Topic / April Fools

Telstra announces long-awaited return of the Gold Phone

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We’ve been dreaming about the return of the Telstra Gold Phone and it appears our dreams are Telstra’s commands. The return of the infamous 80s phone-box has been revealed via the companies Twitter and Facebook page, as well as a teaser page with extra details. Not only does the phone return with the retro-styled push-button dialpad, but the machine also has a great big “follow-on” button. While we could detail [...]

The chocolate bunny from the undead

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In Christianity, Easter is about one guy rising up from the dead. In reality, however, its all about the chocolate bunnies we get (and then have a year’s worth of chocoloate). Well, the good people over at Think Geek has come up with something that merges the two things – a Chocolate Zombie Bunny. Originally an April Fools product, the Chocolate Zombie Bunny is now real product. It is made [...]

Google shows off port of Quake 2… on a browser with no Flash!?

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Yes, you have read that correctly. In an attempt to show off the power of HTML5 and its GWT engine, Google has created a port of Quake 2 – proving that a lot of people have a lot of time on their hands. Anyway, it is not an April Fools joke, and you can install it and battle your friends (because it is also multiplayer!). However, don’t expect to use [...]

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to be ‘tweeted’

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UK broadcaster Channel Four and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced a brand new project that will see the famous William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet being performed on Twitter. Yes. You have heard this right. This is no April Fools joke. The programme, called Such Tweet Sorrow, will go live on April 12 and other than the title and the announcement of it commencing, not much has been revealed. [...]

TECHGEEK.com.au censored by ACMA!?

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For about three-four hours, we were censored by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) – and that had to hurt our business. Don’t worry, we got everything back to normal because we moved to another host. Read more on what happened after the jump.

Watchdog not happy over Telstra April Fools prank

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It was a simple April Fools Day prank that sent Telstra share prices up to 5 percent. However, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission – known to not have a sense of humour – is now investigating how the spoof article managed to whip up such a frenzy. The article, published in Computerworld, said that Telstra was going to split into two divisions – retail and wholesale divisions – in [...]

Whirlpool acquired by ninemsn

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Leading technology and broadband discussion forum Whirlpool have announced that they have been acquired by ninemsn. This, according to the press release on the front page, “demonstrates the strategic importance of user-powered content to ninemsn’s vision of delivering content and services to customers” at any place, time or location. Tony Faure, CEO of ninemsn, said that the site represents the changing face of the media. “More and more consumers are [...]

Welcome Bill Gates…

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CNET News.com [.com.com.com.com.com...] has made some changes, including making Bill Gates as the user using the site. As well, making some several weird stories like… Forced into computer simulation, His Holiness’ efforts to recreate Tibet are marred by newbie problem of box stuck on head. China denies employing “griefers” disguised as anatomical members. Diagnosed with cataracts, Jimmy Wales invites first 100 people who show up at his home to perform [...]