Category Archives: Influencer

Who said it first, Google or Apple?

Let’s play a game, it’s called Who Said It First? Here’s your first clue: “Our product represents the best in hardware and software, designed and built together.” What’s that? You said Apple? I thought so too! I thought about when Steve Jobs first introduced the iPhone in 2007 and he said that Alan Kay quote, […]

The HTC iPhone

HTC ripped off the iPhone 6 design on their new One A9, right down to the shitty, protruding camera bump: Stay classy, HTC. Update: The lead “designer” on the One A9 is Catherine Kim. Hey Kim: YOU’RE A HACK. [image taken from The Verge]

Game Developers Conference

The branding for the GDC 2015 looks familiar: I can’t put my finger on it. Oh wait, yes I can. Branding for the Islands of the Bahamas by Duffy in 2004:

“Nokia — We Are Shameless”

Not only did Nokia copy the iPad, but they copied Apple’s website for their tablet. Apple’s page for the iPad Mini: Nokia’s page for their tablet: [If you dig Daily Exhaust, check out DE contributors Michael and Bryan on their podcast, Weekly Exhaust]

How Very Samsung of You, Nokia.

Nokia’s new tablet: Apple’s iPad Mini 3: No better way to validate your competitor than by copying them. [Nokia image taken from The Verge, iPad image taken from Apple.com]

Samsung means “cheap ripoff” in Korean.

Via SamMobile (the page has been removed, but still on Google Cache) Today, we have screenshots of a newer version of S Voice, Samsung’s personal assistant app, which is expected to debut on future devices like the Galaxy S5. As with the S Health and WatchON apps, Samsung has made a few changes to the […]

North Korea, Software Innovator

Wow, North Korea, you’ve outdone yourselves with your new computer operating system. Looks like something I’ve seen before, but I can’t put my finger on it… Sorry, I just had to change my wallpaper real quick.

Give ‘Em Some Time

BGR: Samsung exec reportedly admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch ‘lacks something special’ The last thing you want to do when entering a new product category for the first time is launch something that isn’t your best effort. According to a report from The Korea Times, however, a Samsung executive may have admitted that the company is […]

Very Immature

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. —T.S. Elliot Samsung, how much more immature can you get?

Kicked

Influencer: Kickstand, inventioned by Joseph Paul Treen, 1930’s Influenced: Microsoft Surface, 26 October 2012 Microsoft Surface image taken from Anandtech

Ad Copy

Influencer: VW Beetle ad, 1960 by Doyle Dane Bernbach Influenced: Toyota Land Cruiser ad, 1970 Land Cruiser ad via Le Container