Posts Categorized: Creative

Nokia HERE wants to add human touch to online maps, asks people of India for help

Nokia HERE wants to add human touch to online maps, asks people of India for help

Today Nokia HERE rolled out its community mapping pilot program in India, the first major country to get it. The project combines industrial...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins Silicon Valley luminaries as sponsor of major science prize

As we saw at Jack Ma’s final speech as Alibaba CEO, the e-commerce magnate has a passion for science. Today, the Alibaba founder is th...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Top 10 Innovative New Apps Made in Taiwan

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when people mention Taiwan? Hot chicks, mouth-watering night market food, fascinating cultu...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Japan Fotofig makes 3D printed fugures of people

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids With This 3D Printing Service

3D printing is not yet an everyday mundanity, so there are many ways in which it’s still a great novelty. Japanese startup Fotofig has rec...

  • July 26, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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iphonesia featured

iPhonesia is The Biggest iPhone Photography Community in Indonesia

Even with so many good mobile phones hitting the Indonesian market and showing off their high quality cameras, the iPhone still has its own ...

  • July 18, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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91Waijiao funding

91Waijiao Connects Chinese With Foreign English Teachers, Gets $4 Million Funding

Education site 91Waijiao is a learning platform that connects Chinese of all ages with foreign English teachers. It’s a neat idea to disru...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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With This New App We Can All Be Wide-Eyed, Pale-Skinned Manga Characters

There’s an especially big industry in Asia for beautification apps that can make their female users look slimmer, cuter, wider of eye, pal...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 12:45 pm
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TeknoJurnal’s Rock Star Dev 2013

TeknoJurnal’s Rock Star Dev 2013: What are Young Indonesian Developers Designing?

This has been quite a busy month for Indonesian developers with events like AngelHack and the upcoming Jakarta Startup Weekend. We just atte...

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Weibo Users Can Change the Color of Beijing's Olympic Pool

Thanks to a Conceptual Artist, Weibo Users Can Change the Color of Beijing’s Olympic Pool

Most users of Sina Weibo or Tencent Weibo won’t realise this, but every time they use an emoticon on the Twitter-esque social networks, th...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 3:59 pm
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3D printing growth in Asia

Report: 3D printer shipments to grow 49% in 2013, huge potential for India and China

3D printing has been around for a while but in the last few years it has gained momentum and some level of understanding among the general p...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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making Asian languages keyboard apps

The pain and the passion behind building Asian language keyboard apps

This past weekend, I briefly mentioned the Perfect Tibetan Keyboard app, which allows Tibetan text input across a variety of platforms. Also...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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online extortion in China

China’s Web Giants Group Together to Quash Online Extortion

China’s web giants are usually at each others’ throats. But six of them are now working together to try to quash online extortio...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 9:48 pm
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teaching Kinect sign language

Chinese Researchers Team Up With Microsoft to Teach Kinect How to Understand Sign Language (VIDEO)

The folks at Microsoft Research Asia have collaborated with researchers from the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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E-Wheelchair Creators Raise $1 Million, Roll Closer to Shipping in 2014

While everyone’s talking about Tesla and Terra, there are plenty of other startups working on electric vehicles. One such group of innovat...

  • July 17, 2013
  • at 11:49 am
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In The Philippines, SMS Textbooks Are The Future Of Education

Even the means of studying is truly changing these days.

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 6:55 pm
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Groopic app

Groopic: This Pakistani Startup’s New iPhone App Puts The Photographer Back in the Picture

A Lahore-based startup is prepping the launch of an amazing iPhone app that puts the photographer – usually the one stuck behind the l...

  • July 8, 2013
  • at 11:03 am
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Artsly online learning app

Pakistani Startup Artsly Launches with $175,000 in Backing From Kima Ventures

Sibling entrepreneurs Muhammad Huzaifa and Muhammad Jehanzaib have just launched Artsly, a video-based social learning platform providing sh...

  • July 3, 2013
  • at 11:02 am
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Google’s StreetView Guy Walking Around Japan’s Creepily Deserted Battleship Island

Watch Google’s StreetView Guy Walking Around Japan’s Creepily Deserted ‘Battleship Island’ (VIDEO)

Japan’s notoriously creepy Battleship Island – actually called Hashima Island – has been deserted since the mid-1970s when its...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 12:48 pm
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