10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - PigeonRank

 
 
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2008-03-31
 
 
 

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes

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10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - PigeonRank

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PigeonRank

http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html

Google reveals the secret behind its algorithms: pigeons.


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - PigeonRank

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Telepathic Internet Data Exchange

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Telepathic Internet Data Exchange

http://www.redherring.com/Home/6286

Red Herring told this story about TIDE, the bridge between the human brain's impulses and a variety of Internet-based computing functions, as a perfectly straight-faced news feature.


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Telepathic Internet Data Exchange

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Internet Spring Cleaning

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Internet Spring Cleaning

http://www.april-fools.us/internet-cleaning.htm

Please disconnect all devices from the Internet now.


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Internet Spring Cleaning

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Wireless Extension Cords

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Wireless Extension Cords

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/wec.shtml

Whatever you do, don't get anything between the transmitter and receiver.

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Wireless Extension Cords

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Duke Nuken Forever Review

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Duke Nuken Forever Review

http://arstechnica.com/reviews/games/forever.ars

The game that will never, ever ship. Maybe. By the way, it still hasn't shipped.


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Duke Nuken Forever Review

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - How Cell Phone Implants Work

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How Cell Phone Implants Work


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - How Cell Phone Implants Work

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - China Buys Google

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China Buys Google

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04/01/china_buys_google/

No more Google news about Tibet for you!


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - China Buys Google

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - RFC 1149: A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers

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RFC 1149: A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers

http://www.blug.linux.no/rfc1149 

RFC 1149, Internet via homing pigeon, started as a joke, but in 2001 a

group actually pulled off running a network off pigeon power. Kind of. Sort of.


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - RFC 1149: A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Google Romance

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Google Romance

http://www.google.com/romance/

"When you think about it, love is just another search problem."


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Google Romance

10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Kremvax

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Kremvax

http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/K/kremvax.html

An oldie but a goodie about a fake Usenet site in the Soviet Union which, oddly enough, became a real site and an important one for news during the attempted Soviet coup in '91.


10 Greatest Tech Hoaxes - Kremvax

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