April Fools’ Day: Trader Joe’s, Adobe, Lexus and more

Companies are rolling out "new" products or announcements just in time for April Fools' Day.

From pillows that teach you languages while you sleep to a new feature that keeps drivers stuck in their seats, check out the April Fools' Day pranks we've seen so far.

Adobe Lightroom reveals the Ansel Adams feature

Ever wanted to turn your boring picture of a hamburger into a black-and-white landscape photography masterpiece? Adobe's got you covered with the little-known Ansel Adams feature. Simply put in a lengthy series of keyboard commands and that mundane shot becomes a beautiful piece of art.

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Duolingo says learn language while you sleep

You might spend every waking minute trying to learn a foreign language, but sometimes that's not nearly enough. Language-learning service Duolingo says it has the answer: a $99 pillow that guarantees fluency in Spanish, French or Italian by sunrise. "Trust us," the company says on its pillow website. "It's science."

Lexus keeps drivers in their seats


No more sliding around in your seat during sharp turns. Lexus announced a new feature for its RC F sports coupe and GS F sports sedan: variable load-coupling rear-orientation driver's seat, or V-LCRO for short.

It works best when you wear the special driver's suit, complete with adhesive patches on the back.

There probably won't be any closer connection between car and driver than this.

Google removes its April Fools' Day Mic Drop Gmail feature

Google is known for its April Fools' Day jokes, but this year's prank may have been a little too real.

The tech giant unveiled the Mic Drop button for Gmail that would mute email threads and send a final response with a GIF of a minion from the animated film “Despicable Me.”

Several users on the Gmail help forum said they mistakenly clicked the button when sending important work emails.

Yahoo reports Trader Joe's is closing

Yahoo! News published a story on Thursday announcing that Trader Joe's was closing all its stores by 2017, sending many fans into a temporary panic. The story included a fake quote from the company's CEO, who explained that "there isn't enough cookie butter in the world to pave the world ahead."

Trader Joe's denied the reports. And, curiously, the link to the original Yahoo story doesn't work anymore.

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