It's April Fools Day and we're seeing a lot of fun posts from a lot of different sources. British carrier, O2, is getting in on the act but they're actually including something you might be interested in. For within the post about the "Selfie Filter" there is actually a giveaway for today only that can net you a brand new HTC One M8.
Hit the source link below to read the full post, but the bit...
Not satisfied with all the April 1 shenanigans from the U.S., how about some with a British flavor to wake up to? We're all familiar with SwiftKey, and this latest 'innovation' takes it from our Android devices to our desktop or laptop keyboards. Say hello to SwiftKey Flow Hard.
Flow Hard allows users to type radically faster by dragging their fingers from key to key on a keyboard,...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 31 Mar 2014 9:59 pm
HTC can't let everyone else have all the early April Fools' fun, and they just had to show us a pair of smartgloves of their own.
Unlike Samsung's imaginary smartgloves, HTC's imaginary smartgloves feature an industrial design and Boomsound. And tiny holograms of cats.
Have a look, and be thankful that this only happens once per year.
Is it Wednesday yet?
It’s April 1st somewhere right? While not technically April Fools’ Day here in the United States, our friends in Asia, Australia and Europe are now enjoying the one day that pranksters love. Google has already done a handful of pranks for 2014, but now Samsung wants in on the action (and free PR). Introducing the first wearable glove - Samsung Fingers.
Lest you think you'd have to wait for April 1st for all of Google's April Fools' Day jocularity, there's more to be had tonight: try translate to emoji in Chrome on for size. That's what Google has in store for Chrome on Android, but they very cleverly intended it be saved for the day itself — the hidden feature doesn't activate until the date and time matches that of April 1st. But you can...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 31 Mar 2014 3:20 pm
Google is celebrating Gmail's birthday and April Fool's today. They've announced "Shelfies" as a way to share your selfies (SHare sELFIES — get it?) through the Gmail interface.
Billed as a replacement theme that will be rolling out in the next few hours, Google also tells us that self-portraits are much more popular than pirate themes. They even have a chart to prove it.
As far as April Fool...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 31 Mar 2014 2:49 pm
Google Maps aren't the only ones playing a little early April Fool's Day shenanigans. Sir Richard Branson, Virgin founder and Tony Fadell, iPod designer and head honcho at Nest, have teamed up to deliver a not-so-believeable skit for Total Tempetature Control.
Sadly, not every seat will really have it's own thermostat, and we can't really select an exotic location and bask in the tropical...
And so it begins.
Google's always loved April Fools' Day and has used the opportunity for more than a few well-produced jokes. And, just like Black Friday deals and CES announcements, the new April Fools' Day is the day before April Fools' Day. And so Google's kicking things off with the Google Maps Pokémon Challenge. Says the YouTube description announcing the Pokémon challenge:
Google pranks with a feature many users would love to have -- automatically adding emoticons to Google+ photos
Google just won't stop with the April Fools' stunts, and this one got more than a few people to fall for it -- an algorithm that automatically adds the right emoticon to a Google+ photo based on the facial expressions of the people in it. Dubbed +Emotion, it's said to "plumb the...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 31 Mar 2013 10:44 pm
It's Gmail, only bluer!
Determined to make bloggers miss the season three premiere of Game of Thrones, Google has released yet another April Fools' spoof -- Gmail Blue. It's everything you expect from Gmail -- rich text, attachments, threaded conversations, with a bunch more blue!
Hit the break for the video, and the source link for all there is to know. Can it be Tuesday already?
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 31 Mar 2013 8:17 pm
Google says 'smelling is believing' but this one certainly smells a bit fishy
Google still isn't finished with the April Fools' shenanigans, and the announcement of Google Nose may be the silliest one yet. Billing it as "the new scentsation in search", the website lists a full set of features:
Your internet sommelier: expertly curated Knowledge Panels pair images, descriptions, and aromas...
Gotta hand it to Google -- the boys and girls in Mountain View can have some serious fun for April Fools' Day. Each year we get a handful of awesomely funny announcements and videos, including such gems as Google Translate for animals or Google Racing.
Google's getting started a day early this year. This morning it posted a video to YouTube announcing that it's received enough entries to finally...
The end of YouTube is just the start of Google's April Fool's Day 2013 fun. Up next we've got Google Treasure Maps. It's, ummm, Google Maps done up treasure-map style, having been scanned from William "Captain" Kidd's lost maps.
There're are more than a few easter eggs in this one, and the whole thing is one big puzzle. The San Francisco Bay Area is a good place to start, but they're spread out...
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