Posts Categorized: Gadgets


Baidu working on self-driving car tech

Baidu confirms it’s working on a driverless car

Chinese web giant Baidu said this afternoon that it’s working on a self-driving car, but stated that the program is “at a very early sta...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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 Apple sees growing $5.94 billion revenue in China from April to June

China excites, Japan disappoints in Apple’s newest earnings

Apple’s newest financial earnings report (for fiscal 2014 Q3; or April to June in human time) shows stellar growth in China.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Xiaomi Mi4 specs and photos

New Xiaomi Mi 4 unveiled: here’s everything you need to know

Here are all the facts, stats, and specs - and a bunch of photos - on the Xiaomi Mi 4 that was unveiled today.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 6:48 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi sold 57.36M phones in past 3 years, cheapest Redmi phone is biggest seller

Xiaomi has sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation. Here’s the breakdown...

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:47 pm
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China set to regulate smart TVs and foreign TV shows

China’s boom in smart TVs and foreign TV shows is about to be hit with a serious clampdown

China’s online video sites have boomed in recent years, with surprisingly little in the way of regulation compared to the nation’...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 7:38 pm
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Xiaomi wants to thrash Samsung in India with 3 budget smartphones

Xiaomi Mi3 is priced at INR 13,999 (US$232) in India. That makes it far cheaper than Samsung’s top-selling phones with similar specificati...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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Xiaomi teases launch of next flagship smartphone on July 22, promises it’s made of a hunk of metal

Is this the Xiaomi Mi4? Xiaomi founder Lei Jun today teased the launch of the ‘4’, presumably the successor to the Mi3, on July 22.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 11:54 am
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Crowdfunding in Japan: waterproof coating, stackable circuit boards, and ‘good smelling balls’

Tech in Asia rounded up six Japanese crowdfunding projects, ranging from interesting to absurd, with time still remaining. Things get weird ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:42 am
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Cute or just creepy? 5 of Japan’s most human-like talking robots

From Gundam to ASIMO, Japan is a country obsessed with robots - especially those with a humanoid aesthetic.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 6:26 pm
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Tesla rival? Japan’s coolest electric sports car is ready to roll

Japanese startup GLM partners with racing car manufacturer TommyKaira to create electronic sports cars.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Hands-on with the new Xiaomi Mi 4 (VIDEO)

Xiaomi’s new flagship phone, the Mi 4, was revealed in Beijing yesterday, and Tech in Asia was on site to get a hands-on demo.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm
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Xiaomi unveils new Mi 4 smartphone and MiBand fitness tracker (live blog)

Xiaomi reveals it sold 57.36 million phones in its first three years of operation today as the company launches a new flagship smartphone.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:49 pm
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Apple to open new store in Chongqing on July 26 ahead of new retail push in China

Apple to open new store in Chongqing on July 26 ahead of new retail push in China

Apple is set to open its 11th store in mainland China later this month. The upcoming Chongqing Apple Store will open on July 26.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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Why is Xiaomi slow at Android updates? (Updated chart)

Despite scooping up Hugo Barra, Google’s former Android VP, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is still slower than some rivals at Android updates...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
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Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Motorola sells 1 million smartphones in India in 5 months since starting online sales

Flipkart revealed that shoppers have bought one million Motorola phones in the past five months. That covers three models: the Moto E, Moto ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 6:11 pm
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On launch day, Smartisan only sells 1,000 phones, blames Foxconn for low production capacity

Smartisan may have severely understimated the phone’s popularity from the get go, or, as a new company, it lacks enough cash flow to open ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:09 pm
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Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

9 months after launch, Xiaomi’s flagship Mi3 smartphone hits 10 million sales

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun revealed today that the upstart phone-maker’s flagship device, the Mi3, has hit 10 million sales.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 9:43 pm
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Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014

Xiaomi sells 26.1 million smartphones in first half of 2014, still on target for 60 million this year

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun said this morning that the Chinese phone-maker has sold 26.11 million smartphones in the first half of 2014.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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