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'Bubble 2.0' is the hint from a glut of blogs about a glut of tech knockoffs

Or maybe not. Still, back-to-back blog items on tech-product rip-offs does make you wonder a little.

By Dec. 7, 2013


Knockoffs of Apple's Lightning connector may be on their way

Unauthorized accessory makers have figured out how to make connectors that work with Apple's new standard by cracking Lightning authentication chips, MacRumors reports. (Can lawsuits be far behind?)

By Oct. 9, 2012


Reports: China investigating Apple Store knockoffs

Counterfeit retail outlets exposed by a blogger are reportedly being investigated by government officials in the city of Kunming, according to several reports.

By Jul. 24, 2011


Tablet knockoffs running rampant, brand firm says

A new study says knockoff tablets have become a big target online, with brand protection company MarkMonitor finding some 23,000 listings for fake or gray-market tablets in a single day.

By Nov. 1, 2011


CBS Early Show: Spotting Knockoffs On eBay

A French court slapped eBay with a multimillion dollar fine for failing to stop designer knockoffs from being sold online. Harry Smith speaks with CNET editor Molly Wood about how to spot knockoffs.

Jul. 3, 2008


Cameras and camcorders: Slimmer pickings at CES 2014?

For a few years, interesting cameras debuted at CES. Those days might be over.

By Dec. 25, 2013


Dear White House: Please bring back Flappy Bird

A fan of the late, lamented game wants the White House to order its return. But only a few signatures have popped up on the petition so far.

By Feb. 14, 2014


Is this the iPhone 5C being tested?

As the rumored release date for Apple's rumored cheaper iPhone draws near, another purported photo of the device makes the rounds of the Net.

By Aug. 24, 2013


Dong Nguyen on the return of Flappy Bird: 'I'm considering it'

In a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone, the creator of the breakout mobile hit details why he pulled the title and what's next for his genius brand of addictive game design.

By Mar. 11, 2014


Belkin to ship first third-party Lightning accessories

The company will offer a car charger and dock for $30 apiece in mid-November, making it the first Apple-certified Lightning accessory maker.

By Nov. 5, 2012