Fake-But-Not-Fake iPhones, Idiot Tablet-Bike Accessories, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

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So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Is a Fake iPhone Still Fake if It's Made of Real iPhone Parts?

No one's going to bat an eye about a Chinese knockoff iPhone. I'm pretty sure they could bootleg a Boeing Dreamliner if you gave them enough time. But it's a little perplexing when the bootlegs that show up are made of legitimate parts, like these, which cost a ridiculous $313 a piece to build. [9to5mac]


Twisted Metal: Libya Is Still in Chaos

Qaddafi's out, but fighting's still going on in Libya. The guy with the green hellfire truck is a fighter for the National Transitional Council firing at pro-Qaddafi forces. [InFocus]


What's That Dangling Between Your Legs?

Oh god why would anyone make a dangly Galaxy Tab bike holder? This is pretty much a conflation of pretty much everything vile in tech news: a never-gonna-happen concept; licensed products that serve no practical purpose; derivative ideas (there was an iPad version earlier this year); and that goddamn cheap Samsung plastic. [Geeky Gadgets]


Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn't think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.