It’s that time of year again, the time when you’re reading an article on the BBC about spaghetti trees (actual prank by the BBC), all of you friends are getting married and you can trust no one. Its April Fools Day.
We’ve decided to take a took at all the ways the internet is trying to trick you today. This article will be updated throughout the day with anything else we stumble on so keep checking back! For Scotland specific pranks, check out our other article here: Some very Scottish April Fools
From the bible of User Experience comes my favourite prank of the day. Designers get your wireframes ready because the hamburger menu is dead and the pizza menu is in!
Usually filtered for quality, FML seems to have turned the tables. Today readers are treated to the posts that would normally never see the light of day.
Not going to spoil the surprise by posting a picture but type “com.google” into your address bar and see what Google have done this year.
This one appeared yesterday but we’re still counting it as a prank.
Head to Google Maps, zoom in till you can see roads and click the PacMan icon in the bottom left (beside Earth) and you can play PacMan on the street where you live! It works best if you find some nice straight roads.
Angry Birds gets real
Rovio have released this video detailing the latest incarnation of Angry Birds
Pizza Hut Scratch and Sniff Menu
I wish this was real…
Domino’s drone delivery
Costa launch a new service allowing customers to take a powernap
CERN Discover the Force
iFaxit: on-demand repair guide delivery service
iFixIt launch their new service promising to deliver repair guides via bleeding edge technology
Firebox and the Inner Selfie Stick
Not sure if this is actually a prank since a similar product to this does actually exist but its being called out as one so we’re going to include it too.
YouTube is giving people “Sandstorm by Darude” as a suggestion whenever you search for music
Google Fibre Dialup Mode
To help you get back to real life more often
Microsoft reinvent productivity