Google loves April Fools Day jokes and every year the list gets longer. Here are some of the many April Fool’s Day pranks, tricks and jokes from Google.
So I’m up early to research what Google have been up to. I have to admit it’s one of favourite tech days of the year I have been looking forward to this for a few weeks! Following the popularity of my best of Google April fools blog I thought I share with you early what Google have been up to this year and they have out done themselves and gone the extra mile.
Search your photos using emoji
Google Photos has added a feature for April Fools’ Day that might not even be a joke. You can search your photos by inputting emoji. I don’t really see a need for Google to remove this feature since it actually works.
The next revolution in photo search technology is here.https://t.co/6yLWq9yK7G
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 31, 2016
Google Search for your socks
Do your socks mysteriously disappear after you’ve done a load of washing?
This is a serious problem for many Australians, who end up with boxes and boxes of mismatched socks. Every year we have been resigned to add new orphans to the box… until today.
We’re teaming up with retailers across Australia to launch a new range of Searchable Socks — to organise the world’s undergarments and make them universally findable.
These new bluetooth-enabled socks are fitted with thin LTE beacons that wrap around the top of your lower calf, just like the coloured stripes you’d see on traditional socks. If you can’t find one sock, you can press the beacon on its pair and let the Google Search app on your phone pinpoint its whereabouts. The missing sock will then sing this songto help you find it.
We’ve been working hard to make this technology small and seamless (literally). You won’t even notice the technology is there.
Learn a language in your sleep? Duolingo, don’t kid around with us with stuff like this. I think we’d all pay $99 to pick up a few new languages while we take our beauty rests.
Google Mic Drop
We all get stuck in Reply All emails that we want to mute, but can’t. Gmail’s “Mic Drop” lets you say your piece and never see a reply from the thread again, which is genius (as long as you’re careful with the new Send button).
Google maps shows off Pegmans moves
The Google Maps team is showing us Pegman’s moves with their rendition of Saturday Night Fever appearing inside the Maps app.
Just open the app, tap on the search bar, and select “Funky Town” from the list of options. After that, sit back and watch as Pegman does the hustle. It’s innocent, lighthearted, and a fun little surprise for anyone that comes across it. Check out the moves in the video below.
Google Cardboard Plastic
This ACTUAL reality headset beats all virtual reality headset because it has 4D integrated perspective, 360° spatially accurate sound, 20/20 resolution, advanced haptics for realistic touch sensations, has no wires, no batteries, is lightweight and waterproof.
Auto Awesome With David Hasselhof
Google announced a tweak to the “auto awesome” feature in Google+ that takes your uploaded photos and automatically adds animations or special filters. The new feature would contain photobombs from David Hasselhof.
YouTube Viral Trends
YouTube reveals that they’re secretly behind creating and producing every single viral video ever made. They announce the new trends they’ll produce next year include “Kissing Dad,” “Glub Glub Water Dance,” and “Clocking.”
Google announced a joint project with the Virgin Group to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. This operation has been named Project Virgle. The announcement includes videos of Richard Branson (3000founder of Virgin Group) as well as noy Larry Page and Sergey Brin (3000the founders of Google) on YouTube, talking about Virgle.
Chrome emoji translation
Actual text? That’s so last year. Thanks to Chrome Translate, say farewell to “cumbersome text” and instead read webpages with the ease of “emotive illustrations.” “One Emoji symbol can easily replace dozens of characters, improving efficiency and comprehension on the go. It turns out the best way to communicate in the future is to look to the past: the ancient Egyptians were really onto something with their hieroglyphs.”
Coffee to the Home
This new service would combine with your Google Fiber installation to give you coffee at the same
time as you get Internet. That way you’d always have your favorite coffee to go with your favorite TV show or website
Google Apps for Business Dogs
Google announced that they’re launching a suite of features to make Google Apps more useful for Dogs in the workplace. Features include Dmail with translation, Hangouts with Bark Enhancement, and paw recognition technology.
On April 1, 2013, Google launched its fake product – Google Nose BETA. This product claimed to “search for smells”. Google staffers even went far enough with their creativity to cover mobile devices in this April Fools’ prank with the “Android Ambient Odor Detection” which was said to collect smells from phones. “The product intersects photons with infrasound waves and temporarily aligns molecules to emulate a particular scent,” said the Google Nose BETA YouTube video. Huffington Post said, “It all sounds so great.”They made an introductory video explaining the purported intention behind the new feature. According to the clip, their mobile aroma indexing program created a 15 million scentibyte database of smells from all over the world.
Last year Google released a whole host of April Fools jokes but Dial-up Mode was our favourite. Dial-up Mode will supposedly slow down your connection speed to help you relive the days of waiting hours for your downloads.
My over all favourite has to be Google Nose. I remember watching this in 2013 and being very impressed, then remembering the date! I look forward to seeing what they do for 2018.
There are many more: