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1. Google Maps 8-bit
Google transformed its Maps app into an 8-bit version "designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System," similar to that of a Mario-like adventure game. Dubbed "Quest," Google's April Fools' prank for 2012 converted ordinary maps into a clunky, low-resolution mapping application, launching many back into the early 1990s.
2. Toshiba Spectacle
Toshiba "launched" something not so strange for this day and age, with Google Glass on deck, in form of a heads-up-display monocle device. Infused with 3D-technology, "Spectacle" used two triangular polarizing lenses melded in parallel and encased in lightweight tungsten carbide. But, of course, it didn't really exist.
3. Microsoft, Yahoo 'agree' on buyout price
For years, rumors swirled that Microsoft might buy Yahoo. On April Fools' Day 2008, InfoWorld ran a piece that "confirmed" Microsoft would buy out the Web giant, including online properties and ad platform, along with its datacenters. All that for the handsome sum of $44.6 billion, it would have pegged at more than two-thirds of then Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates' personal wealth.