April Fools 2019 – Here are this 12 months’s greatest tech goofs

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It’s that point once more when the web decides to throw away any semblance of accuracy or important considering and fAkE NeWs reigns supreme. Damn, that’s daily, isn’t it? Well, it’s April Fool’s Day once more so we’ve put collectively an inventory of the very best goofs, gags, bits, and japes from all of your favorite techie manufacturers.

Technically you solely have till noon to unleash your rigorously crafted farce on the world. But seeing as the online is omnipresent, international, and doesn’t give a rattling for time-honoured traditions, that not stands to be true. As such, you’ll be able to anticipate a relentless slew of ever extra tiresome gags till manner into the late hours till the calendar ticks over and delivers us the candy respite of April 2, 2019.

So with out additional ado, let’s get into this 12 months’s gags: some humorous, some not, and a few merely makes an attempt to generate clicks with outlandish and false data beneath the guise of ‘it’s only a prank, bro’. Did you hear Dota 3 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive?


Nvidia teased this explicit goof early when a ‘leaked’ picture of this holographic AI-assistant first appeared on the net final week. Nvidia says that R.O.N will create 3D AR shows of maps and ranges, convert your rage into supportive messages, and disprove trolls on the spot with its personal Wolfram-Alpha type database of pertinent information and figures.


While Zotac is greatest identified for its graphics playing cards and PCs the scale of a set-top field, it’s now stepping into the totally-adjacent electrical automobile game. The firm simply introduced the ultra-compact Zotac Gaming MEK Drive, a tiny electrical automobile kitted out with full, awe-inspiring, you guessed it, RGB lighting.

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The factor is with Razer lately saying it was incorporating its personal lighting software program into electrical autos in China – for causes that its CEO, Min-Liang Tan, remains to be but to substantiate with us on Twitter – it’s not an enormous leap to consider Zotac needs in on Elon Musk’s market.


WCCFTech have been at it once more with its personal “leaked” data on Intel Xe. Claiming to have all of the goss from an occasion placed on by Intel referred to as “Xe Unleashed”, the outlet suggests {that a} completely scalable, seamless dual-GPU design that includes 32GB of 4D XPoint, constructed on the 7nm course of node, and able to some 66.eight TFLOPs compute will launch on June 31st, 2020.

A fast look on the Gregorian calendar and also you’ll discover that June 31st doesn’t exist, and nor does 4D XPoint reminiscence. Although with SK Hynix lately saying its personal ‘4D’ reminiscence, which is little greater than advertising spiel and doesn’t really wield the facility of time itself, it’s not completely out of the realms of chance for Intel’s personal advertising group to undertake the identify. But am I significantly meant to consider that Intel may have 7nm able to roll by the beginning of 2020? Come on gang, these goofs should be a minimum of considerably sensible.


When it’s not engaged on annoying the EU or constructing controversial programs for the army, Google is difficult at work speaking to vegetation. Yes, Google Tulip is a system included into Google Assistant that can assist you to are inclined to your favorite flower by understanding its needs, wants, and needs. Available solely on April 1st.


Razer has solved human interplay with its newest app, Razer Ping! This “contextual notification app” will report no matter it sees to your folks so that you don’t should. Productivity is up 1337% in Razer’s HQ because of the app, and it has been instrumental in fixing that perennial situation of determining the place to go for lunch in a bunch of three or extra individuals.

Oh and it created its personal cryptocurrency mining system, Softminer, powered by Razer silver… that was actual? Eesh.


You know what players love? Shiny lights. So Newegg put a bunch straight onto the warmth spreader of its personal, in-house CPU. How did it get an x86 license needed to construct such a factor? Don’t fear about that. The level is it appears f-ing candy and customers are already reporting the iBrite is “opulent”, “eye-meltingly shiny”, and “a real fire hazard”.

HyperX Cup Noodle


You’ve heard the very best gaming cans, now get the very best gaming cups. Gaming headset extraordinaire HyperX has teamed up with cup noodle royalty Nissin to create the Cup Noodle headphones, full with microphork – a microphone formed like a fork.

The press launch claims “the headphones cancel out all Cup Noodle slurping sounds while still delivering crystal-clear sound quality,” whereas “the patent-pending Noodlette ear pads woven together with noodle fibers deliver the silky soft caress of ramen noodles for your ears…”