Posts Categorized: Gadgets

Xiaomi 20 million sales in 2013

Xiaomi raises its target, now plans to sell 20 million smartphones in 2013

Chinese startup phone-maker Xiaomi said earlier this year that it’s aiming to sell 15 million smartphones in 2013. But the company has now...

  • August 12, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Vietnamese-backed Emotiv crowdfunds over $500,000 for its brain headset

Emotiv Insight is a fancy new device that allows you to manipulate computer interfaces with your thoughts. The company has already crowdfund...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 3:32 pm
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China Mobile own brand Android smartphone launches

China Mobile Launches Own Brand Android Smartphones, Starting At Just $80

There’ll be approximately 300 million Android users in China by the end of this year as Chinese consumers snap up droids at lots of differ...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 5:52 pm
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Thai MPs Getting Free iPads; Thai Public Skeptical

Thai parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont announced good news to all the members of the parliament yesterday: all five hundred members ...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Chinese Segway Clone Nets $2 Million Investment

Is it the second coming of the Segway? The American dual-wheeled transportation device hailed as a revolution ultimately wasn’t, but t...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Xiaomi Red Rice phone launches

Xiaomi Buddies Up With Tencent, Launches New Budget Smartphone For Just $129

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is already on course to sell 15 million smartphones this year, despite this being only the startup’s second ful...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 3:21 pm
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Alibaba smart TV acquires PPTV rumor

Alibaba Needs to Acquire a Chinese Video Site to Makes Its Smart TV OS More Fun

As we explained last week, Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba has created a smart TV OS that will appear in China’s sitting rooms later...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Get Your Game On With These 6 Asian Gaming Gear Companies

Asia has its own share of awesome gamers so it isn't surprising if they have their own share of gaming gear companies, too.

  • July 26, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Philippine Landline Telco Is Trying to Keep Customers By Offering Them This Wacky Tablet

Can landline businesses keep up with the changing times? Philippines' PLDT shows it can.

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 4:07 pm
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Disney phone China launch

New Disney phone enters budget smartphone war in China

China’s boom in smartphones is mostly fuelled by budget Android devices. Here’s another contender in the cutesy form of the Disn...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 8:20 pm
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6 reasons Apple is no longer one of China’s top 5 smartphone vendors

A few days ago, the folks at Canalys released some data revealing that over the previous quarter, Apple share of China’s smartphone ma...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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North Korean Android Tablet is Apparently Pretty Good

We don’t get to write about tech in North Korea too much, in part because the country is quite secretive and in part because it doesn&...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Sony smartphone sales

Sony’s 9.6 Million Smartphone Shipments Boost Latest Quarterly Financials

Sony (NYSE:SNE) has just released its latest financial report for the quarter from April to June (confusingly called Q1 in Japan). Focusing ...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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Wii U sales 2013

Nintendo Reports Grim New Sales Figures, Only 160,000 Wii U Consoles Sold Last Quarter

Nintendo’s (TYO:7974) latest financial report is out, replete with some grim statistics on gaming console sales. According to Nintendo’s...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 5:48 pm
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Vibease Redesigns Vibrator as Wearable Tech

Vibease Redesigns Vibrator as Wearable Tech, Now Seeking Crowdfunding

It’s been a long journey for Vibease, the Singa-US startup that puts the ‘hard’ into hardware. First seen as one of the competitors at...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 3:59 am
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17 Labor Rights Violations Still Found at One Apple Supplier in China, 2013

Labor Rights Violations: 17 Broken Promises By Apple And Its Chinese Suppliers

How long does it take for endemic and institutional problems to be solved? Judging from numerous reports on labor rights violations at Apple...

  • July 29, 2013
  • at 1:47 pm
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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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5 Reasons Alibaba’s Smart TV Shopping Platform Won’t Work

The added value to the set-top box and smart TVs from shopping is no more than a gimmick. It’s poorly implemented and it just doesn’t fi...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 8:57 pm
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