The second round of Google’s April Fools! This time we have a “really” advanced search, Google Analytics that shows traffic from the universe and Google Voice for your pets.
Really Advanced Search
This version of Advanced Search allows users to search for:
- “words almost, but not quite entirely unlike” your phrase
- “rhyming slang for” your phrase
- exact word or phrase, whose sum of unicode code points is a mersenne prime
- “subtext or innuendo for” your phrase
Google Voice for Pets
This new product features “technology originally developed for NASA spacesuits”. A LED emitter could project a virtual keyboard on the ground for your pet to type messages (if you pet knows how to tap). By putting a collar on your pet’s neck, what is “said” by it wuold be collected and uploaded to your Google Voice account. The voicemail transcription engine will translate your pet’s messages into English. There is even an Android app to make voice call to your pet!
What would happen if you “Call” your pet? Will the system translate your voice into cat meows?
Interplanetary Reports by Google Analytics
My final pick is Google Analytics. For the first time we can track the visits by our extraterrestrial friends! This new function shows the visitor number from Mars,Venus, Jupiter… The following screenshot shows a web site with around 200 hundred visitors from some planets:
If this could happen, I want to see friend from Mars landing on my site too!
There are lots and lots more April fools by Google and other tech companies such as Google Fiber Bars, Google Street Views by kangaroos, super miniature Ultrabook by Sony, Reddit timeline, etc. Find out more from these April Fool Round-ups: