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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.
15. WolframAlpha's Handwritten Knowledge Engine
Handwriting is a skill many seem to be forgetting in the digital age, but WolframAlpha is reigniting its passion for an art that has been with written verbiage since language began.
The WolframAlpha Handwritten Knowledge Engine will — in realtime — regurgitate results from its existing pool of information and spout it back on your screen by a "real person" handwriting your results. Of course, they're just kidding but it's got some interesting results.
Try it here.