As knock-offs go, this Sony VAIO P copycat - called the VAINO - is pretty blatant. Unfortunately there are no images of it next to the real thing, otherwise it'd become clear that the VAINO's 250 x 185 x 31mm dimensions are more your typical netbook scale than the long & thin VAIO P.
There was much excitement when the leaked image of the Motorola Touch ZINE HD showed up, with a general consensus that - if the image was real - it marked a new turning point for the beleaguered company. Unfortunately the innovation involved in creating the Touch ZINE HD looks like it wasn't actually Motorola's: instead, it's been lovingly pieced together from a Motorola E8 and a ZN5.
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.
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.
You know that Apple event that was recently announced in London for next week? The super sleuths over at Macenstein have been working relentlessly on uncovering the mysteries of Apple's invitation. Their results may shock you. “Lord, now the Grum is on me.”
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.
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.
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.