April Fools Day archive

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

    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
    Gaming

    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
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    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
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    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?
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    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
    Online

    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
    Online

    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...

  • April Fool's Day 2012: The best stories from around the web
    Online

    April Fool's Day 2012: The best stories from around the web

    By 1 April 2012

    Gullible gadget-lovers gather round, April Fool's Day is upon us. Being wiser than Gandalf when it comes to electronics, rarely do we fall for any potential trickery. But some of the gadget-related spoofs can be particularly dastardly, difficult for even...

  • Year in review 2011: April
    Gaming

    Year in review 2011: April

    By 27 December 2011

    It's the end of the year, but before we get too excited about what's to come next, lets take a breather, let those mince pies break down and glance back at 2011. In the real world, the Arab Spring was in full flow and an estimated 2 billion people worldwide...

  • ThinkGeek April Fool gag becomes reality...
    Online

    ThinkGeek April Fool gag becomes reality...

    By 13 April 2011

    ThinkGeek's Playmobil Apple Store April Fools' Day gag was so good that many of the site's other made-up products for the day were overshadowed. One of which was the Chocolate Zombie Bunny that the US online retailer was proposing for Easter. That was...

  • ThinkGeek's Playmobil Apple Store to go on sale for real?
    Phones

    ThinkGeek's Playmobil Apple Store to go on sale for real?

    By 1 April 2011

    There's no doubt as to what Pocket-lint's favourite April Fools' Day prank was this year, the ThinkGeek Playmobil Apple Store. Indeed, as it was trending on Twitter at one point, it's pretty much everybody else's too. Much like with the company's iPad...

  • April Fools' Day 2011: The best stories from around the Web
    Gaming

    April Fools' Day 2011: The best stories from around the Web

    By 1 April 2011

    Alright, we admit that April Fools Day can be a bit of a pain if you're searching for some serious gadget news and are a little on the gullible side, but it's only around for half a day, and, let's be honest, there's some cracking and elaborate gags out...

  • April Fools' Day pranks that came true
    Gaming

    April Fools' Day pranks that came true

    By 1 April 2011

    April fools' Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 April, when people mark the occassion with pratical jokes and general silliness. These kind of pranks are particularly popular in the the tech world with Pocket-lint even pulling a few of its own...

  • Autoglass creates self-repairing glass for phones
    Phones

    Autoglass creates self-repairing glass for phones

    By 1 April 2011

    Autoglass has today announced a scientific breakthrough by developing glass that repairs itself, Pocket-lint has learnt. According to scientists at the company's headquarters in Bedford, the company has designed a new type of glass that, when broken or...

  • April Fools 2010 - the best stories from around the Web
    Gaming

    April Fools 2010 - the best stories from around the Web

    By 1 April 2010

    Yes, April Fools Day can be a bit of a pain if you're searching for some serious gadget news and are a little on the gullible side, but it's only around for half a day, one in every 365, so we may as well enjoy it while it's here. We got ours out the...

  • Canon, Olympus, and Nikon unveil App-e-ture: the app store for your digital camera
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    Canon, Olympus, and Nikon unveil App-e-ture: the app store for your digital camera

    By 1 April 2010

    Canon, Olympus, and Nikon have announced a new partnership (CON) to create an app store for digital cameras, that will allow you to download a range of applications for your digital camera, while at the same time inviting Samsung and Panasonic to join...

  • Four-screen Apple iTablet snapped
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    Four-screen Apple iTablet snapped

    By 24 January 2010

    As the rumour mill for the expected Apple iTablet launch on Wednesday reaches fever pitch, we've managed to grab some exclusive pics of the new yet-to-be-announced device here at Pocket-lint. Yes, it might look like four iPhones stuck together on close...

  • April Fools 2009 roundup - the best of the rest
    Gaming

    April Fools 2009 roundup - the best of the rest

    By 1 April 2009

    Pocket-lint has brought you news of a good handful of the best April Fool stories this morning, but there are lots more out there. See below for a round up of the best of the rest: Google's complex Cadie spoof Google announced Cadie, the world's first...

  • BBC iPlayer launches for a new platform
    Home Cinema

    BBC iPlayer launches for a new platform

    By 1 April 2009

    The BBC iPlayer, already available on the iPhone, Wii, mobiles, PMPs and Virgin Media, is now available on a new gadget for your viewing pleasure. The Beeb's marketing team apparently identified breakfast television as an emerging market segment for on-demand...

  • VIDEO: Alpine Legend for Xbox 360
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Alpine Legend for Xbox 360

    By 1 April 2009

    "Join the global yodel" with the new music game for the Xbox 360. Hit play to see the trailer now...

  • Nokia to offer special edition 5800 XpressMusic
    Phones

    Nokia to offer special edition 5800 XpressMusic

    By 1 April 2009

    AllAboutSymbian has the scoop on a new special edition coming soon for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. With the phone company's Finnish heritage, it's perhaps not surprising that they are offering a model that can be used in the sauna. The Nokia 5800 "Sauna...

  • VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Qualcomm
    Phones

    VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Qualcomm

    By 1 April 2009

    Qualcomm has opened the doors on its top secret R&D facilities, offering a fascinating glimpse as to what goes on in its newly developed "convergence program", that is looking to create the first truly ubiquitous digital network so that everyone, everywhere,...

  • YouTube goes upside-down
    Online

    YouTube goes upside-down

    By 1 April 2009

    YouTube has gone upside-down for its April Fool prank with all the videos on the site's homepage having a distinctly wrong way up theme. In addition, all of the text displayed on the site is upside down, as are the videos played. The site suggests ways...

  • Dial-a-Phone unveils "credit crunch phone"
    Phones

    Dial-a-Phone unveils "credit crunch phone"

    By 1 April 2009

    Dial-a-Phone has unveiled a new handset, codenamed the 100-F, from Latvian manufacturer, Lirpa. The phone design has been inspired by the global credit crunch and works as either a coin-operated or credit/debit card mobile. The UK variant will have a...

  • Firebox offers Sat Nav Shoes
    Gadgets

    Firebox offers Sat Nav Shoes

    By 1 April 2009

    Firebox is offering a solution for those that want to be able to navigate around crowded city centres without having to bury their nose in a map, or flaunt expensive GPS devices in public. The brand new "Sat Nav Shoes" from Droidwear integrate GPS technology...