Tag: fake

Chinese man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit Apple gear in US

Fake Apple devices have been making the rounds for years, but it’s rare that they have much sway in the US — although it looks like one team of bootleggers had a surprising amount of success. Jianhua Li, a Chinese man living in the US on a st……


This shameless iPhone X clone costs just $160

What? A company has made a phone that borrows heavily from Apple’s design? (And LG, Samsung while we’re here.) At least the notch is real this time. Oukitel’s U18 is up for preorder, priced at $160, making it the cheapest iPhone X that… isn’……


There’s a fake version of ‘Cuphead’ on the App Store

Xbox’s retro-inspired Cuphead is on the App Store. There’s just one problem: it’s a fake. While the iTunes preview page looks legit, the game isn’t actually an official project from designer Studio MDHR. A quick whois search reveals that the p……


AI spots art fakes by examining a single brushstroke

Attempts at art forgeries run from the laughable (remember Monkey Jesus?) to the exquisite (this ambiguous Baroque masterpiece nearly cost a gallery €120 million last year), and traditionally the art world has had to rely on expert knowle……


Fake iPhone X has a fake notch, obviously

We’re only one week away from iPhone X pre-orders, but the counterfeit market is already offering a variety of similar-looking devices to a particular crowd. As I anticipated, I came across one such clone while wandering around Hong Kong’s Glo……


Facebook locks down key data as researchers analyze Russian influence

The truth behind Facebook’s involvement in Russian voter hacks continues to get more complicated. The social media company apparently knew about Russian meddling even before last year’s US election. Mark Zuckerberg’s company reported that 10 m……