April Fools Day Roundup

Apr 1, 2007 19:58 · 238 words · 2 minute read

April Fools Day on the web is a time for celebration of new products and new news. Here’s a roundup (that I’ll update from time to time) of the ones I like from today:

Google’s TiSP gives you free internet access via fiber optic cable that is run through your sewage lines. Google’s Gmail service now offers Gmail Paper, where you can have your mail printed out and delivered to you. Gee, thanks, Google!

Who doesn’t remember gliding down in a Stunt Monkey Baby Chute when they were a kid?

One of Woot‘s biggest sellers is their Random Crap item. Today, they had a deal going for one lucky buyer: get three craps in a single bag for just $1,000,001 (plus shipping).

Thinkgeek has trotted out a collection of new products. The WiiHelm for hands free Wii control. The 8-Bit Tie should be a real product. Caffeinated cigarettes. Lonely guy photo frame that inserts you into vacations you wish you had. The Vilcus Plug Dactyloadapter provides an easy (likely one time use) way to see if your electrical outlet is working. They also have an alarm clock that donates to organizations you don’t like while you sleep.

You don’t have to be a World of Warcraft player to appreciate a good Tinfoil Hat.

It turns out that the window transparency features that we’ve come to know and love can actually be a security hazard.

TattooYourToddler sounds oddly realistic.