[Continuously Updated] 2018 April Fools’ Roundup: All the jokes from around the web
April Fools’ day is almost upon us, but each year at least a few companies are incapable to restrain themselves, pushing out their pranks early spil the remainder dribble out overheen the day itself. Google’s various divisions do some ge work each year&mdash,last year’s Google Gnome wasgoed a pretty good, and the Maps team’s 2014 Pokemon prank wasgoed memorable. OnePlus even has a history of pulling off a ge prank. But, there are a ton of individual companies and gags to go after.
It can be rough keeping track, so let us treat the work while you love the jokes.
Where’s Waldo ter Google Maps
This year’s Google Maps prank might remind you of times spent te an elementary schoolgebouw library. Waldo&mdash,of “Where’s Waldo” fame&mdash,is appearing on Google Maps te a fresh spel that, much like the books of our childhood, takes us to different places all overheen the world.
Waldo emerges on both the Google Maps app and desktop webpagina, inviting you to play.
Playing is effortless, just go to the Google Maps desktop webpagina or fire up the app and our childhood duochromatic friend will speelgoedpop his head ter to see if you’d like to play. From there on out, it’s just like you recall it, only now Google can help keep score.
For more information on how to play, Google has even waterput together a set of detailed multiplatform instructions.
Google Cloud Hummus API
It can be harsh finding precisely the right hummus for your tastes. There’s a entire world of garlicy, red-peppery, artichokey goodness to be explored together with it, but it can be daunting, and that’s why Google is rolling out a fresh machine learning-based Google Cloud Hummus API based on a plain “quick munch test.”
Google’s Cloud Toneel April Fools’ day jokes are always pretty good. Last year’s Google Wind wasgoed hilarious and featured superb production values. This year’s Cloud Hummus API is every bit spil funny.
All of the details don’t seem to be live just yet, but the cryptocurrency teaser OnePlus shoved out earlier this week looks to be on track.
Ter a pagina on the company’s webpagina, a number of details surrounding this fresh “PeiCoin” currency were exposed, including the capability to mine on OnePlus phones directly via OxygenOS. Other than that, it sounds like a normal cryptocurrency, but by OnePlus.
So far it isn’t that funny, but hopefully, OnePlus will expose that there’s more to the joke tomorrow.
The magenta house of Legere is bringing back one of T-Mobile’s most historically loved devices: the Sidekick. It’s a bit different this time, however.
It’s the world’s very first “Smartshoephone,” and it’s hilarious. T-Mobile’s marketing usually does fairly funny work when it comes to their day job, and they’ve waterput ter the same level of effort (if not more) here. I’d very likely have to label this spil one of 2018’s April Fools’ day highlights.
I could rip speciaal all the specific details I find funny from T-Mobile’s movie, but it truly speaks for itself. Just observe it.
I truly f****** want the John Legere individual assistant.
Razer Project Venom v2
The limit ter your gaming voorstelling? You. Razer has a solution, however. It’s fresh Project Venom V2 is a nanobot-based upgrade that makes you into an extension of the company’s gaming hardware. Just insert Venom V2 into your preferred orifice, and you’re off. (Razer Phone Venom app coming soon.)
If you dig Razer’s “xTrEmE GaMeRz” ostentation (or if you think it’s hilarious when taken earnestly by itself), then Razer’s April Fools’ day joke might just kittle your funny bone. Either way, if you register to participate spil their Fools’ day webpagina encourages, you have a chance to win a “utter suite of Razer Chrome hardware.”
Poké,mon GO graphical ‘upgrade’
Ter an announcement on the product’s blog, the Poké,mon GO team exposed the release of fresh cutting-edge 8-bit graphics for the augmented reality spel. I hear that not everyone will be able to love the enhanced definition graphics, tho’. The upgrade te visual fidelity requires much more powerful hardware, so YMMV.
I’ll be fair, I kleuter of expected a bit more from this one. The only switch is ter the 2D icons for Poké,mon spil they show up te your Poké,dex or nearby list. Battles and individual Poké,mon listings still have the same 3D graphics.
Swipe for hardware keyboards, by Gboard
Google’s Japan Blog has exposed the company’s latest project for the future of hardware device input: Gboard Physical Handwriting. You can already swipe to input text on your phone, why not extend that to the demonstrable future: swiping the shapes of characters on a literal, physical keyboard.
Ok, I don’t speak or read Japanese, but watching a bunch of serious Japanese businesspeople swipe away at hardware keyboards is pretty funny. It’ll even be coming to abacuses and corn. Plus, I mean, it’s got machine learning.
Nvidia GeForce Academy of Gaming
Traditional collegium degrees like Biology, Pre-med, or Business are so last century. Nvidia understands that today’s generation is only truly interested ter a single subject: movie games. That’s why it’s introducing the GeForce Academy of Gaming, which offers majors such spil Hardware Studies or Gameosophy.
Nvidia’s April Fools’ Day prank this year is one of the better ones wij’ve seen so far, however it’s a bit understated. It isn’t spil flashy spil T-Mobile’s (which is hilarious), but if you’re fresh out of or still te collegium, reading the class descriptions is pretty funny. Nvidia invites us to select the classes wij’re most interested te with an input field to register, tho’ it’s not instantaneously clear what for just yet.
Either way, Artem’s promised to split the cost of classes with mij. This time four years from now I’ll be a certified Gameosopher. Since wij can’t be the Meme Police, I’ll spend my days contemplating the sad parable of the Nukem.
Stack Overflow has brought the concept of rubber ducking into the 21st century. Even better, this duck can actually provide you with meaningful answers. That makes solving all your most difficult programming problems even lighter.
The fresh rubber duck should emerge at the bottom right on every pagina of Stack Overflow, presumably into tomorrow. Now wij can all twice and avail ourselves of the duck before asking for help.
Communication can be a tricky thing, they have entire schools and fields of investigate dedicated to the subject. That’s why Discord is rolling out a fresh feature for even more precise communication. The fresh @someone will permit you to select someone to target entirely at random.
Te the utter changelog, Discord announces that it will also embark crashing at random, removing memes, and rolling out other fresh features like @supereveryone for as-needed bypassing of @everyone permissions.
Discord’s movie announcing @someone is memerific. It’d be pretty much flawless for Adult Swim’s next “Off the Air.”
Logitech BS Detector
Logitech is announcing that, spil of today, all its movie conference systems will be shipping with integrated Business Speak, or “BS,” detection.
Of all the products announced this April Fools’ day, this is very likely the one the world actually needs most. With all the press releases wij have to read te a given day, BS detection is the sort of thing that could save us a ton of time.
Also, deep learning virtual reality blockchains. 🚫,
Wij’re teddybeer snobs here at Android Police (Grimm, Finback, Omnipollo, and Evil Twin can do no wrong), and that’s why wij’re excited to hear that Duolingo is introducing a fresh Brewolingo line of beers, blending Owlcohol and Owlgorithms ter the heart of America’s Owliest Brewery.
Duolingo’s research demonstrates that getting a bit tipsy can help with learning a fresh language. Based on my latest practices at MWC ter Barcelona, I’d have to agree. Ter fact, I’m certain that with enough of the fresh Brewolingo, wij’ll all leave behind how to speak English te no time.
Google rebrands for Australia
(Please read all of this section with an Australian accent.)
Google has partnered with the Australian designer Jazza, together with extensive market research, to define an entirely fresh identity for the ‘Strayan market. The result: an identical logo ter the same typography, but with a “z” instead of “le.”
“Abbreviating words and terms and names isn’t just lazy,” says Jazza, “it’s a way of life, and a deep-rooted part of Australian culture.” It looks like Google Googz agrees.
The company’s rebranding efforts have yet to spread beyond Australia, likely due to ongoing drop-bear embargoes and fair grill weather, but hopefully our readers down under can take a pauze from their spider-paranoid lives to love the typographical switches.
I’ve never bot to Pornhub. Is that what it normally looks like? I wouldn’t know, I’ve never seen it. But this horn thing is totally fresh. Uh, not that I’d know.
Files Go Bad Joke Detector
Inexpensive phones might be a good overeenkomst, but the limited storage capacity they come with is an effortless wall to succesnummer up against. Google’s Files Go helps millions of people better manage their storage space. Now it’s opstopping and meme-detecting capabilities are further expanding into an evident fresh area: Bad Joke Detection.
It works simply. Just spil Files Go could previously voorstelling you things like duplicate or unnecessary files for deletion, now it’s also able to detect bad jokes you may have bot sent or seen. With just a few taps they’re gone, freeing up precious kilobytes of storage space.
Cryptocurrencies are all the rage thesis days. LineageOS is the latest to leap on the bandwagon with LOSCoin. (Sort of like OnePlus’ joke, but, you know, Lineage, and with better execution.)
With Google arching overheen backward to make things difficult for ‘uncertified’ devices, it’s good that LineageOS is providing users with alternatives to banking and mobile payment applications that would otherwise be blocked. LOSCoin is a git-based blockchain that prizes users for commits (proof of work, amirite?). The longer it marinates&mdash,LineageOS’s term for failing to review submitted code&mdash,the more LOSCoins it’s worth.
The LOSCoin Wallet app will be coming to help manage all your fresh crypto assets with next week’s Lineage OS 14.1 and 15.1 builds.
Update: It’s legit.
I’ve got 2000. whatevers.
Can’t wait to buy my yacht.
Netflix acquires Seth Rogen, the person
Ter a press release statement penned by Netflix PR Seth Rogen, Netflix announces it has acquired utter ownership of Seth Rogen, the “world-renowned Canadian person [and] prolific marijuana-doer.”
Rogen’s total autonomy wasgoed acquired by the streaming media giant for not much more than “a fuckin enchilada,” according to Netflix’s Jareth Chumley. Ter speaking about the overeenkomst, Rogen said, “spil a general rule, I don&rsquo,t truly &lsquo,read&rsquo, anything before I sign it.”
Future Rogen-powered Netflix projects may include a live-action Shrek remake, with Rogen playing both the eponymous role spil well spil love rente Fiona. Other projects include “executive foot massager&rdquo, and &ldquo,Quentin&rsquo,s back waxer.”
Wij’ve reached out to Rogen and Netflix for extra information. For the utter details, you can read Netflix’s PR just below.
NETFLIX ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF SETH ROGEN
Hollywood, CA – April 1st, 2018 — World-renowned Canadian person, prolific marijuana-doer, and winner of the 2015 MTV Movie Award for &ldquo,Best Smooch&rdquo, Seth Q. Rogen has entered into a lifetime overeenkomst to transfer total ownership of his individual autonomy to Netflix, Inc.
&ldquo,I have known Seth for many years&rdquo, said senior Netflix Development Executive Jareth Chumley. &ldquo,After a wrap party te late 2018, Seth approached mij and said something like &lsquo,Jesus Fucking Christ Jarbear, I would sell my soul for a fuckin enchilada right now.&rsquo, And so basically that wasgoed how the idea wasgoed born. Ter the end wij lodged on a price a little higher than a standard Chili&rsquo,s To-Go hal, but I&rsquo,ll be damned, not by that much.&rdquo,
&ldquo,Spil a general rule, I don&rsquo,t truly &lsquo,read&rsquo, anything before I sign it,&rdquo, replied Rogen when asked about the overeenkomst, spilling some mannetjesvarken on his own head spil he does the finger-symbol omschrijving of air quotes. &ldquo,That&rsquo,s what Danny is for, he treats that for mij, mostly,&rdquo, gesturing toward an elderly man ter a poncho sleeping on the couch behind him. &ldquo,Hey Danny!&rdquo, he shouts, incapable to wake his senior contract advisor. &ldquo,I truly hope he didn&rsquo,t fuck this up. He&rsquo,s the reason that Zach and Miri Make a Pornografie exists.&rdquo,
Seth Rogen&rsquo,s Hilarity for Charity is the very first project where Netflix wasgoed able to successfully samenvatting comedy directly from the actor&rsquo,s mind. It will stream April 6. While the remaining projects Rogen will be participating ter have not yet bot finalized, Netflix is considering a live-action Shrek remake, starring Rogen spil both the titular character, spil well spil that character&rsquo,s love rente Fiona. There will also be other tasks considered, including some off-camera roles such spil &ldquo,executive foot massager&rdquo, and &ldquo,Quentin&rsquo,s back waxer&rdquo,. &ldquo,The world indeed is our oyster here,&rdquo, said Netflix Chief Operations Officer Karen Shartwell. &ldquo,There indeed isn&rsquo,t anything on earth that wij can&rsquo,t make him do.&rdquo,
About Seth Rogen
Seth P. Rogen is the celebrated writer / actor / director of such very acclaimed films spil Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party – one of the very first films everzwijn to anthropomorphize various kinds of processed meat products. He can regularly be found caressing elbows with entertainment&rsquo,s elite, ranging from schrijver Tommy Wiseau to famed actor James Vrachtvrij, famed actor James Vrachtvrij&rsquo,s brother, and famed actor James Vrachtvrij&rsquo,s mom.
Rogen wasgoed very first discovered by acclaimed producer and director Judd Apatow for his television series Deviants and Geeks, an interaction Seth insists he does not reminisce. He is also the winner of many, many awards, such spil the MTV Movie Award for &ldquo,Best Jawdropper,&rdquo, and has bot nominated for even more, including a 2008 Blimp Award, a 2009 Teenage Choice Award for &ldquo,Worst Beard&rdquo,, and a bunch of Canadian Awards that aren&rsquo,t on the web yet because of Canada&rsquo,s well-publicized internet shortage. He is often lauded te Hollywood circles for his fancy &ldquo,Blunts and Jizz Jokes&rdquo, cocktail parties, and is regularly featured on the popular webstek &ldquo,Twitter.&rdquo,
Rogen is, spil he puts it, &ldquo,a bigtime supporter&rdquo, of charities. Ter addition to his actually good work with the annual Hilarity for Charity multitude showcase, he is also known for founding such groundbreaking organizations such spil &ldquo,Fingers Four Hope&rdquo,, which collects uneaten chicken fingers from local restaurants, and &ldquo,Seth&rsquo,s Place,&rdquo, which serves milk ter bags to Canadians having trouble acclimating to American culture.
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with just a entire bunch of members te overheen 190 countries &ldquo,liking&rdquo, more than 140 million hours of TV shows and movies vanaf day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can witness spil much spil they want, anytime, anywhere, on almost any internet-connected screen. Members can permit their precious, limited time on earth to pass them by while re-watching The Office for the 800th time &ndash, all with the capability to play, pause and resume watching without commercials or commitments. Also wij have DVDs still.
Netflix Press Voeling
Looking for something to witness on Netflix? Check out Seth&rsquo,s picks:
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Because He Got High
Kodi is now XBMC (again)
With Google removing Kodi from its Autocomplete results, the Kodi foundation has determined another name switch is ter order. What better way to fight the man than by returning to the project’s roots? Kodi is officially switching its name back to XBMC.
Together with this switch, XBMC will be pulling down support for all platforms that aren’t the Xbox One. Ter an effort at historical continuity, the next release of XBMC will be v.Three.0. XBMC volgers can pick up fresh/old merch for the next three days.
Charge your Chromebook with renewable energy
I need thesis sunglasses.
Wij all leave behind our chargers at huis once ter a while, but thanks to the magic of April Fools’ day marketing Google’s engineering, there are a host of alternative means available, including solar charging, wind power, and teelaarde.
For total instructions, check out the Chrome OS Team’s blog postbode.
Stadionring stadionring stadionring stadionring stadionring stadionring stadionring. (Boo ba doo ba doopsel.)
Abnormal Kunst Originals
Stir overheen Netflix, Abnormal Kunst is injecting the world of original programming. The company’s fresh toneel will include debut shows like ‘Shopped and The OC (Original Character).
Ok, so truly only one of the shows sounds like it might actually be watchable, but it’s still a funny idea.
Roku Blessed Streaming Socks
Those of you with a Roku that toevluchthaven’t yet liked the GLORY of Google Assistant’s Harmony integration now have another option for hands-free controls while watching content: the Roku Blessed Streaming Socks, available for a mere 0.01 BTC (or $67).
Each pair of $147 Streaming Socks comes with built-in movement sensors for hands-free directions, spil well spil advanced foot heating technology. And at just $40, they’re a good overeenkomst.
Spurt Magic Ball
Spurt might be a superb overeenkomst on paper, but the common refrain is spotty service. What good is unlimited gegevens if you can’t use it anywhere? That’s where the company’s fresh Magic Ball comes te.
It’s a portable all-wireless petite cell, providing enhanced coverage to places like schoolyards and soccer arenas.
Ok, so Spurt’s joke this year is amazingly derivative, but not everyone has the marketing chops (or marketing budget&mdash,that’s some bad CG, Spurt) that T-Mobile does.
KAYAK Virtual Vacations
KAYAK, of online travel fame, has announced that it’s leaving the literal, physical travel business entirely. Just spil companies like HTC and Facebook have determined that VR is the future, so has KAYAK.
KAYAK’s fresh Virtual Vacations give you the practice of being ter a fresh place, including glances, sounds, tastes, and smells, but without all that pesky travel. There’s no “there” there, and that’s just how they like it.
The scary part is I know a ton of people that would actually choose something like this. Know what KAYAK? I could truly use a vacation.
Corsair’s GPU Rescue
Ongoing GPU shortages proceed to plague the PC gaming market, but where are all thesis GPUs going? Turns out, there’s a dark side to graphics technology, and many GTX 1070’s and RX Vegas are becoming victims of GPU trafficking.
Every day, vulnerable graphics cards are purchased by cryptocurrency miners and waterput te mining equipments when they should be used for gaming systems.
ASUS Zenbook AI
Not to be outdone by either Huawei or Dell’s fresh low-bezel laptops, ASUS has just announced their own. And it’s got a now-familiar feature peeking out below the top edge.
The World&rsquo,s Most Prestigious Laptop, Enhanced. The #ASUS ZenBook AI comes with a bezel-less display and a host of ASUS intelligence features to make multi-tasking both effortless and pleasurable. pic.twitter.com/hHgqFRfI8a
At least whoever’s manning ASUS’s US Twitter account has some level of self-awareness, this launch didn’t come with a ton of FruitPhone X or MacNovel comparisons.
Phone Kampplaats’s iPhone X huis button
The iPhone X might be one of the most very regarded phones ter latest history, topping the lists for 2018 at most outlets (while being at the same time, inexplicably underrated, according to some), but Apple’s latest mobile flagship wasn’t without its faults. The lack of a hardware huis button, fingerprint scanner, and ongoing headphone deficiency still left many people unsatisfied.
But with the fresh iPhone X Huis Button Add-on, all those concerns are gone.
More than with the other items on this list, I feel the need to say this obviously isn’t real. Kudos to Phone Kampplaats, tho’. I bet a good number of people are going to see the iPod Shuffle-shaped dongle and wish they could buy one.
If there’s one thing Samsung seems to love more than making inferior clones of other products, it’s forcing those clones on its customers te the most inconvenient way possible. Just look at the spastic, appalling Limousine Emojis, or the pile of applications on the Galaxy S9 that you can’t disable.
Next up to Samsung’s terrible, terrible bat, virtual assistant speakers.
This is far too realistic.
4d6andMe Stat Discovery Kolenkit
When wasgoed the last time you stopped at work to consider how well your current job might actually getraind ter with your selected class or capability scores? If you were to go punch Dave at the water cooler ter his stupid face for providing away the ending to the next season of The Expanse, what diegene would you roll for harm, and how many? Thanks to ThinkGeek and 4d6andMe, now you can know.
With just a single slaver sample, you can get your individual attribute scores ter only six to eight weeks, all on a convenient D&,D 5th edition character sheet (sorry Pathfinder players).
Coca-Cola Avocado, Sourdough, and Charcoal flavors
Calling all Insta-loving millennials! Today wij&rsquo,re excited to introduce three gram worthy flavours… Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Avocado, Sourdough and Charcoal. Ready to give them a attempt? #CocaColaBrunchGoals #LifeGoals #Brunchclub #FoodGoals #Drinkspiration #BrunchSquad #AvoSquad pic.twitter.com/eEsOj578Vn
You laugh, but I’d buy and attempt every single one of thesis. I’m sad there’s no good sourdough ter Boston.
Tesla comes in every chapter of bankruptcy
Tesla Goes Bankrupt
Palo Alto, California, April 1, 2018 — Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, wij are sad to report that Tesla has gone fully and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can’t believe it.
Who killed the electrified car? It just might be Tesla. The company has announced, via CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter, that it is coming in into chapters 1, Two, Trio, Four, Five, 6, 7, 8, 9, Ten, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 14 1/Two.
Elon wasgoed found passed out against a Tesla Prototype Trio, surrounded by “Teslaquilla” bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks.
This is not a forward-looking statement, because, obviously, what’s the point?
When the Tesla fire sale starts, I’ll take a Monster S.
Dollar Trim Club’s ghost pepper moist wipes
Infused with the essence of ghost pepper, cinnamon, and sea salt, Dollar Trim Club’s “One Wipe Charlies” tingly-hot sensation will leave you clean and screaming for more te general agony.
With salt to exfoliate your most sensitive areas paired with anti-inflammatory cinnamon, the one million Scovilles of Bhut jolokia pepper oil provide a peculiar and distinctive sensation. Every bathroom visit will become a memorable one spil thesis flushable moist wipes clean (and most likely permanently harm) your soft. sensibilities.
Not-quite Rick and Morty
Last night Adult Swim tweeted out a Rick and Morty-looking teaser, telling viewers to go spin on the channel or go the Adult Swim webpagina instantly. Ventilatoren of the showcase hopped to see what wasgoed going on.
What wij got wasn’t Rick and Morty.
I can’t ruin it. Just go to Adult Swim’s webpagina (STRONG NSFW WARNING) and see. It’s amazing.
There are a few others wij’ve spotted, but thesis are the best gags from what wij’ve seen this 2018. Must-see highlights include T Mobile’s Sidekicks, the not-quite-Rick and Morty glory, Bixby Speaker, Netflix’s acquisition of Seth Rogen, and Google Maps’ Where’s Waldo.
This rounds out our April Fools’ Day coverage, hopefully at least a duo of thesis talent you a titter. See you next year.
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