The Morning After: Shotgun-toting drones and washed-up Garfield phones

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Mat Smith
April 1st, 2019
In this article: entertainment, gaming, gear, internet
Moscow Aviation Institute
Moscow Aviation Institute

Remember that today is the worst day in the tech-media calendar: April Fools. Anything dumb or frivolous is likely just a company's efforts to inject some corporation-approved 'fun' / troll baiting into their day-to-day work. Stay skeptical, stay safe for the next 24 hours, please.


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