Huge Compilation of April Fool's Jokes From Across The Web

Discussion in 'Off Topic Forum' started by dgstorm, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    It's April Fool's Day, and you know what that means... a seemingly endless stream of silly pranks will be played on suspecting victims across the web. Rather than play a joke on you guys ourselves, we decided to share a big compilation of them. We will kick it off with a really silly one from Google called Google Cardboard Plastic Actual Reality Headset. The rest were compiled over at BGR. Some of these are really funny!



    Apple
    Apple may not be looking to prank anyone today, as it celebrates 40 years of being in business. Nonetheless, a pirate flag can be seen outside its headquarters in Cupertino, California (via 9to5Mac).

    [​IMG]

    Google
    The search giant has a bunch of pranks in the works today, in addition to the now-infamous Gmail Mic Drop.

    [​IMG]

    In Inbox, you can use Smart Emoji replies. Just try to reply to a message and you might get something like this:

    [​IMG]

    The emoji revolution isn’t quite done for Google. Inside Photos, you’ll be able to search by emoji, as long as those emoji are dogs.


    Google Maps has a Funky Town to explore today. You can “Explore Funky Town” both online and offline, and it looks something like this (via Android Police):

    [​IMG]

    Furthermore, inside Google Maps, you’ll find a new pegman in the main interface (via Slashgear).

    [​IMG]

    Google Cardboard fans will finally be able to explore actual reality with Cardboard Plastic. Just put it on, and you’ll see the entire world around you just as you would by not using it.




    Google’s Nat and Lo, meanwhile, reveal that that Google’s Quantum AI Lab has discovered a small ball of yarn. You know string. For cats. Check out the video.


    Heavy Bubbles
    You know the Mountain from Game of Thrones, right? You’ll definitely love his Heavy Bubbles water then.


    Lexus

    The automaker wants to connect man and woman to machine. Meet V-LCRO for Lexus vehicles.


    Lyft
    Alternative taxi app Lyft has figured out a Prank Mode ride for April Fools’. Just request a prank mode for your friends, and you might get something like this:


    Razer
    We’re used to seeing mostly gaming-related products from Razer. But this changes today, as the company shared details about a Project Breadwinner. Yes, it’s a toaster that has led lights, a Razer logo, and what look like headphone jacks.


    Samsung
    Forget the Internet of Things — Samsung this year launched the Internet of Trousers. That’s probably because you can’t have enough smart pants around the house. You can expect features like Wi-Fly, Get Up alert, and Keep-Your-Pants-On mode.

    Samsung also teased a Galaxy S8 the other day, but we all know why that happened.

    [​IMG]

    Sony
    Sony has come up with an amazing prank this year. It made the first ghost-catching device, a gadget that Ghostbusters fans will appreciate. Check it out below:


    Tesla
    Forget the hugely popular Tesla Model 3 that’s selling like hot cakes. Tesla has a Model W for you. A wristwatch.

    [​IMG]




     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,546
    Likes Received:
    7,107
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,455
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Are we ignoring SlickWraps announcement today because this is a family friendly forum...?
     
  3. Mustang02

    Mustang02 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,624
    Likes Received:
    5,114
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6,072
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P/5X
    Send me a message. I missed it.
     
  4. cr6

    cr6 Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    8,371
    Likes Received:
    5,882
    Trophy Points:
    1,778
    Location:
    NW Rocky Mtn region
    Ratings:
    +6,713
    Current Phone Model:
    Galaxy S7 Edge
    Twitter:
    @dronewolfmedia
    Now my interest is peaked. You could always post a link and disclaimer "view at your own risk". I just checked their website and didn't see anything.... or was it through an email/Twitter etc advert?

    S5 tap'n
     
  5. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,546
    Likes Received:
    7,107
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,455
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    Twitter, yes. It's not TERRIBLY off-color, but fellow staff, please feel free to remove this post if it's deemed inappropriate before I get a chance to delete it. ;)

    Just think about other things you might wrap...

    SlickWraps on Twitter
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Mustang02

    Mustang02 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,624
    Likes Received:
    5,114
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6,072
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P/5X
    Haha. I'd buy some.
     
  7. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,546
    Likes Received:
    7,107
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,455
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    There's a video ad somewhere as well. Not sure if it's on the site linked in the Tweet. I saw the video tweeted separately.
     
  8. wicked

    wicked Administrator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,324
    Likes Received:
    1,538
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Ratings:
    +1,740
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    @MikeAlvez
  9. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,546
    Likes Received:
    7,107
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,455
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    I deserve no credit for that whatsoever @wicked. Just spreading the holiday joy.
     
  10. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,546
    Likes Received:
    7,107
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,455
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
  11. Mustang02

    Mustang02 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    7,624
    Likes Received:
    5,114
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6,072
    Current Phone Model:
    Nexus 6P/5X
    I never got into the April fools thing.
     
  12. Jonny Kansas

    Jonny Kansas Administrator
    Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    16,546
    Likes Received:
    7,107
    Trophy Points:
    1,278
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Ratings:
    +8,455
    Current Phone Model:
    Pixel XL
    Twitter:
    jonny_ks
    I did once. Replaced the sugar with salt. Nobody used it for a few days. Dad was not amused.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk