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April Fools' Day 2015: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2015: The best stories from around the web

By 1 April 2015

Check the calendar before you read any overly exciting news stories today, it's April Fools' Day and as such everyone pushing pranks - especially on the internet. In the past we've been treated to some real corkers, such as the Playmobil Apple Store,... >>

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

By 1 April 2015

Yes today is April Fools' Day and yes Google has overlaid playable Pac-Man on its Google Maps service. But why is that an April Fool? We consider it a nice gift from Google. The little treat from Google allows you to finish your Google Maps journey planning... >>

April Fools' Day: The best tech hoaxes we've ever seen

April Fools' Day: The best tech hoaxes we've ever seen

By 30 March 2015

It's become an annual tradition at this point: on the first day of April, tech companies from across the world take it upon themselves to share their latest projects, products, goals, and so forth, but really, they're all just nonsensical hoaxes. April... >>

April Fools' Day 2014: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2014: The best stories from around the web

By 1 April 2014

Today's the day to keep an eye out for whoopee cushions on seats and (hopefully) joke dog turds in fridges. But April Fools' Day isn't only about physical practical jokes anymore, the internet has becomes riddled with tricksters too. Last year we had... >>

Hands-on: Goat Simulator review

Hands-on: Goat Simulator review

By 1 April 2014

Goats are threatening to be the internet's next big superstars. We've seen hilarious YouTube clips of goats screaming like humans, fainting goats and, to top all that, now there's the brand new PC game: Goat Simulator. Yes you read that correctly. And... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #124 - Facebook Phone, Facebook Home

Pocket-lint Podcast #124 - Facebook Phone, Facebook Home

By 5 April 2013

A return from the Easter break sees the traditional podcast format back with fresh discussion on last night's Facebook Home and Facebook Phone launch. Plus, the linters explore the McClaren Technology Centre - a building so eco-friendly it is the home... >>

April Fool's Day 2013: The best stories from around the web

April Fool's Day 2013: The best stories from around the web

By 2 April 2013

It's that time of year again when work colleagues dust off their fake dog poos and buttonhole flowers that squirt water, it's April Fools' Day, and that means there's an awful lot of tomfoolery going on out there in World Wide Web land. And the tech industry... >>

Play-Doh 3D Printer: ThinkGeek's best April Fools yet?

Play-Doh 3D Printer: ThinkGeek's best April Fools yet?

By 1 April 2013

If there's one thing we look forward to every April Fools' Day here on Pocket-lint, that's what US gadget retailer ThinkGeek has up its sleeve. Having already wowed us with such classic spoof products as Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad, Edible Gummy iPhone... >>

Scientists invent glow in the dark popcorn

Scientists invent glow in the dark popcorn

By 1 April 2013

It's been the bane of cinema-goers' lives for years as they put their hand in their lap in the hope they'll grab another handful of popcorn and nothing else, but a brand new discovery by scientists in a research laboratory in Cambridge is about to change... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #79 - RIM's consumer focus, Google Project Glass and Harrods gadgets

Pocket-lint Podcast #79 - RIM's consumer focus, Google Project Glass and Harrods gadgets

By 6 April 2012

RIM has had an eventful week, so the Pocket-lint team explains why the rest of the press presumed it was withdrawing from the consumer market, while we though otherwise. Plus, the team discusses the potential for the sci-fi-style augmented reality specs... >>