The Apple vs Samsung trial is apparently mainstream enough now that even Team Coco's own Conan O'Brien is lampooning it on his late night talk show -- or at least lampooning Samsung's attempts to claim they're not a copyist.
Not content to merely put BlackBerry App World in the black by buying $500 clock apps, CrackBerry.com found and Mobile Nations chief-of-chiefs Kevin Michaluk has now turned his attention to Google Play... and bought a $200 vuvuzela app.
Google's Project Glass, the concept video where they show wearable eyeglasses hooked up to a Siri-like voice control system and powerful communications network, has naturally become a source of controversy on the internet already. Some call it vaporware of Microsoftian proportions, others an unprecedented way for Google to record, aggregate, and monetize everything we do, and basically our entire lives. Whatever. The future is never easy and never comes without a cost. When it's here, each of us will determine what we're willing to pay and to sacrifice to use it, or not.
It's April Fool's so our inbox is flooding with pranks both delightful and disturbing. There aren't many that really pertain to iPhones or iPads. We mentioned Google's 8-bit Maps and Gmail Tap earlier, but here are a few more that show some effort, creativity, charm, or humor.
This is the Google I love. For April Fool's day, Google announced they were porting their Maps service to... the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Not to be outdone, the Gmail team also announced support for morse code with Gmail Tap.
The Maps team:
In our pursuit of new digital frontiers, we realized that we may have left behind a large number of users who couldn't access Google Maps on their classic hardware. Surprisingly, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was unsupported, despite its tremendous popularity with over 60 million units sold worldwide.
Rooster Teeth Productions has put together a short tongue-in-cheek video trailer based upon the theory that Siri has become self aware and decides it no longer wants to be your personal assistant. Instead it turns against the human race and decides to go on a killing spree avenging all those lame things you asked it to do in the past.
Larry, Curly and Moe are coming back to the big screen in 2012, and they aren't quite sure what to make of the iPhone 4S. This clip shows the Three Stooges trying to figure out what an iPhone is and... ultimately failing. Given all the newfangled technology we live with these days, it's not surprising they confused the iPhone with an "eye phone".
"What is that gadget? An eye phone? Hello? Hello?!?.. There's nobody there!"