Today’s the day you can’t really trust anything you see on the Internet, or in your own newsroom. It seems the only way to not get pranked somehow is to not leave your house.
“Practical applications so far include long-distance communication, influencing minds, and lifting heavy things out of swamps.”
Google continued its storied April Fools history with com.google, which is exactly what it sounds like: all of your search queries end up backwards.
There’s now a pac-man overlay on Google Maps, as well, because why not.
Uber announced plans to deploy boats to the streets of Bangkok. Not the city’s waterways, but its streets.
Spinning off Uber, Groupon announced its own ride-sharing service Grouber. The drivers are cats.
Even T-Mobile is in on the fun, with a new $5-per-line add-on to get your family pets included in your wireless plan.
So consider this your warning: remember to be even more skeptical than usual when it comes to the Internet today. If it sounds too good or too crazy to be true, it probably is. Sorry, Star Wars fans.
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