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Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013

Apr 01, 2013 17:26pm
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Companies on April 1 come up with creative ideas to befool and mislead users. Like every year, it happened this year too. Here's our pick of the top 10 April Fool's Day 2013 hoaxes. BMW announced the launch of their limited edition BMW Pram.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Virgin announced the world's first glass-bottomed plane on April 1 - created to ensure passengers can enjoy both an unparalleled flying experience, as well as a selection of stunning landscapes from the comfort of their seats.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Experta at CAP Automotive pretended to be puzzled over how to publish essential details of a vehicle, which is claimed to be 'the most environmentally friendly car in the world' - because it is powered by air. It says the vehicle weighs 400kg, and is built by the Shanghai-based Yuren Automobile Co.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Google introduced a video announcing the all new Gmail Blue e-mail client. The Gmail Blue announcement is another April Fool's prank from Google. The video says, the compose button will turn blue while you click on it to create a new message. Everything will appear blue from labels to body text in Gmail Blue, explains a Google executive in the video.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Every year Google tries to outdo itself in pulling April Fool pranks. The hoax Google product launch of April 1, 2013 is Google Nose, which Google says is "The new scentsation in search".
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • In tune with the April Fool's Day tradition YouTube posted a video announcing that the eight-year-old site that is now the world's most popular online video destination is downing its shutters for a decade. But before it deletes all those millions of hours of video, YouTube has also empanelled judges to select that one definitive video that and the the winner will be declared when the website goes back online in 2023.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • With the view to befool users on April 1, Google announced Treasure Maps, which it says is our Beta Maps technology.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Twitter announced a two-tiered service. The company said, everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, a user can use the premium Twitter service which also includes vowels.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • The Guardian newspaper announced a pair of web-connected "augmented reality" spectacles that will beam its journalism directly into the wearer's visual field, enabling users to see the world through the Guardian's eyes at all times.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Hotels.com announced that from April 1, its customers will be able to book the Belgian Suite in Buckingham Palace.
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013
  • Top 10: April Fool's Day pranks of 2013