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SNL’s Amazon Echo Silver responds to almost any name

SNL’s Amazon Echo Silver responds to almost any name

Let's admit it. Today's fancy gadgets and technologies are really designed for younger, more agile consumers. While market dynamics and profits do demand that, it doesn't have to be that way. Good technology is inclusive technology. Take for example the new Amazon Silver Echo, as seen on Saturday Night Live and only on Saturday Night Live. It's a super limited and nonexistent version designed with well-aged users in mind, responding to almost any name even loosely sounding like "Alexa".

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The internet’s best April Fools’ 2017 pranks and jokes

The internet’s best April Fools’ 2017 pranks and jokes

Today is the day the collective internet both hates and loves the most: April Fools' Day. It's a day that's plagued by fake headlines and announcements from websites (apart from the existing 'fake news' epidemic), along with humorous and creative joke products from companies and brands. We here at SlashGear won't be participating in the former, but have rounded up some of the best of the latter.

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Chuck Norris finally gets his very own mobile game

Chuck Norris finally gets his very own mobile game

Unless you’ve been purposely avoiding Internet meme’s for the past decade or so, which is impossible to do if you’re any sort of an ardent user of the Interwebs, you probably know the kind of godlike figure action star Chuck Norris has become. Which makes you wonder why there hasn’t been any “official” mobile game about him yet. Well, wonder no more because the proverbial excrement has hit the fan. Chuck Norris is punching and kicking his way into Android and iOS, and there is literally no stopping him.

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South Park: Fractured But Whole game finally gets a date

South Park: Fractured But Whole game finally gets a date

Superheroes have been big this year and the last, which means they’re great targets for criticisms and parodies. One such treatment, however, is going to have to wait for nearly half a year to be hear. Yep, the awaited next South Park game is indeed coming Q1 next year, and at the latest of the late in that quarter. Of course, it could have been worse. The game could have been shelved, considering Ubisoft’s somewhat precarious business situation at the moment.

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Nivea seagull drone poops sunscreen on kids at the beach

Nivea seagull drone poops sunscreen on kids at the beach

Just how far will you go to advertise your product? In Nivea's case, it took to the skies and then dropped the crap. And we mean that almost literally. Its entry at the Titanium and Integrated Lions at Cannes this year involved a drone dressed up as a seagull flying over the beach. But while its distant cousin the pelican delivered babies, the Nivea seagull dropped a payload of a different kind, squirting uncooperative toddlers with sunscreen coming out of its lower extremities.

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Yahoo Japan Smart Stretch 360 is a hilarious way to exercise

Yahoo Japan Smart Stretch 360 is a hilarious way to exercise

Smartphone addiction is an epidemic. At the most extreme, we have people falling into ditches, tripping up, or getting into all sorts of painful or at least embarrassing situations due to keeping their eyes glued to their screens. But even "regular" users will at the very least experience discomfort from prolonged use and poor posture, especially on the neck. Some call this "text neck", like stiff neck, and Yahoo! Japan happens to have the perfect 360-degree exercise video to fix that and have you laughing your guts out while you're at it.

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KFC’s edible nail polish will have you licking nonstop

KFC’s edible nail polish will have you licking nonstop

"Finger lickin' good" will no longer just be something you do after a hearty KFC meal. At least if you live in Hong Kong. The slogan was coined to capitalize on that not exactly hygienic behavior exhibited after eating the iconic chicken but now you can do it any time you want. Marketing firm Ogilvy & Mather and McCormick, the company that supplies KFC's "11 secret herbs and spices" have teamed up to deliver, what else, but nail polish that you put on only to lick it off.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson smashes into mobile with an alarm app

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson smashes into mobile with an alarm app

You might disparage his acting skills (and some might argue with you on that), but one thing no one will be able to deny is that The Rock is built like, well, a rock. And he probably didn't get that bod just by sitting on his posterior all day. Now The Rock, a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson, wants others to also achieve their goals, be that to get a great body or a great mind. And part of that mission apparently involves releasing The Rock's first mobile app, an alarm clock called, what else, The Rock Clock.

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Windows 10 notification rains on local weather forecast

Windows 10 notification rains on local weather forecast

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? If not, you probably get hounded by Windows to make the switch every day. Microsoft has grown more and more persistant in their efforts to get everyone to upgrade to their latest OS. Not only are home users getting bombarded with notifications, but businesses are too. This includes one local news station.

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Hear all of Luke Skywalker’s whiny questions in one video

Hear all of Luke Skywalker’s whiny questions in one video

In The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker is a Jedi Master, the Hero of the Rebellion, and is completely mute. While his facial expression at the end of the movie conveys so many emotions, and begs so many questions, he doesn't have to say a word. That's a far cry from our first introduction to the character.

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Quantum Break DRM bug turns your character into a pirate

Quantum Break DRM bug turns your character into a pirate

Different companies have different ways of dealing with piracy. Some will try to lock a game down with harsh DRM, which can sometimes backfire and prevent the game from being played by paying users. Others will simply use an Easter egg to shame pirates into (hopefully) purchasing a copy of the game. Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment went with the second option, but it looks like it still managed to affect legitimate game owners.

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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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