Nose,…

The Walking Dead Actor Introduces Google’s Levity Algorithm

Fans of The Walking Dead might enjoy this particular April Fools’ gag from Google, introducing the “Levity Algorithm” for Google Apps. The product manager in this video looks just a little familiar, right? The algorithm is designed to make the…

Google Wallet Mobile ATM Lets You Get Cash Whenever You Need It

Today, on April 1, Google announced Google Wallet Mobile ATM, a device that lets you get cash from your smartphone, ATM style. This image pretty much says it all: Google explains in a blog post: The mobile ATM device easily…

Gmail Blue Brings Email Into The 21st Century

Gmail Blue is just what it sounds like. It’s Gmail, and it’s blue. “Gmail launched nine years ago on April 1st, 2004,” says project manager Jonathan Zames. “Since then you’ve been able to use hundreds of new features that push…