I already posted about the 8-bit Google Maps, so here is the summary from some of the other good pranks from yesterday. On the whole, Google as a company completely won this year’s April fools.
Randall Munroe rocked it last year with the xkcd bash shell, but this year he went with customizations based on region and browser. Here’s my desktop screenshot from left to right: Firefox, Chrome (linked via reddit) and then Internet Explorer (with Seattle-specific VALVE PORTAL).
Taking the magic of photo development into genetic engineering.
Making the smallest Ultrabook ever, the Vaio Q.
Google Chrome Multitask Mode for when one-handed mousing is just not efficient enough
The Youtube Collection, exclusively on DVD
Google Really Advanced Search
Google and Nascar
Google automated cars for stock car racing! No more crashes?
Introducing Catblock. All ads now become cats.
Glasses for your dog
Cute Overload becomes the Huffington Post
Big Fish Games
Ha, MimeSomething, a clever spoof of DrawSomething