Modern day smartphones are great at many tasks, but unfortunately, swimming is not among them. Ken Hovanes learned this the hard way when he accidentally dropped his iPhone in a lake about six months ago. The water in the lake was 2m deep and murky back then so Ken gave up on retrieving the device and bought a new iPhone.
Fast forward to more recent times. After finding the lake waters have slightly receded, Ken went to search for his iPhone again. And he found it, still sitting on the bottom. What surprised him most however, is that it still worked. Read more »
We all saw the absurdly long lines in front of the Apple Stores full of people waiting for days (or even weeks) to be among the first ones to get hold of the spanking new iPhone 5. Imagine how those people would feel if they saw the boxes full of iPhone 5 units fall before their eyes, generating the unmistakable sound of shattered glass.
Well, that’s exactly the kind of prank the guys over at AwesomenessTV pulled off in front of a few Apple Stores. The results are absolutely hilarious! Read more »
Apple Maps are taking hits left, right and center lately. Just about everyone had something to say about the product Apple selected to replace Google Maps in iOS, but this last attack comes from the most unexpected of places.
What you see above is a message from the staff at Hackney Wick underground station in London. The guys working there obviously saw the opportunity to make a great joke at the expense of the troubled app and didn’t hesitate to take it. Read more »
Spoof videos of recently launched products in the mobile space are on the rise lately. The newest one targets the Nokia Lumia 920 and its key features.
In a fake interview, the parody video veterans from This Is Fox, go over the Lumia 920′s camera, wireless charging and City Lens app, but present it in a rather funny way. It’s definitely worth checking out. Read more »
The iPhone 5 is coming out on Friday and the Gentlemen’s video has arrived just in time for the smartphone’s launch.
The parody promo video is shot in the familiar spirit of Apple’s promos and adds tons of humor at the expense of the iOS flagship. If you are not familiar, those are the same guys who did the viral promo of the iPhone 4 two years ago. Read more »
Yesterday, we expressed our slight disappointment over what the iPhone 5 turned out to be, causing quite a discussion in the comments section. Well, perhaps we are a bit too spoilt when it comes to smartphones. At the end of the day, it is up to the regular consumers to determine what the new device is all about.
The popular comedian and TV show host Jimmy Kimmel and his crew have prepared a handy video of what the public thinks of the “new” iPhone 5. Read more »
Nokia is pumping themselves up for the Nokia World event that is about to start in less than an hour. Instead of talking to themselves in the mirror like a movie character would, the Finnish company took to Twitter and posted photos like this one:
There’s comment accompanying the photo – “Breakfast in New York on a big day for us! Today we dine on Jellybeans”. Fighting words from the Finns, considering the enormous lead Android army has on Windows Phone. Read more »
Sony is known for its creative, unusual and sometimes downright odd commercials and its ad for the new Sony Xperia Tablet S doesn’t disappoint. If the slate’s 9.4″ screen was a theater stage, this is how things would have looked like.
The company also released another promo video, which is less fun but more informative. Check out both clips right here. Read more »
iPhone users are among the easiest prey to poke fun at. We’ve all seen Samsung’s iSheep-targeted ads, and we won’t even go into the flame wars found in some of the comments sections on our site.
Video artist Adam Sacks has taken the joke one step further by making a hilarious fake ad about the next-gen iPhone 5 in which he parodies people addicted to using their phones as a replacement for having a social life. Read more »
Dan Chung, a photojournalist on Guardian’s payroll has realized an interesting idea – capturing the all you can eat 2012 Summer Olympics action with a smartphone.
The device in question is an iPhone – a 4 and 4S. To aid him in making the results matter he uses the Snapseed photo editing app and occasionally some add-ons like binoculars and special lenses. Read more »
The folks at Gameloft have chosen a rather original way to tease their first video game, which will use the Unreal engine. The company has released a piece of artwork, which suggests something bloody an epic coming our way.
To make the matter even more interesting, the developers from the video game powerhouse have hidden a hint about the upcoming video game in the image above. Read more »
MGM released a teaser of the new Bond movie last May. It’s just today though when we get to see the full-length trailer of 23rd Bond movie called Skyfall.
We recently saw Daniel Craig land with a parachute at the Olympics opening event and visitors were treated with a 30-second teaser for Skyfall. Now here is the official trailer. Read more »
We first showed you the Scale of the Universe Flash app back in February, and now another version is available for your viewing pleasure.
Scale of the Universe 2 now has descriptions to all of the objects throughout the app, giving you some neat details on all the things you run across. Read more »
Google has a tradition of doing unboxing videos of each of their Nexus devices. The videos aren’t made by Google themselves, merely sponsored, with Patrick Boivin being the real mastermind behind them.
In each of these videos the theme has been a bunch of toy ninjas unboxing the phone, shot in stop motion animation. But for this video, Boivin managed to rope in GSP, the mixed martial artist and the current Welterweight Champion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre, who takes part as Dr. Paul. Read more »
Samsung has ousted a trio of lighthearted ads for its Galaxy S III flagship, which focus on the AllShare Play, Group Cast and Share Shot abilities.
The first one is of a guy that “suffers” the nuisance of having to show a photo to a group of people, who apparently don’t own smartphones. Read more »