Dinosaurs walking around Piccadilly Circus, UFO’s spotted hovering over Buckingham Palace and Bing providing a better service than Google means only one thing. Yes, that’s right – it’s April Fools’ Day!
Anyway, moving swiftly on and we come to Google’s April Fools’ Day hoaxes. For the search engine giants, their practical jokes began a day earlier than usual. The pranks ranged from 8-Bit Google Maps and Chrome Multitask Mode to Google Racing, Click-to-Teleport search ads, and many, many more.
So, without further wait, here’s a quick review of the top five April Fools’ Day pranks from Google for 2012!
Google 8-Bit Maps for NES
Are you a fan of Google maps and vintage Nintendo games? Then you’ve just struck gold.
Google has made Nintendo geeks go crazy with their launch of 8-bit maps, which means you can discover the world’s most famous landmarks in Nintendo resolution! Check this 8-bit style map of a famous landmark.
The White House and Washington Monument
Chrome Multitask Mode
Who said two cursors are better than one? Well, Google apparently. Step forward the latest Chrome Multitask Mode.
Google refuses to stand still and their need to speed is evident with their latest tool. Thanks to Google you can now surf the web with both hands using numerous mouse pads at the same time. Below is a funky video detailing the product. Enjoy!
Google has revealed its futuristic binary language made up of dots and dashes for Android and iOS users on the go: Gmail Tap, which reduces 26 keys to 2.
Techies were interested to find out that Google had created a futuristic Morse code inspired language consisting of dots and dashes for Android and iOS users called Gmail Tap.
Refusing to stand still, Gmail also introduced multi-email, allowing power users to double their productivity by typing multiple emails at once, including a predictive text mode, and optional audio feedback.
Google Fiber: It’s Fiberlicious!
Are you getting enough fibre in your daily diet? Well if not, then how about a nice healthy portion of Google Fiber? Did you know that Google Fiber has 100 times more natural fibre than any source available?
Tested in the Google laboratories, the company invented a vitamin rich fibre product known simply as “Fiberlicious.” This super nutritiously rich Google fibre promises to give the human body up to a hundred times more energy and productivity than normal servings. Check out this video for an in-depth ‘fibre-tastic’ explanation.
My Favourite is Google’s Canine Staffing Team
They say a dog is man’s best friend, but they can also be your best colleague…If you have a cuddly canine that can sit, fetch and not bite strangers, then Google could be the perfect place for them to work as a “Doogler.”
The search giants currently have Bloodhounds joining their canine search team and some Pit-bull Terriers working in security. Canine candidates must be sociable, enthusiastic and friendly at all times.
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- Google Racing: Self-Driving Cars Hit NASCAR
- Google Maps In 8-Bit For NES. relive all your favorite 1980s graphics by clicking the “Quest” button
- Google Street Roo
- Google China: Underwater Search
- Google’s Really Advanced Search
- Google Search: Weather Control
- Google AdWords: Click-to-Teleport
- The YouTube Collection
- Play Music In Google Analytics
- Google Chrome Multitask Mode
- Gmail Tap
- Google Fiber Bar
- Google Analytics: Interplanetary Reporting
- Google TV Click: Control Television & Movies!
- Google’s Canine Staffing Team