April Fools: Top fake news in tech

It is that time of year again with all the exciting fake news in tech.

Google Shrine

Google is launching a shrine called "Google Shrine" where you can worship to get more traffic to your website. It is a nice thing to have for startups, bloggers and search engine optimization (SEO) specialists who want to maximize the volume of inbound organic traffic from search engines to their websites. I will also be getting one for myself.

Google Shrine (source: https://www.gshrine.com)

Google Cloud Hummus API

There are dozens of hummus types and it is a headache choosing one whenever I buy groceries. Now I can build an Android app that uses this API to decide what hummus I want depending on my mood. This just made my day!

Razor's Project Venom v2

Razer Venom V2 turns gamers limitless. This energy drink uses nanobots to help make sure your body is working at optimal efficiency when playing games. No more fatigue playing Dota. I can now play game all night long. Game changing!

T-Mobile's Sidekicks Smartphone

It is the world's first smartshoephone by T-Mobile. The T-Mobile website suggests the shoes would have smartphone features, like a touch display, 4G network connectivity and a camera. Great! I hope they still have headphone jacks.

Bad Joke Detector by Google's Files Go

If you use Files Go, this is probably the best feature. The app helps you free up space on your phone by deleting any bad jokes you inadvertently receive from friends and family using "a custom-built deep neural network".

Genetic Select by Lexus

Today, partnership has been launched between 23AndMe and Lexus to use your DNA to figure out which Lexus is right for you. Now you don't need to get frustrated deciding which Lexus to buy. All you need to do is just spitting into a test tube.


Another day another cryptocurrency.

Chegg Osmosis Pillow

Chegg introduced the Chegg Osmosis Pillow, an incredible new way to study while you sleep. It is a memory foam that not only remembers you but also remembers things that you study. That is probably the second best thing after Stemino if you are a student. Highly recommended.

Happy April Fools' Day!