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

At first glance, this screen looks strangely familiar. The dock icons, the gray, 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. » 2/04/14 12:40pm 2/04/14 12:40pm

China Is Building a Titanic Replica That Simulates the Disaster

From faked Austrian villages to cloned Russian jets, China's reputation for shameless counterfeiting is well-earned. Now, a Chinese firm has plans to build a replica of the Titanic and take visitors on a morbid ride that recreates the sinking of the original. » 1/13/14 1:20pm 1/13/14 1:20pm

This Fake Chinese Ikea Store Might Be Better Than the Real Ikea

After seeing the fake Apple Chinese store, I was pretty much prepared to see a knockoff store of anything. Who could they steal from next? Microsoft? Dell kiosks? 99-cent stores? Nope. Instead, they copied the pride (or bane) of Sweden: Ikea. » 8/10/11 4:20pm 8/10/11 4:20pm

Samsung Kills That Knock-Off Smart Cover Because They Would Never Copy …

Turns out, Samsung had nothing to do with the knockoff Smart Cover. According to them, the accessory maker that made it, Anymode, didn't receive official approval from Samsung to do so. And plus, Samsung would never steal from Apple. » 7/19/11 9:38am 7/19/11 9:38am