Best tech April Fool’s Day jokes of 2013

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April Fool’s Day is pretty annoying for the unprepared. The flood gates of false announcements, buyouts, and new products fill the feeds and often get people excited or discouraged until they remember the date.

It gets bigger every year. Some companies such as Google play multiple tricks on people. Others do even worse – making announcements that aren’t so far fetched that they actually get some people to believe them for a time, embarrassing them when they spread the words to their friends. I’ve been a victim of that in the past. Never again.

This year’s round includes some standard cleverness, but some of the ideas that came from it all was actually pretty cutting edge. Many would be scared by it, but others would actually get a kick out of flying on a plane with a glass floor.

Here are some of the winning videos from this year’s field of entries. There were several great jokes that didn’t have videos attached such as the Nokia microwave, and while we’d love to highlight them, there’s nothing easier than watching videos. Most of the videos below are from known entities but we found a couple of strong obscure players as well.

Here are our top 19 picks this year in reverse order…

 

19. HEX Cross Body for Apple Newton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq7VrFQv01s

 

18. Gmail Blue

 

17. Apply to Retire

 

16. Kit President

 

15. Minecraft 2.0 Sneak Peek

 

14. Levity Algorithm

 

13. BronyCon 2014 Lunar Sponsorship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfj4TwDyUJw

 

12. Guardian Goggles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwN9xv1oOyY

 

11. Google Fiber to the Pole

 

10. Upgraded Delivery Person

 

9. Furry Family Airline Program

 

8. YouTube to Shut Down

 

7. In-Flight Riverdancing

 

6. Methane Powered Subaru

 

5. Google Maps Treasure Mode

 

4. Bacon Mouthwash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc_iT1bSrJM

 

3. Google Nose

 

2. Sony Animalia

 

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