Don’t fall for the jokes! All the hilarious April Fools’ Day 2015 tech gags

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.

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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

It’s the most obvious app mashup once you start thinking about it, and it’s surprising the pairing hasn’t happened for real yet. 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.

Force LHC

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.

Asus Zenfone Zero

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.

Waggin Wagon iRobot

Next: Google’s April Fools Day jokes

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