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  • Metal Parts Hidden Inside A Hard Drive Casing: The New Rickrolling?

    Metal Parts Hidden Inside A Hard Drive Casing: The New Rickrolling?

    A man in China bought a Samsung hard drive for about $35 on Taobao. He opened it up, plugged it in, and found that it wasn't showing the full storage capacity on his computer. A few minutes later, he found out why - someone had replaced the innards with a bunch of nuts and bolts hotglued into the case. The light? It was just connected to a USB key. Read More

  • Siri Android Clones Are Laughable At Best

    Siri Android Clones Are Laughable At Best

    When we first introduced the Siri clone Iris, I figured that would be the last of the outright Siri-alikes. I was wrong. Programmers are taking advantage of less experienced users and creating apps that are downright insulting to the average intelligence. One app, called Siri for Android is a hard link to Google's voice controls while another, called Speerit is a Korean clone that purports to… Read More

  • Fake Apple Store Is Now The “Smart” Store

    Fake Apple Store Is Now The “Smart” Store

    MICGadget has some action shots of the Kunming "Apple" store that raised so much Internet ire and mirth a few weeks ago. Although the insides are the same, you'll notice one big difference: the apple is still there but the text has been replaced by a nail-salonesque sign dubbing the shop the "Smart Store." They still sell Apple products, but now they're smarter. Read More

  • Fake iPad Cover Is Fake

    Smart Cover Knockoff from M.I.C. Gadget on Vimeo. To continue our counterfeit morning we present to you a fake iPad Smart Cover from China that includes such features as “the cover breaks,” “horrible smell,” and “does not stick to the iPad.” What are your savings? About $6 off of the standard Apple $39 price. Seems like a real steal! Read More

  • Knocking Off The HTC Evo 4G

    Knocking Off The HTC Evo 4G

    Sure, it looks like a HTC Evo 4G. They got the buttons right, the camera on the back, and a 4.3 inch screen, which translates out to 800×480. And that’s where things start to go wrong. The guts are what really matters, and this is where things get foggy. No idea on the CPU, and that camera on the back isn’t 8 megapixels. There also isn’t a secondary camera on the front, and… Read More

  • Leica is not going to be happy about the Likea MPH

    Leica is not going to be happy about the Likea MPH

    So you can't afford to pop for a real Leica MP camera. Not a problem! Some enterprising bloke has a cheapskate alternative for you, the Likea MPH. Sure, it's not the real thing, but it looks close and it's $4,575 cheaper then an actual Leica. Read More

  • Is this your new iWatch?

    Is this your new iWatch?

    Wouldn’t it be great if this thing were real? You could do all kinds of great stuff on your iWatch like slide to unlock and tell the time. Presumably apps would be a pretty limited – 2 inches by 1 inch won’t be a good battleground for Plants vs. Zombies – but a girl can dream, can’t she? Read More

  • Huzzah! The iPhone 4G gets a Chinese clone [update: now with video!]

    Huzzah! The iPhone 4G gets a Chinese clone [update: now with video!]

    How many Shanzai does it take to clone the new iPhone? Apparently one and he doesn’t need very long to do it, either. Hot on the heels of the iPhone leak Chinese cloners are already producing iPhone-alikes that look just like the iPhone HD/4G/XXX/]I[. Shenzhai makers in Shenzhen that have the most acute business sense took advantage of these informations and work out a clone of this fresh… Read More

  • Fake security camera moves, pretends to keep you safe

    Fake security camera moves, pretends to keep you safe

    So you want your neighbors to think that your house is an impenetrable fortress, but you don't really feel like shelling out the hundreds of dollars needed to buy actual security cameras? Maybe you're seen those other fake surveillance cameras in stores, but you want something that moves, damnit. Well here you go: the Hammacher Schlemmer panning Faux Security camera set. Read More

  • Here they come: the first iSlate fakes

    Here they come: the first iSlate fakes

    Gentlemen, start your Photoshopping! Here we have the first of the iSlate fakes, similar to the older iSlate fakes. What makes this fake? All the icons are distorted and its showing ugly people in iPhoto. Apple never shows pictures of ugly people. Read More