08/02/2011, Taiwan Mobile, a mobile carrier from Taiwan, has just announced that they will be adding another piece of hardware into their arsenal – the myPad P2 tablet. From the sounds of it, this won’t be anything groundbreaking although it will be an alternative to all the Android-powered tablets that are in the market, not to mention being a possible low cost alternative to the iPad 2. Powered by Android 2.3 […]
07/18/2011, Not too long ago, Apple was under fire from the Taiwanese government for not having a 7-day return policy for its App Store in compliance with the country’s Consumer Protection Act. It was reported that Apple decided to bend over and change its rules for the country. Well now it looks like the new App Store policy has officially been changed.
07/05/2011, Though it’s been quite awhile since the Green Hornet movie was released, but the actor who plays Kato in the movie is still a megastar in the country he’s from – Taiwan. And one of the country’s biggest electronics manufacturers, Asus, has decided to team up with him to co-design a special edition version of the N43SL notebook. The special edition Asus N43SL is pretty much just like the regular […]
06/27/2011, After being threatened with a fine by the Taiwanese government for not having a 7-day return policy, it looks like Apple has given in to the authorities. It has been reported that the Apple App Store for Taiwan has changed its return policy from not having one to 7 days. Apparently the lack of a return policy goes against the country’s Consumer Protection Act. The government is trying to prevent […]
06/17/2011, We’ve heard of restaurants where they present a computer next to your table where through either a mouse or touch screen you can browse the menu and place your order without having to even talk to a waiter/waitress, the downside is that while you’re browsing and thinking of what to order, your dinner companion will have to wait for their turn.
06/15/2011, The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan has recently come up with a new gadget that could possibly give touchscreen manufacturers a run for their money. They’ve managed to come up with a special device that can turn any TV (no matter what size it is) into a touchscreen device. Imagine buying a 55″ touchscreen display – the price tag isn’t going to be very pretty. However, this device […]
03/24/2011, What would you expect to get when you step foot into a Japanese restaurant? Some of us would think of chopsticks and porcelain bowls, but this sushi restaurant in Taiwan is offering a handheld Geiger counter (a device which can detect levels of radiation), letting diners inspect their food for any radioactivity before they dip it with a dash of wasabi. The restaurant in Taipei decided to go ahead with […]
01/27/2011, Looks like we don’t always have to wait until Mobile World Congress 2011 in order to get a glance at the latest phones. We previously caught wind of a button-less HTC phone and now it appears that the phone has been caught in the wild, courtesy of Mr. Blurrycam again. The picture was apparently taken over in Taipei and while it doesn’t offer much information, we do know that it’ll […]
01/26/2011, Some researchers from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have come up with a prototype system that can be used to treat cancer without chemotherapy or invasive surgery. The system is a device that induces nano-magnetic particles to raise the temperature of a tumor. When the temperature is right (41.5°C to 46°C/107°F to 115°F), the destructive cells are killed while the normal cells are left unharmed. These magnetic particles […]
12/21/2010, Rumors of a smaller iPad have been going around for a while now and while it doesn’t seem like Apple will be offering such a tablet anytime soon, a Taiwan celebrity and race driver, Jimmy Lin, has drawn attention to himself by showing a smaller iPad, pictured side by side with the full-sized iPad that we know and love. Of course, the picture isn’t clear enough to guess if it’s […]
10/28/2010, A struggling Taiwanese company, Proview, is currently threatening to sue Apple for $1.5 billion over the iPad trademark, claiming that an earlier agreement to sell the trademark didn’t include the trademark rights for the Chinese market. Proview tried unsuccessfully to market an I-Pad tablet computer a few years back, which didn’t work out too well. The company chairman says that it agreed to sell the iPad trademark to a company […]
10/13/2010, While Windows Phone 7 (WP7) was just launched a few days ago, word is going around that Taiwan-based handset manufacturers have shifted R&D investment to Android for two to three years, and as such, most of them are unwilling to invest in Windows Phone 7 since Android already has a large existing global market share and development potential. Let’s not forget that Android is also an open platform while WP7 […]
08/03/2010, A while back Asus was busy coming up with all sorts of Eee-branded accessories when its Eee PCs were dominating the netbook scene, though the practice seems to have died down now. That being said, it seems that Asus still sees fit to offer a USB hard drive with the Eee branding on it, which is a tiny 30GB 1.8-inch USB hard drive, priced at $31 from Asus. Granted 30GB […]
07/26/2010, The folks over at Digitimes are reporting that Apple’s Taiwan online store made a slight boo boo with its Mac mini pricing, listing the Mac mini with 8GB RAM at NT$19,900 ($619), which is a huge drop from the original NT$47,000 ($1,464). Such a juicy deal attracted quite a few orders, which is good news, but apparently Apple changed the orders back to the original price of NT$47,000, which obviously […]