Fake-But-Not-Fake iPhones And Other Stories We Didn’t Post

Fake-But-Not-Fake iPhones And Other Stories We Didn’t Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn’t worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Is a Fake iPhone Still Fake if It’s Made of Real iPhone Parts?

No one’s going to bat an eye about a Chinese knockoff iPhone. I’m pretty sure they could bootleg a Boeing Dreamliner if you gave them enough time. But it’s a little perplexing when the bootlegs that show up are made of legitimate parts, like these, which cost a ridiculous $US313 a piece to build. [9to5mac] [imgclear]

Twisted Metal: Libya Is Still in Chaos

Gaddafi’s out, but fighting’s still going on in Libya. The guy with the green hellfire truck is a fighter for the National Transitional Council firing at pro-Gaddafi forces. [InFocus] [imgclear]

What’s That Dangling Between Your Legs?

Oh god, why would anyone make a dangly Galaxy Tab bike holder? This is pretty much a conflation of pretty much everything vile in tech news: a never-gonna-happen concept; licensed products that serve no practical purpose; derivative ideas (there was an iPad version earlier this year); and that goddamn cheap Samsung plastic. [Geeky Gadgets] [imgclear]

Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn’t think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.