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White House April Fools’ Video Features Kid Making Fart Noises

Even the White House is getting in on the April Fools’ fun today. Here’s a “special message from the President” that WhiteHouse.gov shared via its YouTube channel this morning: The fart noises are a nice touch. The kid is Robbie …

Super Adventure Box Comes To Guild Wars 2 [April Fools']

Some companies and developer like to create fake products on April Fools’ Day, but a few adventurous types make their pranks a reality. Guild Wars 2 developers ArenaNet took this road less traveled and created an entirely new area within …

HBO: ‘Game of Thrones’ Piracy a Compliment, Didn’t Hurt DVD Sales HBO: ‘Game of Thrones’ Piracy a Compliment, Didn’t Hurt DVD Sales

HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones is one of the most downloaded shows on television. By some accounts, it’s the most pirated show around. And apparently, not everyone at HBO thinks that this is completely terrible. HBO programming head Michael …

Google Announces ‘DoubleCat Search’ Version Of DoubleClick Search Google Announces ‘DoubleCat Search’ Version Of DoubleClick Search

It has become abundantly clear that cats are an important part of the Internet, and in particular, search activity. Google has responded to this appropriately with the latest version of DoubleClick Search, as of April Fools’ Day. Here’s a sample …

Nicki Minaj Taunts Booted American Idol Contestant Via Twitter
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Last week, American Idol judge Nicki Minaj told three contestants to “get off the stage” after what she considered a lackluster performance of the Four Tops’ “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).” At least one of the contestants …

Hulu Adds TV Shows Within TV Shows To Its Lineup

There is a lot of quality television within television. For example, The Simpsons introduced us to the colorful antics of Itchy and Scratchy many years ago. More recently, Queen of Jordan has taken the world by storm in 30 Rock. …

Wolfram Alpha Offers Handwritten Results for April Fools Wolfram Alpha Offers Handwritten Results for April Fools

If there’s one thing that the internet lacks, it’s quality handwritten content. For decades, computers have been slowly but surely killing off the need for actually writing anything down. Lucky for us, Wolfram Alpha is here to bring a little …

Elwin Wilson Dies; Former KKK Member Was 76
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Elwin Wilson, a former Ku Klux Klan member who later apologized for his racist actions, has died. According to an Associated Press report, Wilson died at a South Carolina hospital at the age of 76. Wilson’s wife, Judy, related that …

Google Nose Beta Can Tell You What A Ghost Smells Like Google Nose Beta Can Tell You What A Ghost Smells Like
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It’s strange how some of Google’s most innovative products always seem to be introduced on April 1. Google introduced Google Nose beta today, which taps into Google’s Knowledge Graph to help users search for smells they encounter. With Google Nose, …

The Walking Dead Actor Introduces Google’s Levity Algorithm The Walking Dead Actor Introduces Google’s Levity Algorithm

Fans of The Walking Dead might enjoy this particular April Fools’ gag from Google, introducing the “Levity Algorithm” for Google Apps. The product manager in this video looks just a little familiar, right? The algorithm is designed to make the …

Video Call Your Friends From Outer Space With Skype Video Call Your Friends From Outer Space With Skype

Skype is pretty much everywhere these days. Millions of people around the world use it to communicate with friends and family. What are you going to do when you’re no longer on the planet though? How will you communicate with …

Bing’s New SEO Tags Let You Tell Them Exactly Where You Should Rank (April Fools’) Bing’s New SEO Tags Let You Tell Them Exactly Where You Should Rank (April Fools’)
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Attention SEOs: Bing is finally rewarding you for all your hard work. Starting today, new Bing SEO tags let you tell Bing exactly where your page should rank. Easy as that. The new SEO tags cut out the middleman and …

U.S. Jets to S. Korea Amid Rising Tensions
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As North Korea continues to release inflammatory statements about joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises on its border, tensions between the two Koreas are rising higher than they have in recent years. North Korea has stated that it is now at …

Google Wallet Mobile ATM Lets You Get Cash Whenever You Need It Google Wallet Mobile ATM Lets You Get Cash Whenever You Need It
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Today, on April 1, Google announced Google Wallet Mobile ATM, a device that lets you get cash from your smartphone, ATM style. This image pretty much says it all: Google explains in a blog post: The mobile ATM device easily …

Gmail Blue Brings Email Into The 21st Century Gmail Blue Brings Email Into The 21st Century

Gmail Blue is just what it sounds like. It’s Gmail, and it’s blue. “Gmail launched nine years ago on April 1st, 2004,” says project manager Jonathan Zames. “Since then you’ve been able to use hundreds of new features that push …

Google Fiber Poles Is One April Fools’ Joke That Should Become Reality Google Fiber Poles Is One April Fools’ Joke That Should Become Reality
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Google loves to announce fake products and services on April Fools’ Day, and I’m fine with some products remaining pranks. Its latest joke product, however, would actually be pretty cool if it were real. Google Fiber Poles is the first …

Twitter’s No-Vowel ‘Twttr’ Prank Is the Scariest of the Day Twitter’s No-Vowel ‘Twttr’ Prank Is the Scariest of the Day

It’s kind of become a tradition as of late that every year, on April Fools’ Day, tech companies try to one-up each other on who can announce the craziest product and maybe catch some unsuspecting blog readers off guard. This …

YouTube Shutdown Prank: All This Time It’s Just Been One Big Contest YouTube Shutdown Prank: All This Time It’s Just Been One Big Contest
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Who knew that all this time YouTube has just been one giant contest to showcase the best video on the Internet? For April Fools’, YouTube announced that contest submissions will be selected at midnight (Eastern), and all YouTube videos will …

Should The Government Ban The Use Of Google Glass While Driving? Should The Government Ban The Use Of Google Glass While Driving?
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As previously reported, West Virginia is already looking to outlaw the use of devices like Google Glass while driving. Other states are likely to follow. Do you think Google Glass and similar devices will create new road hazards and lead …

Is A ‘Just Looking’ Fee A Smart Business Decision? Is A ‘Just Looking’ Fee A Smart Business Decision?
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Brick and mortar stores face a lot of challenges in competing with the Internet. We’re living in an age where you can get just about anything you want from somewhere on the web, and even better you can easily browse …

Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’ Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’

On Thursday Amazon announced its acquisition of Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. At its core, Goodreads functioned as a social network for ardent readers. With this acquisition, Amazon has snatched up an independent network that …

Is Facebook About to Reveal the Mythical Facebook Phone? Is Facebook About to Reveal the Mythical Facebook Phone?
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Facebook has just sent out press invites for an event at their Menlo Park HQ on Thursday, April 4th. The invites, in true Facebook fashion, are pretty vague. All they say is “Come See Our New Home on Android.” Is …

Room 237 Director Loses His Voice On Opening Weekend
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The much talked about Room 237 opens this weekend, and Rodney Ascher, who directed the documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and the theories about hidden contexts within, has lost his voice. How’s that for timing? Ascher tweeted this afternoon: …

Robert Zildjian Dies; Cymbal Manufacturer Was 89
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Robert Zildjian, the founder of Sabian Cymbals, has died. He was 89. According to an Associated Press report, Zildjian died at his home in Brunswick, Main on Thursday. Zildjian had reportedly been battling cancer. Zildjian was born in to a …