The best of April Fools' Day'18 from the tech world

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April Fools Day 2018: Here are the best pranks pulled off by tech cos to grab attention

Tech companies around the world have a long history of pulling off pranks on their customers as part of April Fools' Day and this year was no different. Companies like Google, Tesla, Reliance, OnePlus, and many more pulled off some really amazing pranks to grab our attention.


Here are the best pranks pulled off by tech companies as part of April Fools' Day 2018-

1. Google- The search engine giant this time introduced among others products, -- the 'Bad Joke Detector' for its Files Go app. The company claimed that the feature will identify bad jokes -- using 'a custom-built deep neural network' -- which were sent to users by their friends and family. Google Japan joked about putting together a physical handwriting version of the GBoard virtual keyboard, and Google Australia, apparently was rebranded as Googz.

2. Tesla- Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla, joked about his company going bankrupt. The SpaceX CEO wrote on Twitter, "Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt." Another post included a photo of Musk and a message that he “was found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by ‘Teslaquilla’ bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks.”


3. Snapchat- The social media platform whose features have been blatantly copied by Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook and Instagram, took a jibe at the social media giant. Snapchat joked about launching a filter that looks exactly like the Facebook app, but the text appears to be written in Russian.

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4. Reliance Jio- The second-largest telecom operator across India, shared a video of 'Jio Juice' -- a new SIM card that would allow users to charge their phones wirelessly without carrying chargers and heavy power banks. The telecom operator revealed the prank to its users on Sunday in a tweet.

5. OnePlus- Carl Pei, co-founder of Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus shared a video where he talks about how the company plans to "re-imagine currency". Towards the end of the video features a gold coin with the OnePlus logo to make it seem much more convincing.

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