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Fake chips sold to US Military blamed for dangerous failures

Fake chips sold to US Military blamed for dangerous failures

American security forces are facing a mass examination of their hardware, as an ongoing investigation discovers that counterfeit computer chips and other devices have been sold to the US government.  According to a BusinessWeek report, recycled and fake microchips from Chinese vendors are being used - mistakenly or otherwise - in hardware distributed in America and bought, off the shelf, by the US military. 

Two separate incidents involving fighter jet malfunction are being unofficially blamed on fake chips billed as Maxim and Xicor products; the two manufacturers have denied any involvement with the shipments.  Yet another incident describes how fake routers, branded Cisco, were used by various military agencies, heedless to the fact that each could have a covert "back door" through which their makers could access classified information.

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MacBook Pro advert is mockup, confirms artist; few listen

MacBook Pro advert is mockup, confirms artist; few listen

An awful lot of people are getting frantically excited about a supposed leaked advert showing the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh.  You can understand the excitement: a casing similar to that of the MacBook Air, and less than one inch thick.  Weight down to 5.1lbs.  WiFi getting a boost to 802.11n.  Unfortunately, the ad isn't real - it's actually the work of MacRumors forum member mciarlo.

Medison Celebrity Less Of A Hoax?

Medison Celebrity Less Of A Hoax?

Apparently Medison had a press conference in Sweden and showed off the $150 laptop. They showed off the merchandise to 10 journalists and assured them that the laptop was on its way for the much anticipated August 15th release date.

Rock out polka style!

Rock out polka style!

Are you a fan of polka music? Maybe you have longed to rock out with the great tunes from Weird Al. Unfortunately, it is getting harder and harder to find someone that will teach you the fine art of accordion. You don't really need to learn how to play an instrument, that's what video games are for.

2G iPod Shuffle Knockoff in black

2G iPod Shuffle Knockoff in black

We all know Chinese factories are very capable of producing knockoff products, but never I seen one that resemble the original all the way to the packaging details. You can actually find an iPod shuffle 2nd generation in black for only $14 in China; of course it’s the knockoff version. Aside from some misspelled word (assombled) and pricing, it’s quite hard to tell them apart between the original and knockoff.

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