Gigglebit: Casio or Apple smartwatch?

28 Jul 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? Which candidate has the best IT skills for this job? And what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today we look at how people are suckers for being told they’re holding the latest Apple product. US chat-show host Jimmy Kimmel sent his team to the streets with a number of old Casio watches that cost US$20. The team stuck Apple logos on the watches and told the public they were the new Apple smartwatch.

What do you think happens?

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic