It’s the first day of April, and that means only one thing: Don’t believe anything you read on the Internet (even less so than usual)! The tech world loves a good April Fools Day joke, and each year we get to enjoy more, and funnier, gags. To make sure you don’t miss out on the best ones (or get caught out by the most subtle), we’ve put together a roundup of the ones which have made us giggle, guffaw, or groan on April 1.
Follow the links to see if you were fooled
- All Google’s awesome April Fools Day jokes
- Samsung has the edge, Planet Fitness make the gym more comfortable, and Microsoft brings back MS-DOS
- T-Mobile frees pets, BMW protects mouths, and Sony gets us wet
- Honda, Miz Mooz, Think Geek, and Motorola solve selfie problems
- Drones for deliveries, vacuum cleaning, and shooting adult movies
- April Fool apps include Grouber cat deliveries, Agri Birds, and Hailo Piggback Rides
Make sure you check back often, as we’ll be updating throughout the day.
Just to get you in the mood, here are a couple of the latest gags we’ve found.
Presurance makes insurance funny
Insurance isn’t usually funny, but this April Fool from Esurance made us chuckle. It’s Minority Report tech taken out of Tom Cruise’s cool sci-fi world, and put into the hands of insurance agents. Stick around for the end of the video, and the amusing warning list to do with Presurance.
A heavenly match, it’s Uber for Tinder and Tinder for Uber
The Force is strong with CERN
CERN has been using the Large Hadron Collider for all sorts of scientific things, which has resulted in the discovery of something many of us already knew had to be real – The Force. The article is a great read, and packed full of Star Wars references, and closes with a fun nod towards the forthcoming new movie.
Asus brings touchscreen tech to old-style phones
Asus has added another Zenfone to its growing range, only this time it’s for the home. The Zenfone Zero (oh, and check out the model numbers), looks like an old-style home phone, but with the dial replaced by a touchscreen.
Scratch and Sniff to order pizzas at Pizza Hut
At Pizza Hut restaurants in the UK soon, regular written menus will be replaced by Scratch and Sniff menus, which as you’d expect, smells rather than words are used to identify tasty items. Ordering pizzas will never be the same again.
Pets can now ride the iRobot
Robotic vacuum cleaners have been giving pets rides around the house for years, and now iRobot has added a much needed degree of safety to the experience with the Waggin’ Wagon. The accessory is like a race seat for your dog or cat, and fits to your friendly robotic houseworker.