That recent "LG G7 render" is a fake, and here's why

It was last Friday when an image claiming to reveal LG’s next flagship smartphone – the LG G7, or whatever it might end up being called – appeared on the internet. The device pictured had dual front cameras, super-slim bezels, and a spacious screen filling nearly all of its front side. Hardly a surprise, the image was quick to spread around media outlets, ours included, drawing the attention of many eager to see one of the most highly anticipated upcoming phones. 

Alas, the image is a fake. 
We came to this conclusion …


(Update: possibly fake) Sony's next flagship could feature 4K HDR OLED screen, potent dual camera, Snapdragon 845

UPDATE: After further inspection, we’ve established that the screenshots below are possibly falsified. The information extracted from them most likely isn’t accurate.
A few hours ago, we reported on a leaked list that allegedly revealed all of the major 2018 Android smartphones that will sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset. One of the high-end handsets mentioned in the list was an intriguing Sony “Xperia XZ Pro-A” model that will supposedly break cover in June. 
The naming of the device certainly suggests that this …

Prank your friends and loved ones with these hilarious fake gift boxes

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Gift bags are boring, but sometimes your loved ones ask for things for Christmas that are just impossible to wrap. Sure, you could just get a box from the customer service counter, but it’s the holidays and lines are long and we’re tired.

Prank Packs solve a common problem in a hilarious way. Each box is labeled with a fake product that looks like it’s straight out of an awful infomercial. They have everything from the potentially dangerous My First Fire kit to the actually useful but not possible (yet) animal translator collar.  Read more…

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Fake wallet app makes it into the top 3 finance apps on the App Store (Update)

A fake wallet app has managed to sneak its way to become the third most popular finance tool on the App Store over the weekend. Pretending to be popular ETH crypto coins wallet app MyEtherWallet, the impostor app has managed to get both through Apple’s checks and reach the top three in the Finance category.

The fake app was likely propelled through the ranks by the current crypto currency frenzy and the success of apps like Coinbase, TechCrunch notes, which is not to say that the situation isn’t strange all the same.
After …

Fake wallet app makes it into the top 3 finance apps on the App Store

A fake wallet app has managed to sneak its way to become the third most popular finance tool on the App Store over the weekend. Pretending to be popular ETH crypto coins wallet app MyEtherWallet, the impostor app has managed to get both through Apple’s checks and reach the top three in the Finance category.

The fake app was likely propelled through the ranks by the current crypto currency frenzy and the success of apps like Coinbase, TechCrunch notes, which is not to say that the situation isn’t strange all the same.
After …

Fake WhatsApp listing draws over one million downloads from the Google Play Store

A fake WhatsApp listing on the Google Play Store drew over one million installations from Android users before Google removed the app from the store. Google also suspended the developer for violating Google’s policies. Luckily for those who did install the app, the only thing it did was push ads for other apps. Reddit users blew the whistle on the app yesterday as Google apparently didn’t spot the fake. The spoof used the name “Update WhatsApp,” and included the WhatsApp logo to make it appear as though the phony was an official update to the very popular messaging app.

Using a Unicode “white …

Don't fall for fake iPhone giveaways or you might end up a victim of identity theft

It is tempting. You’re checking out your favorite social media site and you see a contest giving away a number of free Apple iPhone X models. All you need to do to enter is fill in the blanks to type in your name, email address, street address and the city where you live. And even though every fiber of common sense in your body is telling you that this so-called contest must be a scam, well, it is an iPhone X after all. So you enter the contest and hope that you will win.

The problem is that the information you provided can be used to open fraudulent accounts in your name. And by the way, …

Fake news: No, Google did not buy Apple for $9 billion

Wall Street almost got on fire earlier today, and not because of a deliberate arson but due to a rather curious mistake that would be quite far-fetched even for an April’s Fools prank. A mishap of the Dow Jones newswire almost produced one of the biggest news in the technology space ever by claiming Google has acquired Apple for the rather lowly sum of… $9 billion, which is around a hundred times less than Cupertino’s 2017 market valuation of more than $805 billion.
“In a surprise move to anyone who is alive, Google said it’s going to buy Apple for $9 billion,” the …

Goofy found photos record WWI soldiers posing with fake military props

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c. 1910-1912

“Flight from the sand desert [i.e., military camp] Neuhammer.”
Nuehammer Military Camp, Germany. Unidentified photographer.

Image: Collection of Christopher B. Steiner

While a variety of props – fake airplanes, hot air balloons, automobiles, trains — had been used in studio photography since the late 19th century, their popularity gained traction at the outbreak of World War I in Europe.

Photographs were taken as “official” souvenirs for servicemen at military training camps to send home to friends and families, while more informal photo opportunities were available at arcades and amusement parks for soldiers on leave. Read more…

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Binky is your digital pacifier, keeping you satisfied while you connect with a fake messaging app

If you need to constantly scroll through social media apps, but are sick and tired of reading all of the bad news on these sites, you might want to install Binky on your phone. This is sort of a digital pacifier because it is designed to mimic all of the things that you like about reading Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, except the stories are as bland as white rice. For example, you might scroll down and see a “Bink” (as they are called) displaying a random picture of a Hippopotamus.

Most anything you can do on a social media site, you can do with Binky such as “like” a story, swipe left …