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April Fools’ Day roundup: Google overload edition

April Fools' Day roundup: Google overload edition

April 1st. It’s that time of the year again when the internet is rife with odd news and pranks. As before, news sites like us end up with a healthy stream of tips throughout April Fools’ Day (thanks, by the way), so let us round up some of the best findings for your comedic appetite. Contenders include the usual suspects like Google and ThinkGeek, the former of which dominating the gigglesphere this year with some new “features.” We also have some interesting submissions from Hulu, a font company, and probably plenty more to come as the day progresses, so keep watching this space as we add new entries to this post. Right, let the fun commence after the break.

First up, we have several new features from Google, starting with Gmail Motion and Docs Motion which offer “intuitive, ergonomic” gesture control to replace your outdated keyboard-and-mouse combo. But if you’re more of a Google Voice person, then you might find the Voice-alyzer handy — it’s simply an anti-drunk calling or texting tool for those special nights out. Come on, we’ve all been there.

Also from Mountain View is a new job listing for a Google Autocompleter. That’s right, turns out every single search on Google is actively monitored by human staffers, who are able to provide instant suggestions for your incomplete entries. Have a look at what autocomplete veteran Michael Taylor has to say about his exciting duty.

Justin Bieber Tops Michael Jackson For Box Office Record

Justin Bieber’s film, Never Say Never, has now earned more than Michael Jackson’s This Is It, making it the most successful concert movie domestically.

Bieber made Jackson beat it today with a total (so far) of $72.2 million in U.S. tickets sales, compared to the King of Pop’s $72.1 million domestic take.

And Never Say Never has only been out for six weeks, Bieber, however, will not outpace the nearly $190 million This Is It earned internationally.

What do you think about The Biebs surpassing Jackson in the US? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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