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Apple has struggled with the sale of counterfeit iPods, iPhones and iPads in China for years. A recent WikiLeaks report notes that the company enlisted members of Pfizer's global security team to combat the industry of fakes. Why Pfizer? The answer should be obvious to anyone who's received spa...

August 31st 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Most fake Apple products make us roll our eyes, but this one is cute. Mostly because it's not trying to be an iPhone. The "shockingly thick" device is actually a personal cooling device, or "fan." To use it, slide off the real panel and remove the thin blue sponge inside. Get it wet, wring it ou...

July 27th 2011 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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Back in 2008, Lenovo's ThinkPad X200 was getting folks all hot and bothered, and it seems some people never cooled down. If you're one of the few looking to reignite the flames sparked when your first laid eyes on the laptop, take a look at this impressively rendered knockoff. Despite the absence o...

January 12th 2011 at 3:31pm 0 Comments
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CEO. Industry Mogul. Superhero. That's the idea behind the upcoming Ninja Steve app. Inspired by the fake story about Steve Jobs being denied the chance to take shuriken onto his private plane, Ninja Steve transforms an urban legend into a deliciously silly idea for a game. It features a CEO hero n...

December 5th 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Guys, the MacBook Micro has been announced. You're going to love it. It's three things: a Powebook from 1998, a student's art project, and a really short email. We hear it may boast a camera, too. Check out the gallery below to see this wonder of modern technology doing its thing... you will not be...

August 15th 2009 at 1:52pm 0 Comments

%Gallery-32183% We asked for fakes. You responded by sending us your favorite MacTablet mock-ups. So here at last is our gallery of fake Mac Tablet concept art, submitted by TUAW readers. Now once again it's your turn. Take a peek through these pictures and tell us which one is your fave. (I suspect...

September 18th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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With iPhone Fever running high, and no official Asian sales scheduled for 2007, opportunistic electronics manufacturers in China are doing a brisk business in counterfeit iPhones. Bloomburg reports that the so-called "Chinese iPhone" sells for approximately $133US and is a fully-functioning phone. A...

September 11th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Only a couple of hours before Nintendo's E3 media briefing yesterday, rumors of a new Golden Sun game for the DS began to spread like a fast-moving cancer, traveling through the internet's lymphatic system, taking over gaming blogs and forums. Even Joystiq, the wind beneath our wings, fell victim to...

July 12th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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It's August 25th. You know what that means... only 4 months until Christmas! Better start shopping. While you could get your friends real PSPs (or even better yet: a signature edition PSP), but if you're a cold-hearted Scrooge like me, you'll much rather get them knockoffs. Sure, PSP Fanboy's shown...

August 25th 2006 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Step aside, Microsoft: that UMPC form-factor is officially played out. The new hotness is running "Leopard Mobile" on your iPod, which is no small feat considering the devices' sub-100MHz processors and lack of a touchscreen or Internet access. Don't think it's possible? We were a bit skeptical at...

July 5th 2006 at 10:44am 0 Comments