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April Fool’s

April Fool's Day

Microsoft becomes the hero we need by banning April Fool’s Day pranks

March 28th, 2019

It seems like a lifetime ago, but there was actually a time where April Fools’ Day pranks from tech companies were novel, creative, and actually entertaining. More than a decade ago, for example, Google put together a fictitious account of how it uses pigeons to help organize its search results, a technology it dubbed PigeonRank. …

2016 April Fool's Jokes Roundup

April Fools’ roundup: All the best jokes from around the web

April 1st, 2016

It’s April 1st, which means that you should distrust almost anything you see on the web today. Tech companies in particular love to prank their fans by unveiling ridiculous fake products on April Fools’ Day and we’ve rounded up some of their best efforts this year. In fact, you may have already heard about one of them: Google’s Gmail …

Google Gmail Drop Mic April Fool's

Google’s hilarious April Fools joke backfires spectacularly

April 1st, 2016

Every year on April 1st, Google unveils several completely fake tech products to make us laugh on April Fools Day. This year, it introduced a hilarious “Mic Drop” feature in Gmail. Unfortunately, because the feature is built into Gmail and not all people pay attention to tiny user interface changes, this email addition actually cost some people …