It's April Fools' Day! So let the hoax showdowns begin. But if you think technology companies are too busy coming up with the "next big thing" to join in on the fun, you are mistaken.
Redbox began the day of jokes by sending out emails regarding a lunch meat offer at all Redboxes. The email said, "We're proud to offer a variety of DVD shaped cold cuts, including bologna, turkey and liverwurst. Select Redbox locations also carry bagels and cheese slices for an unforgettable build-your-own sandwich experience."
YouTube just announced that its website was just one big contest. According to the YouTube blog, the site, which was launched in 2005, was just a means to locate the best video in the world, and that on Monday it is closing the competition. The company said it will stop taking video submissions at midnight on Tuesday, and that the site will close down and all submitted videos will be deleted.
Watch their announcement below:
Link for mobile users: http://bit.ly/YoHz8B
For those who have dreamed of getting their hands on a tool that would help tell them determine what that strange smell is in the cubicle next door, or the name of that pungent fragrance left behind in a vacant elevator, search giant Google announced Monday that it has developed the world's most sensible mobile operating system: Google Nose.
According to the company, Google NoseBETA leverages new and existing technologies to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available via a Google Aromabase of more than 15 million scentibytes.
Watch the video:
Link for mobile users: http://bit.ly/16cuoYc
If you have been on the hunt for buried treasure in your back yard, there's good news: the Google Maps Street View team said it has released its new Treasure Mode.
According to the company, the team found one of history’s long lost relics: a treasure map belonging to the infamous pirate, William "Captain" Kidd, during a recent expedition in the Indian Ocean.
However, the map contains a variety of encrypted symbols and is not readily decipherable. So Google needs your help to crack to code.
To access Captain Kidd’s treasure map, click here, and watch the video for more info:
Link for mobile users: http://bit.ly/YUeRZG
Sony has also offered a sneak peak at its new innovation, the company's first-ever line of technology products specially designed and created for pets.
According to Sony Gadgets and Gaming, the Animalia lineup includes Sony-branded products targeted at owners with dogs, cats and hamsters such as the K9 4K TV, M3-OW Kitty Cans, and In-Cage Speakers.
Watch this video for an exclusive look:
Link for mobile users: http://bit.ly/Z3iBHD
It's been years in the making, but Google says latest advances in technological innovation have allowed the company to finally bring email into the 21st century with the release of Gmail Blue.
Watch below to see how Gmail has been completely redesigned while staying exactly the same:
Mobile users, click to view the video: http://bit.ly/YWOsAt
Tech companies are not the only ones with big product announcements; Scope Mouthwash has released its latest innovation: Scope Bacon Mouthwash.
According to the company, it kills 99.9 percent of bad breath germs with 100 percent bacon taste.
Watch for more:
Link for mobile users: http://bit.ly/ZCFYel
If you would like to have more control over your food deliveries, Seamless says it is launching is "Deluxe Delivery" service beginning this spring.
According to the company, Deluxe Delivery offers customers the ability to select who will deliver their food via three options: Supermodel, Adonis or Surprise Me!
Watch the video:
Click to view on mobile: http://bit.ly/10oXty1
The White House joined in on the fun Monday and released a special video message from the President.
Link for mobile: http://bit.ly/10sfoSV