April Fools 2018 – get your pranks here

It's not only Easter Sunday this year, it's also April 1st – better known as April Fools Day. As usual, tech companies around the world will be getting in on the act and attempting to prank their customers and users. As usual, any news you hear over the next 24-48 hours should be treated with suspicion as time-zones catch up around the globe.


Google freaking Loooooves April Fools day, and they usually go all out around the world with a few joke products and services announced. We'll be keeping track of them all here.

Everyone Else


Amazon gets some bonus points here for actually making their April Fools Pranks a feature of Alexa on the Echo devices. If you have an Amazon Echo, you can ask Alexa a bunch of queries to find some cool April Fools related responses.

  • Alexa, what are some good pranks?
  • Alexa, prank me!
  • Alexa, happy April Fools' Day.
  • Alexa, is today April Fools' Day?
  • Alexa, what will you be doing for April Fools'?
  • Alexa, give me a blooper!
  • Alexa, what are you doing for April Fools'? (ask on the day)

OnePlus – PeiCoin

We think this is an April Fools Prank, but as the owner of a OnePlus Drone that was launched on April Fools day, we're not too sure. Anyway, OnePlus has launched 'PeiCoin', seemingly named for co-founder Carl Pei, a crypto currency which is due to launch on the 1st of April, which to us screams April Fools prank. The description of PeiCoin looks like this:

PeiCoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency created exclusively for OnePlus users. Robust in function but simple to use, PeiCoin gives OnePlus users easy access into the world of cryptocurrency.

We'll give OnePlus bonus points for going to the effort of producing the intro video

If you want to learn more about PeiCoin then head over to the OnePlus PeiCoin website.

Help us keep track of the various April Fools pranks around the world. Tell us which ones you've seen around the world in the comments below – or hit us up on social media.

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