April Fools Tech Roundup

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by TheOne&OnlyZeke, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

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    In this news thread, feel free to post tech related April Fools .


    T-Mobile's personnel phone booth:

    https://www.t-mobile.com/news/t-mobile-phone-boothe-mobile-editione

    Want to talk to plants?
    Then the Google Tulip is for you:
    https://www.blog.google/products/home/google-tulip/

    Need to filter your online rage! R.O.N can help:
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/ron-ai-personal-assistant/

    RGB ALL THE THINGS!
    Newegg have you covered for that AND more:
    https://promotions.newegg.com/nepro/19-0630/index.html
     
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  2. Space_Ranger

    Space_Ranger Gawd

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    naib [H]ard|Gawd

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  4. ND40oz

    ND40oz [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'd never seen their self driving bike one from 3 years ago, it's pretty good too. Some of the same people that were in the new Tulip one.
     
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    GreenOrbs Limp Gawd

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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Corsair Game Launcher Launcher. Thanks cageymaru

     
  7. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

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    Sass Effect.;...hahahahaha
     
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  8. KarsusTG

    KarsusTG 2[H]4U

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    Stack overflow has changed their website to a 90's version of rainbows and unicorns.
     
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  9. Absalom

    Absalom Gawd

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    Indeed. All hail Comic Sans and the glorious green on black visit counter!

    They even got the <marquee> going on at the top.
     
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  10. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    NeghVar 2[H]4U

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  12. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    goodrob Limp Gawd

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    GoodBoy [H]ard|Gawd

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    DanNeely 2[H]4U

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    Path of Exile and Warframe have announced they're merging into a new game titled Path of Warframe: Quest for the Average Neck.

    7ebb817334eadf0207fd9d60edfdf51a.jpg
     
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  16. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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  17. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    Just saw this in my FB feed...

    Screenshot_2019-04-01-14-10-01.jpg
     
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  18. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    On a more serious note. At least some tech company still cares about our childhood dreams of fame and acclaim.

     
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  19. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    Can't afford the polyphonic ReChorder?

    Here's something every bean-eating bedroom producer can:
    3D_BOX_WEB_85600b6c-8af1-465d-9144-e1c997abbcf7_1024x1024.jpg

     
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  20. alxlwson

    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    Loving all the adjectives there.
     
  21. DanNeely

    DanNeely 2[H]4U

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    Me too, especially the 6-8" floppy drive on the side.

    It seems to be oddly missing an AT keyboard plug though. I'd hate to have to use a PS2 dongle with it.
     
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  22. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    Yet they list it on the spec sheet: 1 x AT Port

    Grounds for a false advertising suit? I think so.
     
  23. DanNeely

    DanNeely 2[H]4U

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    They also have what looks like a Centronics printer port that's not listed on the spec sheet. I'm guessing they have the wrong name for that.
     
  24. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    That's another violation of computing tradition. Beginning to think we should treat this product as a hoax. Or a sick ploy to suck money from the kids who never learned the joy of troubleshooting IRQ conflicts.
     
  25. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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  26. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    AlphaQup Limp Gawd

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    Zara got me, edited.
     
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  29. AlphaQup

    AlphaQup Limp Gawd

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    ffs! my work buddies got me earlier today. Jokes on me I suppose.
     
  30. Zarathustra[H]

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    The scary part is, that means that RAM is real...
     
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    Yes. Sadly, the G.Skill Crystal-bling RAM is a real product. I would not fault anyone for mistaking it otherwise.
     
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    When I first heard it I thought that it had to be a prank, but then they had more and more music samples and an actual interview with the man himself (or someone who sounds a lot like him) and I started doubting myself...
     
  36. drescherjm

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    This one was by far my favorite.



    Although I wish a similar Pi product would be designed this year (even at 3 times the price of the Pi).
     
  37. Dayaks

    Dayaks [H]ardness Supreme

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    This was the last company I worked at....
     
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