April Fools' Day 2012: Best videos from around the web

April Fools' Day 2012 has come and gone but in case you missed out on the fun, here's six of the best April Fools' Day virals  

Some will probably breathe a huge sigh of relief that April Fools's Day landed on a Sunday this year, leaving the potential for office pranks and sensationalist news stories too ridiculous to be true to one side.

That's not to say that the tech big boys did not get in on the fakery action and with plenty of virals doing the rounds over the weekend, we've picked six of the best tech news April Fools of 2012.

 

 

1. YouTube Collection

Imagine if you could have all your favourite epic fails and piano-playing cat videos to own and watch from the comfort of your sofa? Well, that's what YouTube teased us with but you don't fool us this time YouTube...

 

 

2. Assassin's Creed Kinect

The idea of Assassin's Creed Kinect is a fascinating one. Short gestures like sticking a hidden blade up a guard's nose are all well and good... swan diving off a cathedral spire? Sounds painful, especially if you have anything other than deep pile carpet.

 

 

3. Hungry Hippos for iPad

We can't think of a better way to damage your new iPad 3 Retina display than the plastic food frenzy that is Hungry Hippos. Theoretically, with the touchscreen this could actually work but... no. Just no. You can thank the guys at ThinkGeek for this one who have a tendency to get into the April Fools act. Remember the WiiHelm?

 

 

4. Google Maps 8-bit Maps

Google Maps for NES brings some great retro-graphics and classic plinky-plonky menu music to the table, and regresses Google Maps in a way that has never been done before. Incredible tekkers.

 

 

5. Conan O'Brien buys Mashable

US Talk show host Conan O'Brien decided that US social media website Mashable were doing an 'atrocious job' and took over from Pete Cashmore, before resigning later that day. Nice try Mashable...

 

 

6. Gmail Tap

Morse code is back! Gmail Tap simplifies your software keyboard problems by giving you two buttons instead of 26. "It's a dot and a dash to have a conversation with the entire world".

 

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