Each year, Google creates a number of April Fools Day pranks which toy with the public. In previous years, the company has tweaked certain services such as Gmail, YouTube and even the Google homepage.
With any luck, this year shouldn’t be any different. So while I will be posting articles about as many 2013 pranks as possible, I will also be linking to them on this post. I will update this as soon as news comes through of a new prank, so it will always be current.
In the last few years, Microsoft have really tried to push the ‘live tile’ feature as much as possible. Windows phone has had the feature for a while, while the new Windows 8 operating system has just been given the colourful blocks. In an attempt to further promote this feature of Microsoft products, the company decided to prank innocent passers in Oslo.
Microsoft fitted the tile on a street next to a building which was emitting muffled music and was showing the silhouettes of people dancing, as if there was a concert going on in the room. When people stepped on the tile, the music became clearer. If the person continued to stand on the tile, the building’s wall falls around the terrified civilian, to show the concert going on. Then begins the flash mob.