Major China-based tech companies have embraced April Fools' Day this year, with Alipay launching a convenient anything-on-demand system, Baidu providing a series of life-changing products and Xiaomi designing a smart toilet to keep you away from diseases. Here are some of our favourites. Don't be fooled.
What do you do when you need a pen or some spare change? Ask someone near you like a neanderthal? Luckily, you don't have to suffer the indignity of actual human contact - in 2015, there's an app for that. Alipay has just launched a powerful database to meet your needs, whatever and wherever they may be. Similar to a taxi app, you click the 'Everywhere' function in your Alipay app, put a note of what you need - a pen or a place to store your luggage for a couple hours, along with the amount of money you'd like to pay for the service and people browsing nearby are free to help you out. You're then given a list of respectable people to choose from and - boom - you've got that pen you needed. Simple.