Bacon Ipsum Turns Your Dummy Text Into Yummy Text

Anyone harnesses the written word for a living is eye-bleedingly familiar with lorem ipsum the long string of Latin jibber-jabber that acts as a placeholder until your actual dictional genius shines through. Good news! It's dead. Bacon ipsum killed it. » 6/09/11 4:20pm 6/09/11 4:20pm

China Is Copying the Web Too

China is not only copying consoles, iPhones and Rolexes. They are also in the business of copying web sites. Why come up with an original idea when you just can watch the west and clone the successful ideas for 1.3 billion people? This is their Foursquare clone. [9gag]
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Confronting Your Digital Doppelganger Deranges and Disturbs

I've always figured that if you spent enough time on the internet, you could discover anything. And when I came across my apparent long lost twin earlier today, my theory proved eerily true. » 3/10/09 4:20pm 3/10/09 4:20pm

Hands On: Pastebud Copy and Paste Trick For iPhone's Safari and Mail

Pastebud—the Javascript-based copy and paste framework that lets you move text from Safari to an email or a form on a web page—is the cleverest solution yet, but still doesn't quite hit the mark. » 12/12/08 12:40pm 12/12/08 12:40pm

iPhone Copy and Paste Now Working Between Safari and Mail

Finally, someone has conceived a way to copy and paste text from Safari to Mail, and between web pages. And this time, it doesn't require any software installation and it's legal: » 12/11/08 12:38am 12/11/08 12:38am

Fake Chinese Barbie Phone Better Than the Real Thing

You know what's fun? When Chinese fakes actually turn out to be more useful (and would possibly sell better) than the real product. Case in point: This cellphone designed to look like Mattel's Barbie B2 mp3 player. » 12/05/08 12:03am 12/05/08 12:03am

Dear iPhone Users, We Somehow Still Don't Know that You Want Cut and…

AT&T is circulating a survey among some of its longer-term iPhone users with a checklist of features they'd like to see. It's a follow-up to a similar survey a few months back, and apparently also serves to judge reactions to the 2.1 firmware. Some of the most regular complaints make the list, including picture… » 10/25/08 9:00pm 10/25/08 9:00pm

iPhone Firmware 2.2 Beta 2 Goes Out to Developers: Still No Copy/Paste

So here's the deal. You don't get copy/paste. You don't get image or videos over MMS. And you still can't type your emails or text messages in landscape mode. BUT! If you've been dreaming about Google Street View, or, uh, walking directions... well, you're in luck, because Apple is listening to you and nobody else.… » 10/25/08 12:40pm 10/25/08 12:40pm

Pending iPhone App MagicPad Demos Cut and Paste Implementation

This video walkthrough of MagicPad, a rich text editor app that is still pending acceptance into the App Store, is notable for showing the first working copy and paste framework on the iPhone (at the 1:00 mark). Of course, SDK limitations keep the functionality quarantined within MagicPad itself, but its developers,… » 7/28/08 4:23pm 7/28/08 4:23pm

Fake Chinese iPhone is Pretty Good Photocopy of the Real Deal

A forum poster over at Macrumors has posted photos of a fake iPhone that's close enough to the real hardware that you might believe it at first glance. Its proportions are off, the screen's not wide-sized and there's a mini-USB connector instead of an iPod dock one, but even the packaging is mocked-up to look… » 7/03/08 3:56am 7/03/08 3:56am

When Companies Copy Gadgets, Is It Inspiration or Stealing? The Experts…

When a company comes out with an innovative, landmark product, many other companies will end up incorporating those design features into their own products over time. But at what point does drawing inspiration from a rival's innovations become simple bootlegging? We asked three experts. » 6/16/08 4:00pm 6/16/08 4:00pm

Move Over Meizu: China's Clone "Gods" do Nokia N95 Too

It's not just the iPhone that's being cloned: now this black 8GB Nokia N95 clone has joined the party. With dual slider keypads, a two megapixel camera with flash, another small camera, media player, Bluetooth and microSD card slot, it's actually not all that bad. It doesn't have the 8GB, of course. But you've got to… » 3/25/08 6:34am 3/25/08 6:34am

Copy and Paste on Your iPhone With iCopy

Everyone wants it, but for some strange reason we have been denied copy and paste functionality on the iPhone. With a new bookmarklet called iCopy, we can finally copy text and URLs that can be plugged back into Safari or an email later on. To get this miraculous technological development, simply visit the iCopy site… » 3/11/08 5:30pm 3/11/08 5:30pm

Instructables: Copy a Key Using a Coke Can

Instructables has a neat if dangerous tutorial on how to quickly make a key copy by tracing the metal from a Coke can. It's pretty obvious, and with that seed planted in your mind, there's probably no need to read the instructions. » 11/20/07 2:57pm 11/20/07 2:57pm

'Fantastic 4', 'Day After Tomorrow' Highlight More Blu-ray Movie…

More trouble for Blu-ray comes as newer titles Fantastic 4 and The Day After Tomorrow are running into playback problems with Samsung's BDP-1200 and LG's BH100. This is different from the previous problems with disc extras that were unplayable (which had more to do with BD-Java spec incompatibility) in that it's the… » 10/04/07 7:30pm 10/04/07 7:30pm