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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘april fools’

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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Google Analytics Expands Real-Time Geolocation To Outer Space

New 3.5″ floppy exporting and send to fax support wasn’t the only April Fools’ addition to Google Analytics today. Google announced via Google+ that it has expanded real-time geolocation for real-time analytics to include the International Space Station, following up on last year’s interplanetary reporting for Google Analytics. Here’s the post. Google Analytics49 seconds ago Improved Real-time Geolocation We're constantly …

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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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Pineapple Express 2 May Be An April Fools’ Joke, But This Trailer Is Real

Unfortunately, this isn’t really a trailer for Pineapple Express 2, but Seth Rogen, James Franco and the boys have reunited to promote the upcoming “This Is The End” with a Pineapple Express 2 trailer anyway:

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Bing Zings Google With ‘Bing Basic’ [Zing]

The SEO tags aren’t the only April Fools’ joke from Bing this year. You didn’t think they’d get through the day without taking a shot at Google, did you? They introduced Bing Basic. There’s no mention of Google in the announcement, but it’s not hard to guess what the “telltale query” referred to is. “Every day on the Bing homepage, …

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Google Analytics Gets 3.5″ Floppy Exporting, Send By Fax

Google announced today, April 1, that it has added export support to Google Analytics for 3.5″ floppy, CD-Rom, Papyrus and Sticky Note, as well as new send options: Carrier Pigeon, Fax, Telegram and Telegraph. “We believe you should be able to access your Google Analytics data from wherever, whenever,” writes the Google Analytics team in a blog post. “And while …

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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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April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View [Google SCHMICK]

Google, as usual, has plenty of April Fools’ pranks today. One that Google revealed on the Google Australia blog promises to let you renovate your house on Street View with “Google SCHMICK” . “Now you can give your house a lick of fresh paint for free on Street View with Google SCHMICK (Simple Complete House Makeover Internet Conversion Kit),” writes …

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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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Google Maps Treasure Mode Is More Game Than April Fools’ Joke

Google has been announcing a lot of April Fools’ jokes as usual, but Google Maps Treasure Mode is actually something of a game, and Google is calling on users to play along. “Archeological analysis has confirmed that our Google Maps Street View team has indeed found one of history’s long lost relics: a treasure map belonging to the infamous pirate, …

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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 Novak of “Kid President” fame.

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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 from Google’s blog post on the release: As digital marketing continues to evolve, we’re seeing a host of new questions …

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