We bring you The Tech Report’s April Fools’ Day in tech report

April Fool's day is here, and as usual, there's much silliness to be had around the web. We've gathered a few of our favorites. MSI's new 'The One' modular motherboard (featuring support for any CPU and RAM!) caught our Editor-in-Chief off-guard. Asus is unifying gaming platforms with the ROG Epic smartphone, ushering in the new era of mobile gaming. Asus is also letting Zenfone owners charge their Tesla autos, while the company's UK branch is showing off some feline-friendly VR tech. Speaking of cats, Backblaze is eager to help you back up your cat media, because we all know the work-safe internet is mostly cat pictures.

Peripheral purveyor Logitech is bringing back a timeless classic for a new generation. Corsair's B11-ND RGB monitors take RGB LED integration to a whole new level. In what might be the most exciting announcement I've seen from the company in years, Razer is letting its fans design the upcoming Project BreadWinner toaster. Toasters are an interesting addition to the Internet of Things, to be sure, but Samsung might be a little too excited about its "IoT." In software news, Opera is going eco-friendly by bringing out Opera Paper, while Adobe subtly revealed a little-known feature in Lightroom that can turn any photo into an Ansel Adams masterpiece.

As is its tradition, Google had a plethora of pranks today. Google Fiber is getting on board with teleportation. The Gmail team showed off its terrible taste and judgment alike with Gmail Mic Drop, which has since been disabled. You can still enjoy Smart Reply Emoji, though. Google Play Books would like to introduce realBooks. Cardboard steps up to the next level with Google Cardboard Plastic. Google Australia can now help you find your socks. In the Netherlands, not many people drive, so Google offers a self-driving bicycle instead. Google Photos now has Search by Emoji, which actually works! For those privileged few served by Google Express, you can now enjoy parachutes. Youtube isn't sitting out the merriment. The video service invites you to enjoy 360-degree panorama Snoopavision.

Other hardware vendors joined in the fun as well. Nvidia knows what gamers want: GeForce-branded energy drinks. By the way, Nvidia is also acquiring Linus Media Group. AMD's Australian division is hyping the Radeon R9 Micro, which takes the nano concept to its illogical conclusion. Controller vendor Nyko has a solution for frustrated casuals. Gigabyte had a couple tricks of its own: a classic returns, and don't miss this other big reveal. Overclockers.ru beat the rush with an early review of AMD's Zen processor (in Russian). And finally, tech rumor enthusiasts WCCFTech got in on the early review action as well, covering the GTX 1090 Ti and R9 495X at the same time.

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    • Anovoca
    • 4 years ago

    Curious if anybody happened to have logged into Netflix on Friday.

    [url<]https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12439434_10153513783127335_6562499212528734191_n.jpg?oh=ef2a44ae4a039caae34abebdda0ee661&oe=578F845B[/url<]

    • derFunkenstein
    • 4 years ago

    My admiration for this headline has grown over the weekend. Kudos to whoever wrote it.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 4 years ago

      Thanks!

    • One Sick Puppy
    • 4 years ago

    April fools isn’t funny anymore because the other 364 days of the year have so much ridiculousness already. Apple Watch comes to mind.

    • anotherengineer
    • 4 years ago

    Our not so funny April fools day was mother nature dumping 4 inches of snow on us.

    Not Cool Mother Nature
    Not Cool!

    edit – no joke
    [url<]http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/ontario/timmins[/url<]

    • faramir
    • 4 years ago

    “Nvidia knows what gamers want: GeForce-branded energy drinks”

    Insert Flavor Aid reference …

    • paultherope
    • 4 years ago

    Now this [url=http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ivmt/?cpg=nngnsorn&nan_pid=1849810465<]Star Trek White Noise Sleep Machine[/url<] I'd buy!

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Anyone who is fond of looking at die shots isn’t gonna be fooled by that Russian Zen review. Still, a 16-core K10 CPU built on 65nm is gonna be phenomenal.

      • NTMBK
      • 4 years ago

      Or motherboards 😉 [url<]http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/brute-force-quad-cores,1371-6.html[/url<]

      • tipoo
      • 4 years ago

      Lol! The “any smaller chunks would be a pain in Paint.net” method, also the Oprah christmas special with “YOU get an L2 tag and YOU get an L2 tag and YOU get an L2 tag and YOU get an L2 tag and…” followed by “Just surround that puppy with SRAM”

      [url<]http://www.overclockers.ru/images/lab/2016/04/01/1/04.jpg[/url<]

    • thanatos355
    • 4 years ago

    What about [url=https://www.humblebundle.com/indiefonts<]this[/url<] one?

    • HERETIC
    • 4 years ago

    Nick on FUD has a good one-How apple changed the world.
    [url<]http://www.fudzilla.com/news/40357-apple-changed-the-word-seven-times[/url<] Bit sad really-lots dummies out there believe it...........................................

      • derFunkenstein
      • 4 years ago

      Lol that was pretty good. Don’t change a word but post it on iMore and it becomes a serious “think piece” from Rene Ritchie.

    • albundy
    • 4 years ago

    finally, a useful piece of hardware from Razer worth buying!

    • ALiLPinkMonster
    • 4 years ago

    980mg of caffeine for those moments when you just want your heart to explode.

    • Deanjo
    • 4 years ago

    [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYxNteFiC3g[/url<]

    • Takeshi7
    • 4 years ago

    I want that phone. I missed out on the Sony Xperia Play when that was a thing.

      • thanatos355
      • 4 years ago

      Exactly what I was thinking. Looked great to me!

      • biffzinker
      • 4 years ago

      Upgrade-able from Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via the use of LegacyXperia CyanogenMod 13 build.

        • thanatos355
        • 4 years ago

        Did I miss part of this conversation?

          • tipoo
          • 4 years ago

          He’s just saying you can run the most current Android version on the Xperia Play despite lack of official support

      • NTMBK
      • 4 years ago

      Same! An Xperia Play with a modern chip would be great.

      There are a few similar devices out there like the GPD XD, but none that are also phones.

    • moose17145
    • 4 years ago

    Is it bad that I actually kinda want that toaster?

      • Pzenarch
      • 4 years ago

      … especially if you could customize the logo on your toast … and had images of various religious icons to hand. Jesus appeared on your toast eh? Mine’s in HD!

      • aspect
      • 4 years ago

      I never realized more things could use LEDs.

      • NovusBogus
      • 4 years ago

      Oddly enough, I’m actually designing something right now that may feature a glorious underglow.

        • moose17145
        • 4 years ago

        It better be a toaster….

    • xeridea
    • 4 years ago

    Good thing the new cards are in. I once played Minesweeper on a 486, Win95, it was about 3FPS, and it took several frames for some clicks to finish the action. 3000 FPS should be good, I just need to overclock my monitor.

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