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10. Google takes on Gmail "Blue"
"How to we completely redesign something and recreate something while keeping it exactly the same?"
That's Google's swipe at "Blue," the codename for the next-generation update for Windows that has been reported on in recent weeks. Microsoft's Blue project will ultimately revamp Windows 8's "Metro" user interface with some tweaks and new features later this year, along with some other hidden, unknown mysteries. Oh, you guys.
You can find out more about Google Blue here.
Toshiba, in true April Fools' spirit, has another product reserved for this special day. The Toshibasphere is essentially a games console with Kinect-like abilities, that includes multiple HDMI ports, a 809.3b infrared motion detection feature, and 12 core 3.5 Ghz processors.
With such hit titles as "Patriarch 2013" and "Contract Negotiations," it's bound to be a popular console. And, according to Gamer Device Magazine, "We've never seen anything like this." That's because you haven't. It doesn't exist.
You can check out the video here.
12. Twitter becomes Twttr
Twitter finally has its business model sorted — at long last. For only $5 a month, you will be able to use the "premium" version of Twitter that includes vowels. Those unlucky enough to be on the basic version will have to suffer without using a single vowel.
But Twitter, dubbed "Twttr," is playing fair. "A E I O U and sometimes Y," it says on its blog, because out of the goodness of its own heart, "we believe that 'Y' should always be free to everyone — today and forever.
Check out Twitter's announcement here.