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Top 5 April Fool’s Day Jokes In The Tech World

For those who are unfamiliar with the custom of April Fool’€™s day, the informal holiday is widely recognised in European culture and portrayed as a day where people play pranks and jokes on each other for the fun of it. Due to the popularity of this holiday, it has gained global recognition and even professional companies partake in the fun. April Fool’s day may be over, but to commemorate the fun of tricking people and taking the mickey out of it, here are a few of the top April Fool’€™s Day jokes that happened in the tech community:

Google Pokemon

While the search giant has been known to be a regular participant on this special occasion, Google has entertained the world by creating an update of Google Maps on Android and iPhone, which includes users catching Pokemon around the world. If the user manages to catch all 150 pokemon, he is granted the grand title ‘€œPokemon Master’€.

Smart Gloves

Wearable tech may have created a big hype in the tech community, but to make fun of the significance of this tech form, Samsung and HTC decided to advertise a ‘€œsmart glove’€ which basically includes a smartphone glued on top of a glove. HTC’s tagline for this ingenious invention was ‘Imagine the power of complete smartphone creative freedom. Now imagine that freedom in the shape of a glove’€.

‘Cats You May Know’

To join in on the fun, LinkedIn created a ‘Cats You May Know’€ section for users to find professional feline contacts. The section involves a range of adorable and skillful cats, but since this is a professional networking site, the users were probably not too keen on this joke.

Flappy Board

To commemorate the end of the addictive smartphone game ‘€œFlappy Bird’€, Flipboard offered an alternative version of the original game and provided five minutes of gameplay to each user. While this may be an amusing joke for some users, other users playing the game would probably find it torturous and a cruel joke.

List Your Desk

While Airbnb is more famous for providing couches or apartments available for short term or long term rent globally, the company decided to hop on the April Fool’€™s Day bandwagon and create a ‘€œList Your Desk’€ section, which allows users to rent their office desks.

Written By

Clarissa Turner is an English major graduate from New York University. Due to her academic background, she has developed a passion in writing and informing others on important stories around the world. As she is a geek at heart, she has combined both her passions to write quality articles on geek-related news.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Prakash

    April 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    All these jokes are looking good for April Fool. Thanks for sharing these pranks.

  2. Rohit Dubey

    April 12, 2014 at 6:05 am

    Nice collection loved them all.
    Thanks.

  3. Gautham Nekkanti

    April 12, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I loved that Pokemon Prank

  4. Samantha Vermillion

    April 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Loved the Flappy board prank!!

  5. Rancho

    April 12, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I like “cats you may know” prank, people will never think of April fool on such professional website.

  6. Glenn David

    April 14, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Catching Pokemon is good but it wasn’t equally best as last year Google’s Prank. They introduced Google Nose using which users can now start smelling things over the web. It was hillarious and 99% of the people tried that trusting it to be really working. 😀

  7. Ryszard Grygiel

    April 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Pokemon Prank on Google is the best 🙂

  8. Sudipto

    April 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Hey Clarissa,
    These jokes are very good specially Pokemon Prank. Thanks for sharing this.

  9. Divya Shah

    May 3, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I was having a whatsapp prank, which tells they gather data of you conversation. I redirects you a to site where its says “April Fool”.

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