April Fools’ Day 2013 roundup

I love surfing the internet on April Fools’ Day. It’s a day when companies and website stop business as usual and post something funny. This year’s April Fools’ Day was pretty fun. Google did lots of jokes as usual. I love the Google Treasure Maps. ThinkGeek also came up with a bunch of funny products. I wish they really make the Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp. Damn cool. iFixit did a great Orange Teardown. My personal favorite is Mashable Troll Appreciation Day.

I can’t compile all the April Fools’ jokes into one post. There are just too many of them out there. So here are some of the good ones. Do let me know which is your favorite.

Google: Google Nose Beta

Google: Introducing Gmail Blue

Google: Google Fiber to the Pole

Google: Introducing the Google Wallet Mobile ATM

Google: Updating Export And Send Features To Support Your Legacy Technology

YouTube: YouTube’s ready to select a winner

Google: Find treasure with Google Maps


Twitter: Annncng: Twttr


Razer: Razer Naga Phone update

Wolfram|Alpha: Handwritten Knowledge Engine

Lomography: LomoGoggles

Nokia: Nokia turns up the heat with its first microwave oven


Windows Phone: Meet Windows Phone Locket

All About Symbian: Symbian continued to next-generation ‘Revolution’, runs ‘Ellie’

SwiftKey: SwiftKey Tilt – the whole-body typing experience

Sony: Sony Introduces Animalia Line of Tech Products for Pets

Toshiba: Toshibasphere

Engadget: Ericsson T28z review

Mashable: Join Mashable for Troll Appreciation Day on May 11 in NYC

Football Manager: Football Manager 1888

GOG.com: RetroMator 4000


SEGA: Goat Processing

RunKeeper: RunKeeper for iPad

ThinkGeek: Death Star Trench Toss

ThinkGeek: Batman Family Car Decal Set

ThinkGeek: Adventure Time BMO Interactive Buddy

ThinkGeek: Play-Doh 3D Printer

ThinkGeek: Creeper Body Pillow

ThinkGeek: Aliens Chestburster-in-a-Can

ThinkGeek: Bane Mask Walkie Talkies

ThinkGeek: Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp


Mugen Power: Mugen Power 558000mAh Atomic Battery for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Kodak: Presenting Kodak Wrist Kiosk

Imgur: Upload via Snail Mail

Virgin: Virgin launches glass-bottomed plane

Nissan: Nissan Sandwich Toast-R


iFixit: Orange Teardown

P&G: Scope Bacon Mouthwash

White House: A Special Message From the President

Local April Fools Jokes:

The Good Beer Company: Best-selling beers in Singapore


Raffles Institute: RI starts home economics institute to arrest declining marriage rates

Cyberpioneertv: Special Forces Unveiled

DKSG: Review: iSpectacles – Turn your iPhone or Android phone into Google Glass


  1. […] If you were too busy working to surf the internet on 1 April 2013, enjoy a round-up of this year’s tomfoolery here. […]

  2. […] If you were too busy working to surf the internet on 1 April 2013, enjoy a round-up of this year’s tomfoolery here. […]

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