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While activists protest animal abuse, tortoises get free iPads

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An exhibit full of tortoises with iPads glued to their shells. Is this the next evolutionary stage of the family testudinidae? Hardly. It’s an art exhibit in Colorado’s Aspen Art Museum that has animal activists hopping mad.

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The Hotel That Banned Apple For Skinny-Dipping In Its Pool Has Had A Change Of Heart

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Back in 1983, Apple took a retreat to La Playa Carmel, a popular Californian resort. During that retreat, Apple’s employees rioted, skinny dipping and drinking and throwing what was later called a “college beer bash.” As a result, Steve Jobs and co. were banned from La Playa Carmel forever. But La Playa Carmel has new owners now… and they’re ready to welcome Cupertino back with open arms.

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This Man Pickpockets iPhones From His Victims… Using Chopsticks! [Image]

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In the 1984 rite-of-passage classic The Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso is taught agility and patience by his sensei, Keisuke Miyagi, by catching flies with chopsticks.

What kind of agility do you think it would take, then, to steal an iPhone using chopsticks? From a passing bicyclist, no less?

The Chinese gentleman above apparently pulled off the incredible feat in downtown Zhengzhou. A journalist happened to snap his nimble pickpocketing in action, which led to Wang turning himself in.

Why Were 127 iPhones Run Over By This Russian Excavator? [Video]

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A mass graves for (fake) iPhones.

If you’re an iPhone lover, this video of an excavator destroying one hundred and twenty-seven iPhones underneath its treads is sure to stand your hair on end. It’s like watching a bulldozer dig a mass grave.

Don’t worry, though: these aren’t real iPhones, convincing as they might seem. They’re merely convincing replicants.

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Shatoetry: It’s An App, Jim, But Not As We Know It [Review]

Shatoetry: It’s An App, Jim, But Not As We Know It [Review]

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Readers of a … certain age. Will remember. The way William … Shatner. Used to talk. On Star Trek. Few of you will have … wished to make poetry that sounds. Like. That. On your iPhones. But now … you. Can. My God, Bones. My God.

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The Chinese Teen Who Sold His Kidney For An iPad Might Soon See Justice

The Chinese Teen Who Sold His Kidney For An iPad Might Soon See Justice

Remember that Chinesee teen last year who sold his kidney for an iPad 2? He wasn’t the only one: earlier this year, another Chinese teen named Wang swapped his kidney for an iPhone and iPad. Now the butchers who operated on him are in court, awaiting their verdicts.

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Spigen’s Zipack iPad Case Is Either Brilliant Or Stupid [Review]

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Good or bad? Who knows? Photos Charlie Sorrel (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

As a rule, I don’t like thick folio-style iPad cases, and especially not ones that zip closed. So when I spied the Spigen Zipack in a consignment of cases that arrived some weeks ago, I put it on the bottom of the “to review” pile and ignored it.

However, it turns out that the Zipack’s combination of weird features, featherlight weight and decent amount of protection is a winning one. As there will likely be many folio-haters like me out there who would pass over this case on principal, I thought I’d give it a chance to be seen.

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The iFeng 4S Is An Apple-Inspired Chinese Hairdryer, But Is It Good Enough To Dry Steve Jobs’s Hair?

The iFeng 4S Is An Apple-Inspired Chinese Hairdryer, But Is It Good Enough To Dry Steve Jobs’s Hair?
The iFeng 4S Is An Apple-Inspired Chinese Hairdryer, But Is It Good Enough To Dry Steve Jobs’s Hair?

Earlier in his life, Steve Jobs was known for his dark mop of hair, but later in life, the onset of male pattern baldness meant that Steve kept his hair closely and fashionably cropped. In other words, it didn’t exactly take that long to dry when he climbed out of the shower in the morning.

So we’re puzzled by the existence of this limited edition Chinese hairdryer, the so-called ‘iFeng 4S’ (Feng means “wind” in Chinese). It comes from a small home appliance company in Chaozhou,and only 100 9.7 watt units are available for sale for a little under $100 yuan (or about $16).

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Scam Artists Trick Canadian Customers Into Buying iPads Made Of Clay

Scam Artists Trick Canadian Customers Into Buying iPads Made Of Clay

We’ve heard plenty of scams involving Apple’s coveted iOS devices before, but this one may take the cake. Could you imagine walking into your local Best Buy, buying a $500 iPad, then taking it home to find that you actually purchased a slab of model clay instead?

As many as 10 clay iPads have been sold in their original packaging atĀ Future Shop and Best Buy stores in Vancouver, Canada.

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Apple Now Giving Refunds For Pointless GameStore App

Apple Now Giving Refunds For Pointless GameStore App

Apple is now giving refunds to customers that purchased the bizarre GameStore app that surfaced over the past weekend in the App Store. GameStore offered in-app purchases for non-existent racing games.

In an email to customers that purchased GameStore during the brief time it was on the App Store, Apple has noted that the app was made available for sale “prematurely.”

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