All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘April Fools Day’

Jill Duggar: ’19 Kids and Counting’ Star One Week Overdue, Brother Congratulates Her on Birth of Twins

Jill Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame is now six days overdue. She and Derick Dillard are patiently awaiting the birth of ‘Baby Dilly.’ In the meantime, big brother Josh Duggar sent his congratulations to Jill Duggar and her husband on the birth of their twins. Twins? It was via Twitter that Josh Duggar sent his congratulations. It’s important …

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Stop Working and Go Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

I don’t know if you have important things to get done today, but if not you should probably head over to Google Maps and play some Pac-Man. It’s almost April Fool’s Day, and Google is starting a bit early. The company has just introduced PAC-Maps, which will turn any streetmap into a giant game of Pac-Man, considering there are enough …

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Haylie Duff Is Engaged To Matt Rosenberg

Actress Haylie Duff may be getting ready to settle down, as it was just announced that she is engaged to Matt Rosenberg. She is the older, and slightly less famous, sister of Hilary Duff, who made it big as a star on the Disney channel. In addition to being an actress, and a singer-songwriter, Haylie Duff operates a food blog. …

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Real-Life Spider-Man Fights Crime in New York

Late last year theater troupe Improv Everywhere (the people behind the yearly “no pants subway ride“)released a series of videos based on iconic movie moments. Titled “Movies in Real Life,” the series took actors into very public places to re-create these movie moments for the enjoyment of passers-by. The series was led by a recreation of the famed Rocky II …

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Netflix Releases New Original ‘Sizzling Bacon’

Netflix is promoting a new “original” on its homepage today. It’s called Sizzling Bacon. It appears to only have a single episode so far, and it’s twenty minutes long. With a TV-G rating, it’s definitely for families (at least those who enjoy bacon). Here’s the description: The boundaries of TV and time go up in smoke with this tasteful, “Memento”-style …

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Google Maps Adds Pokemon Challenge Mini-Game

The Google Maps division over at Google today announced a new Pokemon-branded mini-game that has come to the Google Maps app. The game challenges Google Maps users to explore the world and “catch” 150 different Pokemon scattered throughout the surface of the Earth. In a post on the Google Maps blog, Google characterized master Pokemon trainers as having the same …

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Google Introduces ‘Gmail Shelfie’ For April Fools’ Day

Google has already started with this year’s April Fools’ silliness. On the Gmail blog, they announced “Gmail Shelfie,” a way to turn your Gmail background into a selfie, and share it with your friends and family. Software engineer Greg Bullock writes: You all love setting selfies as your custom theme in Gmail, but you’ve told us there’s one major problem: …

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Googlers Turn Sergey Brin’s Tesla into a Pink Batmobile for April Fools

Now this is an April Fool’s Day prank on the boss. Apparently, some Google execs decided to mess with co-founder Sergey Brin’s car earlier this week. They proceeded to transform his Tesla Model S into a pink batmobile, complete with headlight eyelashes, batwings, and a giant batman logo. Awesome. Google search quality analyst Nathan Johns posted a photo of the …

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Play-Doh Enters The World Of 3D Printing

The Play-Doh playsets of my childhood were kind of like 3D printers. You would put the Play-Doh into the machine, turn a crank, and shapes would come out. It’s this very same idea that has inspired Think Geek’s latest fake, but I wish it was real, April Fools’ product. Think Geek revealed the Play-Doh 3D printer today alongside other great …

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Forget The Galaxy S 4: Samsung’s Eco Tree Is Where The Innovation’s At

Samsung is no stranger to eco-friendly business practices. Late last year, the company announced that it was the only mobile phone manufacturer to be granted a carbon footprint certification in the UK. Now its stepping up its duty as a good corporate citizen by making a new eco-friendly product available to all. Samsung announced today its intentions to release the …

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SoundCloud Unveils the Dropometer to Ruin Every Dubstep Song You Know

In one of my favorite internet-related April Fools jokes of the day, SoundCloud has just introduced the Dropometer (trademarked, of course). The Dropometer is simple, but oh so very useful. All it does is tell you the exact point in a dubstep song at which you can expect the drop. “The drop in a track can be unpredictable and surprising. …

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Sega Brings Goat Processing To Its Stable Of Classic Titles

Sega defenders of the early 90s had one trump card in fights with Nintendorks – blast processing. The fabled technology allowed Sega Genesis games to run faster than their Super Nintendo counterparts which made games like Sonic the Hedgehog only possible on Sega’s hardware. Now the company is introducing an entirely new brand of processing to breathe new life into …

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Sony Taps Into The Lucrative Tech For Pets Market

Pet supplies is a multi-billion dollar industry, but one sector of this lucrative market has been ignored for far too long. Sony is aiming to remedy that with its latest line of consumer technology – Animalia. Animalia is being billed as “Tech for pets.” The first products available include speakers for hamsters, a home theater system for dogs, and best …

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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. Now all these shows are coming to one place. Hulu announced today it has acquired all the classic TV shows …

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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 bit of handwritten flair to the web. Today, Wolfram Alpha is introducing the Wolfram Alpha Handwritten Knowledge Engine, which they …

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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 your family as you’re traveling to Alpha Centauri? To further the cause of space exploration and communication, Skype announced a …

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Bing’s New SEO Tags Let You Tell Them Exactly Where You Should Rank (April Fools’)

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 let you insert a couple of tags into your page code that direct Bing as to where to place you …

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Google Fiber Poles Is One April Fools’ Joke That Should Become Reality

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 prank product to come out of Google Fiber, and it’s actually a pretty neat idea: Google Fiber Poles actually presents …

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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 year, Twitter’s entry into the April Fools’ prank pool is simply terrifying. Today, Twitter has “announced” Twttr, the new no-vowel …

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XKCD Wins April Fool’s Day With Amazing Changing Comic Gag

Everybody loves a good April Fool’s Day gag. Okay, not everybody. Most people love a good April Fool’s Day gag, and these days it seems like April Fool’s Day and the internet are like peanut butter and chocolate: they weren’t made to go together, but they make for a really sweet combination. There is, of course, plenty of room for …

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Gmail Tap: LL Cool J Tells You Everywhere You Can Tap It

“You can tap it in the morning, you can tap it in the kitchen, you can tap it at night, you can tap it in the bathroom, you can tap it, you know, on a seesaw.” Those are some of the advantages to Gmail Tap, Google’s revolutionary new service that simplifies the keyboard. Are your fingers too fat for all …

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Texting-Only “E-Lane” Makes Light of Distracted Walkers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become the first city to initiate a groundbreaking program tackling the issue of distracted walking. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the E-Lane. “Philadelphia is the city of firsts. On April 1st 2012, the world again sees a first in Philadelphia,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “Stand on any sidewalk in Philadelphia you will see fellow …

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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak April Fool’s Day Prank Angers Some

An April Fool’s Day gag drew the ire of a number of would-be iOS jailbreakers yesterday. A post on iJailbreak.com proclaimed that a new untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak for A5 and A5X iOS devices (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, new iPad) was available. The article offered users a supposed link to download the AprilRa1n jailbreak tool and jailbreak their devices. Of …

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Mashable Bought By Conan O’Brien, Replaces CEO

Tech site Mashable has been bought out by the most unlikely of people – late night comedian Conan O’Brien. The purchases comes as a result of O’Brien’s frustration over a lack of decent technology news Web sites and he intends to change it in big ways. The video posted today announcing the purchase of the company details what happens between …

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April Fools Day: Google Pranks Search, Maps And More

Let’s just get this out of the way right now – Google is insane (in a good way). They have pulled off so many pranks today that it’s hard to keep track of all of them. There are so many and they are all pretty fantastic. Let’s jump on the fantastic journey that is Google’s massive April Fools Day campaign. …

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The YouTube Collection: Your Favorite Viral Hits On DVD

YouTube, being the most popular online video site, sure has a lot of videos that people may want to watch even when their Internet is down. YouTube now has the solution to your problems. The company has announced a plan to offer all of their video content on DVD. Announced today as “The YouTube Collection,” it promises to collect all …

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History of April Fools Day: Tips and Pointers to Make 2012 the Best Year Yet

April Fools Day or All Fools Day is a day to pull pranks on your friends, family, and co-workers. How did it start? We are not sure. According to the following YouTube video popular theories claim that the holiday originated from France in 1582 during the reformation of the calendar. Before France adopted the Gregorian calendar they celebrated New year’s …

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Bryn Mawr College Enjoys Internet April Fools Fun

I’m not sure there’s a “holiday” that gets more Internet love than April Fool’s Day. Sure, the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays are well represented on net, in the way of site designs and the like, but they don’t get the kind of effort these sites and other tech-related companies give to the 1st day in April. Take Google’s commitment …

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