Google April Fools’ Day jokes for 2014

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[We will update this post as more jokes come in]

To check out last year’s antics, click here.

Google seeking the best Pokémon Master to bring Google Maps to the next dimension

Using Maps on their Android or iOS device, applicants need to find each and every one of the wild Pokémon. All applicants that are able to collect every Pokémon will be invited to the Googleplex for the final round of hiring. The winner will be deemed, Pokémon Master, and will start employment at Google on September 1, 2014. Now, yes, this is a joke, but the best part of it is that if you go into Google Maps now on your Android phone or iPhone, tap the search bar and press on the “Press Start” link, you will start seeing Pokémon now. I kid you not. You have until April 2 at 2:00pm PST to capture all of them. Good luck and check out the video below…..

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Google’s new input method: The Magic Hand

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This brings “hands free” to a whole new level. The Google Japanese team has developed a “Magic Hand” to control your smartphone or tablet. It includes a joystick and push button for complete control, and you can even customize the hand. Forget Project Tango, I want this now. Check out the video below…..

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More info: Google Blogspot Japan

Gmail Shelfie

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2013 was the year of the selfie, and Google is taking them to the next level in 2014 with Gmail Shelfie, as in the the SHareable sELFIE. Adding your selfie to your own Gmail theme is one thing, but what about your family and friends? With Gmail Shelfie, you are one click away from taking over anyone else’s Gmail theme with your beautiful kisser. Now they can enjoy looking at you all day.

The word of 2013 was selfie, but for 2014, it’s going to be Shelfie.

More info: Gmail Blogspot

Total Temperature Control

Everyone has been wondering what the Nest acquisition will mean for Google, and we might have the answer for you. check out the video below unveiling “Total Temperature Control” which is from an alliance between Nest and Virgin America. Nest CEO Tony Fadell and Virgin Chairman Richard Branson teamed up for this spoof video showing how every seat Virgin America planes will have their own climate control.

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