April Fools 2012, YouTube DVD Collection

YouTube have yet again joined in the fun of April Fools Day, this time advertising a YouTube Collection DVD.

The DVD collection contains every single video every uploaded to the video sharing site. Upon ordering, 175 trucks (or mules depending on your location) are said to set off towards your house to deliver all of the DVDs.

They have even thought of a way to bring the entire YouTube experience to DVD, including the comment and rating system. This is done through post. Each DVD comes with a piece of paper for you to write your comment, and a thumbs-up or thumbs-down symbol to post back to YouTube.

You can attempt to make an order of the DVD at YouTube.com/TheYouTubeCollection, be warned though, orders may take a while :P. I, for example, ordered over 200,000 dubstep remixes, which is scheduled for arrival on June 16 2045…can’t wait!

So far, the technology world is going mad for April 1st.

April Fools 2012, Google Maps for NES

Google are known for their yearly pranks on April 1st. A few years back they teased us with ‘Virgle’, a partnership with Virgin to establish a human settlement on Mars. They have also changed around their products, introducing a temporary 3D mode Google Chrome.

Today Google have uploaded an announcement to YouTube. They say that an 8-bit version of Google Maps is coming for the NES.

We’ve long neglected one of the most popular computer systems ever sold.” – Ken Tokusei, Product Management Director

Google Maps 8-bit is said to be sold in the form of a cartridge, like traditional NES games.

Google have also made a version of this available to the public. According to the video, you can test out the 8-bit version by visiting Google Maps as you normally would, and click the quest button in the top right corner.

What do you guys think about Google’s latest April Fools prank? I personally think it’s one of their better ones.

Cadbury Replicate Google Plus With Chocolate

The massive confectionery company Cadbury has celebrated it’s 500,000 google+ member by re-creating the social network entirely out of chocolate.

People were invited to watch through the use of a Google Hangout as the finishing touches were made to the chocolaty masterpiece.

The Google+ profile page replica used an assortment of different Cadbury chocolates, including edible ink for the text.

To see images of the project in creation, follow this link.

Nokia 808 Has A 41 Mega-Pixel Camera

Wow.

Nokia have just revealed the Nokia 808 PureView, dubbed ‘The Next Breakthrough in Photography’.

The camera has a whopping 41 mega-pixel sensor, with a Carl Zeiss lens we come to expect from Nokia smartphones. The phone also uses an over-sampling technology, which means zooming in on images after it has been taken loses almost no clarity.

“Pixel oversampling combines many pixels to create a single (super) pixel. When this happens, you keep virtually all the detail, but filter away visual noise from the image. The speckled, grainy look you tend to  get in low-lighting conditions is greatly reduced. And in good light, visual noise is virtually non-existent.  Which means the images you can take are more natural and beautiful than ever. They are purer, perhaps  a more accurate representation of the original subject than has ever been achieved before.

Even digital SLR images have a certain softness. With oversampling, however, images can be noise free, yet incredibly detailed and defined. Zoom into the 5Mpix images at 100% magnification on your PC  screen, and you’ll see. There’s something beautifully pure about the detail — not enhanced in anyway.  Look closely at some grass… it’s amazing.” – Nokia

The 808 also records in 1080p HD video quality, as well as high definition audio.

Just when it looks like Nokia have released one of the most revolutionary phones of all time, they ruin it. The Nokia 808 will not run Windows Phone 7, instead using the doomed Symbian we thought was on its way out.

Specs

Dimensions

Size: 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm (17.95 mm at camera)
Weight (with battery): 169 gVolume: 95.5 cc

Memory

16 GB internal user memory
Support for up to 48 GB with an external microSD memory card
Use as USB mass memory device for storing photos, documents and more

Display And User Interface

Screen size: 4″
Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels)AMOLED
16.7 million colours
ClearBlack display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
2.5 D curved glass
Capacitive touch screen
Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
Compass (magnetometer)
Proximity sensor
Ambient light detector

EA’s Christmas iOS Sale

EA have kicked off their new Christmas Sale on iOS applications, offering amazing discounts on the most popular of games.

The games, which usually cost from £2.99 to £5.99, now cost 69p/$0.99 each.

Below is a list of the applications on sale.

iPad

Battlefield: Bad Company
Battleship
Boggle
Bop It!
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Dead Space
FIFA 11
Madden NFL 12
Mirror’s Edge
Monopoly/Monopoly Here & Now
NBA Jam
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
Pictureka!
RISK
SimCity Deluxe
Tetris
The Game of Life
Transformers: Dark of the Moon HD
Trivial Pursuit Master Edition
Ultimate Mortal Kombat
Yahtzee

iPhone/iPod Touch

Battlefield: Bad Company
Battleship
Boggle
Bop It!
Cluedo
Command & Conquer
Connect 4
Dead Space
Deal or No Deal
FIFA 10
Fight Night Champion
Madden NFL 12
MMA
Monopoly Here & Now
NBA Jam
Need for Speed Undercover
Pictureka!
RISK
SimCity Deluxe
The Simpsons Arcade
The Sims Ambitions
The Sims 3 World Adventures
Skate It
Spore Creatures
Tetris
The Game of Life
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Trenches II
Ultimate Mortal Kombat
Yahtzee Adventures

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