07/31/2011, Uh oh. It looks like a number of Foxconn workers days in the company are numbered. The founder and chairman of the company, Terry Gou has been reported as saying that Foxconn has plans to replace an unspecified amount of workers with one million robots in three years. In case you don’t know by now – Foxconn is the manufacturer that manufactures/assembles finished products for Apple, Sony and Nokia devices. […]
07/29/2011, While China is better known for creating imitations and manufacturing products for other companies, once in awhile they’ll come up with something original – like the EKing T9 tablet. Created by Shenzhen Guangxuntong Communication Technology, the EKing T is said to be the “world’s thinnest tablet PC” but is it really?
07/28/2011, With many considering Alibaba to be the Google of China and even launching their own mobile payment services, AliPay, we have to admit that seeing them launch their very own mobile operating system really did not come as big a shock as we would have imagined. Dubbed Aliyun OS, it will be launched on China’s K-Touch Cloud-Smart Phone W700 by the end of this month although no specifics were given […]
07/28/2011, Nature has always been the inspiration for a lot of man-made creations, and one of the latest robot creations from China imitates water-walking insects such as the mosquito and water spider. Those insects are able to walk and even jump on water without drowning due to their highly water-repellent legs. With that in mind, the water-walking robot was designed. With a body that is about 6″ long, it features 10 […]
07/20/2011, When you hear about knock off or counterfeit goods (sometimes even referred to as “shanzai”), it’s not exactly the most shocking thing in the world. After all, there are financial gains to be had when imitating a popular product, especially when selling to people who otherwise may not be able to afford said product. But when it comes to a counterfeit Apple store that mimics an actual Apple store in […]
07/18/2011, If there’s one thing that Baidu has no problem being, it is China’s version of Google. The company already hosts China’s most popular search engine and it is now it has launched its own internet browser, just like how Google has its own Chrome browser. And just like the Chrome browser, Baidu’s offering has its own app store that boasts a collection of over 30,000 apps that connect users to […]
07/12/2011, Despite the fact that Apple stores can be found in China, not everyone has the means of purchasing an Apple device. In fact we had reported a case where a boy in China sold his kidney to get enough money for an iPad 2, which was later followed up by another report where a girl was apparently trading her virginity for an iPhone 4. In a less dramatic scenario, instead […]
07/11/2011, ATM machines to most of us are a common sight, and we don’t really have to think twice about how to use it. Yet there are some places in the world where illiteracy is high, or perhaps the concept of an ATM is foreign, so how do you introduce that part of banking to countries like that? How would you explain ATM cards and PIN numbers to people who may […]
07/05/2011, For those who are unfamiliar with Alibaba, they have sometimes been called the Google of China, and they are fast gaining ground. As we all know, Google has recently joined up with Sprint in order to put out Google Wallet, which is Google’s NFC payment services, so it’s not really a surprise to see Alibaba follow suit with their own mobile wallet services – AliPay.
07/04/2011, There will be 1,060 all-electric sanitation trucks that will head out to the streets of China’s bustling city, Beijing, where these trucks will go around completing tasks such as transporting garbage, sweeping roads and sprinkling water. These will be high performance vehicles, boasting of zero emissions, low noise and low heat radiation. A solitary charge is able to deliver up to 90km of range, so it ought to be able […]
07/01/2011, Not too long after the announcement of the latest Motorola Milestone, Motorola has announced the release of a new Android phone in the same region of the world, the MT870. It is the world’s first TD-SCDMA (China’s version of W-CDMA) dual-core Android device. The Motorola MT870 packs a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 4” qHD display, an 8-megapixel camera with HD (1080p) recording, HDMI output, DLNA, WLAN and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. […]
06/30/2011, Now ain’t that fast – China has moved to block Google+ just a day into its limited release, yet again highlighting the country’s strict censorship practices. Just this year alone, we have seen the Arab Spring occur all over the Middle East, with social media like Facebook and Twitter being utilized to denounce authoritarian regimes as well as their repression of the population. Protests were organized by the Egyptians and […]
06/22/2011, Come July 1st electric bikes will be banned in Shenzen, China because according to China, electric bikes have caused more than 15% of accidents resulting in 64 people dead and leaving 233 injured, and China’s reasoning behind these accidents? The electric bikes are too quiet. Yes you read that right, a mode of transportation that is green and is quiet in a country of a billion people, has been banned. […]
06/17/2011, The Motorola Milestone 3 or better known as the Droid 3 in the US has been leaked a number of times in recent weeks: first in specs and images; and then in a tutorial video. Now it looks like Motorola is ready to officially unveil the phone to the world. But unlike most of its launches that happen on this side of the world, the Motorola Droid 3 will make its […]