April Fool's Day: Google Launches Line of Searchable Socks

Posted on April 1, 2016

Google announced a line of searchable socks today, April 1st, 2016. Missing socks are a big problem worldwide. The socks are available in different colors. Google Australia partnered with retailers across Australia to help make socks findable.

The Bluetooth-enabled socks contain thin LTE beacons wrapped around the top of the socks. The resemble colored stripes seen on other socks. If you can't find a sock all you have to do is press the beacon on its pair and the Google Search app on your smartphone will pinpoint its whereabouts. The missing sock will then start singing the Trololo song until you locate it.

The socks are available in blue, red, yellow and green - the Google colors. Google says in the announcement that old socks can also be retrofitted with the tracking technology.

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