Posts Categorized: Gadgets



A Chinese Startup Helps Chinese Kindle Owners Read the News, But is it Legal?

Amazon’s Kindle is a huge hit overseas, but it still hasn’t even been officially released in China. Of course, there are plenty ...

  • October 2, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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Indonesian School Has Clever Way to Give Students Hands-on Time With Hardware

Here’s a nice story. There is an Indonesian vocational school called SMKN 3 Mataram. Its computer network engineering department doesn’t...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 9:15 pm
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Fun New Language Tools in iOS 6 and OS X

Over on Sinosplice, John Pasden [1] points out the text-to-speech function in iOS 6, and notes that it can even read Chinese text even when ...

  • September 26, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Google’s Eric Schmidt Drops in on Japan for Nexus 7 Launch

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) held an event in Tokyo this afternoon to announce some new goodies for the Japanese market. We already told you this mo...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 1:24 pm
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China’s AutoNavi Responds to Apple Maps Fiasco: Blame TomTom

Since the upgrade to iOS 6 there have been, well, some complaints about Apple’s new Maps app. In fact, the thing has been kind of a di...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 11:30 pm
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Weibo Reports: Workers at Apple Supplier Foxconn’s Taiyuan Factory Rioting

As of yet, these reports are unconfirmed, but the word on Weibo is that workers at Foxconn (a supplier of Apple and just about every other t...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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iOS 6 Maps are a Lost Cause for Asia, but Apple Vows to Improve

As an Apple fan myself, I couldn’t wait to get hold of the iPhone 5, which launched in stores in Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong today...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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One Year In, Xiaomi Still Selling Like Hotcakes

It was a little over a year ago that Xiaomi opened the first round of preorders for its first handset, the M1. The 300,000 available units s...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Docomo's Hands-free Video Phone Glasses Concept

Docomo Gives a Sneak Peek at Futuristic Video-Phone Glasses

We’ve already told you about two innovative mobile interfaces (see ibeam and Grip UI) unveiled by NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) at its CEATEC ...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 11:15 am
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Apple Says 97% of Suppliers Compliant With 60 Hour/Week Standards

Although some might argue the company has bigger fish to fry when it comes to rights abuses at its supplier factories given the recent riots...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 11:51 pm
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Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Hit the Road in China, Turn Shanghai Skyline Green

Rovio Mobile will launch its much-anticipated Angry Birds spin-off game, called Bad Piggies, later today, and the company has taken to the r...

  • September 27, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Indonesia’s Smartfren Offers Cellphone With Tethering for Only $41

Today, Smartfren launched a new cellphone with tethering capability, the Smartfren Xstre@m EVDO HotSpot. Xstre@m can function as a wi-fi hot...

  • September 26, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Google Nexus 7 Now Available in Japan

It appears that sometime between yesterday and today, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has quietly made its Nexus 7 tablet available for Japan-based con...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 10:40 am
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Innovation Works Watching Television in China, Invests in LeTV

Marbridge Daily is reporting that Innovation Works will be investing in LeTV’s television business, citing the incubator’s found...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 10:32 pm
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Gray Market iPhones Already in Beijing, 70% of Hong Kong Phones Go to Mainland

If you ever wondered just how fast China’s iPhone scalpers are, consider this: the iPhone 5 was released on Friday morning in Hong Kon...

  • September 22, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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Au store in Ibaraki, Osaka. Photo: sponichi.co.jp

The Great iPhone 5 Robbery: Japanese Thieves Steal Almost $100,000 Worth Just Before Launch

The Wall Street Journal and Japan’s Nikkei are reporting that thieves were the first to get their hands on Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 3:16 pm
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Australian Entrepreneurs Aim to Reinvent the Light Bulb With LIFX

Last Thursday, I was catching up over the phone with a friend, Ben Hamey, a mobile app developer from Melbourne. He told me about a new proj...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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China-Japan Island Dispute May Hurt iPhone 5, iOS 6 Launch in China

As if the normal import inspection and permit process for mobile devices wasn’t thorny enough already, it now looks like there’s...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 1:05 am
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