Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Apr 2013 18:51 UTC
In the News Sigh. First it was the Apple TV. Then it became smartwatches. Now we're moving on to Google Glass competitors. People, this is all bullshit. Made-up nonsense to get hits. Headlines like 'X to release Y competitor' score a double whammy; X blogs will get excited about it, Y blogs will complain about X being a copycat. So, with one made-up story you score double the amount of hits. It's a variant on the old but now rarely used 'X to release Y killer', where 'Y' was usually an Apple product.
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ronaldst
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2005-06-29

else Apple would lose it's edge!

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Agreed
by fadingdust on Sun 7th Apr 2013 20:30 UTC
fadingdust
Member since:
2009-11-05

The human race creates how many petabytes more per year of "content"? I get the impression that if the semantic web ever rolls forth, we'll have to redefine the size of the internet by well over 1/10th.

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So not about X Windows...
by willm.wade on Sun 7th Apr 2013 21:11 UTC
willm.wade
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2010-07-13

When I saw the headline I definitely thought this was going to be about Xorg, Wayland, and the now dead Y Windows project.

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RE: So not about X Windows...
by SeanParsons on Mon 8th Apr 2013 00:04 UTC in reply to "So not about X Windows... "
SeanParsons Member since:
2011-01-11

I though the same thing when I saw it in my RSS feed. That would have been more interesting than this. Ohh well.

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Alsoâ¦
by Beta on Sun 7th Apr 2013 21:45 UTC
Beta
Member since:
2005-07-06

Today: X to buy Y because X’s solution needs more users.

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Comment by KLU9
by KLU9 on Sun 7th Apr 2013 23:32 UTC
KLU9
Member since:
2006-12-06

Don't forget Baidu's attempt to jump on the bandwagon:
http://www.techinasia.com/google-glass-baidu-confirms-baidu-eye-ar-...

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OSNews has been guilty of this ...
by WorknMan on Mon 8th Apr 2013 01:02 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

OSNews has been guilty of doing this too, but you guys don't even have the courtesy to put 'RUMOR' in the title.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Examples?

I have never made up a fake story for hits. I would love to see your examples.

Edited 2013-04-08 09:02 UTC

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I have never made up a fake story for hits. I would love to see your examples.


You've never made up a fake story as far as I know, but you sure have no issues with linking to them, and presenting them as authentic. Here is one... I know it's not recent, but it's the one that immediately comes to mind:

http://www.osnews.com/story/25210/Sprint_Signs_20_Billion_iPhone_De...

Edited 2013-04-08 21:50 UTC

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And in feminist news
by kwan_e on Mon 8th Apr 2013 02:02 UTC
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

XX to release XY competitor.

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Need coffe
by shiny on Mon 8th Apr 2013 06:19 UTC
shiny
Member since:
2005-08-09

Why have I read "X to release Y compositor" and thought the news is about the new life in display server scene? ;)

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Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Surely this is old news, MS have been playing about with wearable computing for decades... Even recently they got granted Another patent

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/nov/27/microsoft-augmente...

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Gaius_Maximus
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2012-08-31

That's how the entire PC industry, and much that came with it, was built.

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