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Fact or fool: Can you tell the pranks from the real gadgets?

Tech companies love putting out joke announcements on April Fools' Day, but sometimes real products sound like jokes. See how good you are at telling them apart.

Dear Silicon Valley: Maybe you should just give up on this April Fools' Day thing.

Technology companies think they are clever by putting out fake news announcements on April 1. But these days, tech companies are so out of touch that even the real gadgets can sound like a joke. In this CNET Update, put your fool-spotting to the test and see if you can tell the real products from the pranks:

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And if you're hungry for more foolishness, check out this slideshow of other tech company "jokes."

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Fact or fool: Can you tell the pranks from the real gadgets?