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2015 April Fool's Day in Tech

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For most people, making a joke on April Fool’s Day it’s simply irresistible, and tech companies are no exception, designers and developers work curiously well and even fast to deliver some awesome high tech jokes to amuse users and themselves.

First we have, well, us! Platzi has joined the spirit with it’s course “Web Development for IE6” where you will see CEO John Freddy Vega undusting one of his childhood’s notebooks for this breath taking course.

People at Amazon were so excited with the course that they even re-factored the site!

Next we have Google, they love making jokes and with so many employees, they make quite a few every year and let’s start by my personal favourite, you can play Pac-Man in Google Maps, so now you can power up and chase ghosts around your neighborhood, just open Google Maps on a web browser and click on the Pac-Mac icon on the bottom left.

This one also from Google will make you remember the times of 56k, so you can get a glass of water or go to the bathroom while the page loads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTTtkisylQw

Next we have elgooG, an inverted version of the Google site:

This is a cute one, Google’s President of Engineering Chris Yerga presented Google Panda in Japan, basically a small device within a panda teddy bear which answers all your questions, speaks over 50 languages, it’s super shockproof (it’s so fluffy) and even clings to your arm in a koala style so you can easily carry it around, for a joke, it’s actually sounds like something people would buy, they might even sell more than glass!.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI9Qb4PuiOU

Google Japan was quite inspired, so they also launched the Keyless Keyboard, basically a party horn attached to a device that communicates with your mobile via bluetooth, for those moments where you can’t use your hands or speak but for some strange reason you can blow a horn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAgOnQqyDz0

Next we have Google Chrome Pic, a tool for Chrome Mobile that allows you to take a selfie to show your reaction to any website and then you can share it in a social network, another joke that some people might actually use.

YouTube for some reason wants everyone to listen Sandstorm by Darude today, so most searches will tell you if you were actually looking for that song.

Now let’s jump to Sony Europe, in a very fancy high tech joke, the Playstation Flow, basically a set of special sensors and Swimming Goggles with head phones and screens to take the Playstation experience to the swimming pool and beyond.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bPUaLpNcMY

We all knew it, but CERN has just confirmed The Force is real, “Very impressive, this result is,” said a diminutive green spokesperson for the laboratory, “The Force is what gives a particle physicist his powers,” said CERN theorist Ben Kenobi.This might have many applications, “We hope to continue to study the Force, and perhaps use it to open doors with our minds and fly around and stuff,” said TIE experimentalist Fan Buoi.

http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2015/04/cern-researchers-confirm-existence-force

Motorola announced “Moto Stick” a super fancy selfie stick, because a selfie it’s only as good as it’s stick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=584qPWzfhHY

We are all now familiar with Cloud services, so now Google realeases Google Actual Cloud service, a cloud service from a real cloud.

https://cloud.google.com/actual-cloud/

Come back later to see what we’ve found, there will be plenty of new tech jokes to share later.

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