Every April 1st, the web turns into a questionable collection of humor and annoyance. Why should 2014 be any different?
As usual, Google leads the charge in April Fools’ Day gags.
Google+ photos auto-awesome to include a photobombing David Hasselhoff.
YouTube announces viral videos for the rest of 2014.
Google announces the Gmail Shelfie, a shareable selfie that you can use as the background theme for your Gmail. You can take your own Shelfie or choose to rotate the theme through the top Shelfies.
Google Maps will help with your Pokemon challenge.
Google Japan announces new tapping fingers for your Android smartphone.
Google AdSense has location data tied to moons and planets.
Hulu announces spin-offs of popular tv shows.
Reddit announces headdit, a new way to use your webcam to browse Reddit.
Eztv turned into Google with a full redesign. Torrentfreak has a write-up on the new approach.
Computer Updates Prank
If you’d like to prank somebody in your office, just visit this site in their browser, select an update animation, and press F11 to make the browser go full screen. Prepare for them to wait and wait and then curse their computer.
Redbox promoted new MoodMatch technology. It will suggest the perfect movie based on your mood.
Daily Steals had major deals on a zoo closeout. A giraffe for $12k, a male lion for $14k, a polar bear for $70k, and so on.
Imgur’s Viralizer will help your images go viral by embedding kittens or memes into them. Making them significantly better photos.