April Foolz.

In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, we present you with these online gaffes: 

I usually go to Google.com first every April Fool’s Day. This year they have presented us with CADIE, a Panda bear-loving acronym for their Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity. The technical specs page is a philosopher nerd’s paradise and perfect for any folks out there interested in the powers of reason. CADIE promises to be the next big thing in Artificial Intelligence as seen by following her blog on which you can win a free Google search. Finally, my favorite aspect of CADIE’s abilities to ease my online life is her penchant with their new Auto-Pilot Response Mechanism. Here are a few examples. 



But wait, what if you and I are both on auto-pilot? Google, of course, has an answer for everything reasonable:

‘Two Gmail accounts can happily converse with each other for up to three messages each. Beyond that, our experiments have shown a significant decline in the quality ranking of Autopilot’s responses and further messages may commit you to dinner parties or baby namings in which you have no interest.’


Next, Improv Everywhere, or some Bizarro version of their organization, concocted some video tomfoolery today:
If you are unfamiliar with Improv Everywhere, check out this video which highlights the non-joke aspect of their work.

thinkgeek.com has a homepage dedicated to gag gadgets today. I hope the number of hits to this particular joke, in which they encourage you to ‘slumber in the belly of the beast,’ prompts a true product development of it because, frankly, they’d be stupid not to capitalize on it. It’s the Taun Taun Sleeping Bag! I absolutely want one!
taun taun
And for all our friends who have spent the better part of this winter cozied up to their computers, may we present you with the ComputerTan. Enjoy!
computer tan
Know of any other good ones? Let us know.

Posted by: Autumn.


4 responses to “April Foolz.

  1. Thanks to Chelsea for doing the early morning leg work on these!

  2. I’m still upset at ThinkGeek. That is a cruel, cruel joke to play on a person.

  3. I think they always actually make one of the products for each year, though … so possibly that one will soon be a reality?

  4. is that a teenage ethan hawke begging for a computertan?

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