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WNYW Gives the iPhone5 Lasers and a Hologram

Lidia Curanaj, a reporter for the New York FOX affiliate, WNYW, almost upgraded the iPhone 5 before it had a chance to hit the stores.  Curanaj was covering the upcoming sale of the widely anticipated new phone at the Apple store on 5th avenue in New York City.  After talking about the inevitable line of die-hards who queue up to be the first to get their hands on new technology, her taped package cut to what looked like a prototype of the new iPhone.  (You can watch the video after the jump)  Here’s what Curanaj said next,

“Starting at $200 bucks, the iPhone 5 is sleeker, has a laser keyboard, holographic images and other cool new features.”

Except the new phone has no laser keyboard and no holograms, at least not yet.  In addition to the gaffe, the video demonstrating the alleged features was from Aatma studio, a San Francisco animation and visual effects company showing off their version of an iPhone 5 prototype.

A FOX spokesperson sent TVSpy a link to a web page where the station corrected the gaffe.  Watch the video inside.

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VIDEO: Reporter Tests Waterproof iPhone Case, Forgets About Her Mic

In a segment teased throughout this morning’s “Good Day Sacramento,” reporter Melissa Cabral submitted herself to a dunk dank in order to test out a waterproof iPhone case.

Her iPhone ended up working underwater, but the same can’t be said about her microphone.

KDFW Declares Rangers World Series Champs

During last night’s suspenseful World Series game between the Cardinals and the Rangers, Dallas Fox O&O KDFW–which was carrying the game–alerted viewers in the ninth inning that the hometown team had won.  The only problem was that the Cardinals rallied to beat the Rangers in extra innings, forcing a decisive Game 7.

KDFW’s iPhone app sent out a premature alert during the ninth inning last night declaring “The Texas Rangers have won the World Series.”  The station explained on its Facebook page this morning that the flub occurred when a web writer pre-wrote an iPhone alert during the 9th inning and accidentally sent it out.

KDFW quickly sent out a correction following the errant alert: “Oops.  We got too excited.  They haven’t won just yet.  SORRY!”  The web writer will certainly be paying closer attention during tonight’s Game 7.

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Fall Fashion Tips From Stacy London and Snake Plissken

Occupy Wall Street has now spread to the “5 Things You Need to Know This Week” studio. In this week’s episode, we help out a group protestors, share some exclusive iPhone news, talk about Advertising Week, and get five fashion tips from Stacy London, host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear.”

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