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Google wisely cancels this year’s April Fools’ jokes

Google wisely cancels this year's April Fools' jokes

With the coronavirus pandemic causing mass sickness, death, and economic catastrophe around the world, it’s safe to say that April Fools’ should be ..skipped this year.

Google seems to agree. Business Insider has obtained a company email declaring Google’s infamous April Fools’ Day pranks officially canceled.

“Under normal circumstances April Fool’s [sic] is a Google tradition and a time to celebrate what makes us an unconventional company,” Google Head of Marketing Lorraine Twohill wrote in an internal email. “This year, we’re going to take the year off from that tradition out of respect for all those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more…

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Justin Bieber apologizes for his very bad April Fools’ pregnancy prank

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The perpetual trickster somehow didn’t predict the backlash that would be born out of his April 1st prank. 

After his pregnancy-based April Fools’ joke was widely ridiculed, Justin Bieber posted an apology to Instagram on Tuesday.

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There’s always gonna be people offended, there’s also people who don’t take jokes very well, I am a prankster and it was APRIL FOOLS. I didn’t at all mean to be insensitive to people who can’t have children. A lot of people I know, their first go to prank on April fools is telling their parents they are pregnant to get a big reaction. But I will apologize anyway and take responsibility and say sorry to people who were offended. I truly don’t want anyone to be hurt by a prank.. it’s like when I shoved cake in my little sisters face for her birthday expecting her to laugh but she cried. You sometimes just don’t know what will hurt someone’s feelings not to compare pregnancy with cake in the face but it’s just to paint the picture of not knowing what will offend. Some might have laughed but some were offended .. I think With pranks u sometimes have to roll that dice. #prankster #dennisthemenace #sorry #truly Read more…

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Roku’s new remote lets your dog control the TV for (almost) no reason at all

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How many times have you sat in front of the telly and thought to yourself: Man, I wish I could just let my dog flip through the channels? Zero times, right?

Still, Roku’s got a new remote called Press Paws, ergonomically designed to make it easier for your dog to use. 

Roku claims the remote is actually designed for your dog to use when you’re not at home. It’s got paw-shaped buttons (adorable!) and buzzwords such as “Bark Assistant Technology,” with commands such as “bark to play,” “bark to volume” and “bark to mute.”

The Roku Press Paws will be available for purchase on the company’s website on (*cough*) April 1, 2019, Roku said — coincidence? We think not. Read more…

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