Top five tech-themed April Fool's Day jokes of 2011
Happy April Fool's Day, chums! Here's our pick of 2011's technology-related japes, jocularity and general hilarity.
Happy April Fool's Day, chums! Yes, it's the day of the year when the Internet is filled with spurious stories, muddled misinformation and downright dirty lies -- okay, more spurious stories, muddled misinformation and downright dirty lies.
Here's our pick of 2011's technology-related japes, jocularity and general hilarity.
YouTube also offered this compilation of flummery and folderol, including Flugelhorn Feline and the Irksome Citrus:
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X-Ray iPad 2
Gadget Show guru Jason Bradbury came up with this belter, hacking an iPad 2 with a night-vision scope and some clingfilm to take X-ray photos. If you've ever wanted a glimpse of Bradders in his skivvies, here's your chance:
Ifhas you hankering to control everything with a wave of your hands, Google can help, with Gmail Motion gestures. Lick a stamp to send an email, point a thumb to reply, and many more:
Google has also given an insight into the life of an autocompleter:
Playmobil Apple Store
ThinkGeek offered the excellent Playmobil Apple Store Playset, complete with Steve Jobs making a presentation, tiny iPads and an optional accessory pack of queuing figures. Start 'em young. Here it is:
We couldn't resist getting in on the action, showing off our planned relaunch as an, visiting , and reporting a .
Meanwhile, last year's April Fool's Day joke here at CNET UK -- concerning the-- has astonished us by being read, shared and commented on all through the year, amassing more than 1,600 retweets and almost 60,000 Facebook Likes. It's still being retweeted today, a year later. Thanks to everyone who's read, shared and LOLed.