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April Fools' 2015 - Rounding up


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

Important Note

This April Fools started in a bad note. We had rapidly growing flame wars and misunderstanding from users which made us take the decision to not have any April Fools news revealed on this forum section, and moved on the Off Topic section. You can read the announcement here: http://linustechtips.com/main/forum-13/announcement-22-april-fools-threads-only-allowed-in-off-topic-do-not-post-them-anywhere-else/

This does NOT allow anyone else to make an April Fools post on the News Topic.

If you have one, not covered and would like to add it, you can post it here, or PM me, and will be added (if it follows the forum CoC, of course)

However, we have decided for those who don't want to miss the any of the fun, to make a summary of all the big April Fool's jokes tech related in the internet. Hence this post.

Please note that we will monitor this section very closely. If any signs that we believe could create a flamewar of any kind, your post will be removed. You have been warned

Let's Get Started!

Who do you think has the best April Fools joke?

Agri Bird

ASUS

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Source: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?59753-Introducing-ASUS-ROG-Neptune!!-AIO-LN2-CARD!!&p=488306#post488306

Also:

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https://twitter.com/ASUSUSA/status/583318560081997825/photo/1

BeQuiet

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Hate time consuming cable management? No problem anymore – we are happy to announce our new Wireless Power Pro. The new power supply in our premium segment gets rid of all the connectors as it simply connects through wireless antennas – no need for 24 pin ATX connectors, P4 and P8 plugs, PCIe connectors, S-ATA and P-ATA plugs! Through a simple plug-in system cables are now redundant; reducing annoying clutter, increasing airflow and improving cooling in even the largest PC cases.

The multi-rail power supply features Active Clamp and Synchronous Rectifier (SR) technology, DC-to-DC voltage step-down for rock-solid power stability and minimal signal noise. Wireless Power Pro is equipped with a 135mm SilentWings® 3 fan with Fluid Dynamic Bearing featuring an advanced fan frame, an airflow-optimized fan blade, fluid-dynamic bearing with copper core and a high-quality 6-pole motor for less vibration and comes with a 3-year manufacturer's warranty.

The power supply is available in 1000, 850, 750, 650, 550, 450W – allowing the perfect fit for high resolution gaming and multimedia system. The new series will be available starting June.

We are sure you will love it!

https://www.facebook.com/bequietenglish/photos/a.332086493514365.76949.324196227636725/895828093806866/?type=1&permPage=1

Thanks to @Str_Mape

Blizzard - World of Warcraft

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/16858965991

Also,

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/18554123/hearthstone-patch-notes-4012015-4-1-2015

And,

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/18538454

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/18552722/sound-off-with-confidence-introducing-b’motes-4-1-2015

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/18486737/new-garrison-feature-tindr-for-followers-4-1-2015

Thanks @Sidiox, @werto165 and @DEDRICK

CERN

Confirmation of the force:

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Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider just recently started testing the accelerator for running at the higher energy of 13 TeV, and already they have found new insights into the fundamental structure of the universe. Though four fundamental forces – the strong force, the weak force, the electromagnetic force and gravity – have been well documented and confirmed in experiments over the years, CERN announced today the first unequivocal evidence for the Force. “Very impressive, this result is,” said a diminutive green spokesperson for the laboratory.

“The Force is what gives a particle physicist his powers,” said CERN theorist Ben Kenobi of the University of Mos Eisley, Tatooine. “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us; and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”

Though researchers are as yet unsure what exactly causes the Force, students and professors at the laboratory have already started to harness its power. Practical applications so far include long-distance communication, influencing minds, and lifting heavy things out of swamps.

...

Read More: http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2015/04/cern-researchers-confirm-existence-force

Thanks @ObscureMammal

Corsair

Corsair M63MM RGB Mechanical Gaming Mouse

Extremetech

ARM-based chip can run for ‘decades’ on one set of batteries

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Source: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/202519-arm-based-chip-can-run-for-decades-on-one-set-of-batteries

Thanks @

Google - Fiber

Thanks to @dimitriianghelov

Google - Mail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hydLZJXG3Tk

Google - Maps

Head over to Google Maps and you can play Pac-man with the streets.

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Image Source: http://kotaku.com/you-can-play-pac-man-on-google-maps-right-now-1694756745

Google - YouTube

Darude Sandstorm button on YouTube video player (Chrome exclusive):

Thanks @Arty

Homestar Runner - Strong Bad

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail206.html

Lenovo

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Not only does the Y12K come with over 1TB of ram, it also packs a custom mobile workstation grade processor with 36 core, 72 threads and 4.2 Teraflops of Graphics. But this beast only weighs in at 2.1kgs!

Source: http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/landing-pages/lenovo-gaming/y12k

Thanks @Zambonie

Microsoft

Got Windows Phone 8? You can download it (yes they went all in): http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/ms-dos-mobile/8573c4a8-b9df-4409-90a6-dad2dc0b6b26

Motorola

Nvidia

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Source: http://www.geforce.com/sites/default/files-world/attachments/GeFoce_GTX_TITAN-Mini_OG_2.jpg

Thanks to @KRImSIN

Razer

Thanks @Sidiox

Samsung

Announces Galaxy BLADE edge: Chef’s Edition:

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More info: http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/galaxy-blade-edge-chefs-edition/

Sony - PlayStation

Techporn

Announces a fake Razer new product:

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More info: http://www.techporn.ph/introducing-the-razer-ironclad-worlds-first-gaming-clothes-iron/

Tesla

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Product page: http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/announcing-tesla-model-w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-7gVlMU4AM

Mirror:

Thanks @Arty

ThinkGeek

Steam Machine

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More info: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/iljn/?pfm=HP_Carousel_SteamPoweredGamingCabinet_3&cpg=cj&ref=&CJURL=&CJID=2617611

The Verge

The Verge does cars:

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/1/8324415/verge-cars-transportation-launch-announcement

World of Tanks: Tanks on the Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88gbqRdAzC0


Fall outs - Did not make the cut

Dying Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1cUe3Cvk28

Tweaktown

NVIDIA acquires Valve, announces Half-Life 3 release for 2016

 

NVIDIA has announced that it has acquired Valve for an undisclosed sum of money, securing the rights behind the digital distribution platform Steam, as well as original IP like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, and Left 4 Dead.

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NVIDIA has announced that Half-life 3 will be released on the 3rd of March 2016, or 3/3/16. It will be released onto the Steam VR-powered HTC Vive headset, as well as the Oculus Rift. It'll be released onto Windows and Steam OS, with full support for DirectX 12. We are going to see full PhysX built into it with a next-generation physics engine within the Source 2 engine.

Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/44358/nvidia-acquires-valve-announces-half-life-3-release-2016/index.html

Sweclockers

A group of researchers at the Löwenbräu Institute in Munich has developed "Active Light Cancellation", also known as "Darksync".

The theory is quite like Active Noise Cancellation headphones. The screen emits light in the opposite part of the spectrum, which takes out the incoming light and creates a local dark.

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The effect is actually outstanding. Black gets totally black, as long as you sit where the screen radiates darkness.

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The first commercial screens with Active Light cancellation or Darksync expected to appear on the market in spring 2016, possibly in conjunction with the launch of GTA V PC / Windows.

*All quotes are translated from Swedish*

I believe that Darksync will become a massive success, especially for professionals that need color accuracy.

I'd really like to get a demo to check how dramatic the effect is, but just by looking at the pictures the effect is drastic.

Source: http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/20276-darksync-stralar-morker-med-ny-skarmteknik

Via: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/339108-the-next-big-thing-in-monitors-darksync/

Thanks to @

Path of Exile

https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1233642

Thanks to @dimitriianghelov

Microsoft - Bing

Cute Cloud feature:

http://www.bing.com/?FORM=MD12IF&OCID=MD12IF&wt.mc_id=MD12IF&rtozuid=10C01A763993DC5ED0B3EF7EA5A03CDAFF&rtoofferid=Email.DefaultOffer695_76899_Top

(Click on the background, and click on Cute Cloud)


Not part of the vote as this is sadly true:

Amazon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMacTuHPWFI

OnePlus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrZCabNkrnk

So what do you think? Vote up!

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http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/16858965991

 

for those not really interested in the more in-depth here's the end of wow :http://i.imgur.com/hOKEPjK.png

 

this one is quite cool from Path of Exile https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/1233642

 

google dial-up :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTTtkisylQw


fx-8350 @4,4Ghz/sapphire r9 fury/2x 8gb Kingstone ddr3 @2030Mhz

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Make a DOS OS for phones, and I'd actually pay for it. And its a shame Apple didn't release their Macbook yesterday, because then I wouldn't be able to think that they have stupid product designers.


"We also blind small animals with cosmetics.
We do not sell cosmetics. We just blind animals."

 

"Please don't mistake us for Equifax. Those fuckers are evil"

 

This PSA brought to you by Equifacks.
PMSL

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(Both are now added to the OP, gj @GoodBytes

 

You forgot the ASUS eee station:

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https://twitter.com/ASUSUSA/status/583318560081997825/photo/1

 

And also the razer one:


"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

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i7-4790 - 24GB RAM - GTX 970 - Samsung 840 240GB Evo - 2x 2TB Seagate. - 4 monitors - G710+ - G600 - Zalman Z9U3

Other devices

Oneplus One 64GB Sandstone

Surface Pro 3 - i7 - 256Gb

Surface RT

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PMSL, now that's taking the piss out of the Xbone and Piss4


"We also blind small animals with cosmetics.
We do not sell cosmetics. We just blind animals."

 

"Please don't mistake us for Equifax. Those fuckers are evil"

 

This PSA brought to you by Equifacks.
PMSL

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MS Dos for mobile :D


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Ryzen 7 3800X | Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming | 16GB Team Group Dark Pro 3600Mhz | Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe | Sapphire 5700 XT Pulse | Corsair H115i Platinum | WD Black 1TB | WD Green 4TB | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W | Asus TUF GT501 | Samsung C27HG70 1440p 144hz HDR FreeSync 2 | Windows 10 Pro X64 |

 

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MS Dos for mobile :D

I'd be downloading it now but....no Android support., also remember to refresh if you click post and nothing happens (copy the text as well just in case it didn't post).


"We also blind small animals with cosmetics.
We do not sell cosmetics. We just blind animals."

 

"Please don't mistake us for Equifax. Those fuckers are evil"

 

This PSA brought to you by Equifacks.
PMSL

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But the One Plus is a real product.

 

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I'd be downloading it now but....no Android support., also remember to refresh if you click post and nothing happens (copy the text as well just in case it didn't post).

I don't know what happened tbh, I only pressed it once and it spazzed out and spat out an error about to many posts to quickly??

Any chance a mod could clean up please?


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Ryzen 7 3800X | Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming | 16GB Team Group Dark Pro 3600Mhz | Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe | Sapphire 5700 XT Pulse | Corsair H115i Platinum | WD Black 1TB | WD Green 4TB | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W | Asus TUF GT501 | Samsung C27HG70 1440p 144hz HDR FreeSync 2 | Windows 10 Pro X64 |

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thread updated. Thanks guys!

I can't add more entries in the pools. So it better be good to replace one of the more boring ones.

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Personally I like april fools jokes that actually are products/services you can use. So the google maps, with the actually playable pacman feature, and oneplus, with the real (I assume, since you could add it to cart) remote control quadcopter, are the top jokes for me.

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I was going to check on Commie subs (anime fansub group) and their website is now dedicated to seagull facts...

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Not really tech related but I thought it was funny.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

every youtube video on the planet

xD

It is not showing on my side. I guess it is a Chrome exclusive feature/joke. Added

Replacing Dying Light on the vote

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GoodBytes 

Blizzard also did a troll with hearthstone. 

 

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/18554123/hearthstone-patch-notes-4012015-4-1-2015

 

Also cyanogenmod did a windows april fools:

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