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20. Pirate Bay 'relocates' servers to U.S.
Now dubbed "The Freedom Bay," the world's most difficult-to-shut-down file-sharing site said today it had relocated its servers to the U.S. In a single line, The Pirate Bay said in a blog post: "America, f**k yeah!" and that it had worked closely with the U.S. government to "establish a strong military graded server park."
Obviously, that would never happen considering the U.S. is home to some of the site's most aggressive copyright lawyers — most users download content illegally through the site. It also comes only a few weeks after it pulled a similar April Fools'-like stunt by claiming it had relocated to North Korea.
Check out its new homepage here (that is, if you're not in a country that blocks the site.)
21. SwiftKey Tilt offers full-body text input
SwiftKey, used by millions worldwide on Android phones, makes typing more efficient and easier. Now, the company behind the text-input application has taken it to a whole new level.
SwiftKey Tilt includes a ball on the keyboard that senses body movements to enter text on the screen. You have to use your hands to control the ball on the screen to determine which words you want to enter. It might make you look a little foolish (get it?) using it, though, but the developers state that the new software is compatible with the Harlem Shake — though, it hasn't been tested, nor can good results be guaranteed.
Check out the fictional software's promo video here.
22. Virgin Atlantic launches first glass-bottomed airplane
A lot of tech goes into modern airplanes, from cockpit gadgetry to the little screens that display your favorite films as your hurtling across the Atlantic in a tin tube of other people's reconstituted air. Nobody really likes flying all that much, but Virgin Atlantic's latest spoof is to create aircraft with glass-bottomed floors — allowing passengers you to see the ocean and the land from 30,000 feet.
Check out its press release here.