Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Web April Fools

Category: Editorial

Ah, that time of year is here again. The day of the “Microsoft bought us” jape. Are there some good’uns this year?

The early chaps who jumped the line a touch were the smashing magazine people talking about IE 8.1, all with WebKit/Gecko integration, fast JavaScript, CSS 3 support, and more.

Then Opera does something actually quite cute with their Opera Face Gestures gag:

Looking ahead, we recognize the future importance of touch interfaces, but we believe that there is another input device that is already present in most new computers and it’s ready to enable a whole new way of user-interaction: the webcam.

Today we introduce Face Gestures, a revolutionary technology designed to make interacting with your browser easier and simpler on computers with cameras. Face Gestures lets you perform frequent browsing operations with natural and easy to make face gestures. By using an internal technology dubbed Face Observation Opera Language, we are able to recognize pre-determined facial expressions and match them to commands on the Opera browser.

What else do you see out there?

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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Awesome jQuery Plugin to load content line by line… save bytes in throughput… increase clicks… revolutionorary!!!
http://www.pseudocoder.com/archives/2009/03/31/announcing-landmark-jquery-plugin-that-will-alter-the-face-of-the-internet/comment-page-1/#comment-3703

Comment by narchos — April 1, 2009

Oops, that one was already listed, my eyes focused on the video :D

Comment by SleepyCod — April 1, 2009

Don’t forget about mootools renaming to jTools..

http://mootools.net/blog/2009/04/01/a-new-name-for-mootools/

Comment by V1 — April 1, 2009

Just remember whatever Google’s joke is, it will probably become true six months later like their “undo send”. (Also gmail was originally launched on April 1st)

Comment by ck2 — April 1, 2009

Google Gmail Autopilot by CADIE
https://mail.google.com/mail/help/autopilot/index.html

Comment by GregHouston — April 1, 2009

Google Chrome in 3D

http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/chrome/cadie/

Comment by V1 — April 1, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4oKXagF3IE&flip=1

Comment by sixtyseconds — April 1, 2009

@AndiSmith: april fools today, real world scenario by next year.

Comment by Joeri — April 1, 2009

@joeri Hopefully!

Comment by AndiSmith — April 1, 2009

http://www.saveie6.com/

Comment by kean — April 1, 2009

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