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The Register took to its usual tricks on April 1 by denouncing Apple's recent thought-to-be settling movement in its ongoing Android litigation suits, and instead actually "dropped a thermonuclear patent bombshell" on the mobile operating system. At first glances, it may not have taken many as a surprise, but looking through the story, there's no way they could have gotten a quote from Apple like that. I mean, nobody outside the "Mossberg collective" even gets close.
You can find the story at The Register.
TechCrunch went a slightly different way, claiming that the Google co-founder Sergey Brin was going to quit to take up playing the blues guitar. But those who were around for more than 15 years will remember that, if U.S. President Bill Clinton can continue his love for playing the saxophone whilst running the country, then Google can survive if Brin wants to spend a bit more quality time with his Fender.
You can find the story at TechCrunch.
Engadget went back to its roots and took to reviewing an old favourite, the Nokia 7110 mobile phone. While the review was genuine and the piece was compelling, with many minds regressing to those summer days with their shiny new brick-sized gadget, it was clearly a tug at the leg of those reading, now used to colourful and touch-screen devices. Oh, how the world has changed in 10--15 years?
You can find the review at Engadget.