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Complete Apple retail store faked quite convincingly in China

Complete Apple retail store faked quite convincingly in China

We all know that the number of fake products in many countries is insane. One of the places you are very likely to find a number of fake products and counterfeits is in China. One reason for so many blatant rip offs to be offered in China is because it's very hard for the firms being ripped off to do anything about it. One of the companies that is more likely than others to have their products faked on the Chinese retail market is Apple.

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Leaked screens of Windows 8 App Store were fakes

Leaked screens of Windows 8 App Store were fakes

Everyone has an app store today after the success Apple had with the App Store for the iPhone. After the massive success of Apple, it was a guarantee that just about all other makers were going to jump in with their own offerings. So far, the massively popular ones are still run by Apple and Google. Google has one for Android devices that is really popular. Not too long ago Apple unveiled the Mac App Store for Mac computer users that puts apps on their notebooks and desktops too.

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Fake hard-drive has short-term memory not 500GB

Fake hard-drive has short-term memory not 500GB

Whenever there's a deal that seems too good to be true, there's always the risk that you're getting ripped off. Still, if you're going to lose your money on a dud, it may as well be a surprisingly well-planned dud. As the story goes, a Russian repair center was asked to look at an "insanely low price" external hard-drive a customer had bought in a Chinese store, but which kept losing data. When they opened it up, everything became clear...

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Stun Fone was a viral marketing campaign

Stun Fone was a viral marketing campaign

I missed the viral part of this video last week, but it's funny nonetheless. The video on YouTube was of an actor that was supposed to be a student from MIT that had developed a hardware device for the iPhone hat turned the thing into a stun gun. The Stun Fone product was apparently picked up by all sorts of major outlets like CBS News, the Wall Street Journal and more.

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iPhone HD Prototype Showing iPhone OS 4 Went Through Photoshop First

iPhone HD Prototype Showing iPhone OS 4 Went Through Photoshop First

At least, that's what some people have noticed over at the Vietnamese forum. And, as unfortunate as it may be, from the image that goes along with the Photoshop reports, they may be on to something. The torrid affair of the iPhone HD's life in the public sector, well before launch, is obviously not going to slow down, and even though we brought these latest images to you earlier today (with an update that they could, indeed, be fake), it seems that it may be laid to rest.

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ThinkGeek iCade arcade cabinet for iPad is fake with real promise

ThinkGeek iCade arcade cabinet for iPad is fake with real promise

April Fool jokes online are generally tired, unfunny and just plain annoying, but there's usually one decent idea that slips through the net of mediocrity.  ThinkGeek's iCade iPad arcade cabinet is obviously a joke - the "Availability: 80's" pretty much gives it away - but we can see plenty of people loving the concept of a proper arcade controller for some serious retro gaming with their shiny new Apple tablet.

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SlashGear Guns N’ Roses feud reportedly turns nasty

SlashGear Guns N’ Roses feud reportedly turns nasty

Here at SlashGear we try to keep our celebrity feuds to a bare minimum, and certainly not expose readers to the mayhem going on behind the scenes, but sometimes news slips through the net.  It came as some surprise, though, to see TMZ reporting that we'd been banned from a Guns N' Roses concert in Canada this week, thanks to an ongoing feud with Axl Rose.

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Apple Tablet makes second video showing: still fake, still impressive

Apple Tablet makes second video showing: still fake, still impressive

It's Friday and perilously close to the holidays, so we reckon we're allowed to kick back and watch a little more Apple Tablet concept footage.  Just like last week's clip we're calling fake on its authenticity, but we're still mighty impressed by the rendering skills of whoever created it.

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Apple Tablet video leak is obviously fake, but we still want it

Apple Tablet video leak is obviously fake, but we still want it

Now, we'll prefix this with a huge disclaimer that it's 99.9-percent fake, and we're only pointing to it because - as concept videos go - it's a pretty slick one.  Purported to be a leaked video demo of the much-rumored Apple Tablet, it shows a thin slate with a touchscreen and Cover Flow style interface.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 unboxing? Looks fake to us

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 unboxing? Looks fake to us

Do you love Sony Ericsson enough to fake an unboxing of their upcoming Android smartphone?  Now there's no official confirmation that mobile-nova's unboxing set of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 - aka "Rachel" - isn't legitimate, but having peered through our handy loupe at the pictures we're not convinced that this is the real deal.

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UK could become key counterfeit route after trademark ruling

UK could become key counterfeit route after trademark ruling

While endearingly janky devices like the Nokla E97 aren't usually to be found on Western shelves, that could change thanks to a key High Court ruling in the UK.  The case had been brought by Nokia, who alleged that Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the UK had acted unfairly when allowing a shipment of counterfeit goods bearing Nokia's trademarks free passage through the country after discovering they were not intended for sale there.

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Nokla E97 blends LG Versa and concept phone for awesome knockoff

Resembling the offspring of a Samsung Omnia, the Nokia E97 concept from back in April and Verizon’s LG Versa, this glorious Chinese knock-off is the Nokla E97.  A touchscreen handset section with a 2.2-inch display, camera and Bluetooth can be hooked up to a folding QWERTY keyboard section for messaging.

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