Items tagged with April Fool's Day

Proctor & Gamble's gone and done it now, and the company should think long and hard about how it proceeds. We're talking about P&G's aggressive social media campaign promoting Scope Bacon, supposedly a new mouthwash that tastes like bacon but leaves mouths feeling minty fresh. It's "for breath that sizzles," the tagline reads, and though all signs point to this being an April Fool's Day prank, does it really have to be? We've seen stranger bacon products, like bacon scented soap and even gumballs that taste like processed pig. As far as the bathroom goes, you can already purchase bacon... Read more...
Oh Nvidia, why must you play with our emotions like this? The GPU maker today introduced the 3dfx Voodoo 590, saying "a group of ex-3dfx veterans at Nvidia have been leading a secret double life...working on a revolutionary graphics card based on 3dfx technology." If you're an old school PC gamer, you're thinking this is too good to be true, right? Sadly, you're correct. Today is April 1, 2011, otherwise known as April Fool's Day, and in the technology industry, that means you need to be on the lookout for goofy press releases and bogus announcements. This is one of them, no matter how much we... Read more...
If you've done any browsing today, you've probably stumbled across a ton of corny April Fool's Day jokes already. From recalled GeForce 8800 cards to 10,000 Watt power supplies, the stories seem to be endless today. Even Google has gotten in on the action. Keeping with the spirit of the day, Breitbart (by way of the San Diego Museum of Hoaxes) has compiled a list of 10 of the best April Fool's day hoaxes of all time. There aren't many hardware or technology related hoaxes, but still a fun read for those of you looking to kill a little time on a Sunday afternoon.... Read more...