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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Google April Fools day 2010 pranks

Googgle Chrome : Web Browser that Talk

Goggle Chrome is "unmuting the web" by introducing a chrome extension that will provide audio feedback as you browse to web pages and interact with the browser.

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Google Wave

Google announced Google Wave, wave notifications for Google Wave. Google will send an actual human to you to tell you when there’s a new Wave in your inbox.

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Google change its name to topeka

Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.

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Google Goes Nuclear

Techcrunch reports that Google is getting serious about nuclear research, and is building a uranium enrichment plant. Some experts say it’s for energy, other say it’s a nuclear deterrent against the China threat.

Google Search

Search anything on their main search engine, and instead of telling you the amount of time it took to run your search it will use an arbitrary term like “shakes of a lamb's tail.”

Google Books

In Google Books there’s an option to see the text/images in 3D.


takes cloud computing to the next level. Upload anything, literally: “Store your keys, remotes, rail passes, and other objects you commonly lose with Google Docs, and you’ll never have to worry about finding them again. “

Google UK

Google UK is offering an app for the Android that will translate animal speech. As the site explains: “Translate for Animals is an application for Android phones that recognises and transcribes words and phrases that are common to a species, like cats for example. To develop Translate for Animals, we worked closely with many of the world’s top language synthesis teams, and with leaders in the field of animal cognitive linguistics, including senior fellows at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.” Video included.

Google Japan

Google Japan released a 9-panel keyboard drumset with Japanese characters. As CrunchGear John Biggs writes: “Google Japan just released their new drum-based interface to type in Japanese. No longer will you be confounded by the spelling of Hari Kari and Toyota!”

Google Maps Australia

Driving directions in Aussie-speak. Like “chuck a right,” “ya want to take,” “catch exit.”

Google Street View available in Anachrome 3D

When using Google Street View you can change the view to display anachrome 3D images. It can be enabled by clicking on the orange Street View icon, now depicting a man that is wearing Red/Cyan glasses. The man seems happy when wearing the glasses, unhappy when he just has them on his head. The 3D is genuine, with the red/green offset being greater for closer objects.

Google Maps OCCA

Google Australia changed directions for Google Maps Australia to use Australian Slang terms in the direction results. Examples of the altered directions include "You need to go south towards [street name] mate", "Hang a right when you get to [street name]", "Chuck a left when you get to [street name]", "Ya gotta take the turn off onta [street name]" and saying "Ya might have to cough up some cash along here" to indicate toll booths.

YouTube ASCII video filter

The logo of YouTube was changed to an ASCII-style one made out of 1s. The YouTube logo is a reference to some videos having a new quality setting, namely "TEXTp". According to a notice underneath the videos, viewing the video with this quality setting enabled allows YouTube to save one US dollar ($1) per second on bandwidth costs. The notice also remarks on the source of this new "feature", wishing the reader a happy April Fool's Day.

However in accordance with the announcement, the video quality on some videos can indeed be set to 'TEXTp' and video output will be rendered through an ASCII filter.

Animal Translator BETA

Google placed a link on the main page, advertising a new Google Animal Translator service to add to their Language Translator service. Clicking the link would take you to a page advertising an app for Android phones for the translator, with the tagline being "Bridging the gap between animals and humans". http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/translateforanimals/

Standard Voicemail Mode for Google voice

Google placed a New! Standard Voicemail Mode link in the Google Voice main page.

Evil Bit

Google added an "evil bit" to their API, to aid in generating an appropriate response to nefarious deeds.

Google Voice Search for Anmials

Japanese version Google Voice Search introduce voice search function for animals.

Google Jail

www.fastcompany.com annonce that Google are planning on creating next generation prisons in the United States. They say jails offer the perfect place to test new kinds of social networking, and they believe they can help rehabilitate more than 500,000 prisoners with their new techniques.

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