Aprils fool’s is the day when journos and bloggers let their hair down and come up with very amusing April Fool’s and this year is no different as there have been some brilliant ones, let us know if find any others. This is our best of the web so far.
Playmobil Apple Store from ThinkGeek. That’s right Playmobil are launching a toy version of the Appple store, expect to find lots of cool features recreated in the minature version of you favourite store – Apple genius’ sold seperatley.
Jessops lunar photography course. “Your chance to photograph the moon while you orbit the Earth,” the press release promises. Prices from just £5,000. Bargain, though you have to wait until 2013. Click the link through though and… d’oh!
Two tickets to the royal wedding for £8. Groupon is offering you the chance to go to the Royal Wedding, and for the measily price of £8 – you’ll still need to bring a gift, but you can’t complain as you even get a glass of wine.
Cnet.co.uk is reporting that a swanky new restaurant has opened in London called Tableau, and that, as part of its shtick and theme, it’s using newly-released iPad 2 tablets as plates. The site also claims that it has visited the venue, and that, “after chowing down at the all-white restaurant, which also has an all-black room, we can vouch for the fact that it’s mind-blowing to see an iPad 2 surrounded by crisp white napkins and silver cutlery.”
TVonics launches -1 channels. TVonics announced today that you can watch any TV channel even live TV an hour before it even happens. The first ever -1 channel. The press release says it possible “through the use of innovative engineering solutions” and states “the risk of the creation of any significant temporal paradox can be minimised.” Must have found the Docs flux capacitor then.
Richard Branson buys Pluto and reinstates it as a planet. “As a firm supporter of small businesses Sir Richard is hoping to set an example for struggling entrepreneurs facing setbacks by having Pluto reinstated as an official planet, after its declassification by the International Astronomical Union in 1996.” Branston apparently wasn’t to happy when his first space destination was declassified and made redundant, so he has decided to buy the Pluto and reinstate it as a proper planet.
Thumbs Up iPhone controllable Wi-Fi Eagle powered by the Sun. Ingenious gift and gadget developer Thumbs Up today announces its first ever concept product – an iPhone controllable Wi-Fi Eagle powered by the Sun. Yes, now you can experience a ‘bird’s eye’ view from the safety of the ground – creating your very own World vision.
Scheduled for launch this Autumn, the RC Eagle i will be packed with features – including GPS tracking, Wi-Fi control from your smart phone and a solar powered body – seeing this bird fly is believing.
Spotify launching in the US, closing European operations to fund it. We’re hearing from multiple sources today that deals are finally in place with major US record labels and the company’s Valley investors are ready to provide the additional cash needed to pay for costly music licenses. Absent any last minute hiccups, the company’s US service is ready to go live as early as next week.
The catch? Those same sources tell us that in order to finance the cost of a US launch, Valley investors have demanded the company shut down its European service, effective noon on Friday (GMT). The brand new ‘Spotify USA‘ — unavailable to users in Europe — will launch on Monday morning in Europe. Nice one, but is Spotify as amused?
Firebox Re-Cycle Cardboard Bike. It has to be seen to be believed, but riding on the success of their award-winning Paper-Pulp Canoe, German engineers Zeug and Unsinn have created the Re-Cycle Cardboard Bike – set to revolutionise the way we get around city spaces forever!
Made from the equivalent of two hundred red-top tabloids, the Re-Cycle is light, easy to carry and simple to assemble. In the time it would take you to flag down a cab, just follow the step-by-step instructions* to pop, fold, score and tear the pieces you need to assemble your bike in a flash. No glue, tape or staples required.
Found any others ? Then add a link in the comments section. And happy April Fool’s day.