April Fools' Day is upon us. Every year, tech companies all across the world get caught up in pranking their fanboys for April 1st. And least to say, 2015 is also proving to be no exception, with multiple pranks already having been unveiled over the past few hours.
And now, without further ado, let's take a look at the 17 pracks in tech.
Pac-Man on Google Maps?
Every year Google comes up with something unpredictable for April Fools' Day and this year is no different. Go to the Google Maps website and play classic video game Pac-Man on streets around the globe. All need to be on a desktop for this to work - at least for now.
Samsung has also revealed the Galaxy Blade Edge, the world's first smartphone with built-in smart knife. It's suggested that the Galaxy BLADE edge comes with all the incredible features of the Galaxy S6, but its edge is so sharp and strong that the device can also serve as a chef's knife. It not only features a beautiful diamond-cut finish on its tough ceramic body, but is also equipped with a razor-sharp diamond edge, tough enough to cut through a lobster tail and sharp enough to slice though tender heirloom tomatoes.
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Roku Watch, a product that's essentially a tiny display you wear around your wrist. The Roku Watch will also track your body's inactivity and grant you rewards when you hit impressive milestones.
Samsung unveiled the world's first wearable smart glove (dubbed, "Samsung Fingers"). Its specs feature 5G connectivity, 802.11wz WiFi, a hidden 16 megapixel camera, 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, a built-in speaker, weighs 1 gram and is just 0.2mm thin.
Samsung took the wearable devices to a whole new level with the micro-router. Last year, Samsung decided to try and improve on London's internet access in public squares and parks by utilising the pigeons in the area.
iFixit - Acquired by Apple
Last year, the popular device repair company changed its entire website to announce that it is being acquired by Apple.
It's finally here. We're thrilled to announce that we are joining forces with Apple starting this summer. It has been an exciting adventure for all of us at iFixit, and we can't thank our dedicated community enough. Let's start our next chapter together.
Reddit unveiled a new hands-free way to browse through content called HEADdit, which stands for Hand Equivalent Action Detection. Instead of clicks, users can now nod their head for an up-vote, frown for a down-vote, open links with a look of surprise and close links the shake of a head.
The firm that makes predictive typing software for touchscreens brought its technology over to traditional keyboards.
Back in 2014, HTC Gluuv was advertised with the ability to integrate seemlessly with the HTC One M8. The company also pranked us with the return of the bulky "boom box" music player with touch controls.
Remember Nokia 3310? Nokia 3310 was one of the bestselling smartphone from Nokia. Last year, Nokia reintroduced Nokia 3310 with 41- megapixel camera and it runs on Windows Phone 8.
Uber has announced that it is launching a new service in Thailand - the UberBoat service, which will work alongside the existing UberX and UberBlack taxi services currently running in Bangkok.
A trial of the UberBoat service will run exclusively on 1 April (hint: April fool day) and both new and existing users can enter the promotional code "HELPIDONTLIVEONAHILL" in order to get a discount on their ride.
On the occasion of April Fools' Day, Miz Mooz has unleashed its latest shoe creation: selfie shoes. If using a selfie stick doesn't look good, you can always depend on your footwear for taking selfies.
Chrome on mobile now lets you take a selfie as a reaction to what you're currently browsing. All you need to open the menu, choose "Share a reaction," and let your friends know how that link makes you fee.
With is new revolutionary service you can book a chopper ride, from the Ola app for just Rs. 499 per hour!
In a video posted to Google Japan's YouTube page, the company introduced Google Panda, its new sweet take on voice-enabled search.
"Google Panda is engineered with state of the art emotional and conversational intelligence," promises vice president of engineering, Chris Yerga, in the video. "All you have to do is speak your mind."
Google Party Horn Keyboard
The Google Japanese Input Piro-piro, it is a device that attaches to a party horn, and through the use of an infrared sensor, it will be able to detect how long the horn has been extended in order to know what word you want to type. So to type out entire sentences, you'd basically have to keep blowing on the horn until your entire message has been composed.
Moto Selfie Stick
Motorola has created custom selfie sticks made with the same craftsmanship and genuine materials they company use for our phones, like wood and leather.