What Happens When a Hardcore Rock Band Doesn't Pay Its Sound Engineer?

This song is supposed to be a hardcore rock song. And though it has the punching anger throat sounds of any respectable hardcore rock song, it so obviously doesn't have anything else that quite resemble the music of core hards. Instead, the song is mixed with an EDM dance track. That's because the band didn't pay its… » 10/23/13 11:19pm 10/23/13 11:19pm

The First Free iPhone Is a F*cking Rip Off

Even though Apple just announced the brand new old iPhone 4S, Apple will still be selling the iPhone 4 for $99 (expected) and the iPhone 3GS for...FREE. Cool! That's the first time an iPhone has ever been free. Too bad it's a complete rip off. » 10/04/11 3:05pm 10/04/11 3:05pm

Don't Get Screwed: A Guide to Deals on Cables and Extras For Your…

Unwrapping a nice lustworthy gadget only to learn that some crucial part is sold separately can be a major drag. But exercise patience: It's dumb to run to the first open store for HDMI cables and extra game controllers. » 12/22/09 3:20pm 12/22/09 3:20pm

US Pays More For Cellphone Service, Carriers Insist That We Are Not…

A survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) revealed that the US, Canada and Spain pay considerably more for cellphone service than dozens of other nations. Of course, the carriers were quick to spin the findings. » 8/13/09 6:00pm 8/13/09 6:00pm

Apple Not Selling iPhones in Canadian Apple Stores on Launch Day

Apple's apparently so fed up with the high pricing that Rogers is shoving into Canadian iPhone owners' faces that there will be no iPhone 3Gs sold at Apple Stores in Canada this Friday. This follows up Apple's previous action of diverting stock from Canada to Europe, and really sets the tone that they're unhappy with… » 7/08/08 12:41pm 7/08/08 12:41pm

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 Appleish. … » 7/03/08 3:56am 7/03/08 3:56am

Rumor Smashed: Meizu Didn't Rip Off Artist For Phone Renders

Despite making a Meizu phone that looks way too close to the iPhone to be a coincidence, the latest news about Meizu ripping off an artist to pimp their work is off-base. It's true that someone placed Deviant Art artist Lithium Picnic's photo onto a Meizu M8, but it turns out that the image was actually rendered by a… » 11/27/07 4:00pm 11/27/07 4:00pm

iTunes Ringtones Now Available

Crazy Frog and iPhone fans can at last rejoice, as iTunes is now providing ringtones, just as we reported last week. You know the drill: get a 30 seconds ringtone of some of the songs you already bought in the iTunes Music Store for an extra 99 cents. Or alternatively, you can avoid the rip-off and make your own… » 9/11/07 5:07am 9/11/07 5:07am

Blatant iPhone Clone Sucks Hard

Send in the iPhone clones, and this one is the most blatant ripoff we've seen yet, even more so than the Meizu MiniOne. Seen on a Chinese auction site, this one touts itself as being "more formidable than the iPhone," calling itself the "Love Feng Mobile Phone." It's just the kind of cheap knockoff we love to hate. Take… » 7/30/07 9:00am 7/30/07 9:00am