Are Gadgets Getting Plainer or Will Crazy Hardware Design Come Back?…

We all know minimalism is currently king in the gadget design world. Fancy shapes, switches and knobs have been eschewed in favor of clean and simple designs that take a backseat to interface. So we asked Fake Steve Jobs, Bruce Sterling, Daniel Will-Harris and Yves Behar whether or not they thought there would be a… » 7/22/08 3:00pm 7/22/08 3:00pm

Yahoo Still Yanging Onto Microsoft Deal

Yahoo founder and beleaguered CEO Jerry Yang decided yesterday that it was Microsoft's fault that the merger talks fell apart, even though Microsoft upped its bid from $31 to $33 in order to keep negotiations going. Yang wanted $37 per share—a far cry from the $24.37 it dropped to when Microsoft walked. Bottom line:… » 5/06/08 9:35am 5/06/08 9:35am

Afternoon News: Dark Knight Tomatoes, Woz's Odor, Shopping With…

• In 1950, a guy who cuts a tomato in half and finds its center bears resemblance to the Batman logo laughs and eats it. In 2008, he sells it on eBay. [eBay]
• Fake Steve says "There's something in the air" is really just a joke about Woz's gas problems. That's the best guess I've heard yet. [FSJ]
• Microsoft is… » 1/14/08 4:00pm 1/14/08 4:00pm

Sadly, the iBoob Breast Implant MP3 Player Won't be Fast-Tracked by…

Fake Steve Jobs, aka Forbes Editor Dan Lyons, may regard the tongue-in-cheek idea of a breast implant MP3 player as "shameful sexploitation"—but if it actually existed, it could be the next big thing for Apple. Associating breasts with your brand always means cash money. Plus, it beats the hell out of the iPod Pillow.… » 12/18/07 4:16pm 12/18/07 4:16pm

I Honor the Place Where the MARK Bookmark and I Become One

Avnish Gautam has designed an amazing concept bookmark that lights up at night and covers the area you're reading. The MARK uses flexible OLED technology on a thin piece of plastic to illuminate the reading area to your preferred brightness. I know when I'm reading the Fake Steve Jobs book, the only thing that… » 11/05/07 2:26pm 11/05/07 2:26pm

Video: Fake Steve Jobs Professing Love for Linux

It's easy to forget, reading the addictive prose, that Fake Steve Jobs is a fictional character. And Dan Lyons a Forbes Editor with a entirely separate persona. That becomes clearer when you watch the author of the Freetard-hating FSJ profess his love for Linux in this video. Dan explains that there are tons of pro… » 10/25/07 7:10pm 10/25/07 7:10pm