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Research reveals mislaid microprocessor megahertz

April FoolIt's no wonder we need to upgrade our computers on a regular basis. Not only are chip companies regularly releasing ever-faster microprocessors, but new research has revealed that modern CPUs actually lose megahertz over time.
Percy Flage, 01 Apr 2007

Apple, Google join forces for 'ultimate phone'

April FoolApple and Google have abandoned their individual mobile phone projects for a joint venture, The Register has learned.
Andrew Orlowski, 01 Apr 2007

PowerPoint grows up

April Fool'sIs Visual Studio Team System Rosario to include the long-awaited PowerPoint plug-in? Well, that's the buzz down at the old "Firkin and Flowchart". The jokes about the "compile button" in PowerPoint that generates working software from marketing B/S will have to be revisited as Microsoft announces PowerPoint Integration for VSTS, to be known as PISS.
David Norfolk, 01 Apr 2007

Bloggers mourn bald, rich Fiorina

April FoolThe blogger nation has called for a shared day of silence after former HP boss Carly Fiorina jumped the shark in her bid for the US presidency.
Ashlee Vance, 01 Apr 2007

Microsoft to build on Rogers Partnership

April Fool'sRumours abound that Microsoft is to acquire famed architectural business the Richard Rogers Partnership, in the expectation that it will give a significant boost to the company's architectural capabilities.
Martin Banks, 01 Apr 2007

Larry Ellison becomes Chief Monk Officer

April FoolLarry Ellison on Thursday came to the startling yet enlightening realization that he is not god. As a result, Oracle's CEO has gone totally monastic.
Ashlee Vance, 01 Apr 2007

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