This Is the Only April Fools Product We Wish It Were Real [Ipad]

March 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Every year, ThinkGeek comes out with a bunch of fake products for April Fools. They’re the only good tech pranks because they are good—sometimes they are really good—and, more importantly, they often become real products—like the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag or the awesome iCade. More »







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Ride This Stealth Bike Wherever You Want Without Being Seen [Bicycles]

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So it might not be the best idea to try and pedal your way onto a secure military base, but engineer Brano Meres’ experimental X-9 Nighthawk bike frame looks like it would be as invisible to radar as the old F-117 stealth fighter was. More »







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Is Over-the-Top Packaging Really the Best Way To Sell Vodka? [Booze]

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Companies like Apple have made a push towards minimizing the packaging for their products. But apparently that ethos simply doesn’t exist for makers of high-end Vodka, like Belvedere, who packaged its hooch in a box that looks like a photographer’s studio flash. More »







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Nano-SIM Decision Delayed

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judgecorp writes “The decision on the next generation of even-smaller SIM cards for phones and other devices has been delayed by standards body ETSI, and the issue (which should have been settled this week) is nowhere near resolution. Apple wants to trim the existing micro-SIM further, Nokia wants to move to something like a micro-SD card which may involve patents. Meanwhile RIM has complained about Apple’s approach.”

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Sinking Mugs Are a Functional April Fool’s Day Prank [Pranks]

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You’re probably not going to fool most adults into thinking these ceramic coffee mugs have actually sunk into a table. But kids are easy targets, and this sight gag is sure to blow their minds. Even if it’s not April 1st. More »







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Apple’s Biogas Fuel Cell Plant Could Go Live By June

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Lightweight Carbon Fiber Axe Is More Of an Artistic Masterpiece Than a Tool [Tools]

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Who says artists can only use paints and canvas, or musical instruments, to craft a masterpiece? The folks at Blue Ant Studio deserve a spot in the Louvre for its lightweight but strong Carbo Axe made from titanium and carbon fiber. More »







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Watch Arthur C. Clarke Predict the Internet and Personal Computers… In 1974 [Video]

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Besides being one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, Arthur C. Clarke had a knack for foreseeing the future—at least in terms of technology. And in this clip from 1974, he predicts both personal computers and the internet. More »







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Ask Slashdot: It’s World Backup Day; How Do You Back Up?

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MrSeb writes “Today is World Backup Day! The premise is that you back up your computers on March 31, so that you’re not an April Fool if your hard drive crashes tomorrow. How do Slashdot users back up? RAID? Multiple RAIDs? If you’re in LA, on a fault line, do you keep a redundant copy of your data in another geographic region?”

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Elastic Joystick Uses Your Phone’s Camera To Make Mobile Gaming Less Crappy [Video]

March 31st, 2012 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Touchscreens work fantastic for certain types of games, but when there’s a lot of fast action, a physical joystick is the only way to go. And researchers at Keiko University have developed a controller that doesn’t need batteries or a connection to your device. More »







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