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The Windows 10 Technical Preview Expires In 196 Days

4 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Downloading the Windows 10 technical preview? You won’t be able to use it past two weeks after April Fool’s day next year. That’s jolly, because the consumer-facing preview that will follow the current build will be out long before then. But it’s worth keeping in mind: Microsoft is working towards a mid-year release of Windows 10, so the April date is in within that… Read More

Monday Smackdown: Yet More Chapter 11 of David Graeber's "Debt" in Chapter 7: (Definitely Not) the Honest Broker for the Week of

During the past two weeks the drought of high-quality DeLong smackdowns on the internet has resumed. So it is time to turn back to the promise I made myself on [April Fools Day 2013][f], and see wheth...

Charge your phone with a miniature Flux Capacitor

After surfacing on April Fools' Day, ThinkGeek made its gadget-charging Flux Capacitor into an actual product. Sporting all of the details of the full-sized power plant, this diminutive option leverages your car's cigarette lighter to juice up a pair...

No Fooling This Time – Go Get Your Dog and Your DeLorean, Because the Flux Capacitor Is Here

So, good news and bad news. The bad news is that April Fools’ Day has been co-opted and turned into a marketing tool for probing interest in pop culture merchandise. The good news is that we get a flux capacitor out of the deal, which I’m pretty sure tips the scales in favor of the good news on this day. Show More Summary

Mental Floss Explains the Origins of April Fools’ Day

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

In a recent episode of the Mental Floss series The Big Question, host Craig Benzine (see previously) explains the possible origins of the April Fools’ Day holiday in response to a viewer-submitted question.

The Suitsy

Jesse Herzog must think that April Fools is in September. He’s on Betabrand gathering votes for his idea – a business suit onesie – a zip-up shirt with a jacket and a pair of pants stitched to it. Even his dog can’t decide how it feels about this.

Richard Branson claims to have invented iPod and iTunes as April Fool’s joke

There are always going to be debates about who came up with an idea as transformative to Apple’s business as the iTunes and the iPod, but here’s one you may not have heard before: Richard Branson. In a new interview … Read more ›

The Butcher Brothers Write ‘The Beginners Guide to Snuff’

THR reports that Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores, the horror duo known as The Butcher Brothers (The Violent Kind, pictured, The Hamiltons, April Fool’s Day), have cast their upcoming film The Beginners Guide to Snuff, setting Joey Kern (Cabin Fever, “Workaholics”), Luke Edwards (The Wizard), Bree Williamson (“True Detective”) and Brad Greenquist (Water for Elephants) […]

6 Embarrassing Things You Wouldn't Do Online If People Were Watching

Post by Jenny Erikson. On April Fool's Day, I read a post that had me shaking in my Ugg boots. It basically described changes to Facebook that would allow users to see who had viewed their profiles. Thankfully, it was just a prank post, so amateur cyberstalking may continue undeterred. Show More Summary

Good News from the Middle East!

You’re checking your calendar: is it April Fool’s Day already? Alas, no. But there is some genuine good news our of the Middle East — at least for those who care about the Middle East’s natural environment. Terminating a several-year saga that has pitted claims of energy independence against environmental risk, the Jerusalem District Committee […]

Flashing Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger A Reality

3 weeks agoOdd : Geekologie

Originally a ThinkGeek April Fools' product, the company will be selling real Flux Capacitor USB Car Chargers later this month for $25. The unit has two USB ports, each capable of providing 2.1-amps to charge your electronics. Hmm, that sounds like a far cry from the 1.21-jiggowatts needed to power an ACTUAL flux capacitor. Show More Summary

WANT: Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

Brilliant idea, isn’t it? The flux capacitor USB car charger from Thinkgeek was first an April Fool’s gag, but after seeing the huge popularity the product had, the company took it upon themselves to make it a reality! Each Flux Capacitor Car Charger has two USB ports, each capable of charging almost any USB powered […]

Baidu shows off Eye, its Google Glass-like wearable that doesn’t have a screen

Many thought that Baidu’s announcement of Eye, its Google Glass-like wearable, in early April 2013 was a well-timed April Fools’ joke, but today the Chinese tech giant demonstrated the device for the first time. Most notably, Baidu’s product doesn’t include a screen. Show More Summary

Retro Vault: X-Men vs Street Fighter, Barbarian, WipEout, Project Reality

Plus: CVG's surprisingly before-its-time April Fools joke. Retro Vault is our regular weekly feature in which we dive into gaming's past and share five classic nuggets of retro nostalgia. If you want to catch up on previous Retro Vaults, check out the CVG Retro Vault archive. Click here to read the full article

Can-in-Stein: turn a beer-can into a stein

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

Like some of Thinkgeek's best products (like the Taunton guts sleeping bag), the Das Can-in-Stein started out as an April Fool's prank but sparked so much demand that they actually started producing them. It's a pewter-colored resin beer-can holder that makes it into a medieval-ish tavern stein. (via Oh Gizmo) Read the rest

‘Full House’ Revival Being Considered by WB TV

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Warner Bros. is reportedly mulling over a potential 'Full House' sequel series - and no, this isn't another April Fools joke.

Cheers!: Das-Can-In-Stein Turns Any Beer Can Into A Stein

last monthOdd : Geekologie

This is the $10 Das-Can-In-Stein available from ThinkGeek. It turns any 12-ounce can into a stein. It was an April Fool's product that they made a reality. They're not actually made out of metal though, they're resin, but will probably still make a formidable weapon in the event of a bar fight. Show More Summary

Das Can-in-Stein, A Novelty Product That Turns Any 12-Ounce Can Into a Fancy Beer Stein

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

The Das Can-in-Stein is a novelty product by ThinkGeek that can dress up any standard 12-ounce can for Oktoberfest by giving it the look at feel of a classic pewter tankard. It was originally one of ThinkGeek’s fake April Fools’ Day joke products, but it’s now available for sale. Despite its pewter look, the Das Can-in-Stein is made […]

How a dev doubled his revenue with an April Fools’ joke

San Francisco-based developer Giacomo Balli doubled his take on his iPhone apps thanks to an April Fools’ Day joke. When he ratcheted up the price to an eye-popping $4.99 for an app that catalogs books, he got downloads instead of … Read more ›

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