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.
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 Story – The 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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