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Gmail Motion April Fool’s joke becomes reality with Kinect

Researchers at the Institute for Creative Technologies have turned Gmail Motion from a funny April Fools' joke into a demonstrable reality. Video included.
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Windows 8 to feature the Ribbon UI in Windows Explorer

New screenshots of Windows 8 have leaked showing the return of the Ribbon UI Microsoft has been using in Office programs like Word and Excel since 2007. All Windows 8 Explorer windows may come loaded with it, for better or worse.
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Larry Page takes over as Google CEO

Google co-founder Larry Page is once again in the CEO chair...but outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt is staying around as executive chairman.
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Epsilon data security breach expands, could be history’s largest

Hackers' database infiltration of email marketer Epsilon has put a large swath of US customers at risk of "phishing" attacks.
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Firefox 5 to get major social media, UI and tab upgrades

The final version of Firefox 4 may only be two weeks old, but Mozilla is reportedly close to releasing a stable version of Firefox 5, with the final version due on June 29.
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What happens on the Internet stays on the Internet

Online, your past is out to get you — forever! Unless, of course, you're willing to pay a company hundreds of dollars a year to keep your online life from interfering with the real-world you.
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Apple debuts first iPad 2 ad: ‘We Believe’

Already ahead of the tablet pack, Apple releases the first iPad 2 ad for television in an attempt to increase its lead even further.
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‘Massive’ data security breach strikes JPMorgan Chase, Kroger, possibly others

Customer names and email address from some of America's largest companies, like JPMorgan Chase and Kroger, have been compromised by a data security breach at email marketing vendor Epsilon.
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April Fools’ roundup: Our favorite jokes of 2011

From AOL's Huffington Post paywall to Virgin Galactic's purchase of Pluto, we've got all the best April Fools' 2011 jokes we could find. This year's winner: Google with its Autocompleter ad and Gmail Motion Beta. Fun stuff ahead!
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MSI X-Slim X370 packs dual-core CPU and discrete graphics

MSI's new X-Slim X370 ultraportable notebook packs AMD's dual-core E-350 processor and Radeon HD 6310 graphics - and still has 10 hours of battery life.
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HP EliteBook ultraportables getting Sandy Bridge

Materials available from HP’s U.S. (PDF) and Japanese Web sites indicate computer maker Hewlett-Packard is preparing new versions of its EliteBook ultraportable notebooks, including power-sipping versions of Intel’s Sandy Bridge…
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Huffington Post April Fools joke mocks NYT paywall

Not a fan of the New York Times' paywall? Well neither is the Huffington Post, which uses today's holiday to have a little fun.