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The Tech News Roundup

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Welcome to the LAist weekly tech news roundup. Each week I'll be bringing you the latest, and hopefully most interesting, technology news from around the city, the state, the country and maybe even the world. Also, if you have any news, tips or things of interest you want to point out, feel free to drop me a line at: themacist [at] gmail dot com.

Now, let's get to the news:

The iPhone has got some competition already. Meet the Prada Phone from LG.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer disses the iPhone and calls it names. Didn't anyone ever tell you name calling isn't nice Steve?

For you Blackberry and Palm users, you can get your iPhone fix by using a skin for your Blackberry or Palm to change the appearance of your device so it looks like the iPhone.