Another year and the day when the whole web unites to fool the hell out of you! With millions of people going online, April Fools day has become a ritual for some of the big internet companies. So, today don’t trust anything you see or hear (of course, feel everything).
Let’s see some of the best April Fool comedies around the web, especially from our beloved Google. (we will updating this post with more stories soon. Check back!)
The Gmail Mic Drop
The fun begins with Google. When your email conversation going the wrong way there’s Gmail Mic Drop. Have the last word on any email, just click the Mic drop button and you’ll never see the conversation again.
Update – This feature has been pulled by Google due to a bug. “Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year – Due to a bug, the Mic Drop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs. We’re truly sorry. The feature has been turned off. If you are still seeing it, please reload your Gmail page” said on, Google blog.
Inbox Smart emoji replies
The Inbox team has taken the deep neural network behind Smart Reply feature and simply made it sassier with emoji replies. Now avoid those really boring text replies and plumb some emotional depth to the conversation.
Funky Town on Google Maps
Get on the dance floor with Google Maps. Open up the Google Maps app on your android or iOS device and start exploring Funky Town. It starts with pegman taking over the dance floor. There are some Funky Town links spread around the online and offline map area.
And there is always the dressed up pegman for exploring the street view.
Search your Photos with Emojis
Find those awesome memories of your trip or those selfies from Google Photos with ‘Search With Emojis’. Just use any Emojis to search relevant photos.
Ghost catching Device from Sony
Want to catch the ghost disturbing your every night? Buy Sony’s Proton Pack, a state-of-the-art, miniaturized superconducting synchrotron, which accelerates injected protons from a hydrogen plasma cell or roughly a super cool Ghost catching device.
On the way, it comes with STAMINA mode featured in Sony Mobile’s allowing it to have longer battery life. Also, super slow motion capture capability to capture the matter in 960 frames-per-second high frame rates.
Internet of Trousers from Samsung
You may have heard about the Internet of Things (IoT), Samsung has brought the same advanced technology to fashion products with Internet of Trousers. What can it do? – send alerts, notification if your fly remains open for more than three minutes, checks your bio-data including your heart rate and perspiration level and finally send signals to your refrigerator to prevent you from overeating.
Google Cardboard Plastic
The new Cardboard Plastic, world’s first actual reality headset that lets you see, touch, smell and hear the world just like you do in real life.
Google Nat and Lo
Did you know? Google Quantum A.I. Lab Team’s latest research results contain evidence that string theory is real.
Introducing realBooks from Google Play
Now words to explain it!
Taxi hailing app Ola has come up with an entirely new service – Ola Rooms, where one can spend a comfortable (hot ;)) night in one of Ola cabs across the country. Your cab driver is rolled out to become a front-desk manager, house-keeping attendant, and in-room service assistant.
On the way, it will cost your Rs 249 per night (taxes extra).
Learn a language overnight
Want to learn Chinese, French, Spanish? buy a Duolingo Pillow and learn a language overnight. It’s done by Duolingo’s state of art synthetic fibers encourage development in the cerebral cortex, which improves language retention.