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Displaying items by tag: April Fool

In the latest shock news for Telstra's retiring CEO, Andy Penn will announce just after midday today his intention to take the reins as the new executive chair of the NBN from September 2022.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

The best form of April Fool’s joke is one that is so plausible, that it could actually be a real product, with Twelve South going further in crowdfunding the Stone’r project so that if people really want it, they can fund it into life.

Published in Home Tech

New photos have leaked showing the successor to the iPhone X will feature a 6-lens photographic system set to blow Huawei's P20 Pro back to Middle Kingdom come.

Published in Home Tech

Telstra and NBN Co have announced a new merger designed to fix the NBN's problems, bringing forth Telstra's formidable expertise with the NBN's imprimatur of government to finally get the job done once and for all.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Last week, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg published an ad in newspapers stating Facebook doesn't deserve your trust if they can't protect your information, and he has now stated that "Facebook is the true source of the problem."

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 29 March 2018 10:47

Amazon Alexa primed for April Fool's fun

If you have an Amazon Echo speaker, which means you have Amazon Alexa, then the stage is set for foolish fun on 1 April with some fun pranks set to harmlessly stun the unwary and fool the fun-lover. 

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 05:33

Government to adopt East German nomenclature

Many Federal Government departments and agencies will be rebranded with names used in the former German Democratic Republic, the Government has announced.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 05:27

Government to introduce ATM monitoring

The Government has announced a monitoring scheme for ATMs which it says will reduce crime and make the funding of terrorism more dificult.

Published in Technology Regulation
Relax, despite numerous scare mongering reports to the contrary the Conficker worm has not triggered the predicted tech apocalypse on April 1st. But does that mean the Conficker threat has diminished?

Wednesday, 01 April 2009 05:27

The origin of April Fools' Day: No kiddin'!

April Fools’ Day, sometimes also called All Fools’ Day, is celebrated each April 1st in many countries around the World. Many practical jokes, hoaxes, and pranks are directed to gullible or unexpected people. However, where did April Fools’ Day originate? Do you know?

Published in Biology
In a shock announcement, Microsoft has today taken majority ownership of software house Novell. This immediately gives the Redmond giant control of Novell's intellectual property assets including the legal copyright over UNIX. Already Red Hat and Canonical (Ubuntu) have expressed their expectation Microsoft will aggressively seek to eradicate all distributions save for Microsoft Linux Vista, formerly SUSE. (APRIL FOOL JOKE!!)

Published in The Linux Distillery
Microsoft Corporation today quietly announced the end of internal development of Internet Explorer. A spokesman said that one of the senior managers saw a car-bumper sticker which said "The only good use for Internet Explorer is to download Firefox", which prompted some soul-searching within the company.

The dreaded Conficker worm is constantly in the news these days, with consumers and businesses worldwide now bracing themselves for another expected attack from the malicious worm predicted to sweep the Internet on April Fool’s Day tomorrow.
With April Fool’s Day looming, Trend Micro is offering free protection against a new variant of the malicious Conficker worm that infected an estimated 15 million computers last year and is expected to be launched by “cyberfools” on 1 April.




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