How are the mighty fallen — sometimes

It’s not often that Quentin falls for hoaxes, but the USB pregnancy testing kit caught him fair and square!

The other neat April Fool’s caper was Gmail’s new feature which enables you to send email into the past.

How do I use it?

Just click “Set custom time” from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient’s inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option.

Is there a limit to how far back I can send email?

Yes. You’ll only be able to send email back until April 1, 2004, the day we launched Gmail. If we were to let you send an email from Gmail before Gmail existed, well, that would be like hanging out with your parents before you were born — crazy talk.