On April Fools’ Day, many companies enjoy having a little fun. They present a lot of crazy ideas and trick customers into thinking that they will actually release those fake products. Tech companies usually come up with the most interesting ideas as April Fools pranks and they followed the same tradition this year, too.
Here are some of the funniest tech pranks
Many people are fans of Amazon’s voice recognition tool Alexa. What would it be if a tool could also understand what your pet is saying? Amazon thought that this would be a good idea, and announced people that the new tool Petlexa could decipher meows, barks, or other animal sounds, and tell the owners what their pets really want.
Google came up with many wacky ideas. Many want a smart home, but probably everybody wants a smart gnome. You just have to go out in your yard and tell the gnome what you want, and Google will send help. Also, they value the importance of pets, too, and they also want to help us know how they feel.
They will customize the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button for pets. Thus, “I’m Feeling Woof” or “I’m Feeling Meow” will offer your little four-legged friend guaranteed pet websites to help them in their online ventures. However, the most popular Google prank was the Pac-Man mode for Google Maps. If you are in the mood for an adventure in your city, just select the Pac-Man icon on the top and it gets started.
The benefits for animals were trending this year. Petco announced the DooDoo Drones 3000 and 9000. These help lazy owners who hate cleaning up after their dogs. Just choose your location and the drone comes to duty.
Groupon had one of the most amusing ideas. They wanted to show flat earth adepts that they supported them. They offer free flat earth globes for download, and all is done for the love of education.
There were many other funny ideas which are worth mentioning, such as Hu, Hulu’s attempt at capturing the essentials of an episode into eight seconds, or the Prysm Avatar, which sends a hologram of yourself to take your place at work.
Do you know any other fun pranks done by tech companies on April Fools’ Day? If you do, do not hesitate to mention them in a comment.
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