Posts Categorized: Gadgets

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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China Has 261 Million Active Smartphones And Tablets in 2013

Flurry: China Has 261 Million Active Smartphones And Tablets, 65% On Android

Analytics firm Flurry has some new stats out for the China market. The company says it measured 261.33 million active smartphones and tablet...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 9:58 pm
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Alibaba TV launch

Alibaba is Invading China’s Sitting Rooms With Upcoming Smart TVs

As earlier rumors had indicated, Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is launching both an Apple TV-esque set-top box for Chinese consumers, and...

  • July 23, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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Nokia sales in China and Asia, 2013

Struggling Nokia Sells Only 4.1M Phones in China in Q2, 20.2M Across Asia-Pacific

How low can Nokia go? Even lower, it seems. According to Nokia’s (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) newly released Q2 2013 financials, Greater China an...

  • July 18, 2013
  • at 6:52 pm
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Smartfren Andromax-U Review: Affordable and Dependable, But Very Laggy

I have been using my first Android phone, the Smartfren Andromax-U, for a few months now and would like to share my thoughts about the phone...

  • July 15, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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HP Lenovo PC sales, 2013

Bow Down Before Your New Chinese Overlords: Lenovo Passes HP as World’s Top PC Maker

Lenovo has been heading towards this for a long time as its PC shipments rise relative to its struggling rivals. And now it has officially h...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 4:46 pm
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Cheapest and Priciest Countries in Asia For Apple Gadgets 2013

Check Out the Cheapest (and Priciest) Countries in Asia For Apple Gadgets

Our buddies on the design-oriented Hongkiat blog have done lots of number crunching and figured out the cheapest – and priciest –...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 11:35 am
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Leaked photo of Xiaomi Mi3 and Xiaomi Red Rice

Leaked Photos Supposedly Show Xiaomi Mi3 and iPad Mini-Sized Xiaomi Tablet

Having sold over seven million Android-based smartphones in 2012, and planning to push that to 15 million this year, many people are watchin...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 9:15 pm
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IMotion Makes Minority Report a Reality, Ready to Hit Kickstarter Next Month (VIDEO)

Remember the movie Minority Report back in 2002, where Tom Cruise uses this futuristic controller to move things around the projector screen...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Apple to open new store in Chongqing on July 26 ahead of new retail push in China

Apple’s Revenues in China Drop 43% in Q2; Here’s Why

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook spoke about the firm’s Q2 earnings while Asia slept. One interesting tidbit is that Apple’s Chi...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 5:05 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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Report: Chinese iTunes Accounts Apparently Compromised to Artificially Boost Domestic App Rankings

If you’ve got an iTunes account in China, you might want to log in and check out your downloaded apps section. According to this Sina ...

  • July 22, 2013
  • at 11:51 pm
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Xiaomi Mi2S launch

China’s Xiaomi Sells 7 Million Phones in First Half 2013, Pulls in $2.15 Billion Revenue

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is only in its second full year of production but already it’s churning out a lot of phones – and plenty ...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 12:31 pm
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The First Ever Electric Motorbike With Your iPhone as the Dashboard

Forget Elon Musk and Tesla Motors for a second and check out Terra Motors, they're hitting huge Asian markets with their luxury electric mot...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Indonesian Startup Takes on Google Play Store with ‘SpeedUp Studio’ App Store

SpeedUp is known to some in Indonesia for producing modems, Android tablets, and routers. The company took a bold step in March this year by...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Report: China’s Game Console Maker Eedoo in the Red, Sold to Undisclosed Buyer

I’m confident in saying that we’ve followed the ups and downs of Eedoo more closely than virtually anyone else in English, from ...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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iQiyi and rivals smart TV

Is Baidu About to Boost its Video Site By Launching a Smart TV?

Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) video streaming site iQiyi – already boosted by the recent $370 million acquisition of a rival – mig...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 9:57 pm
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Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Xiaomi 7-Inch Tablet Could Debut with New Mi-3 Smartphone in August

Last year, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun told us in no uncertain terms that the company would not be making a tablet. But a year later, has the man...

  • July 9, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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