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This Artist Makes Art Out Of Imitation

Designer furniture is all too easy to knockoff — but Modern Ruins, a makeshift showroom by artist Stephanie Syjuco, makes art out of imitation. Each classic piece in her collection is made entirely from scavenged materials.


North Korea's State Computers Run This Delightful Mac OS X Knockoff

At first glance, this screen looks strangely familiar. The dock icons, the grey, rounded windows, the whole layout; it’s Mac OS X, except not quite. The top-left icon is the giveaway. This ain’t OS X, it’s Red Star, North Korea’s state-sanctioned operating system. And Version 3.0 looks very Mac-like.


These Outrageous Chinese DVD Movie Copies Are Hilarious

I may have a bad memory, but I don’t remember Matrix Reloaded to be about “white men wanting a stud to breed slaves”. Or Arnold Swarchenegger starring in Star Wars. Or a Tom Cruise movie called Pepe Likes Tacos. But, if you are in China, that’s exactly what happens.


You Can Buy A Fake New iMac Before Apple's Has Even Gone On Sale

Apple’s new iMac is taking its time to arrive in stores. But if you’re bored of waiting, you can already get a dodgy Chinese fake of the sleek new computer — before anyone has managed to get their hands on the official product.


China Finally Cracks Apple's Secret iPhone 5 Cable

Apple doesn’t want you buying cables for your iPhone 5 (or new iPads) from anyone other than Apple, because it charges a fat $35 for each one. Luckily, we can now confirm a flood of cheap knockoff cables are real.


There's Already An iPad Mini Knock-Off

From the makers of the iPhone 5 knock-off, comes an iPad Mini knock off just one day after Apple revealed its dwarfpad. Hilarious, but also not surprising considering how much we actually knew about the baby tablet.


Would You Get Knockoff iPhone 5 Adaptors If It Meant Saving 20 Bucks?

No one has been particularly pleased about how the iPhone 5 will require expensive adaptors to work with old peripherals. If you’re upset over it too, perhaps news of the knock-offs will make your day.


China Is Already Knocking Off The iPhone 5

According to highly suspect rumours website NowhereElse.fr, an industrious Chinese company has already copied the design for the iPhone 5 — even before we officially know what the iPhone 5 looks like. Meet the Goophone i5, the bastard child of cobbled together rumours and unyielding ambition.


How To Fake Your Way To A Cheap Gadget Lifestyle

We’re all about the shiny gadgets, and the chances are high that you are too. You know what else is high? The price of gadgets. So if you’re feeling both a bit left out and a little light on spending cash, here’s some… lower quality alternatives.


This Knockoff Watch Is So Good, It Won An Award

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this falsified Fortis watch is pure adulation. Bet you can’t spot the fake.


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