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Grubhub announces ride-sharing service named Grüber [April Fools]

Grubhub announces ride-sharing service named Grüber [April Fools]

A couple of decades ago, not a lot of people were concerned with the likes of global warming, and the effects that burning fossil fuels had on the environment. Sure, some people were concerned, but it wasn't the major issue that we're seeing today. And because it's such a big problem, we need to work on ways to cut back our carbon footprint. One company has come up with a clever ride-sharing program that is so genius, that you'll wonder why you hadn't thought of it.

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WonderPaw will teach your dog how to program [April Fools]

WonderPaw will teach your dog how to program [April Fools]

They say that dogs are man's best friend. But how often can you turn to your "friend" for help when it really matters? Like, when you're working on a tough coding project, and you just can't seem to figure out what's causing issues in the compiler. Well thanks to a new interactive program, you won't need to ask him for help, he'll be designing his own programs in no time.

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Sony’s Proton Pack will turn you into a real-life Ghostbuster [April Fools]

Sony’s Proton Pack will turn you into a real-life Ghostbuster [April Fools]

I'd like to state for the record that I ain't afraid of no ghosts. However, just because I'm not afraid of them, doesn't mean that they're not still a huge menace from time to time. For years I've longed for a way to combat them with protons, preferably using some sort of pack. Well, the researchers at Sony have my back, and today they've got a very special announcement.

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YouTube’s SnoopaVision takes immersion to the next level [April Fools]

YouTube’s SnoopaVision takes immersion to the next level  [April Fools]

I've talked a lot over the last few months about how virtual reality is the future. There are still a lot of technological hurdles to overcome, but today we take a leap forward, thanks to Google. It turns out that the answer to our full immersion needs has been here all along, and his name is Snoop.

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ASPCA parody video highlights robot abuse

ASPCA parody video highlights robot abuse

There are a lot of serious issues in the world. But it's time to talk about one in particular, that doesn't get a lot of attention. We've been warned about the potential future dangers of our actions, but it seems that despite blockbuster movies that show us what could happen if we don't stop, our terrible actions continue. I'm talking, of course, about robot cruelty.

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“Windows 93”: a psychedelic nightmare that could have been

“Windows 93”: a psychedelic nightmare that could have been

The decision to call the next Windows version Windows 10 and not Windows 9 has prompted a look back at the history of Windows version naming, particularly those that were released back in the 90s. It might have also prompted some musing of what could have been. For example, what if Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, after one too many rounds at the bar, decided to make an interim release before Windows 95? What would have been the design and what would have been the experience? Wonder no more, because Windows 93 has finally been released.

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Blending Buckyballs make for a nice but dangerous light show

Blending Buckyballs make for a nice but dangerous light show

Small, spherical Neodynium magnets, more popular by their commercial name "Buckyballs", have been declared illegal last year by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because of the danger they pose to children. To commemorate the commercial death, at least officially, of the hot geek product, as well as to dispose of it, Blendtec saw it fit to make the balls rest in pieces by putting it inside one of their blenders. Will it blend? Yes it does, somewhat. But it produces more than rubbish too.

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IKEA “bookbook” spoof reminds us of life beyond digital

IKEA “bookbook” spoof reminds us of life beyond digital

Last week's IFA 2014 madness might have left you feeling bloated with gadgets and appliances. If so, then IKEA has the perfect medicine for you. Introducing the "bookbook", a revolutionary reading experience that offers you the best of tactile feedback, touch-based interfaces, wireless connections, and perpetual battery life.

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GAME “Christmas Tinner” goes viral: authenticity unconfirmed

GAME “Christmas Tinner” goes viral: authenticity unconfirmed

The Christmas Tinner is a Christmas dinner in a can. You can eat it all day long. Start at the top and work your way down throughout the day. Scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast, mince pie for morning dessert. And on down through the day with turkey, potatoes, gravy, and more, all the way to your nightcap pudding. In one can. So you don't have to get up from your holiday Xbox or PS4 gaming.

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Bounty Hunter Karabiner Doubles as Knife and Key Ring

Bounty Hunter Karabiner Doubles as Knife and Key Ring

Nothing makes a statement like having a key ring that is bigger than the keys. Well the Karabiner from Bounty Hunter does one better, it comes with its own knife. Always looking for manly gadgets, this one got our attention. Not all gadgets can be useful and potentially dangerous at the same time. This one has the best of both worlds. The Karabiner’s knife is in its back, or rather inside the metal body.

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First Sony and now PBS: Look out Big Bird

First Sony and now PBS: Look out Big Bird

LuzSec, the group that preciously took credit for hacking the website for Sony BMG in Japan, has claimed credit for cracking PBS’s website and posting all of its login credentials. According to LuzSec, they were “less than impressed” with the Frontline coverage of the WikiLeaks special entitled WikiSectrets. Is Elmo next? Who knows what Oscar the Grouch has hidden away in that trash can of his. Apparently LuzSec was not the only one critical of the WikiLeaks special. But LuzSec has more attacks in store, read on for the rest of the story.

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Destroy the Planet by Watering a Plant

Destroy the Planet by Watering a Plant

That’s right, the winners of this year’s Rube Goldberg award created a machine that destroyed the world as we know it, just to water a plant. Every year, Geeks and Techies gather to compete in the Rube Goldberg awards, where the winner accomplishes a task using the most steps possible. (They must be applying for a government job). Many people are familiar with the contraptions built in old cartoons to accomplish menial tasks in complex ways, but were not aware that those contraptions are Rube Goldberg machines. This year Purdue broke a Guinness World Record with their contraption. Check out the story and see the video of this amazing machine.

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