Red Points takes $12M to help brands beat fakes

Some nice momentum for Barcelona based Red Points which has closed a $12M Series B, led by Northzone. Previous investors Mangrove and Sabadell Venture Capital also participated in the round.

Crunch Report | Facebook’s Fake News Problem

Facebook has a fake news problem, Snapchat's Spectacles hype train continues into Tulsa, Oklahoma, Apple releases a coffee table book, Microsoft partners with OpenAI and we have our friend Justin Kan

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

Siri Android Clones Are Laughable At Best

When we first introduced the Siri clone <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/17/iris-is-sort-of-siri-for-android/">Iris</a>, I figured that would be the last of the outright Siri-alikes. I was

Fake Apple Store Is Now The “Smart” Store

<a HREF="http://micgadget.com/14520/kunming-fake-apple-store-changes-its-name-to-smart-store/">MICGadget</a> has some action shots of the Kunming "Apple" store that raised so much Internet ire and mir

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,&#8221

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

Leica is not going to be happy about the Likea MPH

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/excerpt.jpg" />So you can't afford to pop for a real Leica MP camera. Not a problem! Some enterprising bloke has a cheapskate alternative

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 inc

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 iP

Fake security camera moves, pretends to keep you safe

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/77841.jpg" />So you want your neighbors to think that your house is an impenetrable fortress, but you don't really feel like shelling out

Here they come: the first iSlate fakes

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2-620x382.jpg">Gentlemen, start your Photoshopping! Here we have the first of the iSlate fakes, similar to the older iSlate fakes. What m

Yet another new e-book reader – this one looks vaguely familiar

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/insdream.JPG" />Looks like 2010 is turning out to be the year of the e-book reader. I'm not sure at what point these are going to stop be

Beware the fake WoW beta invite emails

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/logo_1024x0768.jpg" />Despite the fact that Blizzard has warned us, there have been some fake beta invite emails starting to go out for t

The iPad Revealed: Purported screenshots of the Apple tablet OS

Click to see it larger I’m not able to confirm or deny these shots are of anything out of Apple but our source tells us these are very early screens of something that “Steve wants,”

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: Fake Linus Torvalds competition

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/fake-linus.jpg" alt="fake-linus" title="fake-linus" />We all know and love Fake Steve Jobs, right? We all know that Linux users copy ever

The iPad Macbook touch, jumping the shark edition

Could this be the Macbook iPad Touch Tablet Notebook Edition e-Reader? Or could it be the work of a bored young man who should probably be playing WoW instead of trying to spread vile rumors using poo

That USB chainsaw is not real

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/papercut-660x449.jpg" alt="papercut-660x449" title="papercut-660x449" />So that fake USB Chainsaw <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009

We hit the big time! Fake CrunchPads are coming out of China

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/crunchpad3.jpg" />Now this is a jolly little happenstance. A Chinese manufacturer is selling what he says is a prototype CrunchPad "inter

The great Palm Pre shortage of 2009 is coming! Woe betide thee!

This won’t be you. As if swine flu weren’t enough we can now expect to suffer under a Palm Pre shortage come June, a sure sign that we are nearing the End of Times and should repent. Sprin
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