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April Fools stuff
« on: April 01, 2011, 01:00:03 PM »
As it's unfortunate that I didn't have time to cook something up for it here this year, I thought we could share what April Fools stuff are going on with various spots on the net. :)

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Youtube: By adding a "&vintage=1911" to the end of video URLs, turn them into old-school sepia-toned films.
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Anything going on with Google? o:

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Re: April Fools stuff
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 01:49:39 PM »
Probably the new Gmail motion. Now control the internet with your body! I wonder what Starbucks is up to. Last year they introduced a cup the size of a popcorn tub for the overly thirsty.

"No longer will people be required bend to the will of technology. Instead, technology will now bend to our will." Lorraine Klayman, Environmental Movement Specialist, Nevada Polytechnic College

"It is commonly known that 80% of communication is non-verbal. Gmail Motion not only accepts this fact – it embraces it." Dennis Tooley, Ph.D, California Center for Kinesis and Paralanguage

EDIT: Starbucks is at it again. They are sending out scooter baristas to patrol seven major cities. People with Mobile Pour apps on their smartphones can send out a beacon for the servers to follow so that they can scoot by and fill your cup in a hurry. Awesome-tastic.
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Re: April Fools stuff
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 11:35:59 PM »
Actually, about the gmail motion thing...it's not as unrealistic as it sounds.

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Re: April Fools stuff
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 12:44:50 PM »
Wow, there're some pretty impressive stuff there, especially the little innovative gadgets near the beginning. The gloves and 3D spacing thing was on a similar plane as wii and playstation's magic wand, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were feasible soon. Although, at their current state, I'm not sure if people'd trade moving just wrists and fingers for moving arms with full range motions.

And hahah, the Starbucks thing's awesome. April Fools' always a great opportunity for good-humored publicity.

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Re: April Fools stuff
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 02:31:27 PM »
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