April Fools' videos from around the InterWeb
Don't even bother looking for cool stuff today; it's probably all fake
Today is April Fools' Day, so if you're even thinking about sharing that cool video of that new technology of something that you've never seen before, don't bother: it's probably a fake video. Here's a roundup of some of the fake news items (with video) that I've seen today, and it's not even 8:30 a.m. yet.
Google Maps' 8-bit version for NES: This is brilliant, because it's not only funny, but the "link" provided works too. Google provides its Maps functionality for the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with 8-bit maps of the world. Try it on your own home address!
Google's Gmail Tap: Replacing the pesky keyboard with a Morse Code-like interface:
Google Fiber Bar: Quashing speculation about Google building a fiber-optic network, the company says it's developing a Fiber Bar that's more efficient than our current fiber-eating options:
Google Chrome Multitask Mode: This one takes a bit to get going, but it's still funny - Chrome enables you to use two mice at the same time.
Jockey's Disposable Underwear: You might need these if you eat a lot of Google Fiber Bars:
Sony VAIO Q Series ultrabook: It's the size of a quarter! With new Intel Core i9 processor.
Assassin's Creed for Kinect: Now this is how you do an April Fools' video. The motion-control accessory comes to the game where you can now shoot arrows, stab people and dive into haystacks.
Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad: Courtesy of ThinkGeek, which has a whole page of fake products for geeks. A bunch of videos, too, but this one's my favorite:
Conan O'Brien buys Mashable for $3,500: Sigh. Not really funny, but still an April Fools' joke nonetheless.
iFixit creates iPad opening tool: Because it's so hard to open your iPad, get it?
As we scan the InterWebs for more videos, we'll post them here. Don't get Fooled today!
Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.