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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.
13. Newegg brings back antenna-tech
Retail site Newegg launched its own April Fools' joke today by announcing it would be selling the "latest and greatest" technology, such as a portable television or "personal computer with monochromatic monitor" for more than four-times today's asking price. $1,295 is a bragain for 16KB of RAM, after all. And for those still using pagers, you'll be in for a treat.
And yes, they're sporting antenna-based tech for all those pre-1990s "cellular communicators."
You can check out Newegg's latest, special offers here.
14. Nokia turns up the heat with branded microwave oven
Nokia's cellular business has been going down the pan for some time. The Finnish phone maker is branching out to microwave ovens, according to a blog post — obviously written by staffers behind the scenes tee-hee-heeing at the thought of such a thing.
The new Nokia 5AM-TH1N6 comes with eye-tracking technology which "stops the food from rotating when you look at it," and appears to be powered by Windows Phone, according to the live updating tiles on its display.
More from Nokia's new kitchenware venture here.