Virtual sports trainer
For this year’s April Fools’ day, gadget magazine T3 unveiled “a new sports technology that promises to shape the David Beckhams of the future”. The Ball Assisted Cerebral Homing Exerciser (pictured) claimed to be a motion-sensing kit comprising belt, headset, and wrist and ankle bands that would eliminate the need for teammates and sports centres altogether.
Grand Theft Auto Chicago
Devised in 2006 by fan site The GTA Place, Grand Theft Auto Chicago was an initially convincing fake game preview – and a purported Playstation 3 exclusive, no less.
Google’s Gmail Paper
Paper – the future of email
ThinkGeek: the WiiHelm
Like the best April Fools’ Day jokes, this one was just believable enough to have you second-guessing yourself. The WiiHelm for the Nintendo console seemed feasible enough at the time.
WiiHelm for the Nintendo Wii
In 2007, news site NDTV reported an astounding new technology: devices that could recover sounds and conversations that naturally get recorded in the walls around us.
CNET.com reviews the E-vri-thin
CNET reviewed a suspicious “flexible convergence device” a couple of years ago today. They even included video footage of the gadget.