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Apple: more than 90% of "official" accessories on Amazon are fake

Apple: more than 90% of “official” accessories on Amazon are fake / Boing Boing In a trademark infringement case filed against Mobile Star LLC, which it claims is a prolific counterfeiter, Apple says that more than 90% of the “official” gadgets sold in its name at Amazon are fake. Moreover, they’re mostly garbage, and potentially dangerous. Consumers, relying on Amazon.com’s …

Galaxy Note 7 now banned from air travel

Withdrawn by Samsung and recalled from store shelves, the explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7 is now forbidden in the skies. The Federal Aviation Administration has officially banned it, via an emergency prohibition order, making it a federal crime to take one on board an airplane. The order restricts passengers from carrying the phone “on their person, in carry-on baggage, in checked …