April Fools 2013 Wrap (Final Update)
Well New Zealand has survived its April 1st 2013, and as the globe slowly joins in the jokery its time for us to start collating the geeky April fools day jokes.
We will be updating this as we see more appear over the course of the day, and if you see some yourself make a comment.
(Final Update) It seems all the pranks have been played. I think today our winner is the Toshiba Console Toshibasphere. Well done Toshiba. What were your favorites? We were surprised by the lack of Microsoft Gags. We are aware that Bing had a feature that popped up a Google like search function when you used Bing to search for Google, however at this stage it does not appear to be working. Maybe next year, maybe we missed it.
(Late Breaking Update) It appears we did miss the Microsoft Skype Space announcement. Have added it to the list.
Anyway on with the list.
Toshiba’s Move into the Console Market
Toshibasphere is amazing. With 12 core 3.5 ghz processors and a handy 8 HDMI ports its a featured packed wonderland of awesome. We particularly love their new MMORPG Stare Down… Cant Wait!!
Skype into Space
Thanks to a tweet from (@nathanm) we have been made aware of this little gem from Skype. A version for the emerging Space Tourism market. Skype into Space.
Full details here (http://blogs.skype.com/2013/04/01/skype-into-space/)
RunKeeper for iPad
The popular tacking app for runners now on the bigscreen, and with the promise of an even bigger screen.
Samsung Smart Trees
Samsung have introduced smart air purifiers that run on Solar Power.. Amazing 🙂 Read on here (http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/?p=23405)
Nokia’s New Microwave
Hot on the heels of their succesful Nokia Lumia range, the Swedes have turned their hand at Kitchen Appliances.
Google’s Levity Algorithm
Google Fibre to the Pole
Google+ Adds Emotions
Google+ have now added the ability to insert emotions attached to your images on Google+
Twitter Launches Twttr
Want to use vowels on Twitter? The social network will now be charging you $5 per month.
Official(ish) press release here http://blog.twitter.com/2013/03/annncng-twttr.html
Google’s Treasure Map
Not only can you see the world in treasure map form, you can also use a unique spyglass version of street view.. Yarr Avast Me Hearties..
We particularly liked the use of heat to reveal the treasure.
Google Nose BETA
Try it out here https://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/nose/
Additional new functionality allows Google users to sniff their way around the internet with Google’s newest innovation?
Youtube is closing
Youtube announced this morning that its “Competition” was over and after almost a decade of collecting videos they will no longer be accepting any more. Now they will be spending the next decade deciding who won the best video competition.
BarclayCard Launches PayWag
Contactless payments solution for Dogs.
We Hope These Are April Fools Day Related
We have had a few people add in their links, and thanks for the info guys. However there are a few releases today that must be April Fools related, but really one cant tell. So thanks to a tweet from @x_chemicalism_x we have included a section dedicated to jokes which may not be jokes… but we hope they are!!
DeviantArt’s – DeviantHeart (!?!?!)
Check out the sites new addon for Artists looking for love (http://www.deviantart.com/deviantheart/)
The sentiment on this new move is captured in a tweet we received this afternoon.
— Simon Hinchco (@x_chemicalism_x) April 1, 2013