April 1, 2015 is almost coming to an end, and naturally, a lot of stunts were pulled …everywhere including the tech ecosystem. Some elaborate, some believable and some, so ridiculous that it’s difficult to process anybody bought them. Then again, in a space like the one we have found ourselves, everyday is almost the Fool’s day (consider hyperloop).
These are the top stories online that turned out to be hoaxes.
Google Releases Smartbox by Google
If you missed sorting through mails and feeling the physical eco-unfriendly paper in your hands, Google just got you.
“Today we’re excited to introduce Smartbox—a better, smarter mailbox that fuses physical mail with everything you love about the electronic kind,” Google said.
There is only one catch, you need a Gmail account.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hydLZJXG3Tk]
New Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge Takes ‘Cutting Edge’ Seriously
Samsung announced the release of a knife with Smartphone capabilities, the Galaxy Blade Edge. What’s more, the smart knife has a razor sharp diamond edge.
Naturally, it also comes with streamlined auto-chop capability? Nah. That’s just us.
Forget Selfie Sticks, Say Hello To Selfie Shoes
Miz Moonz, has introduced the selfie-shoe. The selfie-shoe will take over from the selfie-stick, at least that’s what they propose.
“Just insert your phone into the port at the front of either your right or left shoe, raise it (you leg) to the perfect angle and click the internal button with a tap of your toe to take the photo.”
Richard Branson Moves Virgin Airlines to Branson, Missouri
Virgin airline founder, Richard Branson announced on his twitter page that he’ll be moving his company’s US headquarters to Branson, Missouri. He also stated that he’ll name the airline’s latest airplane “Jolene” in honour of Dolly Parton, who is from the town.
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) March 31, 2015
The Force Exists. Who Wouldn’t Believe That?
Apparently, the George Lucas-inspired wish of every teen just came true. The force is real, according to researchers from CERN, European Organization For Nuclear Research.
According to a press release from CERN, “though researchers are as yet unsure what exactly causes the Force, students and professors at the laboratory have already started to harness its power. Practical applications so far include long-distance communication, influencing minds, and lifting heavy things out of swamps.”
Play Pac-Man On Google Maps
Remember Pac-man? Well its back, but now its on the Google Map and the rules are still the same; eat the pellets and avoid the ghosts. The good thing about it is that you get to play the game navigating Pac-man through real streets.
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Gbenga Onalaja contributed to this post