April Fools 2015: Samsung Galaxy Blade, Pac-Man On Google Maps, Selfie Shoes
Samsung has announced the world’s first-ever smart knife with smartphone capabilities. Meanwhile, Pac-Man has eaten his way to Google Maps, and Uber launched Uber boats in Bangkok. Finally, everyone can take selfies with their shoes from Miz Mooz.
Apparently, these news are nothing but celebrations for April Fools Day 2015.
Samsung Galaxy Blade Edition
The smart knife announced by Samsung is running the latest OS and comes with all the fantastic features of the Samsung Galaxy S6.
“But its edge is so sharp and strong that the device can also serve as a chef’s knife. In fact, the Galaxy BLADE edge could very well render all the knives in your kitchen obsolete,” Samsung said in its announcement.
The announcement said the smart knife has ergonomic ceramic diamond edge blade with a set of sensors and algorithms that allow users to cut as fast as 50 percent. The company also boasts that the Samsung Galaxy Blade is water and fire-proof.
The announcement comes with a picture. But the fine prints gave it away, saying “as most of you will have noticed, this is not a real product or concept by Samsung at all – at least not yet. Happy April Fools’ Day.”
Pac-Man Eats His Way On Google Maps
Google has enabled a secret feature on Google Maps that allow Pac-Man fans to play the game on their streets.
“Avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky, (and Clyde!) as you swerve the streets of some famous places around the world. But eat the pac-dots fast, because this game will only be around for a little while,” Google said.
However, the game is only allowed to selected streets, and users need to decipher clues to know where these locations are.
“Triumph is délicieux. Does a Galaxian bonus await at the top of those 272 steps? Chomp your way to independence down seven lanes of July,” are just three among 32 clues that hide the streets’ names.
A video introduction of the Selfie Shoes from Miz Mooz said, “We understand the importance of looking great without giving up the comfort our women on-the-go have come to love about our footwear.”
The video comes with instruction on how to use the selfie shoes: “Just insert your phone into the port at the front of either your right or left shoe, raise it to the perfect angle and click the internal button with a tap of your toe to take the photo.”
The selfie shoes promised that users “will no longer have to use your arm, so now both hands are free to be in the photo.” All they have to do is to sign up on the Miz Mooz website.
The video has more than 800,000 views since it was published on March 30.
However, in the company’s website is a give-away saying the shoe innovation is just an April Fool’s Day prank. And for those who were fooled, the company is giving 15 percent off for their next pair of shoes.
Uber Boats in Bangkok
Uber Bangkok also announced that it will be testing a new UberBoat service for one day ahead of the rainy season. If test proves effective, UberBoat will benefit users during the rainy season. Those who want to try out the new boat service will have to download the Uber app and retrieve promo codes valid only until April 1.
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