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Happy April Fools' Day 2016: SpatiaFlight AirPlay, Google Cardboard Plastic and More

April 1 is here again, and as with every April Fools' Day that comes around, readers should be on the alert for hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites.

As tradition would have it, plenty of today's pranks involve Apple and tech. Here are a few of the more intriguing ones that are making the rounds so far today. Bear in mind that some of the hoaxes may be NSFW, so after-office viewing or headphone donning may be the safest option.

SpatiaFlight

Moshi launches SpatiaFlight, the next generation of AirPlay.


T-Mobile #BingeOnUp Service

T-Mobile are offering Binge On Up!, a truly mobile binge-watching experience free to all their customers.


Google Cardboard Plastic

Google announces Cardboard Plastic, for the ultimate immersive "AR" experience.


Other Pranks and Hoaxes

Autonomous RV – World's first self-driving trailer van
Virgin America – Introducing the airline's dubious new logo
Product Hunt – Product Hunt acquires Yahoo in all-stock deal
Mark for H&M – Mark Zuckerberg exclusive fashion collection
Lexus V-LCRO – Revolutionary human-machine interface for tackling hard corners
Android Developer StoryThe Guardian goes galactic with Google Play

This post will be updated throughout April Fools' Day with the latest pranks and hoaxes.



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27 months ago
This was funny 6 years ago.
Rating: 9 Votes
27 months ago
Samsung's is here:

http://www.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-ltd/

Can't help feeling there's a dig at the iPhone SE in this: The name is Ltd (for Limited Edition) and at the end when they reveal it's an April Fool's they say "We wouldn't re-release an old phone"...
Rating: 3 Votes
27 months ago
Microsoft seem to have gone pretty big on April Fools this year too, they've announced that SQL Server is going to be ported to Linux, they're partnering with Canonical to bring a Linux subsystem with Bash to Windows 10, and they're going to be including a tool with Visual Studio to help developers compile apps for iOS and Android!

Oh wait...seems that's actually real news...
Rating: 3 Votes
27 months ago

Samsung's is here:

http://www.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-ltd/

Can't help feeling there's a dig at the iPhone SE in this: The name is Ltd (for Limited Edition) and at the end when they reveal it's an April Fool's they say "We wouldn't re-release an old phone"...

[doublepost=1459504778][/doublepost]Ah yes... the days when Samsung used to design their own phones!!
Rating: 3 Votes
27 months ago
Google Cardboard Plastic doesn't really work from the company that really brought us Google Glass.
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago
ifixit.com have the Smother Bag https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/Smother-Bag/IF145-337?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Smother%20Bag%20Press%20Release&utm_content=Smother%20Bag%20Press%20Release+Version+A+CID_7d6d7ef2e8a61f9f20dadeb75d3c0c75&utm_source=CampaignMonitor&utm_term=Get%20Yours%20Today
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago
Huzzah! Everyone seems to be getting in on the April-foolery these days, no longer feels so unique!
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago
Best hoax was the cheap electric car for the masses, because some people still believe it is true.

[MEDIA=youtube]Jd_RXG_WZqQ[/MEDIA]
Tesla Model 3 Unveiling
Rating: 2 Votes
27 months ago
that google plastic was great. something the tv show silicon valley would do.
Rating: 1 Votes
27 months ago
With April fools, it always seems as though Apple is the kid who doesn't really want to join in, whereas Google is the kid who takes it too far.
Rating: 1 Votes

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